Catholic Priest

John V. Farris

Ordained: 1949

John (Jack) Farris’s first assignment after his ordination was at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, where Farris became a teacher at Queen of Angels Seminary (now Alemany High).  Church officials say he was accused of molesting a minor from 1951-54.  Beginning in 1957, Farris served at a series of parishes in Missouri.

The Los Angeles Archdiocese personnel file also shows major issues with alcoholism throughout entire career and hospitalization at least twice for treatment. He was sued in 2003 and died the same year.

Father Farris's Assignments

Los Angeles College Los Angeles, California 1951..1954
Seminary of Our Lady Queen of Angels San Fernando, California1955..1957
St. Mary's SeminaryPerryville, California1977..1978
Evangelization CenterCape Girardeau, California1985..1986