Fr. Raymond Prybis – Diocese of Harrisburg

| Apr 17, 2020 | Abuser Profiles

Fr. Raymond A. Prybis

Diocese of Harrisburg 

Ordained: 1967


Assigned as Follows:

  • 1967-1968 Bishop Fallon High School (Buffalo, NY)
  • 1968-1974 Cardinal Newman High School (West Palm Beach, FL)
  • 1974-1980 Oblate College (Washington, D.C.)
  • 1980-1984 Sacred Heart (Lowell, MA)
  • 1984-1988 Holy Angels (Buffalo, NY)
  • 1988-1989 Immaculate Heart of Mary (Grand Rapids, MI)
  • 1989-1990 St. Joseph’s (Dallastown, PA)
  • 1990-1993 Immaculate Heart of Mary Novitiate- Infirmary (Tewksbury, MA)
  • 1993-2001 Oblate College/ Oblate Center for Mission Studies (Washington, D.C.)
  • 2001-2010 Christ the King Retreat Center (Buffalo, MN)
  • 2010-2012 Not Indexed 
  • 2012-2013 Oblate Residence (St. Paul, MN)
  • 2013-2014 Not Indexed 


Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Raymond A. Prybis:

In 1992, Father Raymond Prybis was accused of exposing himself to a 14 or 15-year-old boy in the early 1980’s. The incident was said to have occurred at a Boston archdiocesan parish, and Prybis had the boy beat him with a belt while he was naked. The complaint was found in Prybis’s Boston personnel file and was publicly filed in the Ford vs. Law case. 

Raymond Prybis worked in schools and parishes in 7 different dioceses in the states of New York, Florida, Washington DC, Massachusetts, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Minnesota. He was also a part of the religious order known as the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. In July of 2016, Prybis was reportedly living under supervision in a home from priests.

Raymond Prybis was included on the Diocese of Harrisburg’s list of accused clergy members and priests as of August 2018. In February 2020, the Diocese of Harrisburg filed for bankruptcy protection. As part of its bankruptcy, the Diocese of Harrisburg will be reviewing and paying claims for anyone sexually abused by diocesan priests and lay employees. This will likely include claims filed on behalf of anyone whose case may be beyond the statute of limitations. Although no allegations against Prybis occured in Pennsylvania, his name was included in the bankruptcy proceeding; falling under the category of cases where abuse was alleged to have occurred in another diocese.

According to the list, Raymond Prybis is still living and under the supervision of the Oblates. 


Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Harrisburg and throughout Pennsylvania. The Diocese of Harrisburg filed for federal bankruptcy protection in February 2020. Anyone sexually abused by a priest or employee of the Diocese of Harrisburg may be entitled to file a claim against the Diocese in these bankruptcy proceedings, but very strict filing deadlines apply.  Most victims of abuse in the Diocese of Harrisburg will never be able to take action against the Diocese of Harrisburg if they miss this bankruptcy filing deadline, so it is important that you contact us immediately to discuss your potential case.   

Contact us at 888-283-9922 or [email protected] to discuss your legal options today.