Ash Wednesday Mass Times

St. Pio will have 2 masses on Ash Wednesday in the main Church.

The times are 8:30am and 5:30pm; ashes will be distributed at the end of mass. Call the office with any questions.

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



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.


Giving Tree Chairladies:  Laura: 917-693-5147 and Kathy 908-451-8687


The Passing of Fr. Fred Kochan

We sadly announce the passing of Fr. Fred Kochan on Saturday, October 1st. Fr. Fred was a beloved fixture at St. Pio’s and will be greatly missed. God rest your soul, Fr. Fred.

We implore your kindness, O God, for Fr. Fred Kochan, your servant and Priest, that, as you made him a steward of your mysteries on earth, so you may bring him to be nourished by their truth and reality as unveiled in heaven. Through Christ our Lord. AMEN.

For details regarding funeral services, please click on the link below.

Rest in Peace, Fr. Fred

The Winners of the All Cash Raffle – Drawing was on 9/23/22

Total Prize pool – $30,090

 Tkt # 5474

1st prize – $18,054 – went to a Sacred Heart parishioner’s daughter-in-law.

Tkt # 2000

2nd prize – $9,027 – went to a St. Pio parishioner.

Tkt # 11871

3rd prize – $3,009 – went to a Basking Ridge NJ visitor bought on Labor Day Sunday, 10:30AM mass.

Congratulations to the winners! Thank you, and God bless all of you.

—St. Pio Raffle Committee


Sad News – Passing of Deacon John Hanna

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Our Parish mourns the death of our beloved Deacon, John H. Hanna, who passed away on July 7, 2022.

Funeral Arrangements:

Visitation:  Wednesday, July 13, 2022   4:00pm – 8:00pm

Mass: Thursday, July 14, 2022   10:00am

Both Held at:

St. Pio of Pietrelcina Church
1100 Grand Central Avenue
Lavallette, NJ  08735


St. Catharine Cemetery & Mausoleum
1000 West Chicago Blvd.
Sea Girt, NJ

Arrangements by O’Brien Funeral Home – click for link to obituary:

John Hanna Obituary – Brick, NJ | O’Brien Funeral Home (