Posts by Pastoral Associate

Posts by Pastoral Associate

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.

Bishop’s Award For Service

Each year, Parishes across the Diocese are invited to submit the names of Altar Servers worthy of receiving the Bishop’s Award for Service, the highest honour an Altar Server can receive. This award is sponsored annually by the Serra Clubs of Hamilton and Halton, and the awards are usually presented to Altar Servers from Halton, Hamilton, and Brantford at a Liturgy held at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King in mid to late May. In 2020, we submitted the…

What Are You Searching For?

Coming to St Pius Brantford this Easter is an exciting opportunity to engage with some of life’s deepest questions. Why are we here? Who made us? Do we have a soul? What happens when I die? What is the meaning of my life? Who is this program for? It’s for those interested in learning more about the Catholic faith, for those who are thinking about becoming Catholics, and for those who are already Catholic and want to dive deeper into…

Invite Someone This Easter!

This Easter, consider inviting a friend or family member to join us – especially if they’ve drifted away from the faith over the course of the pandemic. We want to make it as easy for you as possible, so we’ve got invite cards with all our details available in the pews for the next couple of weekends. Feel free to download and share the below versions, in PDF or JPG format!

Easter 2022 Schedule

Stations of the Cross – Every Friday (March 4th to April 15th) at 7:00pm led by different groups from our communityParish Penance Service & Reconciliation – Thursday, April 7th at 7:00pmHoly Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper – Thursday, April 14th at 7:00pmGood Friday Family Liturgy – Friday, April 15th at 11:00amGood Friday Solemn Liturgy – Friday, April 15th at 3:00pmBlessing of the Easter Foods – Saturday, April 16th at 12:00pmHoly Saturday Easter Vigil – Saturday, April 16th at 8:00pmEaster…

Easter Flower Donations

Thank you to all that made a contribution. A list of donors that requested flowers as well as the family members to be honoured can be viewed below. The Mass to celebrate those loved ones will take place on Saturday, April 23rd, 2022 at 5:00pm. If you still wish to give, you can do so using the form below. Give Using the Form Below This program is provided by “Canada Helps” a Canadian Charity dedicated to helping smaller charities make…

COVID-19 Update: March 12th & 21st Changes

As rules continue to relax across Ontario and much of the country, we will be continuing to relax restrictions at St Pius, as well. Starting this weekend, you will notice that most distancing markers have been removed, and seating is all unrestricted. The doors to the church off the “patio” with the trees are once again reopen, and our Host Ministers are taking up new positions to continue their welcome to both guests and our parishioners. Starting March 21st, 2022,…

Prayers & Action for Ukraine: Updated

From Bishop Crosby’s weekly update, Heart to Heart, on March 11th: THE DESTRUCTIVE WAR IN UKRAINE continues to capture the attention of the world. Pope Francis recently sent two Cardinals to represent him in Ukraine and neighbouring countries. Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, Papal Almoner, and Cardinal Michael Czerny, Interim Prefect for the Dicastery for Integral Human Development, have travelled to Ukraine and are meeting with Ukrainian refugees in neighbouring countries, offering the reassuring care and concern of Pope Francis and the…