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Spiritual Bouquet for Bishop Crosby

January 2nd, 2023 is Bishop Crosby’s 25th Anniversary of Ordination as a Bishop. There will be a Mass offered on Tuesday, January 3rd for the intentions of Bishop Crosby, and all are invited to gather in thanksgiving for his ministry in the Church as Bishop. Additionally, you are invited to participate in a “spiritual bouquet” of prayers for the Bishop. To make your prayer intentions known, complete the form below by November 29th, 2022. I commit to the following prayers…

Vacation Bible School 2022 Recap

We had an amazing week of camp, and were truly blessed with how everything went. After a two-year hiatus, we were able to return with 40 campers and a leadership team of approximately 25. We look forward to welcoming a larger group next summer, as the situation in the world continues to normalize. Plan now to join us the week of August 14th to 18th, 2023 for “Stellar“! A few photos, as well as a video recap of each day,…

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

*New* – CCCB Statement for National Day for Truth & Reconciliation*New* – Bishops of Canada Deepen Their Commitments to Walk Together with Indigenous Partners on the Healing & Reconciliation Journey Friday, September 30th is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, and is also known as Orange Shirt Day. To find out more about this day, and how it is being acknowledged by the Federal Government, head here. At St Pius, we are preparing to acknowledge this day on the…

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…

Indigenous Reconciliation Fund

Below is the text of Bishop Crosby’s Pastoral Letter regarding a collection for the Indigenous Reconciliation Fund that the Diocese has started, in response to Call to Action #61 from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The Diocese is also offering a learning opportunity called To Inform, Encourage and Heal; a four-week online seminar in which you can engage in the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Details are below. You can also give directly to this fund by clicking…

Catholic Education Week 2022

Catholic Education Week is recognized every year during the first week of May. This year, Catholic Education Week is May 1st to May 6th, 2022. The theme is “Rebuild, Restore, Renew Together”. Below are a number of resources, including a Pastoral Letter from Bishop Crosby, an English-language video from Bishop Crosby, a Liturgy of the Word, and a Prayer for Educators. All the resources, including a French-language version of Bishop Crosby’s video, can also be found on the Diocesan Catholic…

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!