Announcements

Announcements

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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…

Easter Flower Donations

Thank you to all that made a contribution. A list of donors that requested flowers as well as the family members to be honoured can be viewed below. The Mass to celebrate those loved ones will take place on Saturday, April 23rd, 2022 at 5:00pm. If you still wish to give, you can do so using the form below. Give Using the Form Below This program is provided by “Canada Helps” a Canadian Charity dedicated to helping smaller charities make…

COVID-19 Update: March 12th & 21st Changes

As rules continue to relax across Ontario and much of the country, we will be continuing to relax restrictions at St Pius, as well. Starting this weekend, you will notice that most distancing markers have been removed, and seating is all unrestricted. The doors to the church off the “patio” with the trees are once again reopen, and our Host Ministers are taking up new positions to continue their welcome to both guests and our parishioners. Starting March 21st, 2022,…

Prayers & Action for Ukraine: Updated

From Bishop Crosby’s weekly update, Heart to Heart, on March 11th: THE DESTRUCTIVE WAR IN UKRAINE continues to capture the attention of the world. Pope Francis recently sent two Cardinals to represent him in Ukraine and neighbouring countries. Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, Papal Almoner, and Cardinal Michael Czerny, Interim Prefect for the Dicastery for Integral Human Development, have travelled to Ukraine and are meeting with Ukrainian refugees in neighbouring countries, offering the reassuring care and concern of Pope Francis and the…

COVID-19 Update: March 1st Changes

Another major change is coming! With the government’s announcement that physical distancing measures will no longer be required starting March 1st, things will look a little different at St Pius Brantford. Please know that, as with all decisions we’ve made throughout this pandemic, the health, safety, and well-being of our community are among our top priorities. With that in mind, our return to normal will be a gradual one. We know that many of you may not be comfortable immediately…