Fr. Charles “Bud” Ribaudo

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Summary of Assignments:

  • 5/27/1967:  Ordained
  • 1967-1970:  St. Rose of Lima, Massapequa, NY
  • 1970-1984:  Holy Trinity High School – Chaplain and Counselor; Hicksville, NY
  • 1984-1987:  Sacred Heart, North Merrick, NY
  • 1987-2002:  St. Dominic’s – Pastor; Oyster Bay, NY
  • 2003:  Retired

Notes:  Ribaudo was placed on leave and then “retired” in 2002 after allegation that he had molested Fr. Michael Hands as a high school student. Fr. Hands went on to become a priest and in 2002 pleaded guilty to abusing a teenage boy. Hands claimed that a church official offered him cash if he promised to keep quiet about charges against Ribaudo, one of Diocese’s best fund-raisers. Ribaudo, Priest O in the Grand Jury Report, admitted in therapy that he had abused “at least 12 boys.” Reportedly died in 2016.

Sources:  Newsday 1.03.03 (excerpts from Fr. Hands’ Sworn Statement)Newsday 2.11.03 (2nd)Suffolk Co. Grand Jury ReportNewsday 04.05.02Newsday 06.28.02USA Today 11.11.02Newsday 01.03.03NY Times 01.04.03Newsday 01.09.03Newsday 02.11.03Associated Press 03.12.03Newsday 03.12.03Newsday 04.15.03Newsday 01.24.05; Newsday 11.14.17; Rockville Centre Patch 02.05.18 Assignment Record and Other Info

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.