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Fr. John Hewetson – Archdiocese of Newark

Father John Hewetson (Franciscan Friar)

Archdiocese of Newark 

John Hewetson Archdiocese of Newark Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1930

Died: 1987

Assigned as follows:

  • 1930-1933      Our Lady of Victories (Jersey City, NJ) 
  • 1934-1939      St. Cecilla (Rockaway, NJ)  
  • 1940-1942      St. Joseph (Paterson, NJ)  
  • 1943-1944      St. Bartholomew (Lafayette, NJ); St. James the Apostle (Montague, NJ); St. Thomas the Apostle (Hainesville, NJ) 
  • 1945-1950      St. Joseph (Lincoln Park, NJ)  
  • 1951-1952      St. Joseph (Newton, NJ)  
  • 1953                St. George (Paterson, NJ) 
  • 1953-1954      St. Vincent de Paul (Stirling, NJ)  
  • 1955-1963      St. Joseph (Mendham, NJ) 
  • 1964-1966      St. Michael (Netcong, NJ) 
  • 1967                St. Paul (Clifton, NJ) 
  • 1968-1972      Absent on Leave

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father John Hewetson:

Father John Hewetson was ordained a Franciscan priest in 1930 and served in the Archdiocese of Newark. He was St. Joseph’s first pastor, and served in multiple parishes throughout his career. According to media reports, in 1968, he took a leave of absence. He retired in 1973 and died in February 1987.

In February 2019, Father Hewetson’s name first appeared publicly on the Diocese of Albany’s list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. It noted multiple allegations, but did not provide any information on the allegations regarding age/gender of the victims.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of Newark in New Jersey.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused in the Archdiocese of Newark, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of Newark now have legal options, 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 New Jersey and nationwide. We can help. 

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Fr. John Hewetson – Diocese of Paterson

Father John Hewetson

Diocese of Paterson/Franciscan Friars

John Hewetson Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1930

Died: 1987

Assigned as follows:

  • 1930-1933: Our Lady of Victories (Jersey City, NJ) 
  • 1934-1939: St. Cecilla (Rockaway, NJ)  
  • 1940-1942: St. Joseph (Paterson, NJ)  
  • 1943-1944: St. Bartholomew (Lafayette, NJ); St. James the Apostle (Montague, NJ); St. Thomas the Apostle (Hainesville, NJ) 
  • 1945-1950: St. Joseph (Lincoln Park, NJ)  
  • 1951-1952: St. Joseph (Newton, NJ)  
  • 1953: St. George (Paterson, NJ) 
  • 1953-1954: St. Vincent de Paul (Stirling, NJ)  
  • 1955-1963: St. Joseph (Mendham, NJ) 
  • 1964-1966: St. Michael (Netcong, NJ) 
  • 1967: St. Paul (Clifton, NJ) 
  • 1968-1972: Absent on Leave

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father John Hewetson:

Fr. John Hewetson was ordained a priest in 1930. He worked in various parishes throughout his career. In 1968, he took a leave of absence and retired in 1973. 

In February 2019, Hewetson’s name first appeared publicly on the Diocese of Paterson’s list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. The lengthy list indicated there were multiple allegations against Hewetson, but the Diocese of Paterson did not provide any information on the allegations regarding the age/gender of the victims, or Hewetson’s assignment(s) at the time of the abuse allegations.

Hewetson died in 1987.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Paterson. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Paterson, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Paterson now have legal options to recover damages due to a compensation fund created for victims. Call us at (888) 283-9922 or send an email to adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.