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April 11th, 2013

About Philadelphia Priests: Joseph Gallagher & Mark Gaspar

*Source: Archdiocese of Philadelphia April 7, 2013 Press Release

About Philadelphia Priest – Father Joseph J. Gallagher

Father Gallagher was ordained in 1963. He retired in 2006 and was one of the priests placed on administrative leave in 2011. He served at the following Philadelphia area parishes and schools:

  • Assumption, B.V.M. Philadelphia (1963-1965),
  • Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia (1965-1970),
  • St. Michael, Chester (1970-1974),
  • Serra Club of Philadelphia (1972-1974),
  • Ascension of Our Lord, Philadelphia (1974-1979),
  • Little Flower High School for Girls, Philadelphia (1977-1979),
  • St. Monica, Philadelphia (1979-1983),
  • St. Mark, Bristol (1983-1990), and
  • St. Richard, Philadelphia (1990-2006).

About Philadelphia Priest – Father Mark S. Gaspar

Father Gaspar was ordained in 1998 and served at the following parishes:

  • St. Jude, Chalfont (1998-2001),
  • St. Joseph, Collingdale (2001-2003),
  • *personal leave (2003-2005),
  • Corpus Christi, Lansdale (2005-2008), and
  • Our Lady of Charity, Brookhaven (2008-2011).

Read more about the Archdiocese’ announcement concerning Father Gallagher and Father Gaspar.

Reporting a Case of Priest or Pastor Sex Abuse

The Philadelphia Archdiocese has created a special office for investigating allegations of priest sex abuse. However, it is important to note that this office is not a government law enforcement office and any statements can be used against the person making the report. Instead, any person who would like to report an allegation of priest sex abuse should contact government law enforcement:

  • Philadelphia District Attorney: 215-686-8084
  • Montgomery County District Attorney: 610-278-3090
  • Delaware County District Attorney: 610-891-4700
  • Bucks County District Attorney: 215-348-6344
  • Berks County District Attorney: 610-478-6000

Other Resources:

Survivors Network for Those Abused by Priests

PCAR-Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape

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What to do if You or Your Child was Abused by a Priest or Pastor

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