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Bishop Checchio announces clergy appointments

June 15, 2018

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

Diocesan Appointments

MIDDLESEX COUNTY

Colonia
Rev. Bede Kim, parochial vicar, St. John Vianney Parish
420 Inman Avenue, Colonia, NJ 07067-1150  •  www.sjvianney.com 

Dunellen
Rev. Msgr. William Benwell, administrator, St. John the Evangelist Parish
317 First Street, Dunellen, NJ 08812-1111  •  www.stjohndunellen.org

Highland Park
Rev. Lancelot McGrath, parochial vicar, Transfiguration of the Lord Parish
23 South Fifth Avenue, Highland Park, NJ 08904  •  transfiguration-parish.com

Middlesex
Rev. Louis Mattina, parochial vicar, Our Lady of Mount Virgin Parish
600 Harris Avenue, Middlesex, NJ 08846-2412  •  www.olmv.net

North Plainfield
Rev. Ronald Machado, parochial vicar, St. Joseph Parish
41 Manning Avenue, North Plainfield, NJ 07060-4825  •  www.sjnp.org

Piscataway
Rev. Charles Sabella, parochial vicar, Our Lady of Fatima Parish
501 New Market Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854  •  www.olfparish.org


SOMERSET COUNTY

Bernardsville
Rev. John C. Siceloff, pastor, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish
111 Claremont Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924-1800  •  www.olphbernardsville.org

Somerville
Rev. Robert Pinnisi
, parochial vicar, Immaculate Conception Parish
35 Mountain Avenue, Somerville, NJ 08876-1823  •  www.immaculateconception.org

South Bound Brook
Rev. Namwoong Lee, administrator, Our Lady of Mercy Parish
122 High Street, South Bound Brook, NJ 08880-1232  •  www.olmsbb.org


WARREN COUNTY

Alpha
Rev. James Tucker, parochial vicar, St. Mary Parish
830 5th Avenue, Alpha, NJ 08865  •  www.stmaryrc.org


Special Appointments

MIDDLESEX COUNTY

Piscataway

Rev. Msgr. William Benwell, Episcopal Vicar for Canonical Affairs, effective immediately
Rev. Timothy Christy, Vicar General, effective immediately
He will continue as Moderator of the Curia and Episcopal Vicar for Evangelization and Communications
Rev. John Rozembajgier, Consultant to the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
Rev. Mauricio Tabera-Vasquez, Director of Vocations and Director of St. John Vianney House of Discernment, Highland Park

SOMERSET COUNTY

Somerville
Rev. Tholitho
, Director of Catholic Identity, Immaculata High School
240 Mountain Avenue, Somerville, NJ 08876-1559  •  www.immaculatahighschool.org

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