Mass Time Change! Saturday 4pm

Beginning with the change from Daylight Savings Time – on Saturday, November 7th, our Vigil Mass will be at 4:00pm.  Confessions will also change to Saturdays between 3:00-3:30pm.  These Mass times will remain in effect until the clocks change again in the Spring!

Mass of Remembrance 10/19 8:30am

Fr. Joe Hlubik and Fr. Fred Kochan will concelebrate a Mass of Remembrance for Fr. Vince on Monday, October 19th at 8:30am at St. Pio of Pietrelcina Church.  All are welcome!

Rest in Peace Fr. Vincent Coppola

We sadly announce that Fr. Vince has gone home to God, Friday morning, October 2. We ask that you keep Fr. Vince, his family and especially his mom, Madeline in your thoughts and prayers.
Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace. Amen.
Fr. Vince’s funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, October 8th at St. Joseph’s Church in Toms River at 11:00 am with visitation at the Church at 10:00 am.
-Fr. Joe

Feast of St. Pio Celebration

Come celebrate our Patron Saint’s feast day this Wednesday, September 23rd!! 

  • We will begin with 8:30am Mass, Benediction and Blessing of the St. Pio Statues
  • The St. Pio relic will be present for veneration.
  • Afterwards, join us for light refreshments outside (weather permitting)

Pray, Hope & Don’t Worry! 

– the personal motto of Padre Pio

50-50 Raffle Winners

Our annual 50-50 All Cash raffle drawing concluded on Sunday, September 13th at 4pm.  Total amount collected was $38,000.  

There were 3 very happy winners!!

First Prize:  $11,400
Second Prize:  $5,700
Third Prize:  $1900

We want to thank all for the tremendous support given this year under very difficult times.  Our parish realized a profit after expenses of $16,700.

THANK YOU and GOD BLESS!!

 

Intimacy with Jesus – A Program of Personal Prayer

Signup by September 1st!!

Has our current state of affairs dulled your spirit and drained your heart of its warmth and tenderness?
Life has changed, creating a sense of emotional loss. Let Jesus fill the void!

For the month of September, the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary will be presenting “Intimacy with Jesus”, a complimentary program of personal prayer. Please accept our invitation to receive a new prayer each week to engage in a daily conversation with Jesus! Our weekly themes are as follows:

  • Week 1: personal healing of body, mind, soul and spirit
  • Week 2: concern for the welfare of family and friends
  • Week 3: humanity and the future of our world
  • Week 4: personal strength, motivation and peace of mind.

Sign up by sending an email to Joyce Kobylarz, Ladies Auxiliary President at JKOBY2@AOL.COM no later than September 1st. If you are interested but have no internet access, call (973)714-6797. We hope this will be a heartwarming and spiritually enriching experience!

URGENT – Prayers Needed for Fr. Vince

Fr. Vince Coppola, CSC, parochial vicar at St. Pio & Sacred Heart, is in critical condition and on a ventilator after emergency surgery yesterday related to his Crohn’s Disease.  Please pray for him.  – Fr. Joe

Bishop invites faithful to pray daily Rosary for the needs of the nation

Bishop invites faithful to pray daily Rosary for the needs of the nation

August 17
– Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M.
For centuries, Catholics have turned to the Blessed Virgin Mary, asking for her intercession in times of need by praying the Rosary. This great prayer, whose origins date before the 12th century, uses a meditative repetition of prayers that invoke the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary as she leads us to consider the mysteries in the life of her Divine Son, Jesus.  History has shown this to be a powerful, effective and calming prayer that has truly changed hearts and lives over the centuries of its use.

Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen once said of the Rosary that it is “the book of the blind, where souls see and there enact the greatest drama of love the world has ever known; it is the book of the simple, which initiates them into mysteries and knowledge more satisfying than the education of other men; it is the book of the aged, whose eyes close upon the shadow of this world, and open on the substance of the next. The power of the Rosary is beyond description.”

As Bishop of the Diocese of Trenton, I invite all Catholics in the Diocese of Trenton to consider making this powerful devotion part of your daily life of prayer. Please join with me in praying Our Lady’s Rosary every day between now and October 7, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, for the many intentions and needs of our nation today, especially:

  • For a true respect for life in all its stages from conception to natural death;
  • For the strengthening of family life;
  • For an end to the COVID-19 pandemic and for all those impacted by it;
  • For a lasting resolution to the racial tensions and injustices that have too long afflicted our country;
  • For an end to the violence and death in our cities, especially among the young;
  • For the victims of sexual abuse and human trafficking;
  • For the poor, the unemployed and those who face economic hardship, and
  • For so many of the other intentions and needs that we face in our country and world.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.