Fr. Harold P. Graf – Diocese of Rockville Centre

| Dec 15, 2019 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Harold Graf

Diocese of Rockville Centre

Ordained: 1968

Laicized: 2002

Assigned as follows:

  • 1969                St. Bernard’s (Levittown, NY)
  • 1969-1971      St. Gregory (Phoenix, AZ)
  • 1971-1972      St. Mary (Chandler, AZ)
  • 1972-1976      Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Tempe, AZ)
  • 1977-1981      St. Paul (Phoenix, AZ)
  • 1981                St. Henry (Buckeye, AZ)
  • 1982-1988      Newman Center, Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, AZ)
  • 1989-1991      Blessed Sacrament (Scottsdale, AZ)
  • 1992                Unassigned
  • 1992-1994      Vocations Director (Diocese of Phoenix, AZ)
  • 1994-2000      Our Lady Lourdes (Sun City West, AZ)
  • 2001-2002      St. Joan of Arc (Phoenix, AZ)
  • 2003-2021      Unknown

Summary of Abuse Allegations Against Father Harold Graf:

Father Harold Graf was ordained in the Diocese of Rockville Centre in 1968. According to media reports, in June 2002, Fr. Graf was suspended from ministry amidst allegations of sexual misconduct with a child that occurred in approximately 1978 when he was serving as associate pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Tempe. He was laicized later that year.

According to a spokeswoman, diocese officials learned about the incident more than 20 years after it took place, in 1994, while Father Graf was serving as vocations director for the diocese. He remained active as a priest, serving in Phoenix, where his duties included helping out in an active youth ministry.

He is believed to currently be living in Phoenix.

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