Assignment Record– Rev. Robert G. Gibney
Summary of Case: Robert G. Gibney was a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark NJ, ordained in 1954. He assisted at parishes
in Kearney, Newark and Dumont, and was pastor of parishes in Cedar Grove and Ridgewood. For ten years Gibney was a U.S.
Navy chaplain. He also served as Director of students at Immaculate Conception Seminary in Darlington and was chaplain at
Overlook Hospital in Summit. Gibney died January 6, 2012. In a lawsuit settled in November 2014, Gibney was accused of the
sexual abuse of a child 1961-63 in Newark NJ.
Died: January 6, 2012
Newark archbishop was Thomas Aloysius Boland (1952-1974).
|1957||St. Cecilia's||Kearney||NJ||4/4||St. Cecilia's had a grade school with 375-442 boys and 400-474 girls, and a high school with 95-100 boys and 130-219 girls.|
|1957||1961||Immaculate Conception Seminary||Darlington||NJ||Director of Students|
• Accused in a lawsuit settled November 2014 of sexually abusing a child 1961-63 while assigned to Sacred Heart.
|NJ||4/5, 4/6||Sacred Heart had a school with 598-699 boys and 586-720 girls.|
Boland was succeeded by Peter Leo Gerety (1974-1986).
|1978||St. Mary's||Dumont||NJ||3/4||St. Mary's had a school with 286-232 students.|
|1978||1985||St. Catherine of Siena||Cedar Grove||NJ||1/3, 1/2||St. Catherine's had a school with 231-151 students.|
Theodore Edgar McCarrick replaced Gerety (1986-2000).
John Joseph Myers succeeded McCarrick as Newark archbishop (2001-).
|2005||Our Lady of Mt. Carmel||Ridgewood||NJ||1/5, 1/4, 2/6 (Pastor Emeritus 1997-2005)||Our Lady of Mt. Carmel had a religious education program with 999-1,486 students.|
|1997||2012||Msgr. Kelley Residence for Retired Priests||Caldwell||NJ||Gibney died January 6, 2012.|
Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons 1955-2012)
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.