Fr. Joseph V. Agostino

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Religious Order:  Vincentian (C.M.)

Summary of Assignments:

  • May 28, 1983: Ordained
  • 1983-1988: St. John the Baptist; Brooklyn, NY
  • 1988-1989: Immaculate Conception; Baltimore, MD
  • 1989-2009: St. John the Baptist; Brooklyn, NY
  • 2009-2011: DePaul Novitiate; Philadelphia, PA
  • 2011-2016: Congregation of the Mission; Philadelphia, PA
    • International Coordinator of the Vincentian Family Office
    • Coordinator of the Vincentian Family Collaboration
    • Coordinator fo the Vincentian Family Haiti Initiative

Notes:  In 2003, a man came forward and accused Agostino of sexually abusing him. The Vincentians investigated and found that there was not sufficient evidence to support the man’s claims. In April 2009, the same man presented new details and clarified that he was a minor at the time of the alleged abuse. As a result, there was a new investigation and Agostino was placed on leave. Agostino denied the allegations.

As of 2018, Agostino remains an active priest with the Vincentians.

Sources:  Statement from the Congregation of the Mission and the Diocese of Brooklyn 05.15.09; The Tablet 05.16.09