Austin Park

Posted at 9:55 PM, Jan 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-22 19:22:53-04

Austin Park

Tampa Times, 1971

Alleged Abuse:  Named by the Jesuits as having a credible accusation of abuse in the 1960’s; No evidence of any criminal charges being filed.

Where he is now: Deceased

Austin Park was a Jesuit priest named on the list of credibly accused priests released by the Jesuits in December 2018.

Ordained in 1955, he died in 2013. He was accused multiple times, according to the Jesuits, of sexual abuse of a minor; the abuse allegedly occurred in the 1960s. By the time the complaints were made, he already had been removed from ministry due to dementia, the Jesuits said.


1955:  Ordained

1957: Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish and Shrine, San Antonio

1966:  El Paso, Texas

1967-1968: Gesù Parish, Miami, Fla.

1969-1970:  St. Charles College, Grand Coteau, La.

1960’s:  Alleged abuse occurred

1971-1976: Sacred Heart Church, Tampa, Fla.

1977-1979:  New Orleans

1980-1983: St. Joseph Church, Houston

1984-1985: St. Mary’s Church, Greenville, S.C.

1986-1991: Our Lady of the Rosary, Greenville, S.C.

1993:  El Paso

1997-2002:  St. Philip Neri, Kinder, La.

Also assigned to the following places, years of service unknown:

  • Jesuit High School, Shreveport, La.
  • Spring Hill College, Mobile, Ala.
  • Colegio San Ignacio, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
  • Christ the King Church, Grand Coteau, La.
  • Oakdale Facility, Oakdale, La.

2013:  Deceased