Fr. Gary P. Shaw – Diocese of Rochester

Father Gary P. Shaw
Diocese of Rochester

Ordained: 1972
Resigned: 1977
Dispensed from the clerical state: 1978

Assigned as follows:

  • 1973: St. John’s; Clyde, NY
  • 1974-1977: St. Margaret Mary; Rochester, NY

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Gary P. Shaw:

Father Gary P. Shaw was listed among eight other priests named in a 2018 civil lawsuit against the Diocese of Rochester.

Shaw had a very short tenure with the Diocese of Rochester. He was assigned to St. John the Evangelist in Clyde in 1973 briefly.  He then transferred to St. Margaret Mary in Irondequoit in 1974, where the alleged abuse occurred.

Shaw resigned from the ministry in 1977 and was dispensed from the clerical state (laicized) in 1978, thus ending his career in the priesthood.

According to public records, Shaw still resides in Rochester, New York.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Rochester.  The Diocese of Rochester in New York filed for bankruptcy protection in 2019.  Our lawyers are now offering free legal consultations to discuss a potential lawsuit and your other options as a survivor of sexual abuse by priests and other employees of the Rochester Diocese.  

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