Statement on suspension of Fr. David J. Marcotte

Fr. David J. Marcotte, a priest for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, was suspended from ministry on February 12, 2019 after a report of sexual abuse involving a minor in 2016 was received by the archdiocese’s victim assistance coordinator on February 6, 2019. The Archdiocese immediately made a report to civil authorities and notified the chair of the Archdiocesan Review Board of the allegation.

The Archdiocese is cooperating with law enforcement.

Fr. Marcotte was ordained on June 7, 2014. The complete list of his ministry assignments are as follows: 2014, associate pastor, SS. Francis and Clare Parish, Greenwood; 2015, associate pastor, St. Malachy Parish, Brownsburg; 2016, administrator, St. Martin of Tours Parish, Martinsville; 2017, chaplain, Roncalli High School, Indianapolis, and sacramental assistance, SS. Francis and Clare Parish, Greenwood.

Fr. Marcotte is prohibited from all public ministry while an investigation is ongoing.

The Archdiocese of Indianapolis is committed to protecting children and vulnerable adults from sexual abuse and misconduct. If you are a victim of sexual abuse or misconduct by a person ministering on behalf of the Church, or if you know of anyone who has been a victim, please contact civil authorities and the Archdiocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator at or 1-800-382-9836, ext. 1548.

Confidential reports can also be made on-line at or by calling 888-393-6810


Let us hold all victims of sexual abuse and misconduct and their families in prayer.

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