Fr. Maximiliano Gomez Macouzet – Diocese of San Diego

Father Maximilliano Gomez

Diocese of San Diego


Ordained: 1946

Died: Unknown


Assigned as Follows:

  • 1947                St. Anne (San Bernardino, CA)
  • 1948                Christ the King (San Bernardino, CA)
  • 1949               North American College (Rome, Italy)
  • 1950-1953      Pontificia Accademia Ecclesiastica (Rome, Italy)
  • 1954                Our Lady of Guadalupe (San Bernardino, CA)
  • 1955-1957     St. Mary (Redlands, CA)
  • 1958                St. Francis of Assisi (Riverside, CA)
  • 1959-1961      Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine (Riverside, CA)
  • 1962-1965      Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Indio, CA)
  • 1966                Unknown
  • 1967-1975      On Sick Leave


Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Maximiliano Gomez Macouzet:

Father Maximiliano Gomez Macouzet, known by the church as “Max Gomez” became a naturalized American citizen in December 1953. He began serving as a pastor at churches which were located in what is now the Diocese of San Bernardino, founded in 1978.  At the time Gomez was serving as a priest, these churches were located within the Diocese of San Diego. 

According to media reports, Father Gomez was accused of sexually abusing a minor in 1962. He left the Diocese in 1966 and was incardinated in the Diocese of Tlalnepantla, Mexico in 1967. I

n March 2007, his name was included in the Diocese of San Diego’s list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors.

Maximiliano Gomez Macouzet is “presumed deceased.”


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