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Paul Gregory Bootkoski

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Installed  March 19, 2002
Consecration  September 5, 1997
Predecessor  Vincent DePaul Breen

Education  Seton Hall University
Name  Paul Bootkoski
Ordination  May 28, 1966
Paul Gregory Bootkoski
Born  July 4, 1940 Newark, New Jersey (1940-07-04)
Diocese  Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen

Paul Gregory Bootkoski (born July 4, 1940) is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who formerly served as the bishop of the Diocese of Metuchen, New Jersey from 2002 until March 8, 2016; he was replaced by Msgr. James Checchio, as Bishop of the Diocese of Metuchen.


Bootkoski was ordained on May 28, 1966 as a priest for the Archdiocese of Newark. He was assistant vice president for student affairs at Seton Hall University, his alma mater, for three years beginning in 1980. In 1983 he became pastor of St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Elizabeth and became an honorary prelate (Monsignor) in 1991.

He was named auxiliary bishop of Newark on July 8, 1997, and consecrated bishop on September 5 of that year. He was vicar general of the diocese and later diocesan administrator when Theodore Edgar McCarrick became Archbishop of Washington.

In 2002 he was appointed bishop of Metuchen; his resignation was accepted by Pope Francis on March 8, 2016.


Paul Gregory Bootkoski Wikipedia