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Diocese unites with Pope Francis on first World Day of the Poor

11/22/2017 - METUCHEN – In union with Pope Francis, more than 600 faithful of the Diocese of Metuchen gathered at the Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi to celebrate “Evening Prayer: In Solidarity with the... Read more »

Diocese of Metuchen to mark World Day of the Poor with Evening Prayer

11/15/2017 - METUCHEN – The Most Rev. James F. Checchio, Bishop of Metuchen, invites all to attend Evening Prayer: In Solidarity with the Poor on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 5 p.m. at the Cathedral of... Read more »

Bishop Checchio to preside at Holy Week and Easter Services throughout Diocese of Metuchen

4/7/2017 - Most Reverend James F. Checchio, Bishop of Metuchen, will preside at Holy Week and Easter liturgies and services at the following locations. All are welcome and encouraged to participate. *Palm Sunday Vigil Mass Saturday, April... Read more »

Bishop of Metuchen Joins 2017 Blue Ribbon Celebration at Saint Francis Cathedral School

11/10/2017 - Bishop James F. Checchio joined students, faculty, and staff today at a pep rally to celebrate the achievement of Saint Francis Cathedral School, which recently was named a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School... Read more »

Diocese of Metuchen to host Autumn Tricky Tray

10/18/2017 -   SOMERSET – The Diocese of Metuchen’s Foundation for Catholic Education will sponsor an Autumn Tricky Tray on Friday, Nov. 10, at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 200 Atrium Drive, Somerset. Doors will open at... Read more »

Statement on the arrest of Luis Felipe Batista

2/8/2017 - *Diocese of Metuchen Statement on the arrest of Luis Felipe Batista February 8, 2017* The Diocese of Metuchen was informed today of the arrest of Luis Felipe Batista, 21, who served as volunteer at... Read more »

Bishop Checchio announces clergy changes

10/17/2017 - The Most Rev. James F. Checchio today announced the following clergy appointments, effective immediately, and has asked all to keep these priests of the Diocese of Metuchen and their new responsibilities in your... Read more »

Two Catholic high schools in Central Jersey receive $700,000 donation to bolster STEM programs

2/3/2017 - The Diocese of Metuchen announced today that it has received a $700,000 private donation, which will be used to expand the existing STEM programs at Bishop George Ahr High School, Edison, and Immaculata... Read more »

Bishop Checchio announces clergy changes

10/12/2017 - The Most Rev. James F. Checchio today announced the following clergy appointments, effective immediately, and has asked all to keep these priests of the Diocese of Metuchen and their new responsibilities in your... Read more »

Statement of the Most Rev. James F. Checchio, Bishop of Metuchen on the Jan. 27 executive order issuing a temporary ban on immigrants to the U.S.

1/30/2017 - Statement of the Most Rev. James F. Checchio, Bishop of Metuchen on the Jan. 27 executive order issuing a temporary ban on immigrants to the U.S. When it comes to the treatment of... Read more »

Bishop Checchio announces clergy changes

9/22/2017 - The Most Rev. James F. Checchio today announced the following clergy appointments, effective October 1 unless otherwise noted, and has asked all to keep these priests of the Diocese of Metuchen and their... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Catholic Charities, Diocese of Metuchen committed to serving, fighting exploitation of immigrants

1/10/2017 - *LETTER TO THE EDITOR **January 10, 2017* *En español[offices-and-ministries/canonical-and-legal-services/communications-and-public-relations/pressroom/2017/catholic-charities-diocese-of-metuchen-committed-to-serving-fighting-exploitation-of-immigrants/#Spanish]* Recent local media reports detailed human trafficking charges brought against two men after six unauthorized migrants were... Read more »

Law enforcement personnel to be honored at 16th Annual Blue Mass

9/19/2017 - METUCHEN – Hundreds of local, county, state and federal law enforcement personnel of all faiths will be recognized for their faithful commitment and self-sacrifice at the Diocese of Metuchen’s 16th Annual Blue Mass... Read more »

Bishop Checchio blesses new Mausoleum of the Holy Spirit at Piscataway cemetery

9/13/2017 - PISCATAWAY, NJ – More than 300 people joined Bishop James F. Checchio as he celebrated a Mass Sept. 9 with a blessing of the Diocese of Metuchen’s new Mausoleum of the Holy Spirit,... Read more »

American Standard to be honored at Charity Dinner

9/7/2017 - Catholic Charities, Diocese of Metuchen will host the 2017 Champions for Catholic Charities Dinner on Monday, October 16 at the Palace in Somerset Park, Somerset. The event this year will highlight the partnership... Read more »

Bishop Checchio announces clergy changes

9/7/2017 - The Most Rev. James F. Checchio today announced the following clergy appointments, effective September 5 unless otherwise noted, and has asked all to keep these priests of the Diocese of Metuchen and their... Read more »

Bishop Checchio announces clergy appointments

8/7/2017 - The Most Rev. James F. Checchio today announced the following clergy appointments, effective August 7 unless otherwise noted, and has asked all to keep these priests of the Diocese of Metuchen and their... Read more »

FY18 budget increases are ‘a major win’ for N.J. Catholic schools

7/31/2017 - METUCHEN – For Catholic schools in New Jersey, one of the highlights of the summer came on July 4 when Governor Chris Christie approved and signed the FY18 state budget, which now includes... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: FY18 budget increases are ‘a major win’ for N.J. Catholic schools

7/31/2017 - *LETTER TO THE EDITOR * While the unfortunate delay in passing the FY18 state budget certainly held our collective attention for several days this summer and caused concern for many, the final budget approved and... Read more »

Bishop Checchio appoints pastor of Immaculate Conception, Annandale

7/12/2017 - METUCHEN – The Most Rev. James F. Checchio today announced that, after prayer and studying the parish consultations from Immaculate Conception Parish, Annandale, he is appointing Rev. Msgr. William Benwell, JCL, as pastor. Msgr.... Read more »

Bishop Checchio announces clergy appointments

7/7/2017 - The Most Rev. James F. Checchio today announced the following clergy appointments [PDF], effective August 1, and has asked all to keep these priests of the Diocese of Metuchen and their new responsibilities... Read more »

Bishop Checchio celebrates 25th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood

6/29/2017 - METUCHEN – With a spirit of joy and gratitude for his priestly vocation, Bishop James F. Checchio celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving June 23 to mark the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of... Read more »

Bishop Checchio announces pastor, administrator appointments

6/14/2017 - METUCHEN – The Most Rev. James F. Checchio today announced the following clergy appointments [PDF] and has asked all to keep these priests of the Diocese of Metuchen and their new responsibilities in your prayers: *HUNTERDON... Read more »

Catholic high school graduates in Central Jersey receive $92.5 million in scholarships, awards

6/13/2017 - CENTRAL JERSEY – Crowds gathered, clapped and cheered during recent commencement ceremonies where Bishop James F. Checchio awarded diplomas to 569 graduating seniors of the four Catholic high schools in the Diocese of... Read more »

Memorial Day Masses to be held at two Middlesex County cemeteries

5/24/2017 - Rev. Msgr. William Benwell, vicar general of the Diocese of Metuchen, will celebrate an outdoor Memorial Day Mass at 10 a.m. May 29, rain or shine, on the grounds of Resurrection Cemetery, Hoes... Read more »

Bishop Checchio ordains fifteen men to diaconate

5/20/2017 - METUCHEN – Fifteen men will be ordained as deacons for service in the Diocese of Metuchen on Saturday, May 20. Two of the men are preparing for eventual service in the priesthood. The... Read more »