Fr. Michael C. Fugee

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1994-1997: St. Rose of Lima; Short Hills, NJ
  • 1997-2001: St. Elizabeth’s; Wyckoff, NJ
  • 2009: St. Michael’s Medical Center; Newark, NJ
  • 2009-2011: St. Antoninus; Newark, NJ
  • 2010-2013:
    • Propagation of the Faith; Newark, NJ
    • Society of St. Peter the Apostle; Newark, NJ
    • Holy Childhood Association; Newark, NJ
    • Missionary Union of Priests and Religious; Newark, NJ
  • 2012-2013: Continuing Education and Ongoing Formation of Priests; Newark, NJ
  • 2013:
    • Sacred Heart – In residence; Rochelle, Park, NJ
    • St. Mary’s; Colt’s Neck, NJ


Accused in 2001 of fondling a boy in 1999, beginning when the boy was age 13. Admitted behavior. Placed on leave. Found guilty 4/03 of aggravated sexual contact. Given lifetime parole, ordered to register as sex offender. Conviction overturned on appeal 2006. Signed agreement never to work unsupervised with children and to go to sex offender therapy. Back in ministry by 2009 as hospital chaplain and in parishes. Given chancery work. In 4/13 was found to be helping with overnight teen retreats in a parish. Parents upset. Resigned from active ministry 5/2/13. As part of criminal case against him for contempt of court based on recent behavior, agreed 11/1/13 to voluntarily seek laicization. Laicization announced 3/17/14. On archdiocese’s list 2/13/19.


Archdiocese of Newark List 2/13/19Collection of Articles Prior to 05.06.13Asbury Park Press 05.10.13Star Ledger 05.19.13Star-Ledger 05.20.13The Record 05.20.13Wyckoff Patch 05.20.13CBS NY 05.21.13National Catholic Reporter 05.21.13New Jersey 101_5 05.21.13PhillyBurbs (AP) 05.21.13SNAP 05.21.13SNAP Statement 05.21.13Star-Ledger 05.21.13; Spiritual Politics 05.22.13; The Record 05.22.13Star Ledger 05.23.13Wyckoff-Franklin Lakes Patch 05.23.13The Record 05.29.13Wyckoff Patch 07.22.13; Record 09.27.13; Consent Order in Matter of State of NJ v Fugee 11.01.13Star-Ledger 11.03.13Cliffview Pilot 11.08.13National Catholic Reporter 11.08.13SNAP Statement 11.08.13Star-Ledger 11.08.13Statement by Bergen Co Prosecutor’s office 11.08.13Statement by Vice Chancellor of Newark Archdiocese 11.08.13The Record 11.08.13ABC News 11.09.13Asbury Park Press 11.09.13Star-Ledger 11.09.13The Record 11.09.13Spiritual Politics 11.11.13Religion Clause 11.12.13The Record 02.09.14NJdotCom 02.10.14Patch 02.10.14SNAP Statement 02.10.14The Record 02.10.14SNAP Statement 02.20.14Star-Ledger 03.17.14The Record 03.17.14NBC New York 03.18.14NJ TV 03.18.14SNAP Statement 03.18.14Wyckoff Patch 03.19.14Star-Ledger 03.22.14Star-Ledger 07.31.16Star-Ledger 07.31.16Archdiocese of Newark Tobin Letter 02.13.19; Assignment Record;