Fr. John M. Zeder



Diocese: Diocese of Syracuse

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1954-1959:  St. Ambrose, Endicott
  • 1960-1967:  Holy Rosary, Maine
  • 1956-1967:  Principal of Seton Catholic High School, Endicott
  • 1967-1969:  Missionary to Korea
  • 1969:  St. Anthony, Endicott
  • 1969-1970:  St. Patrick, Chittenago
  • 1970-1978:  Missionary to Ecuador
  • 1978-1981:  St. Mary, Cortland
  • 1981-1987:  St. Malachy, Sherburne
  • 1987-1991:  President & Rector at Mater Dei Institute (Spokane, WA)
  • 1989:  St. Anthony, Endicott
  • 1992-1997:  St. Ann-St. Patrick, Williamstown

Notes: Woman filed 3/03 suit (dismissed on SOL 9/06) alleging she was abused by two priests. She says she was raped by Zeder between 1978 and 1981 and abused by Thomas Keating in 1982 after she told him what Zeder did. She also says that Zeder threatened toputher in mental institution if she told. Woman said she told Bishop Moynihan in 2002. He was removed from public ministry 7/2002 and permanently removed from active priesthood as of 6/03. Matter still pending with Vatican.

Sources: News 02/11/16Syracuse Post-Standard 03.21.03Press & Sun Bulletin 03.22.03Post-Standard 06.18.03Post Standard 12.16.04Post-Standard 09.16.06

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.