Thank you for a successful Annual Christmas Giving Tree Campaign

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This is the last weekend for the Christmas Giving Tree, December 3 and 4, 2022.  The gifts will be sorted and delivered in time for Christmas.

Our Christmas tree is by the Altar with tags designated to either girls or boys and their age. Feel free to take a tag or two after Mass and when you can, put your special donation under the tree. Or, you can bring your gift up to the Parish office, Monday-Wednesday 9am-2pm. Please do not wrap the gifts!   NO NEED TO TAKE A TAG, feel free to give a donation of your choice. The age group is 0-17 years old; gift cards are also appreciated.

A very special thank you to Kathy Diffley for your partnership with this project. To our new friend and volunteer, Cathie Castagnola, thank you for your spirit and helping us. To Chris Grandinetti and all of our Ushers for helping at the end of each mass, to Pat & Bill Kevish for taking the gifts over to our Parish every Saturday after 4pm mass, Greg Bierster, my husband and helping hand and to Connie Barraco for this beautiful ad in the bulletin.

Mostly, thank you and God Bless each and every one of you for your generous donations. Wishing you a very happy and healthy Advent season.

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Giving Tree Chairladies:  Laura: 917-693-5147 and Kathy 908-451-8687

 

The Passing of Fr. Fred Kochan

We sadly announce the passing of Fr. Fred Kochan on Saturday, October 1st. Fr. Fred was a beloved fixture at St. Pio’s and will be greatly missed. God rest your soul, Fr. Fred.

We implore your kindness, O God, for Fr. Fred Kochan, your servant and Priest, that, as you made him a steward of your mysteries on earth, so you may bring him to be nourished by their truth and reality as unveiled in heaven. Through Christ our Lord. AMEN.

For details regarding funeral services, please click on the link below.

https://www.ryanfuneralhome.com/obituary/ReverendFrederick-Kochan

Rest in Peace, Fr. Fred

The Winners of the All Cash Raffle – Drawing was on 9/23/22

Total Prize pool – $30,090

 Tkt # 5474

1st prize – $18,054 – went to a Sacred Heart parishioner’s daughter-in-law.

Tkt # 2000

2nd prize – $9,027 – went to a St. Pio parishioner.

Tkt # 11871

3rd prize – $3,009 – went to a Basking Ridge NJ visitor bought on Labor Day Sunday, 10:30AM mass.

Congratulations to the winners! Thank you, and God bless all of you.

—St. Pio Raffle Committee

 

Thank you from Fr. Joy Chacko

A Note of Thanks from Fr. Joy

I wish to thank everyone who participated in celebrating the 30th Anniversary of my Priestly Ordination on Saturday by coming for the Mass and then to the St. Pio Parish Center to celebrate. You truly made me feel welcomed and loved.

Many thanks go out to all who made this wonderful event possible by organizing and cooking: Marta, Joyce, Pat, Laura, Connie, Maribeth, kitchen staff: Joe, Stephen, Greg and Bill. Those who made desserts: Jane, Dianne, Kathy and Judy. Also, Ginny, John, Fr. Joe and others who worked so hard behind the scenes. Everything was perfect. The food was delicious and all enjoyed. I will never forget the beautiful big cake made on my behalf. It was truly a joyous event.

Thank you also for the wonderful greeting cards, personal good wishes and gifts. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

With prayerful good wishes and personal regards,

Fr. Joy