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Is a small Group for me?

Is a Small Group For Me?

Earlier this year a group of parishioners stepped forward to participate in our small group pilot. Recently we gathered them together (virtually) to talk about their experience. Click to watch a short (4 min.) video of what they had to say. What is a small group? It is not a support group – but you will support each other It is not a prayer group – but you will pray It is not a bible study – but you will…

Warmth & Comfort Campaign

Attention all knitters and generous of heart! Our Catholic Women’s League Council (CWL) will continue to promote the “Warmth and Comfort” program this year commencing the weekend of Saturday, October 23rd, and ending the weekend of Sunday, November 21st. Please consider knitting or purchasing warm socks, mitts/gloves, hats, and scarves for those in need in our community for the upcoming winter months. Two containers will be available; one at the entrance of the church and the other in the foyer of the…

Play That Fun-Key Music

Among the many changes at St Pius Brantford over the last year and a half, the music at our 11:00 Mass has to be one of the most obvious. We have been extremely blessed to have Colin, Terry, and Katie sharing their talents with us for the last six months, and we truly value the excellent music program they’ve been working to build at this Mass. And now…we’re looking to grow the team! Do you have an aptitude for music?…

CCCB Apology to Indigenous Peoples

On September 24th, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops released a Statement of Apology by the Catholic Bishops of Canada to the Indigenous Peoples of this Land. The text of this apology, in both English and French, is available below and can be downloaded for future reference. The text of a news release announcing a national fundraising initiative is also available in both English and French. Please also note that this Thursday, September 30th is the National Day for Truth…

What Are You Searching For?

Coming to St Pius Brantford this fall 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…
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New Weekday Mass & Office Hours

Starting the week of September 6th, the weekday Mass schedule will be as follows: On Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday, Mass will be at 8:00am. Wednesday Mass will take place at 6:30pm. Confessions will be offered before Mass from 5:30pm until 6:15pm in the Chapel (off the Parish Hall). Our monthly Mass for all souls in Purgatory will be moved to the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Please note that weekday Masses will no longer be live-streamed. Starting September 17th, Adoration…
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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