Fr. Henry J. Reel – Diocese of Rockville Centre

Father Henry J. Reel

Diocese of Rockville Centre

Henry J. Reel Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1934

Died: 1991

Assignment History:

  • 1934-1939: St. Thomas Aquinas (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1939-1957: Immaculate Conception Seminary (Huntington, NY)
  • 1957-1959: Our Lady of the Magnificat (Ocean Beach, Fire Island, NY)
  • 1959-1961: Comm. for Sacred Liturgy
  • 1961-1984: St. Aloysius (Great Neck, NY)
  • 1962: Domestic Prelate
  • 1963-Unknown: Pro-Synodal Judge
  • 1963: Delegate Our Lady of Assumption Deanery; Chairman Diocesan Comm. for Sacred Liturgy
  • 1964: Diocesan Comm. for the Sacred Liturgy, Music & Art
  • 1965: Diocesan Consultor
  • 1968-1982: Pro-Synodal Examiner
  • 1970-unknown: Chairman Diocesan Task Force
  • 1971-1979: Our Lady of the Assumption Deanery
  • 1980-Unknown: Protonotary Apostolic Supernumerary
  • 1981-1985: Priests Senate
  • 1984: Pastor Emeritus with residence in Great Neck, NY

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Henry J. Reel:

Father Henry J. Reel is listed on the Diocese of Rockville Centre’s 2021 List of Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor. The list states that the alleged sexual abuse occurred while Reel worked at St. Aloysius in Great Neck, NY, sometime between 1961-1984. The list also says that Reel abused his victim(s) at Jones Beach, a boy’s summer camp, in his own car, and at Immaculate Conception Seminary. The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including the victim’s age/gender, are unknown.  It is believed that Fr. Reel died in 1991.

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