Fr. Patrick D’Alessandro – Diocese of Harrisburg

Fr. Patrick D’Alessandro – Diocese of Harrisburg

Fr. Patrick D'Alessandro

Ordained: 1980

Died: 1996

Assigned as follows:
  • St. Lawrence (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Assumption BVM (Lancaster, PA)
  • St. Aloysius (Littlestown, PA)
  • Adams County Migrant Ministry
  • Polyclinic Medical Center (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Cathedral of St. Patrick (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Holy Family (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Dauphin Manor/Bistline House/Paxton Street Home (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Villa Theresa Nursing Home (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Assumption BVM (Lancaster, PA)
  • St. Aloysius (Littlestown, PA)
Summary of Allegations Against Fr. Patrick D’Alessandro:

Fr. Patrick D’Alessandro was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Harrisburg at the age of 57. While this is not in itself indicative of a history of abusing children, it is certainly highly unusual.  Whether this is an innocuous fact or a red flag would be the subject of additional investigation were a lawsuit ever to be filed against the Diocese of Harrisburg for abuse by D’Alessandro.

D’Alessandro was not identified or discussed in the August 2018 grand jury report. His name appeared on the Diocese of Harrisburg’s list of accused priests, released the same month. Unfortunately, there is little publicly available information about the allegation(s) against D’Alessandro.  According to the Diocese of Harrisburg, was accused of abuse after his death in 1996. The gender of the alleged victim(s) is not known, nor the dates or context of the allegation.

D’Alessandro died a priest in good standing of the Diocese of Harrisburg.  He is buried in a Diocese of Harrisburg cemetery.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Harrisburg and throughout Pennsylvania.  The Diocese of Harrisburg filed for federal bankruptcy protection in February 2020. Anyone sexually abused by a priest or employee of the Diocese of Harrisburg may be entitled to file a claim against the Diocese in these bankruptcy proceedings, but very strict filing deadlines apply.  Most victims of abuse in the Diocese of Harrisburg will never be able to take action against the Diocese of Harrisburg if they miss this bankruptcy filing deadline, so it is important that you contact us immediately to discuss your potential case.   

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