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Bible Sunday 2022

Bishop Crosby has chosen the third Sunday of Ordinary Time each year as our day to emphasize how #TheBibleSpeaks and how #WeListen. Given the restrictions of pandemic life, the Diocese has prepared a variety of digital resources (both for adults and children) for this year’s celebration with specific focus on the Gospel of Luke.  Please visit the Diocesan webpage for Bible Sunday to discover a wealth of resources including: Suggestions for reading Scripture and praying with the Bible A video…

Christmas “Need To Know”

Looking for all the details on our Christmas plans? Find them here. Looking to help serve our community this Christmas? Details are here. Looking to register in advance for the 8:00pm or 10:00pm Christmas Eve Mass? Registration is available 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…

Diocesan Day of Prayer for Young People

CALLING ALL CATHOLIC YOUNG ADULTS “Arise! I have appointed you to testify to what you have seen” (cf. Acts 26:16). Pope Francis is inviting young people throughout the world to take part in a spiritual pilgrimage as the Church prepares for World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon.  The Diocese of Hamilton Office for Evangelization and Catechesis is pleased to announce that on the Solemnity of Christ the King – November 21st 2021 – we will be celebrating the Diocesan Day of Prayer for Young People.…

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…
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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…

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