Fr. John Mott

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Summary of Assignments:

  • 6/2/1956:  Ordained
  • 1956-1969:  St. Raphael’s, East Meadow, NY
  • 1969-1971:  St. Pius X, Plainview, NY
  • 1971-1976:  St. Aidan’s, Williston Park, NY
  • 1976-1990:  St. Patrick’s – Pastor; Smithtown, NY
  • 1990-1995:  St. Catherine of Siena, Franklin Square, NY
  • 1995-1997:  Our Lady of Mercy, Hicksville, NY
  • 1997-1999:  Sick leave
  • 6/9/1999:  Died

Notes:  Mott is alleged to have abused a 15 yr old girl in 1960s. She filed civil suit in 1994 and at least 4 other women have come forward with similar complaints. Mott took a 6 mo leave after the other women came forward. Mott underwent psychiatric evaluation twice; he was found to not be in need of counseling either time. Suit dropped 1995 due to SOL. Two of the women filed suit in 1997; suit dismissed 1998. Diocese settled with both women. Mott is dead.

Sources:  Newsday 01.12.95; Newsday 10.05.95; Newsday 03.13.97; Newsday 08.21.97; Newsday 06.07.02; USA Today 11.11.02 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.