Fr. August Kita (Salesians) – Diocese of Paterson

Father August Kita

Diocese of Paterson

Ordained: 1960

Died: 2008

Assigned as follows:

  • 1960-1962      Salesian Pontificial Athenaeum (Rome, Italy) 
  • 1962-1967      Archbishop Shaw High School (Marrero, LA)
  • 1967-1972      Salesian Junior Seminary (Goshen, NY)
  • 1972-1976      Sacred Heart Juniorate (Ipswich, MA) 
  • 1977-1981      Mary Help of Christians School (Tampa, FL)
  • 1982-1985      Don Bosco College (Newton, NJ) 
  • 1986-1988      Sacred Heart Retreat House (Ipswich, MA)
  • 1989                Salesian Provincial House (New Rochelle, NY)
  • 1990-1992      Don Bosco Retreat Center and Marian Shrine ( West Haverstraw, NY) 
  • 1993-1995      Holy Rosary; St. John Bosco (Birmingham, AL) 
  • 1994                Helen Hayes Hospital (West Haverstraw, NY) 
  • 1996-1997      Don Bosco Retreat Center and Marian Shrine (West Haverstraw, NY) 
  • 1998                Unknown
  • 1999                Don Bosco Technical High School (Paterson, NJ) 
  • 2000-2008      Don Bosco Retreat Center and Marian Shrine (Stony Point, NY) 

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father August Kita:

Father August Kita was a Salesian priest. He held various positions as teacher, director and pastor at many locations across the country. According to media reports, in November 2018, Father Kita’s name first appeared publicly on the Archdiocese of New Orleans’ list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. It reported an allegation reported in 2006, of child sexual abuse in the 1960s and 1970s. He died in 2008. In the fall of 2009, at least one claim of child sexual abuse against him was included in the almost $5.2M settlement with the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

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