Diocese: Diocese of Syracuse
Summary of Assignments:
- 1958-1963: St. Brigid, Syracuse
- 1964: St. Cecilia, Syracuse
- 1965-1966: St. Brigid, Syracuse
- 1965-1966: St. Joseph, Syracuse
- 1967-1976: Teacher & Principal at Bishop Ludden High School, Syracuse
- 1977-1984: St. John the Baptist, Syracuse
- 1985: St. Mary of the Assumption, Binghamton
- 1987-1988: Our Lady of Pompeii, Syracuse
- 1988-2001: St. Ann, Manlius
- 2002-2007: Blessed Sacrament, Syracuse
- Member of the Regents Review Board and the Syracuse School District’s Board of Education
Notes: Removed 4/14 for credible allegations of repeated rape of 15-16 yr-old altar boy in 1988 and 1989 at St. Ann’s rectory in Manlius. Former altar boy said he first told diocese in 2/13. Per diocese, accusation in 2002 by another man who later changed statement. “Monsignor” since 1973; former Syracuse school board president. Two retired Syracuse police officers said they warned diocese in 1984 because Eckermann solicited male prostitutes downtown. Sentenced by Vatican to life of prayer and penance.
Sources: http://www.bishop-accountability.org/; The Post Standard 10.02.14; Syracuse News 12.11.14; Syracuse News 09.13.15; Syracuse News 02.09.16; New York Daily News 04.08.16; Watertown Daily Times 03.14.18
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.