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Christmas 2023 “Need To Know”

4th Sunday of Advent, Sunday December 24th Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24th Solemnity of The Nativity of the LordMass at 5:00pm and 9:00pm.  Each Mass preceded by carol singing.*Please note that incense will be used at the 9:00pm Mass. Christmas Day, Monday, December 25th Solemnity of The Nativity of the LordMass at 9:00am and 11:00am.*Please note that incense will be used at the 11:00am Mass. Sunday, December 31st, Feast of the Holy Family Saturday Vigil, December 30th Mass at 5:00pm.Sunday, December 31st…

Vacation Bible School 2023 Wrap-Up

This year was another amazing camp experience. We were thrilled to welcome nearly 60 campers, and I was honoured to work with an incredible team of 26 elementary and high school students along with eight adults. This camp experience continues to help others learn about God’s love and grow in fellowship, faith, and community. A huge thank you to everyone who came together to make this happen. Below is the link to a playlist of some videos we’ve put together…

Diocesan Young Adults Night

Young Adults Night:November 4th Fr. Mark Morley invites all young adults (ages 20s and early 30s) of our diocese to attend a night of Adoration, Fellowship and Praise Music. Arrival and Holy Hour (6:30pm-7:30 pm), Social with Food (7:30pm-8:30pm), Praise Night and Vocation Testimony (8:00pm-9:00pm), and Compline (9:00pm) on Saturday, November 4th at Saint Pius X Church (9 Waverly Street, Brantford, Ontario). Sponsored by the Vocations Office of the Diocese of Hamilton. For more information, please contact: vocations@hamiltondiocese.com

Catholic Education Week

Please see, below, the text of Bishop Crosby’s message for Catholic Education Week 2023 in both English and French. For more information on Catholic Education Week, head to the Diocesan website.

Altar Server Training

We will be holding an Altar Server training session on Saturday, January 28th, from 10:00am – 12:30pm for those 8 or older who have celebrated their First Communion. A pizza lunch will be included.Please email or call the office at 519-753-8439 to sign up.

A Beautiful Confirmation Celebration

Friday, December 9th was a lovely celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation. We were thrilled to have a full church (600+ people!) gathered in community, and 64 young people present for the Sacrament. Below are a few photos from the night, and the live-streamed Liturgy is available below.

Fr Steve’s Installation

On Saturday, November 26th, we were honoured to have Bishop Douglas Crosby, O.M.I., Bishop of Hamilton, join us to celebrate Fr Steve Murrin’s formal installation as the Pastor of St Pius X Parish. It was a beautiful Mass, and a moving installation ceremony. Many thanks to the Catholic Women’s League who organized a lovely reception in the hall – complete with low GI snacks for those who needed them!

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! Looking for a copy of Bishop…

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,…

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.

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…