Fr. John Butler

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre, Diocese of Richmond, Diocese of Trenton, Diocese of Metuchen

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1957: Ordained
  • 1957-1958: Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Richmond, VA
  • 1958-1960: St. Mary Star-of-the-Sea, Fort Monroe, VA with mission at St. Joseph’s in Buckroe Beach, VA
  • 1960-1961: St. Peter’s in Richmond, VA with parish chaplaincy at penitentiary
  • 1961-1965: St. Joseph’s in Kings Park, NY and incardinated in Rockville Centre in these years
  • 1966: Not indexed in the 1966 Directory
  • 1966-1968: On duty outside the diocese of Richmond at an unspecified location
  • 1968-1969: Assumption, Keyser, WV with missions at Our Lady of the Valley in Petersburg, WV and Our Lady of Grace in Grace, WV
  • 1969-1970: St. Paul’s, Richmond, VA
  • 1970-1974: Saint Philip & Saint James (Phillipsburg, NJ)
  • 1974-1975: St. Barnabas (Bayville, NJ)
  • 1975-1978: St. Thomas the Apostle (Old Bridge, NJ)
  • 1978-1979: St. Robert Bellarmine (Freehold, NJ)
  • 1980-2002: St. John Vianney (Colonia, NJ)

Notes:  Ordained for Richmond VA diocese. Worked in WV, Rockville Centre, Trenton & Metuchen Dioceses. Removed from duties 2002 in Metuchen after man complained to Diocese that he and numerous others had been abused by Butler in Rockville Centre in 1950s and1960s. Diocese just moved him to Brooklyn. Also abused at least 1 in Metuchen. This individual was included in Metuchen settlement of 2/03.

Sources:  Asbury Park Press 04.16.02; Newsday 04.23.02; Star Ledger 01.30.03; NY Times 01.31.03; Long Island Newsday 02.12.03; Daily News 04.15.03; NY Times 06.13.03 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.