Fr. John J. Sheehan – Diocese of Rockville Centre

| Jun 14, 2021 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father John Sheehan (Marianist)

Diocese of Rockville Centre

Ordained: 1961

Laicized: 1997

Assigned as follows:

  • Cardinal Gibbons High School (Baltimore, MD) 
  • Chaminade High School (Mineola, New York, NY) 
  • Marianist Family Retreat Center (Cape May, NJ) 
  • St. James High School (Chester, PA) 

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father John Sheehan:

According to media reports, in December 2020, Father John Sheehan’s name was included on the Marianist list of members found to have sexually abused a minor. In January 2021, he was named in a lawsuit alleging that he and another clergyman sexually abused a 14-year-old girl when the girl was a volunteer at the Marianist Family Retreat Center in Cape May Point, New Jersey in 1974. 

“In April 2021 the official committee of abuse survivors in the Diocese’s bankruptcy identified Father Sheehan as a person accused of abuse who has some connection to the  Rockville Centre Diocese.” According to the committee, the people on this list, “…have been accused of committing sexual abuse. These people have served within the territorial limits of the  Diocese of Rockville Centre.  A religious order and/or diocese outside of the Diocese of Rockville Centre found sexual abuse accusations against these people to be credible or sexual abuse lawsuits have been filed against these people.”

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Rockville Centre in New York.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in New York, contact our office today. In October 2020, the Rockville Centre Diocese filed for federal bankruptcy protection.  The Court will resolve all claims of sexual abuse in this process but strict filing deadlines will apply and no late claims will be considered, so contact us today.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in New York and nationwide. We can help. 

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