Ecumenical and Interfaith Affairs

Welcome to the Office of Ecumenical & Interfaith Affairs! This office which also convenes the Diocesan Commission for Ecumenical and Interfaith Initiatives, works under the aegis of the Secretariat for Family and Pastoral Life. It exists as a result of the call for the establishment of such offices by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity in its 1993 Directory for the Application of Principles and Norms on Ecumenism.

The Bishop has asked us to undertake a renewal of this important diocesan ministry with the aim being to foster spiritual ecumenism, promote friendly relationships between Catholics and other Christians as well as people of other faith traditions by initiating conversation and consultation, and working together with other Christians and faith traditions in areas like education, public and private morality, social justice and culture and the arts.


Ecumenical Prayer Service for Christian Unity Week
January 24, 2019  •  7 p.m.
Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi, 548 Main Street, Metuchen, NJ 08840
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All are invited to join Bishop James F. Checchio at the Ecumenical Prayer Service to Celebrate the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi in Metuchen. Bishop Checchio will be joined by representatives of the Episcopal, Lutheran and Orthodox communities in New Jersey for this service. This year’s theme for the Week of Prayer is “Justice, Only Justice, You shall Pursue” (cf. Deuteronomy 16:20) which was chosen for its powerful message of promoting truth, equality and unity which are recognized as common needs throughout the world. All are welcome to attend!  

Contact Us:

Rev. Guy W. Selvester, MDiv, MA, Director
(732) 529-7937
732 -529-7937