Fr. Eugene G. Emo

Diocese: Diocese of Rochester

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1961-1963:  St. Patrick Church; Owego, NY
    • Assistant Pastor
  • 1963-1968:  St. Cecilia Church; Irondequoit, NY
    • Assistant Pastor
  • 1968-1973:  St. Mary; Dansville, NY
    • Assistant Pastor
  • 1973:  St. Margaret-Mary Church; Apalachin, NY
    • Assistant Pastor
  • 1974:  St. Michael Church; Newark, NJ
    • Associate Pastor
  • 1975-1982:  St. James Mercy Hospital; Hornell, NY
    • Chaplain
  • 1982:  St. Mary Church; Geneseo, NY
    • Pastor
  • 1982-1987:  St. Francis De Sales; Geneva, NY
    • Associate Pastor
  • 1987-1993:  St. Januarius; Naples, NY
    • Pastor
  • 1993:  Placed on Administrative Leave
  • June 1994:  Holy Trinity; Webster, NY
    • In Residence and Serving Assistant
  • October 1994:  Mercy Health and Rehabilitation Center; Auburn, NY
    • Part-time Chaplain
    • Now called “The Commons on St. Anthony”
  • 1994:  Placed on limited assignment
  • December 1994:  Resigns as part-time chaplain on Mercy Health
  • January 1995:  Part-time chaplain at the Canandaigua Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • June 1995:  Full-time chaplain at the V.A. Hospital
  • January 1996:  Implicated in alleged sexual abuse and placed on administrative leave from Holy Trinity. Resigns as chaplain of the V.A. Hospital.
  • February 16, 1996:  Arrested at Blessed Sacrament in Rochester and charged with second-degree abuse for an alleged incident in Steuben County.


Arrested 2/96; sentenced to 6 months in prison and 5 yrs probation 5/97 for abuse of 31 yr old mentally disabled man. Already on limited duty because of prior sexual abuse allegations. Sent for residential treatment in 1993. Many other complaints afterhis arrest. In 1999 he was charged with violating probation by having contact with 16 year old boy and was sentenced to 1-3 years in prison. Released from prison in 2002. Involuntarily dismissed from clerical state per 6/7/12 statement from Diocese.


Democrat & Chronicle 2.17.96Associated Press 5.9.97; Catholic Courier 6.7.12; Democrat and Chronicle 9.1.99; Press and Sun-Bulletin 5.5.07; Rochester Homepage 6.7.12; SNAP Statement 6.7.12; Post-Standard 02.17.96; Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 02.17.96; Democrat and Chronicle 11.09.99; Democrat and Chronicle 04.22.02; Post-Standard 05.12.02

Note: Years listed indicate editions of the Official Catholic Directory. Because of the publication schedule of the Directory, a priest listed at a parish in a given year was also likely at that parish for part of the previous year.