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

 

Summer Mass Schedule Starts May 28, 2022

Summer Mass Schedule – effective May 28, 2022

Saturday:  5:00 PM
Sunday:  7:30am (no music), 8:30am, 10:30am
– The Livestream will be discontinued, see you in Church!
Daily Mass 8:30 A.M. Monday thru Friday – in the Chapel

The Chapel is now open for PRIVATE PRAYER 6:00am – 6:00pm.

Confession every Saturday 4:00-4:30 P.M. – or call Parish Office for appointment 732-793-7291

 

 

St. Pio Festival Dinner

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Presented by St. Pio Holy Name Society. There will be plenty of food (Italian), music and great entertainment.

Hope to see you there.

All Cash Raffle 2022

 

St. Pio’s annual summer All Cash 50-50 Raffle is now under way. Raffle tickets for all registered parishioners have already been mailed out.

Raffle tickets are available at all masses through September. Please stop by and support this important fundraiser. We thank you for your past support and look forward to a great summer.

Drawing date is Friday, September 23rd. 1st prize last fall was over $16,000. Thank you, The Raffle Committee.

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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Chapel is Open

The Chapel will now be open for private prayer from 6:00am – 6:00pm, Monday – Friday.

Note that Daily Mass is also being held in the Chapel, 8:30am, Monday – Friday.

 

 

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.