Rev. Msgr. Leonard F. T
Deacon John H. Hanna,
Pastoral Associate
Fr. Frederick Kochan,
Weekend Assistant
Ms. Nancy Grodberg
Faith Formation Coordinator
Ms. Dee DeTuro
Asst. Faith Formation Coordinator
Sr. Simon Robb, RSM
Director Elder Care Ministry
Lavallette Office Hours: Mon., Wed., Thurs. 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
103 Washington Avenue • Lavallette, NJ 08735
Phone 732-793-7291 • Fax 732-793-8204 • Web:
Saturday—5 P.M.,
Sunday- 8:00 & 10:30 A.M.
Daily Mass 8 A.M. Monday thru Friday
Saint Bonaventure Chapel
(Rte. 35 N & Washington Avenue, Lavallette)
Daily Mass 8 A.M. Mon. thru Fri. - St. Bonaventure Chapel
(Rte. 35 N & Washington Avenue, Lavallette)
St. Anthony Novena
Tues. after 8:00 A.M. Mass
Miraculous Medal Novena
Thursday after 8:00 A.M. Mass
Confession every Saturday evening 4:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Sacred Heart Novena
1st Friday after 8:00 Mass
Sacrament of Baptism
The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month after the last Mass.
Families must be registered in the parish. Arrangements must be made in advance. Sponsors are required to present a letter
of eligibility from the parishes in which they are registered and active.
Sacrament of Marriage
The scheduled times for the celebration of the Sacrament of Marriage are: Friday evenings at 4:00 P.M. or on Saturday
at10:00 A.M. or 2:00 P.M. To celebrate a marriage at Saint Pio Parish you must be a registered and active parishioner
for two years before the marriage date (one year prior to setting a date and one year prior to the date of marriage).
Saturday, November 8 5:00 pm Catharine McCue & Dorothy Hickey—
Dot Hickey
Sunday, November 9 8:00 am Robert Trunk—Family
Mary Vergari—Tom & Maureen
Daisy McSherry —Joe & Eva Damato
John Vinciquerra—Bart & Theresa Coleman
10:30 am Brian Cox—Patty Narciso
Monday, November 10 8:00 am Mark Travers, Sr.—Mark, Brenda, Matt & Tara
Tuesday, November 11 8:00 am Bob Rehm—Bart & Theresa Coleman
Wednesday, November 12 8:00 am Nicholas Chomuk—Stiles Family
Thursday, November 13 8:00 am Barbara Viviano—Gary & Gerry Adams
Friday, November 14 8:00 am Bob Rehm—Gus Bruns
Saturday, November 15 5:00 pm Albert DeSousa—Wife, Ann
Sunday, November 16 8:00 am Mary Vergari—Doris & Thomas Patrick
Bob Rehm —Maureen & Tom
Loretta Rom—Samantha Uber & Wade Rudolph
Nicholas Chomuk—Bart & Theresa Coleman
10:30 am Patrick Narciso—Daughter, Patty
To everything there is a season and
a time for every purpose under heaven
...a time to be healed
Names will remain on our sick list for one month, after
which time they will be removed, unless notified by
Rosangela Zaccaria, Nicholas Meola, Katherine Sandy,
Ray Minneci, Betty O’Shea, Ginny Stefanacci, John Kelly
Heavenly Father,
on this day, help us remember
those who gave of themselves to
keep us safe and secure. Enkindle in our consciences a desire to
serve those who served their
country selflessly. Give us the
grace to aid those who have
given aid and protection to us
and others both here and overseas. Let us never forget the
causes for which they fought or
the bravery they showed on the
battlefield. May we always be
mindful of those who paid the
price for our freedom, just as your Son gave his life to free
us from the bondage of sin. Amen. The Church Sanctuary Lamp burns from
November 8th to November 15th in loving
memory of Eugene Castellone requested by the
Castellone Family
CELEBRATION FOR MONSIGNOR TROIANO’S 35TH ANNIVERSARY On December 1, 2014, Msgr. Troiano will celebrate his
35th anniversary of ordination. The Rosary Altar and
Holy Name Societies jointly invite all parishioners to an
open house celebration luncheon after the 10:30 am Mass
on Sunday, November 23rd. This celebration will be held
in the parish hall and ALL ARE INVITED. Please come
and wish Msgr. congratulations and enjoy a delicious
meal with fellow parishioners. Week of November 1/2
Closed due to Sandy
The Knights of Columbus, Council 8415 congratulate the following members who
received their 4th Degree at a Exemplification Ceremony on Nov. 2, 2014. Gary
Adams, Patrick Asay, John Bowes, William
Burns, John Coghlan, William Haight, James Peeney. Anyone interested in joining the Knights of
Columbus Council 8415, please visit our website
( for information. …”Keep Christ in Christmas” support the Knights Christmas Cards sales in the vestibule after all Masses. Prices are $8.00 & $11.00 per box. The Rosary Altar Society is sponsoring their annual “Operation Santa USMC—Stocking Stuffers” for our Service Women & Men. A box will be provided in the
parish center for all your gifts.
Some items needed:
Protein bars
Packaged nuts
Tuna in foil
Lip balm
Nail clippers
Nerf balls
Eye drops
Shave cream
Fruit snacks
Soccer balls
Tylenol, OTCs Gatorade mix
White heavy boot socks
Small gifts to exchange
Batteries, AAA,AA9volt
Beef jerky, canned
Knit caps-muted colors
DVD’s & CD’s new/used
Disposable camera
Defensive Driving Class Monday, November 10th & 17th, from
9:30 am to 12:30 pm. (6 hours over 2
days). The instructor is an AARP certified instructor in the new class. Price:
$20.00 or $15.00 for AARP member with card. Call Jack McCormack 732‐830‐4787. Seats are still available. It is imperative that you bring your drivers license. The Holy Name Society is sponsoring a bus trip to the
Christmas Show at the Tropicana in Atlantic City on
December 1st. Cost $25.00 per person which includes the
bus, show and slots voucher. Call Joe Pagliuca 732-8410616 for reservations. The bus leaves at 9:30 am.
