Posts by Parish Staff

Posts by Parish Staff

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Share a Memory

Grief is made easier when we have the chance to share memories about those who have gone before us, especially when they can make us laugh. We are compiling a list of memories of Fr John and condolences to pass along to his family. Since many will not be able to attend the visitation, we felt this was most fitting. Please share below your memories or messages of condolence for the family, and we’ll make sure to pass them along…

Remembering Rev. John Redmond

The St Pius Parish community has lost a Pastor, friend, and dynamic leader. Fr John arrived in Brantford four years ago and in that short time he made quite an impact. Serving alongside Fr John, as his support staff, we have heard several stories of his influence throughout the years and even more so now with his passing. We invite our parishioners to take some time in prayerful reflection to remember Fr John and his commitment to evangelization, hospitality, and…

Good-bye Seminarian Jonathan!

This weekend July 24/25 will be Seminarian Jonathan Reitzel’s last weekend at St. Pius. Every seminarian spends at least one (and sometimes two) years in a parish as part of their preparation for the priesthood. And as we have mentioned due to COVID, Jonathan (along with a few of his brother seminarians at the same stage of formation) has had one of the strangest such years in history. That said Jonathan has still managed to be a welcome presence for many…

Silent prayers At Mass

One of the questions from our FAQ series asked what the texts are for the prayers the priest says quietly (in some cases silently) at Mass. During our 11:00 am live stream July 4th, we will be showing the text of these prayers on the screen at the appropriate moment. But if you don’t (or didn’t) catch the live stream, here they are (with brief explanations) After the Gospel is proclaimed At the end of the Gospel, the priest exclaims,…
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Who are the lost?

Exploring our Vision Statement Our new mission statement provoked questions for many. On reflection, though, most of us can make the connection between that statement ( Love God. Love Others. Make Disciples. ) and Jesus’s twofold commandment: “Love God and love your neighbour”, and his words to his Church at his Ascension: “Go forth and make disciples.” Our Vision “To be a parish with a heart for those Jesus refers to as “the lost” — those who have not yet…
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A Bird’s-Eye View?

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, No! It’s a drone!… …or at least we hope so.We are looking to shoot some aerial video footage of our Church and campus during this season of greenery, and we are hoping that one of you might be interested in helping us out. If you’d like to help or to learn more about what we need, just email Andrew Beach at pastoralassociate@stpiusbrantford.ca 
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Saint Vincent De Paul – Help Wanted

SSVP Brant Thrift Store Volunteer Coordinator Do you want to be part of a dynamic group of people who help serve the poor and our neighbours in need? Are you a people person, leader, team player and one who likes to volunteer? Then you could be the next Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Brant Thrift Store Volunteer Coordinator. As Volunteer Coordinator your primary role will be to facilitate the development of volunteers in consultation and cooperation with members of…

Re-Opening June 12th/13th!

WE are OPEN FOR MASS THIS WEEKEND STEP ONE OF Ontario ROADMAP begins JUNE 11TH Ontario’s provincial government announced today that the province will enter step one of the Roadmap to Reopening on Friday June 11th. And in an important change, Churches will be allowed to reopen for indoor services at 15% capacity as of that date. Masks and physical distancing restrictions will remain. For St. Pius that means we will be welcoming you to our regular weekend masses this…

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…
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Can You Hear Me Now?

Do you ever find it hard to hear at Mass? You’re not alone! Over the past few months, we have improved our Sunday Mass sound quality, both in the building and on our livestream. Our most recent addition comes thanks to a generous grant from the Ex Corde Foundation created by the Diocese of Hamilton. With their financial support, we have been able to purchase and install an assistive listening device system. You may be familiar with these devices from…