Rev. A. Gregory Uhrig–Assignment Record

Summary of Case: Uhrig was suspended from ministry in October 2010 due to an accusation that he had sexually abused a minor thirty years previously. An investigation determined that the allegations were "not frivolous." He denied them. The case could not be prosecuted due to the statute of limitations. From sometime in 2011 until at least 2016 Uhrig was living at a priests' retirement residence in Somerset, NJ. A May 2017 church bulletin shows him to be assisting at weekend masses at a Whitehouse Station, NJ parish.

Ordained
: 1973

   

Start Stop Assignment Town/Accusations State Position Notes
1973 1974   Rome Italy   Uhrig is indexed as at Villa Apelle Casal Palocco.

1974

Allentown bishop was Joseph Mark McShea (1961-1983)

1975 Holy Trinity Whitehall PA   Uhrig is indexed as at this parish in the 1975 Directory, but is not listed there in the Allentown diocesan pages.
1975 1977 Immaculate Conception (National Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mother of the Americas) Allentown PA

3/3

In residence.

Parish had a school with 140 students.
1977 1978 Holy Rosary (Italian) Reading PA

3/3

In residence.

Parish had a K-1 school (Cabrini Academy).

Holy Rosary had a mission church at Schuylkill Ave. and Green St.

1978 1982 St. Anthony of Padua (Italian)

Easton

Uhrig was accused in Oct. 2010 of having sexually abused a minor "30 years ago" while he served in the Allentown diocese. (The Express-Times
October 13, 2010)

PA 3/5, 3/4

Parish affiliated with Easton Catholic Elementary School, with 270-289 students.

St. Anthony's had a Youth Center.

1978 1982 St. Mary's South Easton PA   This was a chapel of St. Anthony's in Easton.
1982 1983 St. Ursula's Fountain Hill PA 2/3 Parish had a school with 267 students.

1983

Metuchen bishop was Theodore Edgar McCarrick (1981-1986)

1985 Our Lady of Perpetual Help Bernardsville NJ 2/2 Parish had a school with 177 students.
1983 1985 Sacred Heart (Italian) Bernardsville NJ   This was a mission of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
1985 1986 St. Francis Cathedral Metuchen NJ 4/4 Parish had a school with 511 students.

1986

Allentown bishop was Thomas Jerome Welsh (1983-1997)

1989 St. Thomas More Allentown PA

3/4

In residence.

Parish had a school with 530 students.
1989 1993 St. John the Baptist Whitehall PA 1/1 The parish school was Christ the King Regional Elementary, with 180-270 students.

1993

Metuchen bishop was Edward Thomas Hughes (1986-1997), followed by Vincent DePaul Breen (1997-2002).

1997 Immaculate Conception Somerville NJ 2/3 Parish had an elementary school with 536-566 students, and a high school with 819-858 students.
1997 1998 St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Three Bridges NJ 1/1  
1998 1999         Uhrig is not indexed in the 1999 Directory, nor is he listed in the diocesan pages at his previous or subsequent assignments.

1999

Paul Gregory Bootkoski replaced Breen as Metuchen bishop (2002- )

2003 St. Cecilia's Iselin NJ 2/3 Parish had a school with 370-347 students.
1999 2003 NJ State Home for Disabled Veterans   NJ   This was a sation of St. Cecilia's in Iselin.
1999 2003 Roosevelt Care Center   NJ   This was a sation of St. Cecilia's in Iselin.
2003 2007 St. Matthew's Edison NJ 2/4, 2/3 Parish had a school with 360-233 students.
2007 2010 St. Luke's North Plainfield NJ 1/1 Uhrig was suspended from ministry in October 2010 due to an accusation that he sexually abused a minor 30 years previously. An investigation determined that the allegations were "not frivolous." Uhrig denined them. The case could not be prosecuted due to the statute of limitations. Uhrig had replaced St. Luke's previous pastor, Rev. John Giordano, who in 2007 had also been removed due to child sexual abuse allegations. (Home News Tribune, October 11, 2010)
2010 2011         Uhrig is not indexed in the 2011 Directory.
2011 2017 Maria Regina Residence Somerset NJ  

Residence for retired priests of the diocese. Uhrig is not noted to be retired.

In May 2017 Uhrig is shown in the bulletin of Our Lady of Lourdes parish in Whitehouse Station, NJ as a weekend assistant.


Source
: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1974-2016)

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 collates Uhrig's career history as it is represented in the Official Catholic Directory with allegations as reported in the media. We make no representation regarding the truth of the allegation we report, and we remind our readers that the U.S. legal system presumes that a person accused of or charged with a crime is innocent until proven guilty. Similarly, individuals who may be defendants in civil actions are presumed not to be liable for such claims unless a plaintiff proves otherwise. Admissions of guilt or liability are not typically a part of civil or private settlements. For more information, see our posting policy.

This assignment record was last updated on May 28, 2017.

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