Fr. Howard F. Melzer, S.C.J.

Fr. Howard F. Melzer, S.C.J.

Ordination: 1958

Notes: According to the Diocese of San Bernardino, Fr. Howard Melzer was accused of sexually abusing a child in approximately 1976 to 1980. At the time, Fr. Melzer was assigned to St. Matthew in Corona. The Diocese learned of the allegation in 1993, but did not inform police until 2002. Fr. Melzer was included in the Diocese of San Bernardino’s list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse.


1959-1960 Sacred Heart Monastery, Hales Corners, WI

1961 St. Joseph’s Indian School, Chamberlain, SD

1962-1965 Sacred Heart Monastery, Hales Corners, WI

1966-1967 St. Joseph’s Novitiate, Baileys Harbor, WI

1968 Sacred Heart, Dupree, SD

1969-1971 Sacred Heart, Walls, MI 1972-1976 St. Cecilia, San Antonio, TX

1977-1980 St. Matthew, Corona, CA

1981-1985 St. Joseph, Brazoria, TX

1986-1988 Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Franklin, WI

1989-1994 St. James, Chamberlain, SD

1995 St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Houston, TX

1996-1997 St. Francis Residence, Franklin, WI; Priests of the Sacred Heart, Hales Corners, WI

1998-2000 Christ the Redeemer, Houston, TX

2001 Unknown

2002-2003 St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Houston, TX

2004-2009 Villa Maria Health and Rehabilitation Center, Franklin, WI

2009 Died

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