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A Note From the Pastor

With vaccinations happening, and with spring well and truly sprung, entering our third lockdown more than a year after the first feels pretty discouraging. The temptation to point fingers — at politicians, public officials, and others, is strong. But like the rest of this pandemic, this latest setback has the virtue of reminding us that we are fragile creatures and that however well we plan, and however hard we work, our life is not entirely in our control nor even…

Final Weekend for In-Person Mass

All our masses will be held as scheduled this weekend, but this will be the last in-person gathering until late in May. Along with other restrictions to combat the spread of the COVID19 virus, Ontario announced today that attendance at religious services is limited to 10 people effective Monday, and the Diocese of Hamilton has determined that all Churches will be closed effective that day. All our masses will be held as scheduled this weekend, but this will be the…

Parish Office Now Closed

With the advent of Ontario’s stay-at-home order, we have closed our parish office until the order is lifted. Our staff will continue to work from home, picking up voicemail and email messages, so if you need to get in touch don’t hesitate to reach out. Ph. (519) 753-8439 or office@stpiusbrantford.ca
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Triduum Returns to St. Pius

Continued restrictions on congregational singing (and even chanting) meant our Easter Triduum this year sounded a bit different, but parishioners reported that the liturgies still provided a powerful opportunity to enter into reflection and prayer on our Lord’s self-gift on the cross, in the Eucharist, and ultimately the victory over sin and death that shone forth in the resurrection.  Thank you to the many parishioners who ministered at our celebrations (and online), who beautifully decorated the Church, and to all…
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Can You Hear Me Now?

Do you ever find it hard to hear at Mass? You’re not alone! Over the past few months, we have improved our Sunday Mass sound quality, both in the building and on our livestream. Our most recent addition comes thanks to a generous grant from the Ex Corde Foundation created by the Diocese of Hamilton. With their financial support, we have been able to purchase and install an assistive listening device system. You may be familiar with these devices from…

Honouring St. Joseph

Mass @ 6:00 pm Friday, March 19th Pope Francis has declared this to be a year of St. Joseph for the universal Church. St. Joseph, foster-father to our Lord is a powerful intercessor and the special patron saint of Canada.  His major feast day is this Friday (March 19th) and we will be celebrating Mass in his honour at 6:00 pm on that day in our Church (just prior to Stations of the Cross at 7:00 pm). In scripture, Joseph…
Is a small Group for me?

Is a Small Group For Me?

Earlier this year a group of parishioners stepped forward to participate in our small group pilot. Recently we gathered them together (virtually) to talk about their experience. Click to watch a short (4 min.) video of what they had to say. What is a small group? It is not a support group – but you will support each other It is not a prayer group – but you will pray It is not a bible study – but you will…

Graphic Designer Wanted

GIVE THE GIFT OF TIME AND TALENT Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but in online and print communications, beauty begins with good graphic design. Our parish is constantly striving to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ to the world, and we want our message to reflect the beauty of our Lord and his love for us. We need your help!  Please read the brief description of some typical projects and consider whether you would enjoy…

Ash Wednesday

While we hope to be open for Ash Wednesday and throughout Lent, our Diocese has prepared a resource for families to observe the season at home. Prayer together in the home (including observing the liturgical seasons) is an important way parents can strengthen their children (and themselves!) in the faith.  Just click here or on the image published with this post to visit the page (which includes a downloadable brief Ash Wednesday Prayer service without ashes).

Weekday Mass Livestream

As of this week, we have begun streaming all of our weekday Masses. As we did during the previous lockdown, we will be posting recordings of the readings and homily from each mass, linked from the home page. Streaming Schedule (as of January 27, 2021) Visit http://live.stpiusbrantford.ca OR http://www.facebook.com/stpiusbrantford Sunday 11:00 am – Sunday Mass followed by Children’s Liturgy of the Word (Liturgy of the word is website only) Monday 6:30 pm – Mass, Exposition, Rosary, Benediction Tuesday – 12:00…

Did You Miss Some Christmas Content?

Did you miss some of our content from this past Christmas and want to get caught up? Find what you’re looking for below! Christmas Livestream Content Christmas Mass Christmas Message

Give a Gift of Warmth & Comfort

Clothing for colder weather Our parish Catholic Women’s League council is once again collecting winter clothing such as socks, hats, scarves, gloves, and mittens in support of the yearly Warmth and Comfort program that distributes such items to those in need in the downtown core. You can drop off your items when you attend mass or at the Parish Office (Mon. – Thurs. 9 am-noon) We will be accepting the gifts from November 9th until the 21st.