Assignment Record– Rev. Andrzej (or Andrew) Sujka, OFM.Conv.

Summary of Case: Sujka, a native of Poland, worked at a Our Lady of Czestochowa parish in Boston 1986-2001. In 2001 one of his parishioners told the archdiocese that Sujka molested him in the late 1980s, when the parishioner was a 12-year-old boy. Sujka was removed from ministry and he returned to Poland shortly thereafter.

: 1975


Start Stop Assignment Town/Accusations State Position Notes
1975 1986       Sujka is not indexed in the 1976-1986 Directories.


Boston archbishop was Bernard Francis Law (1984-2002).

2001 Our Lady of Czestochowa (Polish)


In September 2001 a parishioner informed the archdiocese that Sujka sexually abused him when he was 12-years-old in the late 1980s. The accuser said he confronted Sujka in June of 2001 and that Sujka did not deny the abuse, but said to keep it a secret. (Boston Herald
December 18, 2002)

  3/4 , 3/5, 2/5, 1/4, 1/5

Parish had a school with 201-202 students.

The Directories refer to Sujka as "Andrew."

Sujka was removed from ministry in October 2001 due to an allegation by a parishioner that Sujka molested him when he was a child. (Associated Press State & Local Wire
October 2, 2001)

Sujka returned to Poland in late 2001, after the allegation surfaced. (Boston Herald
December 18, 2002)

: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1976-2002)

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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This assignment record was last updated on June 30, 2010.

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