Posts from August 2020

Posts from August 2020

Novena in Preparation for the School Year 2020-21

We are called to be witnesses as we head towards the start of the school year, in a time of such uncertainty, that we can be assured that God cares for us, is with us, saves us. Together, we in the Diocese of Hamilton are providing spiritual support for all those entering the “uncharted waters” of the upcoming school year. Beginning Monday, August 31st, we will join together in prayer over nine days – the traditional novena prayer for special…
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Give the Gift of Time and Service

Give the gift of time and service in two new ministries 1) Welcome Desk Hosts – That’s right, even in these times Sunday is still the best opportunity for people to connect with the parish. So with appropriate protection (clear plastic masks for ministers and a Plexiglas barrier), we want to create a spot where parishioners and guests can ask questions, get answers, and even “do business” with the parish before or after Sunday Mass. We are planning systems (tablets…

Once Registered, Always Registered!

Simplifying Sunday mass registration starting August 22/23Last week we talked about why it is important to track contact information for those attending mass (to allow quick notification in the event it turns out there is a possibility of exposure to COVID from someone in attendance). Been here before? – just arrive in time for the mass you want to attend and our Host Ministers will check off your name on a list of those who have registered in the past. We’ll…

Help Wanted for Livestream Production

The unprecedented reality of our COVID19-influenced world has led to some unprecedented volunteer jobs here at St. Pius Brantford. In particular, we are looking for help from people (perhaps younger people?) with expertise and enthusiasm for computers, video production, and editing to assist Andrew Beach behind the scenes in the production of our Sunday @ 11:00 am Livestream. This might include work from home during the week helping with short segments that may be pre-recorded and edited for insertion in…

Congratulations to New Priests!

Two of four new priests have a St. Pius connectionSeminarian Pawel Stankiewicz who spent last summer with us here at St. Pius will be one of four men ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Crosby at our Cathedral on Saturday, August 15th — the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Due to limitations imposed by physical distancing, attendance at the ordination is limited, but let’s join in prayer for these men who have consecrated their lives to…

Mass Intentions Aug. 8th-13th, 2020

Saturday, August 8th, 5:00 pm – Maria Petruccu & Dimarazo Family, Desi Kohlberger, Cecely Pickering, Anthony Gagliardi, John Mcdonald, Patricia Kraemer, Int. of Dan Dallaway, Gertrude Verlaan, Zelia Maria TavaresSunday, August 9th, 6:30 pm –  (all masses) The intentions of  parishionersMonday, August 10th, 6:30 pm –  Fernanda & Michele FrenzaTuesday, August 11th, 6:30 pm – Carmel DawsonWednesday, August 12th, 6:30 pm – Fr. Tim HingstonThursday, August 13h, 6:30 pm – Cesar Perez

Mass Intentions Aug. 1st-6th, 2020

Mass Intentions August 1st – August 6thSeems like we are still adjusting to the new “paperless” church environment. From this point, we will be including a list of Mass Intentions our email and posting them to the web site. Saturday, August 1st, 5:00 pm – Angela Ruffo, Kent Joseph Dixon, Robert Antognoli, Gertrude Saldanha, Int. of Leona Whalen, Karen HunksSunday, August 2nd, 6:30 pm –  (all masses) The intentions of  parishionersMonday, August 3rd, 6:30 pm – Ina MinnaTuesday, August 4th, 6:30 pm – Carolyn…