Fr. Victor Phelan

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark

Religious Order: Society of Missionaries in Africa

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1971-1976: Bawku Catholic Mission; Bawku, Ghana, West Africa
  • 1976-1978: Assignment unknown; Chicago, IL
  • 1978-1979: St. Mary’s; Plainfield, NJ
  • 1979-1989: Africa – Assignment unknown
  • 1990-1991: Missionaries of Africa; Chicago, IL
  • 1989-1992: Missionaries of Africa – Superior; Los Angeles, CA


Attorney Garabedian announced settlement on behalf of one person in 9/13. Although Phelan spent most of his career in African countries of Burkina Faso and Ghana as a member of the “White Missionaries,”, he was assigned for at least one year (1977) in Plainfield in the Newark Archdiocese. Not indexed in Official Catholic Directory after 1992.


The Republic (AP) 09.04.13SNAP Statement 09.06.13; SNAP Statement 11.20.13; Assignment Record;