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Fr. Ricardo Mejia – Diocese of San Diego

Father Ricardo Mejia

Diocese of San Diego 

Ordained: 1977

Retired: 2006 


Assigned as Follows:

  • 1977 St. Michael (San Diego, CA)
  • 1977-1978 Padre Hidalgo Center (San Diego, CA)
  • 1978 Our Lady of Guadalupe (Calexico, CA)
  • 1978-1980 Our Lady of Angels (San Diego, CA)
  • 1980 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (San Ysidro, CA)
  • 1980-1985 St. Mary (Escondido, CA)
  • 1985-1988 St. John of the Cross (Lemon Grove, CA)
  • 1988-1991 Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Brawley, CA)
  • 1991 Leave of Absence (Military)
  • 1991-1992 St. Mary Star of the Sea (Oceanside, CA)
  • 1992-1998 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (San Ysidro, CA) 


Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Ricardo Mejia: 

On March 30th, 2007, the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego released the names of 38 priests who have been accused of sexual abuse. One name that was added was Father Ricardo Mejia. Father Mejia took a health sabbatical in May 1998 and officially retired from the priesthood in February 2006.

The list that was released by the diocese refers to him as being “removed.” No specific information has been released about the allegations against him.

His current whereabouts are unknown. 

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