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Want to spend a fun afternoon of cards, coffee and socializing? Join us from 1:00pm to 3:30pm on Wednesdays. Cost is $3.00 with prizes for top scores.
Prayers for the Souls in Purgatory prior to Wednesday evening Mass. All are welcome.
The doors to the church open at 5:45pm for prayers for the souls in purgatory and time of personal prayer. All weekday Masses are held in the main body of the church.
Weekday Masses are held in the main body of the church. The doors to the church are typically open shortly after 7:00am.
Monthly meeting of the Catholic Women’s League
Weekday Masses are held in the main body of the church. The doors to the church are typically open shortly after 7:00am. Mass will be immediately followed by Eucharistic Adoration.
Spend time in personal prayer with the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.Adoration will begin immediately following Mass. At 11:00am the Rosary will be recited. Adoration will conclude at 3:00pm with the Divine Mercy Chaplet.
Weekly opportunity for Reconciliation before the Saturday evening Mass. Reconciliation will take place in the Reconciliation Chapel (located near the Baptismal Font and the statue of Christ the Teacher). Penitents are welcome to use a screen or sit face-to-face with the Priest.
The rosary is an ancient and still powerful form of Christian prayer. Most of us are familiar with its physical form — a circle of five sets of 10 beads, each set separated by larger single bead, connected to a shorter chain of beads and ending in a crucifix. The practice of praying the rosary poses a challenge to our contemporary restlessness, to our constant search for something new to occupy our attention. It might be appropriate to call it…
Sunday on Saturday? In the ancient tradition of our faith (going back to the creation account in the bible) the “Lord’s day” actually begins at sunset of the preceding day. Respecting that tradition, one of our weekly Sunday celebrations is held Saturday evening ( at St. Pius that is Saturday at 5:00 pm ) Please join us While it is true that there is a formal and structured way to become a full member of the Catholic Church, at our…
Weekly live stream of the celebration of Mass from St Pius X Brantford. This Mass is streamed through Facebook, YouTube, and our website.
Dec 6, 2022
The Cenacle is a prayer group that supports the Marian Movement of Priests (founded by Italian priest Fr. Stefano Gobbi in 1972). Cenacles are worldwide and can include priests, religious, laity, young people, or children. The Official Format consists of the following:
The doors to the church open at 11:30am. This Mass is followed by a devotion to Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
Monthly meeting of Immaculate Heart of Mary Mother of Christ Associates
Jun 1, 2023
St. Justin (c. 103-165) A seeker after Truth. Born in Nablus, Samaria to parents of Roman or Greek origin. Justin sought for truth and meaning among the various schools of philosophy of his time. However, one day he met a mysterious wise man on the beaches of Ephesus. This man directed Justin to the Hebrew Scriptures. Through his reading of the Old Testament, Justin was converted to the Truth, Jesus Christ, and was baptized about the year 130. Justin…
Jun 3, 2023
St. Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs of Uganda (d. 1886-1887) Chaste servants of the true King. Charles was a catechumen when he entered into the services of the royal household, serving as an assistant to the head of the court pages, St. Joseph Mkasa. When King Mwanga had a group of Christians with their Anglican bishop killed, Joseph spoke out against this evil of the king as well as the king’s sexually immoral conduct. For this, King Mwanga had Joseph…
Jun 9, 2023
St. Ephrem (306-373) The “Harp of the Holy Spirit.” Ephrem was born in Nisibis, Mesopotamia. At the age of eighteen, Ephrem received Baptism. He spent his career as a teacher. When the city of Nisibis was transferred from the Roman Empire to the Persian, Ephrem and other Christians fled to Edessa. While in Edessa, Ephrem lived in a cave. Throughout his life, Ephrem composed many hymns, 400 of which have survived to this day. Some of the hymns he wrote…
Jun 11, 2023
St Barnabas (d. 60) “Son of Encouragement.” Born with the name Joseph on the island of Cyprus, his name was changed to Barnabas by the Apostles. He is noted in the Acts of the Apostles for having sold his property and giving the proceeds to the Church. After the conversion of St. Paul, it was Barnabas that introduced him to the Christian community in Jerusalem, granting Paul public acceptance. The Apostles sent Barnabas to the fledgling Christian community in Antioch…
Jun 18, 2023
St. Gregory Barbarigo (1625-1697) A life-long scholar. Gregory was born in Venice, Italy. His education and upbringing was largely the responsibility of his father, as his mother passed away when he was but seven. Gregory studied many subjects, including mathematics, astronomy, law, theology, and ecclesiastical history. In 1655, Gregory was ordained a priest at Padua. Gregory then went to Rome, bringing with him his library, to continue studying there. During the plague, the Pope entrusted the relief work in the…
Jun 19, 2023
St. Romuald (c. 950-1027) Reformer of the monastic life. Romuald was born in Ravenna, Italy. After his father killed another man in a duel over property, Romuald entered the nearby Benedictine monastery. During his three years here, Romuald followed the Rule of St. Benedict so well it made some of the other monks, who had grown rather lax, uncomfortable. So for the next thirty years, Romuald went about Italy founding monasteries and hermitages. Several times Romuald attempted a mission trip…
Jun 21, 2023
St. Aloysius Gonzaga (1568-1591) Portrait of the true innocence of youth. Aloysius was born in Castiglione, Italy. His father was the Marquis and had great military aspirations for his firstborn son. From a young age, Aloysius took to religion. Despite all the demands of life in the noble courts, Aloysius practiced a life of prayer and penance. Inspired by the lives of the Saints, and the stories of the missionary Jesuits in India, Aloysius aspired to become a Jesuit himself. …
Jun 24, 2023
The Nativity of St. John the Baptist The precursor of our Lord. In the calendar of the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church, this is one of only three birthdays that we celebrate. With the other two being our Lord’s (December 25) and our Lady’s (September 8), this points to the significant role of John the Baptist in the history of human salvation. John was miraculously conceived to a barren couple. His birth and name were foretold to his father…
Jun 28, 2023
St. Irenaeus (c. 125-203) Witness to Apostolic tradition. Irenaeus was born in Smyrna in the Roman province of Asia Minor (modern day Turkey). He was a disciple of St. Polycarp, who himself was a disciple of St. John the Apostle. Irenaeus moved to Lyon, where he served as a priest in the mission field of Gaul (modern day France). Ireneaus was to become the second bishop of Lyon. Through truth and Apostolic Tradition, Ireneaus sought to preserve unity among the…
Jun 29, 2023
St. Peter and St. Paul (d. c. 64 A.D.) The two great pillars of the Church. Peter we know well from the Gospels of our Lord and the Acts of the Apostles. Originally named Simon, he was given the name Peter by Jesus. Peter was called from his life and livelihood as a fisherman to become a disciple and Apostle of Jesus. In the Gospels we witness Peter’s great acts of faith as well as his many blunders. However, to…