Our call to respond to those suffering in the Holy Land.


a message from Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M.

As is so often the case, our sisters and brothers in need in our own country and throughout the world depend upon our love and generosity, prompted by our Catholic faith, and turn to us for help in times of crisis. Such is now the case in Israel. I offer some ways to respond.

First, foremost and always, we need to pray. In this month of the Rosary, pray this most effective prayer that our Blessed Mother will intercede with her Divine Son for the people affected by the current war. Pray for peace. The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa, has also made this request on behalf of the bishops in Israel:

We ask that on Tuesday, October 17, the Feast of St. Ignatius of Antioch, everyone hold a day of fasting, abstinence and prayer. Let us organize prayer times with Eucharistic adoration and with the recitation of the Rosary to Our Blessed Virgin Mary. … This is the way we all come together despite everything, and unite collectively in prayer, to deliver to God the Father our thirst for peace, justice and reconciliation.

Second, please respond in charity to the extent that you are willing and able to Catholic Relief Services at this link: support.crs.org/donate/holy-land-conflict.

Thank you. Our Lady, Queen of Peace, pray for us!


Our joint parishes are invited to come together for Benediction and to Pray the Rosary for Peace on Tuesday, October 17th at 6:00pm at St. Pio Church in Lavallette.

While you can always pray at home on your own, it will certainly be a powerful prayer, after a day of fast and abstinence, for us to fill the church and pray together.  Please join us.   


Blessing of the Animals 10/7 – 11am – Rain or Shine!

Blessing of the Animals – Saturday, October 7th-11:00 AM on the Sacred Heart Lawn.
Bring your furbabies to be blessed!
If it is raining we will do the blessing in the Hall behind the Church.
We are accepting voluntary monetary donations and/or unopened pet food to be donated to our local shelter.
“All things of creation are children of the Father and thus brothers of man. God wants us to help animals if they need help.”    – St. Francis of Assisi

Congratulations to St. Pio’s 50/50 Winners

Prize     Winning Ticket     Amount         Where sold          

1st             #5368                       $18, 648             Founder’s Day

2nd           #12643                     $ 9,324                Sold by a supporter of St. Pio to a co-worker

3rd            #432                         $3,108                 St. Pio Parishioner

We want to thank the hundreds of people who helped support our annual fundraiser.

We especially would like to thank our St. Pio Raffle volunteers who have been working since May selling tickets. May God Bless you all.


Fr. Pio Mandato, FMHJ HEALING SERVICE with Padre Pio’s Relic Glove at St. Pio of Pietrelcina

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with Padre Pio’s Relic Glove by Fr. Pio Mandato, FMHJ

Thursday, August 10, 2023 at St. Pio of Pietrelcina Church in Lavallette

Begins at 5:30pm

5:30pm to end of service – Ongoing Confession available

Everyone is encouraged to prepare and go to confession while at the service. Prepare your heart and soul for the healing you are coming to receive. Examination of conscience materials will be provided.

7:00pm – Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament –

Jesus is visibly present in the Monstrance for adoration and worship.

7:15 Gospel Proclamation – followed by Fr. Pio’s teaching on:


Peter: “Lord Save me”. Jesus put out His hand at once and held him. Jesus: “Man of little faith, why did you doubt”. (Matthew 14:31)

8:15 Closing Prayer – Benediction with the Blessed Sacrament

8:30pm Healing

individual healing prayer with St. Padre Pio’s Relic Glove. (we ask that priority be given to the disabled when coming forward for your individual healing prayer).

Music provided by Mark T.L. Mattheiss,
Encounter School of Ministry Second Year Student

All are welcome! For further info please contact:



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

Religious Ed Registration is OPEN

Sacred Heart in Bayhead and St. Pio in Lavallette have begun their Religious Education Registration for the 23-24 School year.

The registration deadline is September 10, 2023.

Religious Education – Church of the Sacred Heart (sacredheartbayhead.com)

Our Program helps parents educate their children about our Catholic faith and traditions. We offer a comprehensive program for children in grades 1-8 from September through April. Our Program is combined with our linked sister parish, St. Pio in Lavallette, and the classes are held at Sacred Heart on Sundays following morning Mass.

For more information or to register please print out the attached form below and return to Sacred Heart or call John Paglione, Religious Education Coordinator, at 732-899-1398, ext 5 or his cell at 732-598-1590.

The deadline for the 2023-24 registration is September 10, 2023.     2023-2024 Religious Ed Registration Form

The class schedule is in the link below for your convenience.

CCD 2023 2024 Schedule



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