Notes: At least four survivors have come forward alleging child sexual abuse by Fr. John A. Sheahan, between approximately 1961 and 1965, while he worked at St. Bridget of Sweden in Van Nuys. Fr. Sheahan went on medical retirement in the 1970s after he underwent surgery for a brain tumor. Fr. Sheahan was named in a 2003 civil lawsuit. He was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors. Fr. Sheahan is believed to have died in 2015 and resided in Los Alamitos, CA prior to his death.
1960-1965 St. Bridget of Sweden, Van Nuys, CA
1965 St. Monica, Santa Monica, CA
1965-1966 St. Justin Martyr, Anaheim, CA
1966-1970 St. Irenaeus, Cypress, CA
1970-1973 Our Lady Queen of Angels, Corona Del Mar, CA
1973-1976 Absent on sick leave
1976 Incardinated into the Diocese of Orange