Father Randal (James) Gillette
Diocese of Metuchen
Assigned as follows:
- 1971-1974 St. Michael’s Monastery (Union City, NJ)
- 1974-1978 St. Gabriel (Boston, MA)
- 1978-1987 St. Patrick (Mexico City, MX)
- 1987-1993 Foreign Mission (Honduras)
- 1993-1994 St. Paul of the Cross Monastery (Pittsburgh, PA)
- 1994-1998 Unknown
- 1998-2004 St. Vincent’s Residence (Pelham Manor, NY)
- 2001-2004 New York Passionist Communications, Inc. (Pelham, NY)
- 2004-2008 Unknown
- 2008-2011 Passionist Residence (Bronx, NY)
- 2012-2019 Unknown
Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Randal (James) Gillette:
Father Randal (James) Gillette was a priest of the Passionist order. He worked in the Dioceses/Archdioceses of Newark, Boston, Mexico City, Pittsburgh, New York, as well as Honduras. According to media reports, the release of his personnel file in January 2003 revealed in a September 2002 letter that Father Gillette was accused of sexually assaulting a minor boy at St. Gabriel’s in Brighton in 1972. No other information was found.
His name was not included in the 2011 Archdiocese of Boston’s list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors because he was a religious order priest. In June 2015, at least one civil claim against Father Gillette, the Archdiocese of Boston, the Archdiocese of Newark, and the Passionists was settled.
In August 2015, a man alleged that he was sexually molested, abused, and assaulted by Father Gillette while he served at St. Michael’s Monastery in Union City from 1971 to 1974. He was transferred to St. Gabriel’s Parish in Boston, MA. His current whereabouts are unknown.
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