Press Kit

The diocesan Office of Communications released the following materials to the media at the ...., press conference. These materials will remain digitally available on this page for media use.
All media inquiries and questions should be directed to Erin Friedlander, Director of the Office of Communications, at efriedlander@diometuchen.org or (732) 562-2463.

The diocesan Office of Communications released the following materials to the media at the Tuesday, March 8 press conference. These materials will remain digitally available on this page for media use.

All media inquiries and questions should be directed to Erin Friedlander, Director of the Office of Communications, at efriedlander@diometuchen.org or (732) 562-2463.

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Press Release View/Download Pope Francis names Msgr. James F. Checchio as Bishop of Metuchen; accepts resignation of Bishop Paul G. Bootkoski 
Press Conference View/Download The video of the press conference, held on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 11 a.m., to announce Pope Francis' appointment of Bishop-elect James F. Checchio as the new bishop of the Diocese of Metuchen (Video credit: Gellman Images)
Biography of Bishop-elect Checchio View/Download The biography of Bishop-elect Checchio
Image of Bishop-elect Checchio (Photo 1) View/Download Image of Bishop-elect Checchio (Photo Credit: Leo Song, Seminarian, Pontifical North American College)
Image of Bishop-elect Checchio (Photo 2) View/Download Image of Bishop-elect Checchio (Photo Credit: CNS photo/Robert Duncan)
Prepared Remarks of Bishop-elect Checchio View/Download Remarks prepared by Bishop-elect Checchio for the March 8, 2016 press conference
Biography of Bishop Bootkoski View/Download The biography of Bishop Bootkoski
Prepared Remarks of Bishop Bootkoski View/Download Remarks prepared by Bishop Bootkoski for the March 8, 2016 press conference
CNS Video of Bishop-elect Checchio View/Download Msgr. James F. Checchio, who returned to the United States Jan. 30, reflects on his 10-year tenure as rector of the Pontifical North American College in this Catholic News Service video
Diocesan Statistical Overview View/Download Historical facts about the Diocese of Metuchen
Past Bishops of Metuchen View/Download Information about the past Bishops of Metuchen
Statement of The Most Reverend John J. Myers, Archbishop of Newark View/Download Statement of The Most Reverend John J. Myers, Archbishop of Newark, on the appointment of Bishop-elect James F. Checchio as fifth Bishop of Metuchen
Statement of The Most Reverend David M. O’Connell, C.M., J.C.D., Bishop of Trenton View/Download Statement of The Most Reverend David M. O’Connell, C.M., J.C.D., Bishop of Trenton, on the appointment of Bishop-elect James F. Checchio as fifth Bishop of Metuchen
Statement of The Most Reverend Dennis J. Sullivan, D.D., Bishop of Camden View/Download Statement of The Most Reverend Dennis J. Sullivan, D.D., Bishop of Camden, on the appointment of Bishop-elect James F. Checchio as fifth Bishop of Metuchen
Statement of The Most Reverend Arthur J. Serratelli, S.T.D., S.S.L., D.D., Bishop of Paterson View/Download Statement of The Most Reverend Arthur J. Serratelli, S.T.D., S.S.L., D.D., Bishop of Paterson, on the appointment of Bishop-elect James F. Checchio as fifth Bishop of Metuchen