Msgr. Joseph Pacheco (Pecheco)

Msgr. Joseph Pacheco (Pecheco)

Ordained, 1957

Notes: In 2003, a lawsuit was filed against the Diocese of Monterey claiming it had covered up child sexual abuse by Msgr. Joseph Pacheco. The child sexual abuse reportedly took place at parishes in Tulare, California and Merced, California in the early-to-mid 1960s. The lawsuit was settled in 2006, at which point Bishop Steinbock publicly apologized for the sexual abuse perpetrated by Msgr. Pacheco and reportedly acknowledged that Msgr. Pacheco sexually abused several other boys as well.


1958-1962 U.S. N.O.T.S. Office, China Lake, CA (MF) 

1962-1967 St. Aloysius, Tulare, CA; St. Rita’s, Tulare, CA (MF)

1966-1973 Music Commission, Fresno, CA (MF/FRS) 

1968-1971 Sacred Heart, Merced, CA (FRS) 

1969-1973 Liturgical Commission, Fresno, CA (MF) 

1970-1973 Apostleship of Prayer, Fresno, CA (MF) 

1970 Senate of Priests, Fresno, CA (MF) 

1972-1973 Catholic Church of Merced, Merced, CA(FRS)

1974-1977 On Duty Outside the Diocese (FRS), Pontifical College Josephinum, Worthington, OH (COL)

1978-1981 Catholic Church of Merced, Merced, CA (FRS)

1982-1986 Holy Ghost, Gustine, CA (FRS)

1982-1987 Vicars Forane, Fresno, CA (FRS)

1983-1984 Senate of Presidents, Fresno, CA (FRS)

1983-1992 Diocesan Finance Committee, Fresno, CA (FRS)

1984-1987 Bishop’s Advisory Council, Fresno, CA (FRS)

1987-1992 Our Lady of Miracles, Gustine, CA (FRS)

1992 Died

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