Something New or Gently Used With the colder months approaching the St.
Pio Parish Faith Sharing Group is sponsoring a new or gently used any size Coat, Gloves and Warm Caps Drive. Please bring your donation to any Mass the weekend of November 15th/16th. Members of the Group will be in the entrance to accept your donations. Arrangements have been made with the St. Vincent
de Paul Society to distribute all coats, hats
and gloves at no charge. The Rosary Altar Society of St. Pio Parish invites all parishioners and friends to the Annual Advent Party Monday, December 8, 2014 1:00 to 4:00 PM Aqua Blu Restaurant Price $32.00 Start your holidays off at a fun party. Entertainment by Buddy Flip Comedy Services. Tickets available in the office or call Donna Hanna 732‐854‐2286 QUIET BY THE FIRESIDE
This evening will provide the busy
person an opportunity to contemplate Jesus, the Incarnate Word, through reflection in a
prayerful environment. Christmas sing along & refreshments after program. Arrival: 5:00pm; departure: 8:00
pm. Presenter: Sr. Brunilda Ramos, MPF, Sr. Dolores
Bianchi, MPF. Cost: Donation. Please call St. Joseph By
the Sea 732-892-8494.
November 9, 2014
Faith, Hope, and Love at Life’s End: A Catholic Perspective on End‐of‐Life Thursday, Nov. 20th, 9:00am—2:30pm
St. Robert Bellarmine
61 Georgia Rd., Freehold, NJ 07728
Sponsored by the Department of Pastoral Care and the
Office of Worship. The cost $10.00 includes a light breakfast and lunch. Registration forms in St. Pio office or register online at
Did you know that in our country, compared to 50 years
ago, there are 20,000 fewer priests and 129,000 fewer religious sisters? At the same time, the Catholic population
has continued to grow steadily. Many factors have contributed to the decline: growing secularism, a lengthened
period of adolescence, attitudes about celibacy, etc. During Vocation Awareness week, please pray that young
people in today’s society will hear and respond to God’s
call. And do your part to encourage them to consider the
priesthood and religious life.
Join the invisible Monastery Pledge to pray for vocations at the international web site: It was inspired by a 2012 document from the Congregation for Clergy urging Catholics to
“organize and ‘invisible monastery’ in which many persons, day and night, are committed to continuous prayer
for priestly vocations.”
A remark from Pope Francis, “Behind and before every
vocation to the priesthood or to the consecrated life there
is always the strong intense prayer of someone: a grandmother, a grandfather, a mother, a father, a community...Vocations are born in prayer and from prayer; and
only through prayer can they persevere and bear fruit.”
Trenton Diocese Our Promise to Protect The Diocese of Trenton is committed to the initiatives outlined
in the U.S. Bishops’ Charter for the Protection of Children and
Young People in regard to the reporting and investigation of
sexual abuse allegations involving minors. If you have been
sexually abused as a minor by a member of the clergy or anyone
representing the Catholic Church, or if you know of someone
who was, you can report that abuse through the diocesan Abuse
Hotline: 1-888-296-2965
or via e-mail at [email protected]
The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
ʺWhen he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they came to believe.ʺ Jesus predicted his resurrection in todayʹs Gospel. But it
wasnʹt until after the disciples witnessed the miraculous
event that they realized what he had been talking about.
At the time, Jesusʹ words seemed mysterious, even confusing. Those who heard him understandably thought his
reference to ʺthis templeʺ was about the Jewish house of
worship. But it wasnʹt. He was talking about his body.
This only became clear later.
As the saying goes, ʺhindsight is twenty-twenty.ʺ How
often do we find ourselves in the midst of a situation that
doesnʹt make sense at the time? We question the
ʺmeaningʺ of a sickness, a lost job, a betrayal, or a disappointment. But then, after time has passed, we can begin
to see it from another angle. In fact, many times we begin
to see how good came out of these tough situations. St.
Paul says, ʺWe know that all things work for good for
those who love God,ʺ (Rom 8:28).
Sometimes itʹs hard to trust in Godʹs promises, especially
when his plan seems mysterious or confusing. But just as
the disciples learned that Jesus knew what he was talking
about, we can believe that too. He tells us that he is ʺthe
way and the truth and the lifeʺ (Jn 14:6). Although the
way may seem indirect, Jesusʹ perspective is bigger than
ours. He knows how to lead us to the fullness of life, in
this world and the next. The path may not be one that we
would choose. Even Jesus had to journey through the
cross before his resurrection-the temple of his body was
destroyed before it was rebuilt. But looking back, itʹs obvious that Godʹs plans really do work out for the best.
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Readings for the Week of November 9, 2014
Sunday: Ez 47:1-2, 8-9, 12/1 Cor 3:9c-11, 16-17/Jn 2:13-22
Monday: Ti 1:1-9/Lk 17:1-6
Tuesday: Ti 2:1-8, 11-14/Lk 17:7-10
Wednesday: Ti 3:1-7/Lk 17:11-19
Thursday: Phlm 7-20/Lk 17:20-25
Friday: 2 Jn 4-9/Lk 17:26-37
Saturday: 3 Jn 5-8/Lk 18:1-8
Next Sunday: Prv 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31/1 Thes 5:1-6/Mt
25:14-30 or 25:14-15, 19-21
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