There will be NO scheduled Mass on Monday morning, April 10, 2023.
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2023 Lenten activities
Lenten Activities at St. Pio of Pietrelcina
All ARE WELCOME! Please click on the link below for more information
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 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.
Catholic Relief Services for Syria/Turkey Earthquake
On February 6, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated large areas of central Turkey and northwest Syria. The death toll has surpassed 11,000.
Catholic Relief Services will support emergency relief efforts led by local partners in both Syria and Turkey with Caritas Turkey, Caritas Syria in Aleppo and Lattakia—where extensive damage has been reported—and other local partners. Already in Turkey, Caritas Anatolia, in coordination with authorities, is bringing displaced people to safe, open spaces and distributing hot meals and clothing. The dioceses of Izmir and Istanbul are collecting donations to send to the Anatolia Region.
Your gifts will help partners to provide safe shelter, and access to food, clean water and hygiene supplies.
Please fill out the secure form to make a one-time donation to help families affected by the earthquakes by going to https://support.crs.org/donate/earthquakes.
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.
2022 Tax Statements
2022 tax statements are available from the parish office.
You can call or e-mail the office (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
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 email@example.com
Do No Harm to Catholic Health Care Ministries – Please Read
Please open the above attachment called Act Now!
Tell the Federal Government to DO NO HARM to Catholic Health Care Ministries.
For further information visit https://www.usccb.org/do-no-harm
Thank you and God Bless you all!
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
James W. Holzapfel
Please read the Bishop’s Letter Below:
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.