Holy Hour- Please Join Us

The Knights of Columbus Council 8415 will be holding a Holy Hour every Friday during Lent. Please join us

St. Pio Chapel 3-4pm

“And He cometh to this disciples, and findeth them asleep, and He saith to Peter:

What? Could you not watch one hour with Me?” Matthew 26-40

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross will be held at St. Pio each Friday during Lent following the 8:30am Mass, with Fr. Joy.

 

A MESSAGE FROM OUR BISHOP-CRISIS IN THE HOLY LAND

Our call to respond to those suffering in the Holy Land.

SEE BELOW FOR EVENT ON TUESDAY, 10/17

A message from Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M.

As is so often the case, our sisters and brothers in need in our own country and throughout the world depend upon our love and generosity, prompted by our Catholic faith, and turn to us for help in times of crisis. Such is now the case in Israel. I offer some ways to respond.

First, foremost and always, we need to pray. In this month of the Rosary, pray this most effective prayer that our Blessed Mother will intercede with her Divine Son for the people affected by the current war. Pray for peace. The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa, has also made this request on behalf of the bishops in Israel:

We ask that on Tuesday, October 17, the Feast of St. Ignatius of Antioch, everyone hold a day of fasting, abstinence and prayer. Let us organize prayer times with Eucharistic adoration and with the recitation of the Rosary to Our Blessed Virgin Mary. … This is the way we all come together despite everything, and unite collectively in prayer, to deliver to God the Father our thirst for peace, justice and reconciliation.

Second, please respond in charity to the extent that you are willing and able to Catholic Relief Services at this link: support.crs.org/donate/holy-land-conflict.

Thank you. Our Lady, Queen of Peace, pray for us!

LET’S PRAY TOGETHER

Our joint parishes are invited to come together for Benediction and to Pray the Rosary for Peace on Tuesday, October 17th at 6:00pm at St. Pio Church. 

While you can always pray at home on your own, it will certainly be a powerful prayer, after a day of fast and abstinence, for us to fill the church and pray together.  Please join us.   

Congratulations to Our 50/50 Raffle Winners

Prize     Winning Ticket     Amount         Where sold          

1st             #5368                             $18, 648        Founder’s Day

2nd           #12643                          $ 9,324           Sold by a supporter of St. Pio to a co-worker

3rd            #432                              $3,108             St. Pio Parishioner

We want to thank the hundreds of people who helped support our annual fundraiser.

We especially would like to thank our St. Pio Raffle volunteers who have been working since May selling tickets. May God Bless you all.

 

Healing Mass Schedule for 2024

 2024 

Date              Celebrant                    Time                        Feast Day

Aug. 8                     Fr. Mandato     6pm                          St. Dominic   

 

Religious Ed Registration is OPEN

St. Pio in Lavallette and Sacred Heart in Bayhead have begun their Religious Education Registration for the 23-24 School year.

The registration deadline is September 10, 2023.

Our Program helps parents educate their children about our Catholic faith and traditions. We offer a comprehensive program for children in grades 1-8 from September through April. Our Program is combined with our linked sister parish, Sacred Heart in Bay Head, and the classes are held at Sacred Heart on Sundays following morning Mass.

For more information or to register please print out the attached form below and return to Sacred Heart or call John Paglione, Religious Education Coordinator, at 732-899-1398, ext 5 or his cell at 732-598-1590.

The deadline for the 2023-24 registration is September 10, 2023.     2023-2024 Religious Ed Registration Form

The class schedule is below for your convenience.

CCD 2023 2024 Schedule

2024 Annual Catholic Appeal

The 2024 Annual Catholic Appeal is well underway.

The outpouring of support from many parishioners like you, at St. Pio of Pietrelcina, helps sustain the important ministries across the Diocese of Trenton. There will be a pledge form at the back of church but if you would prefer to pledge online or need further information, please visit www.dioceseoftrenton.org/catholicappeal. Your generosity, as always, is greatly appreciated.

Please enjoy the video below from The Most Reverend David M. O’Connell, C.M., Bishop of Trenton.

 

 

 

My Life is a Miracle – BOOK

February 11th is The Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

Be touched by this beautiful testimony from a religious sister whose pilgrimage to Lourdes led to her cure from a crippling disease.

St. Pio is selling her books for $10 each. Get your book for this inspiring story, especially in time for our Lourdes Virtual Pilgrimage Experience here at St. Pio on March 11, 2023.

Please call the office for your copy, 732-793-7291.

My life is a miracle

2022 Tax Statements

2022 tax statements are available from the parish office.

You can call or e-mail the office (office@stpioparish.com) if you would like to receive one. We can mail the statement to your home or your e-mail address!

As a reminder, if you gave online, your statement is available now directly from Parish Giving, just log in to your account.