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50th Anniversary of the Ordination of the Most Revered Paul G. Bootkoski
May 22, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bishop 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 Archbishop 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.