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Assignment Record– Rev. Eugene Bailot

Summary of Case: Ordained a priest for Boston in 1939, Bailot assisted for years in a number of parishes across the archdiocese. He was assigned 1943-44 to Harvard Chaplain School; he is noted in the Directories to have been in the U.S. Army during those same years. In 1964 Bailot was made pastor of a Pembroke parish, was retired 1967-68, then pastored several parishes and assisted at another before he retired permanently in 1975. He died in 1983. In January 2003 a woman stated publicly that Bailot sexually abused her and her brother some 50 years previously, after establishing himself as a "darling" of their family. Also in January 2003, Bailot was accused of sexual abuse in a lawsuit.

Ordained: 1937
Died: July 23, 1983

 

Start Stop Assignment Town/Accusations State Position Notes
06/01/37 10/12/37 St. Anthony's Cohassett MA assistant  

10/13/37

Boston archbishop was William Henry O'Connell (1907-1944).

04/30/40 St. Paul's Wellesley MA

3/3

 
05/01/40 05/02/43 Holy Family Rockland MA 3/3

Parish had a school with 13 boys and 15 girls.

05/03/43

O'Connell was replaced by Richard James Cushing (1944-1970).

11/26/46 Harvard Chaplain School Cambridge MA    
1943 1946 U.S. Army     chaplain  
11/27/46 10/16/52 Our Lady of Mercy

Belmont

A woman stated publicly in January 2003 that Bailot sexually abused her and her brother 50 years earlier when he was assigned to Our Lady of Mercy. She said Bailot first "established himself darling in the eyes of [her] family."

MA 3/3

 

10/17/52 04/04/55 St. Thomas Aquinas Jamaica Plain MA 5/5,2/5,3/3  
02/18/57 02/15/64 St. Raphael's Medford MA 2/4,2/5 Parish had a school during 1961-1964 with 48-140 boys and 42-130 girls.
02/16/64 05/03/64 Unassigned        
05/04/64 06/29/64 Sacred Heart of Jesus Cambridge MA assistant pro tem  
06/30/64 09/03/67 St. Thecla Pembroke MA 1/1  
09/04/67 05/28/68 Retired       The 1968 Directory lists Bailot as retired, yet he re-emerges as an active priest at a parish the following year.

05/28/68

Cushing was replaced by Humberto Sousa Medeiros (1970-1983).

09/07/71 St. Margaret's Saugus MA 1/3  
09/08/71 04/29/75 St. Adelaide's Peabody MA 2/3  
04/30/75 07/23/83 Retired


 

   

Addresses listed for Bailot are 66 Beach Ave., Melrose MA, and Regina Cleri in Boston, which was a home for retired priests.

Bailot died July 23, 1983.

Bailot was accused of sexual abuse in a January 2003 lawsuit.


Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: Kenedy & Sons, 1940-1983).

Victims Talk about Sexual Abuse, By Francis X. Fay Jr., Connecticut, Downloaded January 18, 2003
16 Priests Named for First Time in Sexual Abuse Lawsuits, By Michael Rezendes and Matt Carroll, Boston Globe, January 30, 2003
Boston Archdiocese Posts Sex-Abuse Database Online, By Joan Frawley Desmond, National Catholic Register, August 25, 2011
North Shore Priests on List, Salem News, August 26, 2011
Greater Taunton Clerics Included in List of Clergy Accused of Sexual Abuse, By Gerry Tuoti, Taunton Daily Gazette, August 26, 2011
Seven Clergy with Peabody Ties on List of Accused Priests, By John Castelluccio, The Patch, August 29, 2011
14 JP Priests on Sex Abuser List, By John Ruch, Jamaica Plain Gazette, September 9, 2011

 

 

Priests in a Parish: We use the following convention to show a priest's place among the clergy of a parish: 1/2 means that he is the first priest listed in the Official Catholic Directory (usually the pastor) and that there is a total of two priests at the parish. The shorthand 3/4 means that the priest is listed third on a four-priest roster. See our sample page from the Directory.

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