Posts by Father John Redmond

Posts by Father John Redmond

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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…

Further Directives from Bishop Crosby

— March 18, 2020 Bishop Crosby today issued several clarifications and expansions of earlier directives regarding parish practices for COVID19. As a consequence, there will be several changes to practices here at St. Pius: The Church is no longer allowed to be open to parishioners for any reason. Consequently, we are canceling effective immediately scheduled times for private prayer or the sacrament of reconciliation. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is only available by appointment, presuming proper social distance is maintained. The…

Sunday & Weekday Masses Suspended by Bishop

— March 16 As the public health authorities have recommended new limitations on public gatherings in Canada, Bishop Crosby has ordered the suspension of the public celebration of the Eucharist in our Diocese, on both Sundays and weekdays, and has dispensed the faithful from the obligation to attend the Sunday celebration until we are able to gather once again. As your Pastor, I will be celebrating the Eucharist privately for your intentions each Sunday, and in his letter to Bishop…

Christmas Masses

See below for Mass schedule. This year we are adjusting our Christmas Eve Mass schedule in an effort to allow more people to attend at their desired time, and to allow for easier access and exit from the Church and parking lot between masses. We will have masses at 5:00 pm, 7:30 pm, and 10:00 pm. Incense will be used at the 10:00 pm Mass. For the 5:00 pm and 7:30 pm masses, our downstairs hall will be open with…

Angel Tree Giving underway

Gifts for children from families in need are coming in fast from our parishioners for the annual Angel Tree campaign. One week left to pick a card, return your gift to the church and help make a happy, memorable Christmas for someone who could use some help!

A Note From The pastor

October 6, 2019 Every Sunday, for several months now, we have been praying “A Prayer for our Parish” before mass. In time, we have become familiar with the words of this prayer. But we have not really reflected together on its meaning, and I believe it is definitely worthy of reflection. So, here we go! This week I want to talk about what the prayer calls our “great mission”. In everyday language, to have a mission means that we have…

Welcome Pawel Stankiewicz

A warm parish welcome to Pawel Stankiewicz, a seminaran for our Diocese, who will be serving here at St. Pius this summer. Pawel will be ordained a transitional Deacon at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King, Hamilton on June 20th.

Altar Server Award Winners

Four young people from St. Pius Brantford were among 120 honoured by Bishop Crosby on May 15th for their faithful and excellent service at the altar in their home parishes

Ministry Appreciation 2019

On May 5th all of our Parish ministers were invited to an informal reception as a “Thank You!” for their dedication to our parish and the wider community. Below are a few photos taken at that event. Thanks to all who attended, and to all who minister, whether you made it out May 5th or not!