Catholic Priest

John V. Coffield

Ordained: 1941

Ordained in 1941, Father John Coffield was known for political engagement and social activism. In 2002, a man reported that Coffield had sexually abused him from 1959-1960, when the priest was serving at the Dolores Mission in Los Angeles, CA. That man filed a lawsuit in 2003, and soon after, a second man reportedly came forward alleging that Coffield also abused him. Coffield died in 2005.

Father Coffield's Assignments

St. Brendan'sLos Angeles, CA1941..1942
Our Lady Help of the ChristiansLos Angeles, CA1942..1943
Nativity ChurchEl Monte, CA1943..1955
Dolores MissionLos Angeles, CA1955..1961
Ascension ParishLos Angeles, CA1961..1964
Absent on Leave1965..1966
On duty outside diocese1967..1968
Our Lady of Guadalupe DelhiSanta Ana, CA1970..1974