Msgr. Gregory Sierra Sheridan – Diocese of San Bernardino

Monsignor Gregory Sierra Sheridan

Diocese of San Bernardino

Gregory Sierra Sheridan

Ordained: 1935

Died: 1991

Assigned as follows:

  • 1948-1949: St. John Bosco (East Highlands, CA)
  • 1949-1954: St. Joseph (Upland, CA)
  • 1954-1970: St. Jude (San Diego, CA)
  • 1971-1983: St. Peter Church (Fallbrook, CA)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Monsignor Gregory Sierra Sheridan:

Msgr. Gregory Sierra Sheridan was ordained in Spain in 1935. He started his career as a priest of the Augustinian Recollect religious order. Before coming to San Diego as a diocesan priest in 1948, he served at Christ the King in Monahans, Texas. He has worked in various parishes including South Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Orchard Park, and Sheridan.

In January 2006, a woman accused Sheridan of sexually abusing her in 1969 when she was eight years old. In March 2007, his name was included in the Diocese of San Diego’s list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors. In October 2010, as part of a settlement with survivors of clergy sexual abuse, the Diocese of San Diego released Sheridan’s personnel file.

According to media reports, in May 2019, two more women came forward alleging that Sheridan sexually abused them as young girls over 30 years earlier, at St. Jude’s Shrine of the West in Southcrest. A total of four alleged victims have come forward accusing child sexual abuse from Sheridan.

He retired in 1983 and returned to Spain with a letter of recommendation to the Spanish diocese. He died there in February 1991.

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