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Bishop Checchio announces clergy appointments

June 05, 2018

The Most Rev. James F. Checchio today announced the following clergy appointments, effective July 2, and has asked all to keep these priests of the Diocese of Metuchen and their new responsibilities in your prayers:

Diocesan Appointments

MIDDLESEX COUNTY

New Brunswick
Rev. Msgr. Joseph Celano, pastor, St. Peter the Apostle University and Community Parish
He will continue as the Episcopal Vicar for Administration for the Diocese of Metuchen
Rev. James De Fillipps, parochial vicar, St. Peter the Apostle University and Community Parish
Rev. Jason Pavich, parochial vicar, St. Peter the Apostle University and Community Parish
94 Somerset Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1220   •  www.stpetertheapostle.org 

SOMERSET COUNTY

Bridgewater
Rev. Jeffrey Calia, CO, pastor, Holy Trinity Parish
Very Rev. Peter Cebulka, CO, part-time parochial vicar, Holy Trinity Parish
60 Maple Street, Bridgewater, NJ 08807-2711  •  www.holytrinitynj.org 

Raritan
Rev. Thomas Odorizzi, CO, pastor, St. Ann Parish
Very Rev. Peter Cebulka, CO, part-time parochial vicar, St. Ann Parish
45 Anderson Street, Raritan, NJ 08869-1008  •  www.stannparish.com

Special Appointments

MIDDLESEX COUNTY

New Brunswick
Very Rev. Peter Cebulka, CO, will continue as part-time chaplain, Catholic Center at Rutgers University
Rev. James De Fillipps, chaplain, Catholic Center at Rutgers University
Rev. Jason Pavich, chaplain, Catholic Center at Rutgers University
They will serve as chaplains, along with the Brothers of Hope, the Sisters of Jesus Our Hope and the other staff members in serving the Catholic Center at Rutgers University.

Rev. Kevin Kelly, CO, will continue to serve the Hispanic community

SOMERSET COUNTY

Raritan
Very Rev. Peter Cebulka, CO, administrator, Shrine of the Blessed Sacrament
50 West Somerset Street, Raritan, NJ 08869-2030  •  www.blessedsacramentshrine.com   
Rev. Robert Gorman will continue to serve the Shrine of the Blessed Sacrament as well as his work in prison ministry as he works collaboratively with Very Rev. Cebulka.

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