James Mennis

Status: Deceased 2014
Diocesan Response: After the diocese received the report of misconduct, Fr. Mennis joined the U.S. Navy as a chaplain, served a 30-year career without incident, and retired. Faculties removed in 2004.
Year and Place of Birth: 1938, Ireland
Seminary Attended: All Hallows Seminary, Ireland
Date Ordained / Connection to Diocese: Ordained June 1962 as priest of the Diocese of Sacramento

Assignments in Diocese of Sacramento

  • 1962-1966: St. Basil, Vallejo
  • 1966-1969: Holy Spirit, Sacramento
  • 1969-1970: Asst. Director of CYO

Reporting Victims

Date range of alleged abuse: 1967-1969

  1. Female, under the age of 18
    • Nature of accusation(s): Sexual touching and fondling, sexual intercourse
    • Year reported to diocese: 1969