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Diocesan Vaccine Policy

Please find below text from Bishop Crosby that we have been asked to share with all parishioners. COVID Vaccines The official position of the Catholic Church is that all available COVID vaccines are ethical and all Catholics who are able are encouraged to receive the vaccine. All employees serving in the Diocese of Hamilton are encouraged to be fully vaccinated or to submit to a COVID rapid test every Monday and Thursday in order to carry out their responsibilities. Volunteer…

We’re Hiring!

St Pius Brantford is looking for a new Parish Secretary to keep things running smoothly. Do you have what it takes, or know someone who does? Check out our job posting and send in your resume!

What Are You Searching For?

Coming to St Pius Brantford this fall 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…
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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 
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Saint Vincent De Paul – Help Wanted

SSVP Brant Thrift Store Volunteer Coordinator Do you want to be part of a dynamic group of people who help serve the poor and our neighbours in need? Are you a people person, leader, team player and one who likes to volunteer? Then you could be the next Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Brant Thrift Store Volunteer Coordinator. As Volunteer Coordinator your primary role will be to facilitate the development of volunteers in consultation and cooperation with members of…

Re-Opening June 12th/13th!

WE are OPEN FOR MASS THIS WEEKEND STEP ONE OF Ontario ROADMAP begins JUNE 11TH Ontario’s provincial government announced today that the province will enter step one of the Roadmap to Reopening on Friday June 11th. And in an important change, Churches will be allowed to reopen for indoor services at 15% capacity as of that date. Masks and physical distancing restrictions will remain. For St. Pius that means we will be welcoming you to our regular weekend masses this…
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What We’re Doing and Why

In some ways, the past year might seem to have been a time for churches like St. Pius to focus on survival. Instead, we have chosen to make changes intended to help us follow the Lord’s command to go out and make disciples. We have expressed this intention in our mission statement ( Love God. Love Others. Make Disciples. ) and a new vision statement, seen below. Our Vision To be a parish with a heart for those Jesus refers…