Catholic Priest

John W. Wishard

Ordained: 1962

John W. Wishard pleaded no contest in 1980 to a felony charge of oral copulation on a minor and was sentenced to five years’ probation. He was ordered to get psychiatric treatment and prohibited from being in the presence of minors without a supervising adult. A judge terminated Wishard’s probation in 1982, the felony was reduced to a misdemeanor in 1991.  He returned to active ministry in 1987.  He was assigned to parishes with elementary schools nearby at St. Genevieve in Panorama City and  at St. Mary of the Assumption in Santa Maria.  Wishard retired in 1997 or 1998.  He was laicized in 2002.

Father Wishard's Assignments

Holy Trinity Catholic Church San Pedro, California1963..1965
On Duty Outside Diocese1966..1973
St. James the Less Catholic Church La Crescenta, California1974..1977
Our Lady Of Malibu Catholic Church Malibu, California1978..1980
Absent on Sick Leave1981..1982
St. Camillus Catholic Center for Pastoral Care Los Angeles, California1983..1987
St. Genevieve Catholic Church Panorama City, California1988..1989
St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church Los Angeles, California1990..1993
St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church Santa Maria, California1994..1997