25th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood

Bishop Checchio will celebrate the 25th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood June 20, 
therefore, all faithful of the Diocese of Metuchen are asked to remember the bishop in their special intentions. 
Please consider publishing this special request in your bulletin the weekends of June 17/18 and 24/25.
MESSAGE FROM THE BISHOP ON THE OCCASION OF THE
25th ANNIVERSARY OF HIS ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD, JUNE 20
“First and foremost, I am grateful to God, for the gifts of life and faith, the gift of His mercy in His calling 
me to follow Him as one of his priests; I love being a priest. I am so grateful to God for His love and for His 
calling me to be with Him and follow Him in holy priesthood. I am likewise grateful to God for the grace He has 
given me over these 25 years which has sustained me in being faithful to my priestly promises. I certainly pray 
that many more young men in our diocese will respond to God’s call, and we need to make every effort to be sure 
our young people can hear that call and know what a blessed life it is to follow Him through a call to the priesthood 
or religious life. As I celebrate this milestone anniversary, please continue to pray for me and know that I pray daily 
for you, too.”
– Most Rev. James F. Checchio, Bishop of Metuchen
  Episcopal ordination and installation May 3, 2016
 
I am grateful to Christ Jesus our Lord…because he judged me faithful and appointed me to his service…
1 Timothy 1:12

Bishop Checchio will celebrate the 25th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood June 20, therefore, all faithful of the Diocese of Metuchen are asked to remember the bishop in their special intentions. 

MESSAGE FROM THE BISHOP ON THE OCCASION OF THE
25th ANNIVERSARY OF HIS ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD, JUNE 20

"First and foremost, I am grateful to God, for the gifts of life and faith, the gift of His mercy in His calling me to follow Him as one of his priests; I love being a priest. I am so grateful to God for His love and for His  calling me to be with Him and follow Him in holy priesthood. I am likewise grateful to God for the grace He has  given me over these 25 years which has sustained me in being faithful to my priestly promises. I certainly pray that many more young men in our diocese will respond to God’s call, and we need to make every effort to be sure our young people can hear that call and know what a blessed life it is to follow Him through a call to the priesthood or religious life." 

Most Rev. James F. Checchio, Bishop of Metuchen
Episcopal ordination and installation May 3, 2016

As I celebrate this milestone anniversary, please continue to pray for me and know that I pray daily for you, too.


I am grateful to Christ Jesus our Lord…because he judged me faithful and appointed me to his service…
1 Timothy 1:12

IN THE NEWS

•  June 1, 2017 - Here or abroad, Bishop Checchio’s goal is sharing Christ with others (The Catholic Spirit)
•  May 18, 2017 - Bishop Checchio reflects on first year as shepherd of Metuchen (The Catholic Spirit)