Fr. Peadar “Peter” Brennan

Fr. Peadar “Peter” Brennan

Ordination: 1961

Notes: Fr. Peadar Brennan was alleged to have impregnated at least two parishioners and fathered at least three children while he worked at various parishes in California. After fathering his second child, he was moved to the Diocese of San Diego and then to Albuquerque Villa, an institution run by the Servants of the Paraclete and known for treating priests accused of child sexual abuse. Fr. Brennan was subsequently transferred to the Archdiocese of San Francisco where he became the founding pastor of Holy Innocents. Fr. Brennan resigned in approximately 1995 and is believed to be married. In 2010, as part of a settlement with survivors of child sexual abuse, the Diocese of San Diego released Fr. Brennan’s personnel file. Fr. Brennan was believed to be residing in Carlsbad, California as of 2006. His current whereabouts and whether he has access to children are unknown.


1962-1964 St. John of the Cross, Lemon Grove, CA

1965-1967 St. Francis de Sales, Riverside, CA

1968-1969 Sacred Heart, San Diego, CA

1970-1972 Our Lady of Grace, El Cajon, CA

1973-1974 St. Thomas, Fort Yuma, CA (Mission – St. Mary’s, Winterhaven, CA)

1975-1982 St. Anthony, Upland, CA

1983-1988 St. Francis of Assisi, La Quinta, CA

1989-1991 Absent On Leave

1992-1995 Holy Innocents Church, Victorville, CA

1996-2018 Unknown

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