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.

 

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

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.

 

2023 Winter/Spring Mass Schedule

Saturday Vigil:  4:00 PM
Sunday:    9:30am, last Sunday mass at 9:30am will be March 19.
Beginning Sunday, March 26, 2023 Sunday mass times will be 8:30am and 10:30am
Daily Mass 8:30 A.M. Monday thru Saturday, in the Chapel
After Mass on:
Tuesday is the Miraculous Medal Novena
Thursday is the Divine Mercy Chaplet
Friday is the Benediction and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Confession every Saturday 3:00-3:30 P.M. – or call Parish Office for appointment 732-793-7291
The Chapel is open for PRIVATE PRAYER 6:00am – 6:00pm, daily.

 

 

Join Our New Years Eve Gala

The Holy Name Society of the Parish of St. Pio present:

   

New Years Eve Gala

Featuring

Off-R-RockerZ

Saturday. December 31, 2022

Doors Open: 8:00pm

Music and Dancing: 9:00pm – 12:30am

St Pio Parish Hall

Rt. 35 No. & Philadelphia Ave.

Lavallette, NJ

$25.00 PP, Checks should be made out to St. Pio Holy Name Society

BYO – Food and Drink               

For Further Information and Tickets Call:

Gary 908-672-6710

Bill 732-250-2151

John 732-259-3577

 Tom 732-995-0044

              Includes: Party Favors, Coffee, Dessert, Soda and Water                                 

 

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