Fr. John F. Garvey – Diocese of Rockville Centre

| Dec 15, 2019 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father John Garvey (Jesuit)

Diocese of Rockville Centre

Ordained: 1974

Died: 2011

Assigned as follows:

  • 1975-1977      Caroline Islands Missions (Micronesia)
  • 1977-1978      Kitti Island, Ponape (Micronesia)
  • 1978-1987      Inisfada (retreat) (Manhasset, NY)
  • 1987-1989      St. Ignatius Loyola (New York, NY)
  • 1989-2003      Xavier Highschool (New York, NY)
  • 2004-2011      St. Ignatius Loyola Residence (New York, NY)

Summary of Abuse Allegations Against Father John Garvey, S.J.:

Father John Garvey was ordained a priest of the Jesuit order in 1974. He professed final vows as a Jesuit in 1979, and worked in the Diocese of Rockville Centre, as well as the Archdiocese of New York. For nine years, he worked as a retreat director, administrator and superior at St. Ignatius Retreat House in Manhasset. He was also an editor of Jesuits magazine and a publications officer for the order. According to media reports, he has been named on the Northeast Province Jesuits list of “Credible Allegations of Sexual Abuse of a Minor.” It notes that he was accused of sexually abusing a minor from approximately 1978 to 1979 while he was working in Manhasset, New York.  He died in October 2011 at the age of 67.

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