Fr. Barry Vinyard – Diocese of San Bernardino

On Behalf of | Sep 22, 2019 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Barry Vinyard

Diocese of San Bernardino

Ordained: 1975

Removed: 2004

Assigned as follows:

  • 1974-1975: St. Joseph (Barstow, CA)
  • 1976: On Duty Outside the Diocese
  • 1977-1981: Our Lady of Guadalupe Church (Calexico, CA)
  • 1982-1983: St. John Church (Encinitas, CA)
  • 1984-1985: St. Patrick Church (Carlsbad, CA)
  • 1986: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (San Diego, CA)
  • 1987-1991: Our Lady of Guadalupe (Calexico, CA)
  • 1991-1997: University of San Diego (San Diego, CA)
  • 1998-2000: Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Lakeside, CA)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Barry Vinyard:

Prior to being ordained a priest, Fr. Barry Vinyard worked as a deacon at St. Joseph in Barstow in 1975. According to media reports, in 2003 a man filed a lawsuit alleging that Vinyard had sexually abused him from 1978 to 1979 while working at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Calexico. Vinyard denied the allegations. After the lawsuit was filed, Vinyard requested of the Bishop to retire in January 2004.  The Diocese of San Diego revoked his faculties. He was referred to as the first actively serving priest in the diocese to be named in the lawsuit.

Vinyard was included in the Diocese of San Diego’s list of priests credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor. His personnel file was released in October 2010. As of 2016, he was believed to be living in San Diego.

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