Assignment Record– Rev. Alphonse B. "Fr. Mike"Jansonis
Summary of Case: Ordained a priest of the Boston archdiocese in 1945, Jansonis assisted in parishes throughout the archdiocese until being named pastor of St. Francis' in Lowell in 1970. Per the archdiocese Jansonis went on health leave in 1977 and permanent disability in 1980. His obituary shows that he moved to Pocasset MA on Cape Cod in 1977 where he worked as a week-end assistant at a parish. He died in 2000. Jansonis was accused in a 2005 civil suit of having sexually abused a girl in the 1950s while he was assigned to Most Holy Redeemer parish in East Boston.
Boston archbishop was Richard James Cushing (1944-1970).
|3/01/48||3/16/48||St. Joseph's||Boston (Roxbury)||MA||assistant (pro tem)|
|3/17/48||5/04/48||St. Ambrose's||Boston (Dorchester)||MA||assistant (pro tem)|
|6/10/52||2/17/57||Most Holy Redeemer||
• Jansonis was accused in a 2005 lawsuit of sexually abusing a girl while he was assigned to Most Holy Redeemer.
Cushing was succeeded by Humberto Sousa Medeiros (1970-1983).
Bernard Francis Law replaced Medeiros as Boston archbishop (1984-2002).
Fall River bishop was Daniel Anthony Cronin (1970-1991), followed by Sean Patrick O'Malley, O.F.M. Cap. (1992-2002).
|2000||St. John the Evangelist||Pocasset||MA||week-end assistant|
|7/01/80||5/13/00||Permanent Disability||Pocasset||MA||Jansonis died May 13, 2000.|
• Alphonse B. 'Father Mike' Jansonis, 80, Cape Cod Times, May 15, 2000
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.