Fr. Thomas J. Valenti

 

Diocese:  Diocese of Rochester

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1976:  St. Mary of the Lake; Ontario, NY
  • 1977:  Holy Apostles; Rochester, NY
  • 1978-1980:  Blessed Sacrament; Rochester, NY
  • 1981-1983:  Not Listed
  • 1984-1989:  St. Louis; Pittsford, NY
  • 1990-1993:  Beckett Hall; East Rochester, NY
  • 1994-1997:  Diocese Office of Campus Ministry – Catholic Community College of Ithaca; Ithaca, NY
  • 1998-2014:  Notre Dame; New York City, NY, Archdiocese of New York
    • Listed in Rochester as “On Duty Outside the Diocese”
  • 1998-2014:  St. John the Baptist; Yonkers, NY, Archdiocese of New York
    • Listed in Rochester as “On Duty Outside the Diocese”
  • 2015:  Blessed Trinity; Owego, NY
  • 2015:  St. Patrick; Owego, NY

Notes:

Administrator at Blessed Trinity when named publicly in 6/18 as having been accused of the sexual abuse of a minor, ages 15-17, 1975-77. Per Attorney Mitchell Garabedian, the alleged abuse began when Valenti was a deacon and continued after ordination, to his time at St. Mary’s of the Lake in Ontario NY.The diocese stated that, in 2003, the allegation was “investigated, reviewed and determined to be unsubstantiated.” Valenti requested a leave of absence “in order to address this matter.”

Sources:

Democrat & Chronicle 06.06.18; Democrat & Chronicle 06.06.18; Rochester First 06.06.18; Star Gazette 06.06.18; Mount Pleasant Daily Voice 06.07.18; Spectrum Local News 06.10.18; WBNG 06.10.18; Press Connects 06.13.18; Rochester First 06.14.18; WHEC-TV 06.15.18http://bishop-accountability.org/member/psearch.jsp