Fr. Richard Schaefer

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1958:  Ordained
  • 1958-1961:  St. Philip Neri, Northport, NY
  • 1961-1962:  St. Sylvester, Medford, NY
  • 1962-1969:  Absent on leave

Notes:  Schaefer was accused of abusing one youth on many instances. Schaefer was in charge of a group of young boys who wanted to be priests. The victim alleges that Schaefer abused five other boys in the group also and that a group of parents complained and Schaefer was transferred. Schaefer was named in a lawsuit that had just been filed.

Sources:  Newsday 4.15.03 (2nd); Newsday 04.15.03 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.