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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!

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…

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.

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!

Easter 2022 Schedule

Stations of the Cross – Every Friday (March 4th to April 15th) at 7:00pm led by different groups from our communityParish Penance Service & Reconciliation – Thursday, April 7th at 7:00pmHoly Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper – Thursday, April 14th at 7:00pmGood Friday Family Liturgy – Friday, April 15th at 11:00amGood Friday Solemn Liturgy – Friday, April 15th at 3:00pmBlessing of the Easter Foods – Saturday, April 16th at 12:00pmHoly Saturday Easter Vigil – Saturday, April 16th at 8:00pmEaster…
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