Fr. John Deady – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Father John Deady

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

John Deady Archdiocese of Los Angeles Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1939

Died: 1989

Assignment History:

  • 1940: St. Elizabeth’s (Pasadena, CA)
  • 1941-1942: St. Basil’s (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1943: San Buenaventura Mission (Ventura, CA)
  • 1944-1946: U.S. Navy Chaplain
  • 1947-1948: Holy Family (South Pasadena, CA)
  • 1949-1952: St. Matthias Catholic Church (Huntington Park, CA)
  • 1953: St. Anthony Catholic Church (San Gabriel, CA)
  • 1954: St. Columbkille Catholic Church (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1955-1957: Resurrection Catholic Church (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1958-1960: Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church (Paramount, CA)
  • 1961-1964: Saints Simon and Jude Church (Huntington Beach, CA)
  • 1965-1988: Presentation of Mary Catholic Church (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1988: St. John of God Nursing Home

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father John Deady:

Fr. John P. Deady was ordained a priest in 1939, and served in multiple parishes in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He was a U.S. Navy Chaplain from approximately 1943 to 1946 and it is unclear where he was located at that time. According to media reports, in April 2002, Fr. Deady was named in a lawsuit alleging he sexually abused a child from approximately 1956 to 1957 while serving at Resurrection Catholic Church in Los Angeles.

Father Deady was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors and has been sued for child sexual abuse. He retired in 1989 and died shortly after in March.

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