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; http://bishop-accountability.org/; BA.org 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.