Joseph Barbour (Father Joseph Barbour)
Joseph D. Barbour
priest, Diocese of St. John’s Newfoundland. Ordained 1963. Charged 1990 – offences related to allegations of abuse of a male in St. Mary’s Bay, 1986. Outcome of charges unknown.
November 2012 a blogger on Sylvia’s Site named “Gary” alleged sexual abuse by Father Barbour.
26 August 2013: Died, age 76. Obituary from InMemorium.ca:
Fr. Joseph D. Barbour
Passed on: August 26th, 2013
Passed away at St. Patrick’s Mercy Home on Monday, August 26, 2013. Fr. Joseph D. Barbour age 76 years. Leaving to mourn one sister Lurley Browne of Kilbride and a large circle of nieces, nephews and many close friends including the residents of St. Patrick’s Mercy Home. Fr. Barbour recently celebrated his golden jubilee of ordination to the priesthood. Resting at St. Patrick’s Mercy Home Chapel on Tuesday, August 27 from 2-8 p.m. and at Caul’s Funeral Home Chapel, LeMarchant Road on Wednesday, August 28 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. from the Basilica of St. John the Baptist presided by Archbishop Martin Currie. Interment to follow in the priests plot in Belvedere Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to a charity of one’s choice.
2012, 2010: address in St. John’s, Newfoundland
2002: address on Hazelwood Cresc,, St. John’s, Newfoundland
2000, 1999, 1997, 1995, 1996, 1994: address listed as 385 Topsail Rd., A1E 2B7. 709-745-5781
1993, 1992, 1991: address and phone number same as that for Diocesan Centre ( P.O. Box 1363. 709- 726-3660)
1985-1986: Pastor: Assumption Church, St. Mary’s Bay (address Assumption Presbytry, St. Mary’s Bay)
1973-74, 1971: Pastor: Our Lady of Mount Carmel church, St. Mary’s Bay, Newfoundland – with missions in Colinet, North Harbour, Harricott, , H.M. Prison Camp, John’s Pond, Mitchell’s Brook, St. Catherine’s, The Tickles.
1968-69, 1967: address in index listed as “The Palace,” St. John’s Newfoundland. “The Palace” is listed elsewhere as the address for Mary Queen of Peace in St. John’s, however traditionally “the Palace” in a diocese refers to the bishop’s quarters affiliated with the Cathedral church of the diocese. Bishop of the day was Patrick James Skinner.
August 28, 1990 16.48 EDT
ST. JOHN’S, Nfld. (CP)
Another Newfoundland Roman Catholic priest has been charged with sexual assault.
Rev. Joseph Barbour of the Placentia Bay area was charged in connection with an incident involving a male in 1986 in a parish in St. Mary’s Bay, Nfld.
Insp. Larry Warren said Tuesday that Barbour appeared in court on Friday and was released. He is scheduled to reappear in court on Oct. 18.
Barbour was relieved of his duties at St. Francis Xavier parish in the Long Harbour‑Southern Harbour area of Placentia Bay by Archbishop Alphonsus Penney.
Penney issued a statement Sunday saying he took the action after Barbour informed him of the charge.
More than 20 priests, former priests and other men within the Newfoundland Catholic community have been charged or convicted of sex offences involving young boys.
A damning report by a church‑sponsored inquiry into sexual abuse by clergy prompted Archbishop Alphonsus Penney to offer his resignation last month.
The report, written by former Newfoundland lieutenant governor Gordon Winter, said Penney was largely to blame for allowing abuse to continue despite complaints from parents, social workers and police.
There has so far been no response from the Vatican on Penney’s offer to resign.