Posts from 2022

Posts from 2022

A Beautiful Confirmation Celebration

Friday, December 9th was a lovely celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation. We were thrilled to have a full church (600+ people!) gathered in community, and 64 young people present for the Sacrament. Below are a few photos from the night, and the live-streamed Liturgy is available below.

Fr Steve’s Installation

On Saturday, November 26th, we were honoured to have Bishop Douglas Crosby, O.M.I., Bishop of Hamilton, join us to celebrate Fr Steve Murrin’s formal installation as the Pastor of St Pius X Parish. It was a beautiful Mass, and a moving installation ceremony. Many thanks to the Catholic Women’s League who organized a lovely reception in the hall – complete with low GI snacks for those who needed them!

Christmas 2022 “Need To Know”

Looking to help serve our community this Christmas? Sign up here. Looking to support those in need in the Brantford community through our Angel Campaign? Make a gift here. Looking to make a donation to St Pius this Christmas? Do so securely from the comfort of your home right here. Looking to offer a donation for memorial flowers? Make an offering here. Looking for our Christmas livestream for 8:00pm or 11:00am? It’s right here! Looking for a copy of Bishop…

Christmas Flower Donations

We remember those who have gone before us marked with the signof faith and we remember the blessings God showers on our familiesthis Christmas. The names of those to be remembered at the 9:00am Mass on Christmas Day are listed below. We remember those who have gone before us marked with the signof faith and we remember the blessings God showers on our familiesthis Christmas.Donations are accepted for the purchase of flowers for the church inthis Christmas season. Simply complete…

The War in Ukraine – A Call to Prayer, Fasting, and Action

Please see below a Pastoral Letter from the Ukrainian Catholic Bishops in Canada which we have been asked to share with the Parish. The Letter, titled, The War in Ukraine: A Call to Prayer, Fasting, and Action, encourages us to consider concrete acts of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving as winter approaches.

Pastoral Letter to Young People

“Christ is alive! He is our hope, and in a wonderful way he brings youth to our world, and everything he touches becomes young, new, full of life.” (Pope Francis, Apostolic Exhortation Christus Vivit, 1) Young people are important to the Church of today and tomorrow. Their faith, creativity, dynamism, and vitality are a surge of hope that can change the world. It is to young people that this Pastoral Letter from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops is addressed.…

Spiritual Bouquet for Bishop Crosby

January 2nd, 2023 is Bishop Crosby’s 25th Anniversary of Ordination as a Bishop. There will be a Mass offered on Tuesday, January 3rd for the intentions of Bishop Crosby, and all are invited to gather in thanksgiving for his ministry in the Church as Bishop. Additionally, you are invited to participate in a “spiritual bouquet” of prayers for the Bishop. To make your prayer intentions known, complete the form below by November 29th, 2022. I commit to the following prayers…

Vacation Bible School 2022 Recap

We had an amazing week of camp, and were truly blessed with how everything went. After a two-year hiatus, we were able to return with 40 campers and a leadership team of approximately 25. We look forward to welcoming a larger group next summer, as the situation in the world continues to normalize. Plan now to join us the week of August 14th to 18th, 2023 for “Stellar“! A few photos, as well as a video recap of each day,…

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

*New* – CCCB Statement for National Day for Truth & Reconciliation*New* – Bishops of Canada Deepen Their Commitments to Walk Together with Indigenous Partners on the Healing & Reconciliation Journey Friday, September 30th is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, and is also known as Orange Shirt Day. To find out more about this day, and how it is being acknowledged by the Federal Government, head here. At St Pius, we are preparing to acknowledge this day on the…

World Day for Grandparents & The Elderly

“A society truly welcomes life when it recognizes that it is also precious in old age, in disability, in serious illness and even when it is fading.” (Pope Francis at General Audience, June 15) On July 24th, 2022 we will celebrate the second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. Pope Francis’ goal of creating this yearly world day was to bring attention to our need to care for our elderly. The Vatican Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life has…

Additional Clergy Appointments

A number of additional appointments were announced on June 1st, including as relates to our incoming Pastor, Fr Stephen Murrin, and our former Seminarian, Jonathan Reitzel. Details are below.