also Father Jim Boudreau
Ordained 1978 as a Barnabite priest (crsp – also known as the Clerics Regular of St. Paul). For a period of time he served as Father Superior, which means, according to a Father Louis, that he was in charge of the Barnabites in Canada. In 1996 he left the Barnabites and became incardinated in the Diocese of Hamilton, Ontario )
Investigation of allegations commenced December 2010. Charge of sexual assault laid 12 January 2011. 28 February 2011 arrested and charged with a second count of sexual assault arising from allegations of second complainant. The allegations date to 1984 and 1983 respectively. GUILTY plea 25 January 2012
28 May 2012: sentenced to one jail term of 15 months and one of 6 months to run concurrently
04 May 2019: Died at his home in Hamilton, Ontario . Cremated. Funeral service to be held 10 am, Saturday 25 May 2019 at Christ’s Church Anglican Cathedral Hamilton
Bishops of Hamilton Diocese from time Boudreau became a diocesan priest in that diocese: Anthony Frederick Tonnos (02 May 1984 – 24 September 2010) ; David Douglas Crosby, O.M.I. (24 Sep 2010 – – )
29 May 2012: Priest with local ties is sentenced to jail time
28 May 2012: Former priest sentenced in historic sexual assaults
28 May 2012: Ex-Guelph priest sent to jail over sex assaults
26 January 2012: Priest guilty of two sexual assaults
Unless otherwise indicated the following information is drawn from Canadian Catholic Directories (CCCD) of that date, the 1980 Ontario Catholic Directory (OCD) and media (M)
28 March 2012: sentenced to one jail term of 15 months and one of 6 months to run concurrently
02 March 2011: charged with offence related to a second complainant
28 February 2011: arrested
13 January 2011: Date charges made public, listed on Hamilton Diocese website as retired. According to Monsignor Kerr (Judicial Vicar) Boudreau retired in December 2009. (M) (that seems like an early retirement? Was he perhaps a late vocation? or is he in poor health?)
2010: Pastor, Canadian Martyrs, Hamilton, Ontario (CCCD) According to media reports Boudreau retired December 2009. (The CCCD is sometimes off by a year because a death, retirement or move transpires after publication deadlines.)
2009: Canadian Martyrs, Hamilton, Ontario (M)
retired December 2009 (M) (he would have been 65 or 66. In the secular world that would certainly be retirement age. Once upon a time priests routinely served beyond age 65. Perhaps no more?)
2002-2009: St. John RC Church, Kitchener, Ontario (M)
1996-2002: St. Gabriel RC Church, Burlington, Ontario (M)
2002, 1999, 1998, 1997: Pastor St. Gabriel, Burlington, Ontario. (CCCD)
1996: incardinated in Diocese of Hamilton, Ontario (Anthony F. Tonnos Bishop of Hamilton) (CCCD)
1989-1996: Pastor, Our Lady of the Assumption RC Church, Stony Creek, Ontario (Parish History of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church online)
“REV. JAMES M. BOUDREAU, CRSP, 1989 – 96
“Father Boudreau became Pastor in 1989. He had been here to assist Father Papa before his ordination. This enthusiastic, outgoing pastor has worked successfully to pay off our mortgage and to improve our church. He will be remembered for his outgoing personality and his abilities as a preacher. He left the Barnabites in 1996 to become a Diocesan priest and is presently the pastor at St. John Church in Kitchener.”
