Msgr. Richard Brietske – Diocese of Trenton

Monsignor Richard C. Brietske

Diocese of Trenton

Fr. Richard Brietske Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1962

Elevated to Monsignor: 1997

Appointed Chancellor of Diocese: 2001

Retired from Chancellor of Diocese: 2007

Removed from Ministry: 2018

Assigned as follows:

  • 1982 – 1995 Church of the Nativity (Fair Haven, New Jersey)
  • 1982 – 1995 St. Gregory the Great (Hamilton Square, Monmouth)
  • 1982-1985 St. George (Titusville, New Jersey)
  • 2007 – 2018 St. Catharine (Holmdel, New Jersey)
  • 2007 – 2018 Chaplain, Monmouth University
  • Chancellor, Diocese of Trenton
  • Founding principal, St. Thomas Aquinas High School (Edison, New Jersey)
  • Co-Director, Diocesan Office of Evangelization
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Maple Shade, New Jersey)
  • St. Rose (Belmar, New Jersey)
  • St. Mary (South Amboy, New Jersey)
  • St. Dominic (Bricktown, New Jersey)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Monsignor Richard C. Brietske:

In February 2019, the Diocese of Trenton included Monsignor Richard C. Brietske to a list of priests with credible sexual abuse allegations against them. The record dates back as far as the 1940s but does not include details of the allegations against the accused. The Diocese of Trenton has said only that Brietske was the subject of one allegation of abuse and was removed from ministry as a result.  

Along with his priestly duties, Brietske has previously founded schools and been the director of three separate Diocesan offices.

Brietske retired in 2007 but had been assisting at St. Catharine in Holmdale until his removal from ministry.  He is now approximately 82 years old. 

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