Posts from April 2021

Posts from April 2021

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What We’re Doing and Why

In some ways, the past year might seem to have been a time for churches like St. Pius to focus on survival. Instead, we have chosen to make changes intended to help us follow the Lord’s command to go out and make disciples. We have expressed this intention in our mission statement ( Love God. Love Others. Make Disciples. ) and a new vision statement, seen below. Our Vision To be a parish with a heart for those Jesus refers…

A Note From the Pastor

With vaccinations happening, and with spring well and truly sprung, entering our third lockdown more than a year after the first feels pretty discouraging. The temptation to point fingers — at politicians, public officials, and others, is strong. But like the rest of this pandemic, this latest setback has the virtue of reminding us that we are fragile creatures and that however well we plan, and however hard we work, our life is not entirely in our control nor even…

Final Weekend for In-Person Mass

All our masses will be held as scheduled this weekend, but this will be the last in-person gathering until late in May. Along with other restrictions to combat the spread of the COVID19 virus, Ontario announced today that attendance at religious services is limited to 10 people effective Monday, and the Diocese of Hamilton has determined that all Churches will be closed effective that day. All our masses will be held as scheduled this weekend, but this will be the…

Parish Office Now Closed

With the advent of Ontario’s stay-at-home order, we have closed our parish office until the order is lifted. Our staff will continue to work from home, picking up voicemail and email messages, so if you need to get in touch don’t hesitate to reach out. Ph. (519) 753-8439 or office@stpiusbrantford.ca
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Triduum Returns to St. Pius

Continued restrictions on congregational singing (and even chanting) meant our Easter Triduum this year sounded a bit different, but parishioners reported that the liturgies still provided a powerful opportunity to enter into reflection and prayer on our Lord’s self-gift on the cross, in the Eucharist, and ultimately the victory over sin and death that shone forth in the resurrection.  Thank you to the many parishioners who ministered at our celebrations (and online), who beautifully decorated the Church, and to all…