1996: Pastor, Our Lady of the Assumption RC Church, Stony Creek, Ontario (still crsp) (Directory shows this as the address of Father Superior of the Barnabites (un-named) – I have confirmed that Boudreau served as Father Superior for several years) (CCCD)
1994: Pastor, Our Lady of the Assumption RC Church, Stony Creek, Ontario (still crsp) (Directory shows this as the address of Father Superior of the Barnabites (un-named) – I have confirmed that Boudreau served as Father Superior for several years) (CCCD)
1992: James M Boudreau crsp (1978) RR #1 Hannon, Ontario 416-692-4417 (this seems to be in the vicinity of Stony Creek – he must have lived there or had a post office box there while he served at Our Lady of the Assumption?) (CCCD)
1991: Hannon, Ontario (CCCD)
1985-89: St. James RC Church, Oakville, Ontario (M)
1989: parochial vicar St. James RC Church, Oakville, Ontario (Barnabite Messenger 1989)
1985-86: address for St James RC Church, Oakville, (St. James has been administered by the Barnabites since it opened in 1961. Strangely enough the pastor of the day in this CCCD is listed as Father A.M. Pucci cssp, a member of the Congregation of the Holy Ghost, however in later directories he is shown as a Barnabite. The cssp initials could be in error.) (CCCD)
1978-1985: Pastor St. John the Baptist RC Church, Guelph, Ontario (M)
1984: current charges relate to allegations of abuse of a 17-year-old boy while Boudreau was serving at St. John RC Church in 1984 (M)
1983: current charge relate to allegation of sex abuse in 1983 (police)
1980:St. John RC Church, Guelph, Ontario (co-pastor with Father A. Biaco CSsR) (Paul F. Reding Bishop of Hamilton, Auxiliary Bishop James H MacDonald) (OCD)
September 1978: ordained as a Barnabite priest in Lewiston, NY. (M) (Is he or was he an American citizen? The Barnabite seminary in Lewiston is the motherhouse for the Barnabites of North America – it is possible that all Barnabite ordinations are conducted in Lewiston? )
1943 or 1944? – DOB
15 April 2012: Former Halton priest awaiting sentence on sex crimes
13 April 2012: Crown seeks jail sentence for former Guelph priest
26 January 2012: Priest guilty of two sexual assaults
25 January 2012: Former Guelph Catholic priest pleads guilty to two historic sexual assaults (longer version)
25 October 2012: Retired priest pleads guilty
26 August 2011: Retired priest makes court appearance on Guelph sex charges
02 March 2011: Hamilton ex-priest faces second sex charge
01 (?) March 2011: Sexual Assault-Arrest
01 March 2011: Retired priest charged
13 Janaury 2011: Retired priest charged with sexual assault
13 January 2011: Ontario priest faces sexual assault charge
Retired former Guelph priest faces second sexual assault charge
02 March 2011
GUELPH — A former St. John the Baptist Catholic Church priest faces a second sexual assault charge.
Guelph Police arrested and charged James (Jim) Boudreau, 67, on Monday, following investigation into an allegation dating back to 1983, police reported Tuesday. He was granted bail later that day in a Guelph courtroom.
Last December, the Guelph Police Service first investigated Boudreau after receiving what it termed a “historical allegation of sexual impropriety.” That led to a charge of sexual assault, being laid on Jan. 12, relating to an alleged occurrence in 1984.
The city police service asserts separate complainants are linked to each charge. The second complainant came forward after the first charge was made public.
The paunchy, short, bald and spectacled former priest wore blue jeans, a green casual shirt and a black leather jacket Tuesday as he stood before justice of the peace Avis Rodney for a morning bail hearing at Ontario Court of Justice on Wyndham Street.
Noting a clean criminal record, a subdued Boudreau was granted bail on a $5,000 surety, which he wasn’t required to provide. He was released on his own recognizance with the requirement he live in his Hamilton apartment and have no contact with the complainants. He also must refrain from being in the company of youths under the age of 18, except in the presence of another adult.
His case is to return to court March 15.
Boudreau, who appeared Tuesday with a lawyer and another person, had no objection to the conditions and made no comment in court. There was a publication ban on details of the alleged incidents a prosecutor presented at the hearing.
Avoiding reporters and news cameras, Boudreau exited a side door at the court Tuesday, entered a waiting black sedan and was driven away.
Boudreau was pastor of the east-side Catholic church from 1978 to 1985. He subsequently worked at other area churches, including St. John’s Catholic Church in Kitchener.
He retired more than a year ago.
Courtdates posted previously close to top of page (while case was moving through the courts)
Next court appearance: 28 May 2012: 2 pm, courtroom #1, to be sentenced (Guelph Ontario courthouse); 13 April 2012: Sentencing, Guelph Ontario court house; GUILTY plea 25 January 2012; 25 January 2012 : continuation of pre-trial, Guelph court house; 30 November 2011: Pre-trial conference, Guelph court house, Guelph, Ontario; 26 August 2011: 9 am. courtroom #1. Pre-trial, Guelph Ontario courthouse; 21 June 2011: 09:30 am, Guelph, Ontario court house, “to be spoken to“; 16 June 2011, 09:30 am, Guelph, Ontario court house, “to be spoken to“; 17 May 2011, 09:30 am, Guelph courthouse, “to be spoken to“; 12 April 2011; 15 March 2011; 01 March 2011, Guelph, Ontario