Blessing of the Animals 10/7 – 11am

Blessing of the Animals – Saturday, October 7th-11:00 AM on the Sacred Heart Lawn, Bay Head.
Bring your furbabies to be blessed!
We are accepting voluntary monetary donations and/or unopened pet food to be donated to our local shelter.
“All things of creation are children of the Father and thus brothers of man. God wants us to help animals if they need help.”  – St. Francis of Assisi

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 2023-24

Healing Mass Schedule 2023-24


Date              Celebrant                    Time                        Feast Day


Sept. 14                  Fr. Joy                12pm                       Exaltation Cross

Oct. 12                    Fr. Joe                12pm                 

Nov. 9                     Fr. Joy                12pm                      Dead Lateran Bas

Dec 14                     Fr. Joe                12pm                      St. John Cross



Jan. 11                     Fr. Joy              12pm                                 

Feb. 8                      Fr. Joe              12pm                         St. Jerome

March 14                Fr. Joy              12pm

April 11                   Fr. Joe               12pm                         St. Stanislaus

May 9                      Fr. Joy               12pm                         Ascension

June 13                   Fr. Joe                7pm                          St. Anthony

July 11                     Fr. Joy                7pm                          St. Benedict                 

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

2023 Annual Catholic Appeal

The 2023 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 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.






IRA Charitable Rollover

A Tax-Saving Charitable Gift for Non-Itemizers

Due to an increased standard deduction, many individuals and couples will no longer be able to claim itemized deductions. However, a tax-free IRA charitable rollover offers the following benefit to individuals age 70 1/2 or older:

– The ability to direct a current, outright IRA gift, up  to $100,000, to our church, or other qualified charities

– Satisfaction of the required minimum  distribution without increasing taxable income

– No loss of a charitable contribution itemized deduction

– Ability to direct your gift to any area of our parish operations

For more information, please contact:

Marta Barkhausen, Business Manager    732-793-7291 x322 or


BISHOP: Emergency Action Needed!

Immediate attention and action response needed!!

Please Stop the Slaughter of the Innocents in NJ!

The Catholic Bishops of New Jersey join to express our strongest opposition to S49/A6260. This harmful legislation would: codify into state law an individual’s right to an abortion, including late-term abortions; potentially violate the religious freedom of healthcare workers and hospitals; and require private businesses to expand group health coverage to include abortion services.

Abortion is a direct attack on life itself. As such, the Catholic Bishops of New Jersey urge Catholics and people of good will to reject this bill seeking to expand abortion services and to contact your state legislators to express your staunch opposition to its passage.

The New Jersey Catholic Conference expects the bill to be scheduled for a vote in both the Senate and General Assembly on this Monday January 10, 2022, only four days after being introduced to the Senate for the first time on January 6, 2022.

We urge you to contact your state elected officials immediately and ask them to vote NO on S49/A6260.

 some of the politicians:

           Gregory P. McGuckin

           John Catalano

           James W. Holzapfel

Please read the Bishop’s Letter Below:

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Scam Alert

The Diocese of Trenton has issued an alert regarding reports of email and text scams that will use the name of a pastor to solicit funds in the form of gift cards or cash donations.

The warning follows a recent report on CBS Philly about parishes in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia being targeted.  The email usually begins with a simple “Hi,” but no recipients’ name, and asks for financial help for a worthy cause.  The pastor’s name concludes the request.

Several pastors in the Diocese of Trenton have already heard from parishioners who received emails or text messages, seemingly from the pastor, asking for donations.

The Diocese takes this opportunity to advise parishioners that pastors do not raise money in this manner and to exercise the utmost caution when receiving this type of communication.

Some law enforcement in the area urge parishioners to question any email or text that doesn’t come from a person in their contacts.  If the person is not known, a parishioner should call the person asking for funds to verify the story.  If a pastor’s name is used, parishioners should contact the parish to verify the legitimacy of the appeal.

Anyone who feels that they have been the victim of this type of scam is urged to contact their local police department.