Fr. John Hannan – Diocese of Sacramento

Father John Hannan

Diocese of SacramentoJohn Hannan Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1955

Retired: 2004

Removed: 2011

Death: 2017

Assignment History:

  • 1955-1958: Immaculate Conception (Sacramento, CA)
  • 1958-1960: Holy Family (Citrus Heights, CA)
  • 1960-1962: St. Patrick (Sonora, CA)
  • 1962-1963: St. Joseph (Marysville, CA)
  • 1963-1965: Presentation Parish (Sacramento, CA)
  • 1965-1974: Sacred Heart (Susanville, CA)
  • 1974-1975: Our Lady of the Assumption (Carmichael, CA)
  • 1975-1976: Sacred Heart (Alturas, CA)
  • 1976-1986: St. Paul (Sacramento, CA)
  • 1986-1987: Corpus Christi (Tahoe City, CA)
  • 1987-1990: U.S. Navy chaplain, Hamilton Air Force Base (Novato, CA)
  • 1990-1991: St. Patrick (Placerville, CA)
  • 1991-1992: St. Peter (Dixon, CA)
  • 1992-1996: Immaculate Conception (Sutter Creek, CA)
  • 1996-1999: Holy Family (Weed, CA)
  • 1999-2000: St. Joseph (Rio Vista, CA)
  • 2000-2004: St. Philomene (Sacramento, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father John Hannan:

Although Fr. John Hannan retired in 2004, allegations weren’t reported to the Sacramento Diocese until 2011. When it was learned Hannan was accused of sexual abuse towards a minor female that occurred in 1977 while working at St. Paul in Sacramento, CA, Hannan’s faculties were removed.

Hanna is included in the Diocese of Sacramento list of priests credibly accused of child sexual abuse.

Hannan died in 2017 at the age of 87 in Sacramento, California. No information regarding other allegations during his 50-year career has been released yet.

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