Fr. Henry J. Rancourt (Marist Fathers) – Diocese of Brooklyn

| Jun 17, 2020 | Catholic Church, Sex

Father Henry J. Rancourt

Diocese of Brooklyn

Ordained: 1957

Assigned as follows:

  • 1959-1974: Notre Dame High School for Boys (Harper Woods, MI)
  • 1975-1979: Chanel High School (Bedford, OH)
  • 1980: Marist Fathers Provincial House (Foster Home) (Newton, MA)
  • 1981-1982: Marist Fathers Provincial House (Foster Home) (Chestnut Hill, MA)
  • 1983-1984: Marist Fathers Provincial House (Haitian Apostolate) (Chestnut Hill, MA)
  • 1983-1984: Our Lady of Refuge (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1985-1987: St. Francis of Assisi-St. Blaise (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1988: The Marist House (Framingham Centre, MA)
  • 1989-1993: St. Angela (Boston, MA)
  • 1994:  Haitian Apostolate (Boston, MA); Our Lady of Pity, Notre Dame de Pitie (Cambridge, MA)
  • 1995-2011:  The Marist House (Framingham Centre, MA)
  • 2015: Our Lady of Lourdes Center (Boston, MA)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Henry J Rancourt:

Fr. Henry J Rancourt was ordained a priest of the Marist Fathers. He served 23 years in education, 6 as a foster parent, 11 in Haitian ministry, and 8 in preaching missions. He also served in parishes and schools in Michigan, New York, and Ohio. According to media reports, in 1992, he was accused of “kissing and molesting Haitian boys” while serving at St. Angela in Boston, Massachusetts. In April 2012, he was one of twelve priests named in sexual abuse settlements with the Archdiocese of Boston.

Rancourt’s current whereabouts are unknown.

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