St. Pio’s 2023 50/50 Raffle Tickets now available.

St. Pio’s annual summer All Cash 50-50 Raffle is now under way.  Father Joe has allowed raffle tickets to be mailed to all active Sacred Heart parishioners. Extra “Raffles to Go” tickets are available in the Parish Office Foyer.

Your sister parish is very grateful for your past support and look forward to a great summer.  Good luck!

Thank you.

Raffle Committee


50-50 Raffle Enter to Win Box Drop Your Tickets — Stock Photo, Image

2023 Holy Week Mass Schedule

Fr. Joseph Hlubik and our Parish Staff wish our Parishioners and Friends a Holy week Blessing.

Sacred Heart’s Holy Week mass schedule is as follows:

Holy Thursday
Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper
7:00 pm
( No AM Mass)

The Passion of the Lord
Good Friday
Veneration of the Cross with Holy Communion
3:00 PM
(No AM Mass)
Stations of the Cross
7:00 PM
(No AM Mass)

Holy Saturday—Easter Vigil
7:00 PM
(No AM Mass)

Easter Sunday
7:30 AM, 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM
(No Easter Monday AM Mass)

The Parish office will be closed Thursday, April 6th and reopen Tuesday, April 11th

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.

My Life is a Miracle by Sr. Bernadette Moriau

        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 at St. Pio on March 11, 2023.

Please call the office for your copy, 732-793-7291.

My life is a miracle

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

Thank you!

A tax-saving charitable gift

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