Brother Richard (Albert) Kerressey
Diocese of Brooklyn
Assigned as follows:
- 1936-1937: St. Teresa (Brooklyn, NY)
- 1938-1941: St. Xavier (Louisville, KY)
- 1942-1945: St. John’s Preparatory (Danvers, MA)
- 1946-1948: Flaget (Louisville, KY)
- 1949-1957: St. John’s (Worcester, MA)
- 1958-1960: Xaverian (Brooklyn, NY)
- 1961: Notre Dame (Utica, NY)
- 1963-1964: Provincial Staff (Newton Highlands, MA)
- 1965-1971: St. John’s Preparatory (Danvers, MA)
- 1972: Xaverian Brothers Provincialate (Milton, MA)
- 1973-1975: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
- 1976-1977: Xaverian Brothers Provincialate (Milton, MA)
- 1977-1988: National Catholic Educational Association
- 1980-1988: Family Counseling and Guidance Program (Archdiocese of Boston)
Summary of Abuse Allegations against Brother Richard (Albert) Kerressey:
Br. Richard (Albert) Kerressey was a member of the Brothers of St. Francis Xavier. In 1971, he became the Assistant Director of the National Center for Religious Education in Washington, D.C. Later, he became the National Director of Adult Education for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. In the 1980s, he was named the Executive Director of the Archdiocese of Boston’s Family Counseling and Guidance Centers.
According to media reports, in 1994, Kerressey was accused of sexually abusing a male student at St. John’s Preparatory in Danvers, Massachusetts in 1966. His accuser said the incident happened in the school’s infirmary and that Kerressey threatened him to keep quiet about the incident or he would prevent him from graduating.
In 2019, his name appeared publicly on the Xaverian Brothers’ list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors. His status as a brother, whereabouts, and whether he had access to children, from when he retired in 1989 until his death in 1997 are unknown.
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