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Bishop Checchio announces clergy appointments

October 26, 2018

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

Diocesan Appointments


Rev. Pauly Thekkan, CMI, Hospital Chaplain, RWJ Barnabas University Hospital, New Brunswick
Effective November 1, 2018

Port Reading and Carteret
Rev. Msgr. Pafnouti Wassef,
Parochial Vicar, St. Anthony of Padua Parish and St. Joseph Parish
Effective November 1, 2018


Rev. John M. Rozembajgier, Pastor, Mary, Mother of God Parish
Effective November 12, 2018

Other Appointments

Rev. Lancelot McGrath, Temporarily Released for Service Outside the Diocese
Effective November 1, 2018

Rev. Lauro C. Sedlmayer, Retired
Effective November 1, 2018

Rev. Joemar B. Garboso, on Leave of Absence for Discernment

Rev. Sean A. Broderick, CSSp, Retired
Effective November 12, 2018

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