Jerome Arthur Pechillo

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Most Reverend

Jerome A. Pechillo, T.O.R.
Auxiliary Bishop of Newark
ChurchCatholic Church
SeeTitular See of Nova Sparsa
AppointedMarch 6, 1976
In officeMarch 6, 1976 - January 1, 1991
OrdinationJune 10, 1941
ConsecrationJanuary 25, 1966
by Joseph Carroll McCormick
Personal details
BornMay 16, 1919
Brooklyn, New York
DiedJanuary 1, 1991(1991-01-01) (aged 71)
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Jerome Arthur Pechillo, T.O.R. (May 16, 1919 – January 1, 1991) was an American missionary and bishop of the Catholic Church. He served as the Prelate of Coronel Oviedo in Paraguay from 1961 to 1976, and auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Newark from 1976 to 1991.


Born in Brooklyn, New York, Pechillo was ordained a priest for the Third Order Regular of St. Francis of Penance on June 10, 1941. He was named the Prelate of Coronel Oviedo on September 10, 1961. Pechillo attended three of the four sessions of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965).

While remaining prelate of Coronel Oviedo, Pope Paul VI appointed him as the Titular Bishop of Nova Sparsa on October 20, 1965. He was consecrated by Bishop Joseph McCormick of Altoona-Johnstown on January 25, 1966. The principal co-consecrators were Bishop Anthony Mussio of Steubenville and Brooklyn Auxiliary Bishop John Boardman.

Pope Paul named him the Auxiliary Bishop of Newark on March 6, 1976. Pechillo continued to serve as an auxiliary bishop until his death at the age of 71 on January 1, 1991.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Bishop Jerome Arthur (Gerolamo) Pechillo, T.O.R." Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2013-07-17.[self-published source]
  2. ^ "Diocese of Coronel Oviedo". Giga-Catholic. Retrieved 2013-07-17.