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Fr. Vernon Petrich – Diocese of Sacramento

Father Vernon Petrich

Diocese of Sacramento/SalvatorianVernon Petrich Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1980

Removed: 1983

Assignment History:

  • 1980-1983: St. Basil (Vallejo, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Vernon Petrich:

Fr. Vernon Petrich was removed from ministry in 1983 after serving at St. Basil in Vallejo, CA, from 1980-1983. Petrich then returned to his Salvatorian community in Wisconsin. Allegations were received to the Sacramento Diocese in 1987 and again in 1992 of sexual abuse by Fr. Petrich to boys under the age of 18 in the 1980s. Petrich left the Society of the Divine Savior in 1994. The allegations were deemed credible and Petrich was named publicly as accused by the Diocese of Sacramento on its list in 2019. There has been no information reported as to whether he is still working near children.

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