Assignment Record – Rev. Henry G. Hargreaves, s.j.
San Francisco archbishop was John Joseph Mitty (1935-1961).
Seattle bishop was Gerald Shaughnessy, s.m. (1933-1950).
|1949||Manresa Hall||Port Townsend||WA||Jesuit Tertianship|
Vicariate Apostolic of Alaska bishop was Francis Doyle Gleeson, s.j. (1948-1968).
|1952||Little Flower of Jesus||Hooper Bay||AK||2/2|
|1949||1952||Scammon Bay, Chevak, Kashunak, Keyaluvik.||AK||These were stations of Little Flower of Jesus in Hooper Bay.|
|1951||1964||Apostleship of Prayer||Fairbanks||AK||Director|
|1952||1953||Fairbanks||AK||Indexed as at P.O. Box 1390, Fairbanks, AK. This was the bishop's residence. Hargreaves is not listed at previous or next assignment.|
|1952||1953||Curia for Matrimonial Cases||Fairbanks||AK||Defensor Vinculi et Promotor Justitiae, Notarii|
|1953||1956||Little Flower of Jesus Church||Hooper Bay||AK|
|1953||1954||Scammon Bay, Chevak, Kashunak, Keyaluvik||AK||These were stations of Little Flower of Jesus in Hooper Bay.|
|1954||1956||Scammon Bay||AK||This was a station of Little Flower of Jesus in Hooper Bay.|
The Fairbanks diocese was established Aug. 8, 1962.
• Hargreaves was accused in a 2009 lawsuit of fondling a 6 or 7-year-old boy multiple times in 1956 in Nulato.
|AK||1/2, 1/3||Harvgreaves is noted to be "Very Rev." in the 1957-1963 Directories.|
|1956||1965||Aniak, Kalskag, Nyac, McGrath||These were stations of Immaculate Conception in Bethel.|
|1956||1963||Superior Regular and Pro-Vicar||Fairbanks||AK|
Gleeson was succeeded by Robert Louis Whelan, s.j. (1968-1985).
|1969||Commission for Liturgy, Sacred Music and Sacred Art||Fairbanks||AK|
|1965||1966||St. Michael's||St. Michael||AK||1/2|
|1965||1966||Stebbins||AK||This was a station of St. Michael's.|
|1966||1969||Our Lady of the Snows||Nulato||AK||1/1||Our Lady of the Snows had a school with 108-112 students.|
|Koyukuk||AK||This was a station of Our Lady of the Snows in Nulato.|
Anchorage archbishop was ohn Joseph Thomas Ryan (1966-1975).
Hargreaves is indexed in the 1970 through 1972 Directories as at Our Lady of the Snows in Nulato, but he is not listed as there in the Fairbanks diocesan pages.
Per the book, Alaskana Catholic: A History of the Catholic Church in Alaska, by Louis L. Renner, s.j., during 1969-1972 Hargreaves was in Anchorage on Birchwood St., in the Jesuit residence, ministering "to the social and apostolic needs of Native peoples living in, or coming and going through, Anchorage."
|1972||1975||Emmonak||AK||This was a mission of St. Joseph's in Kotlik.|
Oakland bishop was Floyd Lawrence Begin (1962-1977).
|1976||Jesuit School of Theology||Berkeley||CA||sabbatical|
|1976||1980||Emmonak||AK||This was a mission of St. Joseph's in Kotlik.|
Michael Joseph Kaniecki, s.j. replaced Whelan as Fairbanks bishop (1985-2000).
|1987||Immaculate Conception||Bethel||AK||2/2, 1/1, 1/2
Assistant priest was Rev. Charles Bartles, s.j. 1986-1987.
|An accusation against Bartles was revealed in the Fairbanks diocese's bankruptcy reorganization documents in 2010.|
|1980||1987||Our Lady of Guadalupe||Russian Mission||AK||This was a mission of Immaculate Conception in Bethel.|
|1980||1987||Immaculate Heart of Mary||Marshall||AK||
This was a mission of Immaculate Conception in Bethel.
Rev. Thomas R. Royce, s.j., who was Jesuit Provincial of the Oregon Province 1980-1986, testified in 2005 that there were "hell files" in the Provincial's office, which contained information about Jesuits that was “special,” “not public” and “not good.” Hargreave's file was among them.
• Hargreaves was accused in a 2009 lawsuit of raping a 5 or 6-year-old boy in 1992 or so in Numan Iqua, a village formerly known as Sheldon Point. The lawsuit claimed that Hargreaves was a serial child molester.
|AK||1/1||The 1993-1994 Directories show Sacred Heart to have had a CCD program with 90-110 students.|
|1994||1997||Our Lady of Perpetual Help||Nightmute||AK||1/1||Our Lady of Perpetual Help had a CCD program with 54-60 students.|
|1994||1997||St. Peter the Fisherman||Toksook Bay||AK||1/2||St. Peter's had a CCD program with 150-135 students.|
|1994||1997||Umkumute||AK||This was a station of St. Peter the Fisherman in Toksook Bay.|
|1994||1997||St. Joseph's||Tununak||AK||1/1||St. Joseph's had a CCD program with 94-13 students.|
Donald Joseph Kettler succeeded Kaniecki (2002-).
|2003||Bro. Joe Prince Jesuit Community||
|AK||Hargreaves did pastoral ministry in Bethel.|
• Hargreaves was accused of making "inappropriate advances" on a 60- year-old woman in April 2003.
This assignment is per news reports.
Hargreave was suspended from ministry and was to be sent for medical and psychological testing, per diocesan officials in May 2003.
Hargreaves is not indexed in the 2004 Directory.
Spokane bishop was William Stephen Skylstad (1990-2010), followed by Blase Joseph Cupch (2010-).
|2013||Regis Jesuit Community||Spokane||WA||Per Alaskana Catholic: A History of the Catholic Church in Alaska, by Louis L. Renner, s.j., Hargreaves ministered to Indian communities in northeastern Washington during this time.||Hargreaves died Feb. 22, 2013.|
Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1948-2012)
• Bethel Priest Accused of Sexual Misconduct, Associated Press State & Local Wire, May 20, 2003