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2024 Easter Flowers

Thanks to all who supported the flowers to decorate our church during the Easter Season. The names of those who will be remembered at the 9:00am Mass on Easter Sunday are below.
Lent - Holy Week 2024

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

Holy Week is the week which precedes the great Feast of the Resurrection on Easter Sunday: it includes the last days of Lent and the beginning of the three-day Easter Triduum. Holy Thursday, March 28th Good Friday, March 29thWe are reminded to refrain from eating meat on Good Friday and observe it as a day of fasting. Fasting means that we should only have one light meal that day, allowing some small snacks throughout the day. Mass of the Resurrection…

Summer 2023 Changes

Parish Office During the months of July and August, our Office will be on summer hours. The Office is open Tuesday to Friday from 9:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, September 5th. Carla will be off work from August 8th to 11th. Volunteers will be managing the Office on a reduced schedule from 10:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 3:00pm these days. Daily Mass & Adoration On August 15th, the daily Mass, in…

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?…

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…