The Pontifical North American College

January 16, 2016

Farewell Mass and Banquet for Msgr. Checchio

On January 17, 2016, the College community gathered for one last Mass celebrated by departing Rector Monsignor James F. Checchio. Afterwards they celebrated with a banquet. More information here.

Departing College Rector Msgr. James Checchio celebrates Mass in the Immaculate Conception Chapel as the College bids him a formal farewell.
Departing College Rector Msgr. James Checchio celebrates Mass in the Immaculate Conception Chapel as the College bids him a formal farewell.
Monsignor Checchio imparts some final words of wisdom, counsel, and encouragement in his homily.
Monsignor Checchio imparts some final words of wisdom, counsel, and encouragement in his homily.
"Go, the Mass is ended."
“Go, the Mass is ended.”
After Mass, the College community gathered for a festive meal in celebration of Msgr. Checchio's departure as rector.
After Mass, the College community gathered for a festive meal in celebration of Msgr. Checchio’s departure as rector.
A light moment during the many toasts delivered in Msgr. Checchio's honor during the banquet.
A light moment during the many toasts delivered in Msgr. Checchio’s honor during the banquet.
Grayson Heenan ('17) and Rev. Mr. James Morin ('16) present a gift to Msgr. Checchio.
Grayson Heenan (’17) and Rev. Mr. James Morin (’16) present a gift to Msgr. Checchio.
Seminarians Shane Nunes ('18) and Frank Furman ('18) leave notes of thanks in a book for Msgr. Checchio.
Seminarians Shane Nunes (’18) and Frank Furman (’18) leave notes of thanks in a book for Msgr. Checchio.
Rev. James Quigley, O.P., Carl J. Peter Chair of Homiletics, delivers some remarks and testimony of Msgr. Checchio's service to the College over the past decade.
Rev. James Quigley, O.P., Carl J. Peter Chair of Homiletics, delivers some remarks and testimony of Msgr. Checchio’s service to the College over the past decade.
Msgr. Checchio is bid farewell with applause from the College community.
Msgr. Checchio is bid farewell with applause from the College community.