Posts by Parish Staff

Posts by Parish Staff

Did You Miss Some Christmas Content?

Did you miss some of our content from this past Christmas and want to get caught up? Find what you’re looking for below! Christmas Livestream Content Christmas Mass Christmas Message

Give a Gift of Warmth & Comfort

Clothing for colder weather Our parish Catholic Women’s League council is once again collecting winter clothing such as socks, hats, scarves, gloves, and mittens in support of the yearly Warmth and Comfort program that distributes such items to those in need in the downtown core. You can drop off your items when you attend mass or at the Parish Office (Mon. – Thurs. 9 am-noon) We will be accepting the gifts from November 9th until the 21st.
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“The Search” begins

Why am I here? What is the meaning and purpose of my life? “The Search” connects the dots between these universal human questions, and what we are doing as we gather each weekend for mass. Visit our web site and set up your free registration for Formed (the site hosting the video series) and get ready to encounter some engaging, relevant, and helpful discussions. We have nearly distributed our first box of 100 participant guides to the Search video series.…

Hosts wanted for Church Online

staying home on Christmas Eve? Be a host for our special Livestream We are actively working to make sure we can welcome as many people as possible to our online church on Christmas eve — even though there will be many fewer in our physical church. For Catholics being there is at the heart of the experience of worship, but equally close to the centre — wherever we are physically — is being “with” others. For that reason, both our…

Thanksgiving Food Drive

Our annual Thanksgiving food-drive for Saint Vincent de Paul is coming up next weekend. (That would be Thanksgiving weekend!) Don’t forget to bring (or drop off if you’re not yet coming to Mass) your donations of NON-PERISHABLE food!

Helping your children grow in faith

Correspondence Programs are available through the Diocese of Hamilton for children from Kindergarten through to High School not currently receiving religious instruction. Preparation for First Communion and Confirmation for children not in Catholic Schools also available.  Families work through the programs at home. Contact Monica in the Catechesis Office at 905-528-7988, ext. 2238 or check the catechesis page at the diocesan website at www.hamiltondiocese.com and click on the Catechesis Office for more information, printable registration forms or to register online.

Novena in preparation for the school year 2020-21

We are called to be witnesses as we head towards the start of the school year, in a time of such uncertainty, that we can be assured that God cares for us, is with us, saves us. Together, we in the Diocese of Hamilton are providing spiritual support for all those entering the “uncharted waters” of the upcoming school year. Beginning Monday, August 31st, we will join together in prayer over nine days – the traditional novena prayer for special…
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Give the Gift of Time and Service

Give the gift of time and service in two new ministries 1) Welcome Desk Hosts – That’s right, even in these times Sunday is still the best opportunity for people to connect with the parish. So with appropriate protection (clear plastic masks for ministers and a Plexiglas barrier), we want to create a spot where parishioners and guests can ask questions, get answers, and even “do business” with the parish before or after Sunday Mass. We are planning systems (tablets…

Once Registered, Always Registered!

Simplifying Sunday mass registration starting August 22/23Last week we talked about why it is important to track contact information for those attending mass (to allow quick notification in the event it turns out there is a possibility of exposure to COVID from someone in attendance). Been here before? – just arrive in time for the mass you want to attend and our Host Ministers will check off your name on a list of those who have registered in the past. We’ll…

Help Wanted for Livestream Production

The unprecedented reality of our COVID19-influenced world has led to some unprecedented volunteer jobs here at St. Pius Brantford. In particular, we are looking for help from people (perhaps younger people?) with expertise and enthusiasm for computers, video production, and editing to assist Andrew Beach behind the scenes in the production of our Sunday @ 11:00 am Livestream. This might include work from home during the week helping with short segments that may be pre-recorded and edited for insertion in…

Congratulations to New Priests!

Two of four new priests have a St. Pius connectionSeminarian Pawel Stankiewicz who spent last summer with us here at St. Pius will be one of four men ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Crosby at our Cathedral on Saturday, August 15th — the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Due to limitations imposed by physical distancing, attendance at the ordination is limited, but let’s join in prayer for these men who have consecrated their lives to…

Mass Intentions This Week

Saturday, August 8th, 5:00 pm – Maria Petruccu & Dimarazo Family, Desi Kohlberger, Cecely Pickering, Anthony Gagliardi, John Mcdonald, Patricia Kraemer, Int. of Dan Dallaway, Gertrude Verlaan, Zelia Maria TavaresSunday, August 9th, 6:30 pm –  (all masses) The intentions of  parishionersMonday, August 10th, 6:30 pm –  Fernanda & Michele FrenzaTuesday, August 11th, 6:30 pm – Carmel DawsonWednesday, August 12th, 6:30 pm – Fr. Tim HingstonThursday, August 13h, 6:30 pm – Cesar Perez