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Christmas 2022 “Need To Know”

Looking to help serve our community this Christmas? Sign up here. Looking to support those in need in the Brantford community through our Angel Campaign? Make a gift here. Looking to make a donation to St Pius this Christmas? Do so securely from the comfort of your home right here. Looking to offer a donation for memorial flowers? Make an offering here. Looking for our Christmas livestream for 8:00pm or 11:00am? It’s right here!

Christmas Flower Donations

We remember those who have gone before us marked with the signof faith and we remember the blessings God showers on our familiesthis Christmas.Donations are accepted for the purchase of flowers for the church inthis Christmas season. Simply complete the form below no later thanDecember 19th, 2022.The names of those to be remembered will be published at Christmasand will be remembered at a Mass celebrated on Christmas morning. Give Using the Form Below This program is provided by “Canada Helps”…

The War in Ukraine – A Call to Prayer, Fasting, and Action

Please see below a Pastoral Letter from the Ukrainian Catholic Bishops in Canada which we have been asked to share with the Parish. The Letter, titled, The War in Ukraine: A Call to Prayer, Fasting, and Action, encourages us to consider concrete acts of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving as winter approaches.

Pastoral Letter to Young People

“Christ is alive! He is our hope, and in a wonderful way he brings youth to our world, and everything he touches becomes young, new, full of life.” (Pope Francis, Apostolic Exhortation Christus Vivit, 1) Young people are important to the Church of today and tomorrow. Their faith, creativity, dynamism, and vitality are a surge of hope that can change the world. It is to young people that this Pastoral Letter from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops is addressed.…

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…

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…