Assignment Record – Rev. Vincent Inghilterra

Summary of Case: Vincent Inghilterra was ordained a priest of the Trenton, NJ diocese in 1972. There he did some parish work, and from sometime in the 1970s until 1984 he was assigned Trenton State Teachers' College. From 1984 on he served outside of NJ as an Army Chaplain, retiring in 2010. Inghilterra professed vows as a San Damiano Franciscan in 2008; in 2010 he accepted a position as Director of the Priestly Discernment Program at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH. Inghilterra was accused in a lawsuit settled in May 2013 of having sexually abused a minor in the 1970s while at the Trenton State Teacher's College. A review board deemed the accusation credible. Inghilterra was suspended from ministry "anywhere", according to a Trenton diocese official.

: 1972


Start Stop Parish/Assignment Town/Accusations State Position Notes


Trenton bishop was George William Ahr (1950-1979).

1974 SS. Philip and James' Phillipsburg NJ 2/4 SS. Philip and James' had a grammar school with 537 students and a high school with 395 students.
1972 1974   New Village NJ Served in NJ National Guard 1972-1984 This was a mission of SS. Philip and James' in Phillipsburg.
        OH, IN,
  At unspecified times, Inghilterra did post-graduate work at Ohio State University, the University of Indiana, University of California Los Angeles, and he received a Doctorate of Ministry from Princeton Theological Seminary.
1974 1978   Trenton NJ   Inghilterra is indexed in the 1975-1978 Directories as in Trenton, NJ, with no indication as to where.


Ahr was succeeded by John Charles Reiss (1980-1997).

1984 Trenton State Teachers' College


Inghilterra was accused in a lawsuit that was settled in May 2013 of having sexually abused a minor in the 1970s in New Jersey, during his time at Trenton State Teachers' College.

NJ   Per the Trenton diocese, the allegation was deemed credible by a review board.


U.S. Military Ordinariate bishop was Terence James Cooke (1968-1983), followed by John Joseph Thomas Ryan (1985-1991), and Joseph Thomas Dimino (1991-1997).

1992 Military Chaplains

    active duty  
1992 1994         Inghilterra is not indexed in the 1993 or 1994 Directories.


Dimino was replaced as Military Ordinariate bishop by Edwin Frederick O'Brien (1997-2007), who was succeeded by Timothy Paul Andrew Broglio (2007- ).

2010 Military Chaplains      

The 2004-2010 Directories specify that Inghilterra was with the Army. The 2010 Directory shows him to have been in Honolulu.

Inghilterra made his profession as a Franciscan of San Damiano on November 21, 2008


Honolulu bishop was Clarence Richard Silva
(2005- ).


2011 Army Chaplains/Retired Iwa Beach HI    


Steubenville bishop was Robert Daniel Conlon (2002-2011), followed by Jeffrey Marc Monforton (2012- ).

2013 Retired/Franciscan University of Steubenville, Holy Spirit Friary Steubenville OH Priestly Discernment Program Director A Sept. 2013 google search reveals that Inghilterra lead a tour to Lourdes, Fatima, Italy and Medjugorje in Oct. 2012.
2013           Inghilterra was suspended from ministry as a result of the credible allegation that he had sexually abused a minor in the 1970s.


Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1973-2012), Sept. 15, 2009
Boston Lawyer Clergy Sex Abuse Victims Releases New List of Alleged Abusers, By Jay Lindsay, The Republic, September 4, 2013
Two More NJ Predator Priests “outed”, SNAP, September 6, 2013

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This assignment record was last updated on Sept. 16, 2013