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 on Tuesday, May 3. 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.

TITLE RESOURCE DESCRIPTION
Biography  View/Download The biography of Bishop James F. Checchio
Curriculum Vitae View/Download The Curriculum Vitae of Bishop James F. Checchio
Press Release View/Download Bishop James F. Checchio, priest of the Diocese of Camden and former rector of Pontifical North American College in Rome, ordained and installed as fifth Bishop of Metuchen May 3
Official Formal Portrait View/Download The official formal portrait of Bishop James F. Checchio (Photo credit: Gary Gellman/Gellman Images)
Photo of Pope Francis and Bishop James F. Checchio View/Download A photo of Bishop James F. Checchio greeting Pope Francis, during his March 2016 visit to Rome (Photo credit: L’Osservatore Romano)
Photo of Bishop James F. Checchio from Ordination View/Download A candid photo of Bishop James F. Checchio after being installed and ordained as fifth bishop of Metuchen, May 3 (Photo credit: Mike Ehrmann)
Prayer Card View/Download The official prayer card from the May 3 Ordination and Installation of Bishop James F. Checchio
Worship Booklet View/Download The booklet distributed to worshipers at the May 3 Ordination and Installation of Bishop James F. Checchio
Coat of Arms View/Download Bishop James F. Checchio's Coat of Arms
Symbols of the Bishop View/Download A description of pontifical insignia – the symbols of the office of bishop – including an episcopal ring, miter (bishop’s hat) and crosier (bishop’s staff), the items formally presented to a bishop during the Rites of Ordination at Mass.
Evening Prayer Homily View/Download Homily for Evening Prayer and Blessing of Pontifical Insignia prepared by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn
Evening Prayer Remarks by Bishop James F. Checchio  View/Download Remarks for Evening Prayer prepared by Bishop James F. Checchio
Ordination Remarks by Bishop James F. Checchio View/Download Ordination remarks prepared by Bishop James F. Checchio
Past Bishops of Metuchen      View/Download Information about the past Bishops of Metuchen
Diocesan Statistical Overview View/Download Historical facts about the Diocese of Metuchen
General FAQs about Ordination (USCCB) View/Download Frequently Asked Questions about ordinations
How to Cover the Mass (USCCB)  View/Download How to Cover the Mass describes the various parts of the liturgy, explains ceremonies therein, and defines liturgical terms so that media can accurately describe events for those who follow their coverage. This resource was prepared by the Office of Media Relations of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
Holy Orders: Bishop, Priests, Deacon (USCCB) View/Download An explanation of the Sacrament of Holy Orders and the three degrees or "orders," including bishop, priest and deacon