Fr. Gerard “Jerry” Chasse

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Center, Diocese of Helena

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1971: Ordained
  • 1971-1972: St. Patrick’s, Bay Shore, NY
  • 1972-1975: St. Luke’s, Brentwood, NY
  • 1976: Not indexed in the 1976 Directory.
  • 1976-1977: Mary Immaculate, Bellport, NY
  • 1977-1980: Immaculate Conception (Butte, MT)
  • 1980: Laicized

Notes:  1994 civil suit (later dismissed on statute of limitations issue) alleges that Chasse repeatedly sexually abused and sexually molested a youth from January, 1969 through December, 1976 in Brentwood, NY. Chasse moved to Montana in 1977 and served for 3 years before leaving the priesthood in 1980. Has been identified as Priest I in the Suffolk Co. Grand Jury Report of 2003.

Sources:  Newsday 04.23.02; Newsday 06.03.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Suffolk County Grand Jury Report on Priest I, 01.17.03; Newsday 02.12.03 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.