Fr. John Gordon (Gordon J.) Pillon

Fr. John Gordon (Gordon J.) Pillon

Ordination: 1979

Notes: Fr. Pillon was a pastor in the Diocese of Peoria when he was asked to step down following allegations of sexual abuse. A lawsuit filed in 2009 accuses Fr. Pillon of repeatedly sexually abusing a boy approximately 25 years earlier, when the boy was 15 to 18 years old. According to the lawsuit, at the time of abuse, Fr. Pillon was assigned to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in La Habra, California. The plaintiff is a former pastor and was allegedly forced out of the priesthood in 2006 after reporting Fr. Pillon’s abuse to the Diocese of Peoria. Fr. Pillon was last reported to be working at the University of North Virginia campus in Prague, Czech Republic, but his current whereabouts, status as a priest, and access to children are unknown.

1980-1983 Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, La Habra, CA

1984-1987 St. Juliana Falconieri Church, Fullerton, CA

1988-1989 St. Angela Merici Church, Brea, CA

1990 St. Columban Church, Garden Grove, CA

1991-1993 On Duty Outside the Diocese

1991-1992 Newman Foundation Bradley Univ. & Illinois Central College, Peoria, IL

1993-1996 St. Edward’s Church, Chillicothe, IL

1997-1999 On Duty Outside the Diocese

1997 St. Vincent de Paul Church, Charlotte, NC

1998-1999 St. Joseph Church, Newton, NC

2000 St. John’s Catholic Chapel Church, Champaign, IL

2001-2003 St. Patrick’s Church, Wapella, IL

2001-2004 St. John the Baptist’s Church, Clinton, IL

2003 Sacred Heart Church, Farmer City, IL

2004-2006 Queen of the Holy Rosary, La Salle, IL

2004-2006 St. Hyacinth’s, La Salle, IL

2004-2006 St. Patrick’s, La Salle, IL

2006 Resurrection, La Salle, IL

2007 On Leave of Absence

2008-2018 Unknown

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