Assignment Record Rev. Joseph C. Kremer

Summary of Case: Joseph C. Kremer was ordained for the St. Cloud MN diocese in 1969. In addition working in parishes, Kremer was Vice-Rector and Procurator of St. John's Seminary in Collegeville, and he held the diocesan position of Censor Librorum. He died in 1992. Kremer's name was included on the diocese's list released January 3, 2014 of clergy involved in incidents of likely claims of sexual abuse of minors.

Ordained: 1969
Died: November 18, 1992



Start Stop Assignment Town/Accusations State/Country Position Notes


St. Cloud bishop was George Henry Speltz (1968-1987).

1970         Kremer is not indexed in the 1970 Directory.



1974 Sacred Heart

Sauk Rapids

MN 2/3, 2/2

Sacred Heart had a school with 402-242 students.


1976 North American College Vatican City State Vatican City State   graduate studies


1982 St. John's Seminary Collegeville MN Director of Priesthood Studies (Vice-Rector); Business Manager (Procurator)  
1982 1987 St. Michael's Spring Hill MN 1/1  
1979 1992 Censor Librorum St. Cloud MN    


Speltz was succeeded by Jerome George Hanus, O.S.B. (1987-1994).

1992 Holy Spirit St. Cloud MN 1/1, 1/2

Holy Spirit had a school with 108-138 students.

Kremer died November 19, 1992.


Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1971-1993)

Fr. Joseph C. Kremer,
Press Release from +Donald J. Kettler Bishop of Saint Cloud, Roman Catholic Diocese of St. Cloud via WJON,
January 3, 2014
The Diocese of St Cloud Release Their List of 33 Priests Accused of Sexually Abusing Minors, By Mike Bryant, Legal Examiner, January 3, 2014
St. Cloud Diocese Releases List of Clergy Accused of Abuse, By Frank Lee, St. Cloud Times, January 4, 2014
St. Cloud Diocese Reveals Names of Priests Accused of Abusing Children, By Jean Hopfensperger, Star Tribune, January 3, 2014
St. Cloud Bishop Releases Names of 33 Accused Priests, By Alex Svejkovsky, WJON, January 3, 2014



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This assignment record was last updated on July 28, 2015.