Fr. Mark Falvey – Diocese of San Jose

Father Mark Falvey 

Diocese of San Jose (Jesuits)

Mark Falvey Diocese of San Jose Horowitz Law

Ordained:  1928

Dead:  1975

Assignment History:

  • 1929-1931: St. Clare’s (outside Diocese)
  • 1931-1932: Tertianship at Port Townsend
  • 1932-1933: St. Clare’s (outside Diocese)
  • 1933-1937: Teacher at the Gonzaga College (Shanghai)
  • 1937-1949: Catholic Mission (China)
  • 1949-1950: St. Ignatius High School 
  • 1951-1952: St. Nicholas (Philippines)
  • 1952-1953: St. Rita’s (Balingasag)
  • 1958: Transferred to Far East Province
  • 1960-1975: Blessed Sacrament (Hollywood, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Mark Falvey:

Fr. Mark Falvey was ordained a Jesuit priest in 1928, who served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of San Jose. He also worked in California, China, and the Philippines. According to media reports, in 2007, the Jesuit order agreed to a payout of $16 million to settle claims that Fr. Falvey sexually abused nine  children over a period of 16 years ending in 1975. He was accused of molesting four girls and five boys at Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church in Hollywood, California. 

In 2004, Falvey was included on the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of clergy credibly accused of child sex abuse. In 2015, he was reportedly accused of abusing a survivor who lived in the Philippines when he was a freshman at Ateneo de Davao High School in Davao City in 1956, and that Falvey molested other students, as well. In 2018, the priest was also included on the Jesuits West Province list.

Fr. Mark Falvey died in 1975. He was the brother of Fr. Arthur Falvey who also was accused of child  sexual abuse in a 2009 settlement of a separate case. 

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of San Jose in California. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of San Jose now have legal options due to a voluntary compensation fund created by the Archdiocese of San Jose, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us. Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in California and nationwide. We can help. 

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