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Jul 6, 2022
St. Maria Goretti (1890-1902) Martyr for chastity. Maria was born in Corinaldo, Italy to a family of poor tenant farmers. Unable to go to school, Maria never learned to read or write. Shortly after moving to Ferriere di Conca at the age of ten, Maria’s father contracted malaria and died. This left the poor family in even greater poverty. Alessandro, a farm hand of 18, sought to seduce Maria and force himself upon her. However, Maria, just shy of twelve,…
Prayers for the Souls in Purgatory prior to Wednesday evening Mass. All are welcome.
The doors to the church open at 5:45pm for prayers for the souls in purgatory and time of personal prayer.
The doors to the church open at 7:30am.
Monthly meeting of the Catholic Women’s League
The doors to the church open at 7:30am. Mass will be immediately followed by Eucharistic Adoration.
Spend time in personal prayer with the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.Adoration will begin immediately following Mass. At 11:00am the Rosary will be recited. Adoration will conclude at 3:00pm with the Divine Mercy Chaplet.
Jul 9, 2022
St. Augustine Zhao Rong and Companions (17th-20th Centuries) Holy Martyrs of China. Today 120 men, women, and children are honoured for giving of their lives as witnesses to the Catholic faith. While at times the Christians mission was well received in China, other times it was met with great persecution. Great care needed to be taken in the work of mission to inculturate the Gospel with ancient Chinese culture. However, Christianity was still feared at times as a form of…
Weekly opportunity for Reconciliation before the Saturday evening Mass. Reconciliation will take place in the Reconciliation Chapel (located near the Baptismal Font and the statue of Christ the Teacher). Penitents are welcome to use a screen or sit face-to-face with the Priest.
Sunday on Saturday? In the ancient tradition of our faith (going back to the creation account in the bible) the “Lord’s day” actually begins at sunset of the preceding day. Respecting that tradition, one of our weekly Sunday celebrations is held Saturday evening ( at St. Pius that is Saturday at 5:00 pm ) Please join us While it is true that there is a formal and structured way to become a full member of the Catholic Church, at our…
Seating for Sunday Mass will be in the main body of the church and in the balcony, as needed. The doors to the church are opened at 8:30am.
Seating for Sunday Mass will be in the main body of the church and the balcony, as needed. The doors to the church are opened at 10:30am. We will continue live streaming this Mass.
Weekly live stream of the celebration of Mass from St Pius X Brantford. This Mass is streamed through Facebook, YouTube, and our website.
Jul 12, 2022
Sts. Louis (1823-1894) and Zélie (1831-1877) Martin Together, a saintly couple. Both Louis and Zélie were born to military families. By trade, Louis was a watchmaker and Zélie was a lace-maker. Both had attempted to enter religious life, but were not accepted. They met in Zélie’s hometown of Alencon, and were married at midnight on July 13, 1858. Nine children were born to this couple. However, there was a three-year span where they experienced the death of four of their…
The doors to the church open at 7:30am.
Monthly meeting of the St Pius X Society of Saint Vincent de Paul
Jul 15, 2022
St. Bonaventure (c. 1217-1274) Seraphic Doctor and Second Founder of the Franciscan Order. Bonaventure was born in Bagnoregio, Italy. He received the name “Bonaventure” from St. Francis of Assisi, who healed him of a serious illness when he was a child. Bonaventure studied at the University of Paris. Joining the Francisan Order, Bonaventure continued at the University of Paris as a professor of Theology and Sacred Scripture. In 1257, Bonaventure was chosen as Minister General of the Franciscan Order. As…
Monthly meeting of Immaculate Heart of Mary Mother of Christ Associates
Leadership training for the VBS team.
Jul 22, 2022
St. Mary Magdalene Apostle to the Apostles. Mary Magdalene was a disciple of Jesus who accompanied Him and the Twelve on their journeys, providing for them out of her means. Our Lord had cast seven demons out of her (Luke 8:1-3; Matthew 27:55; Mark 15:41, 16:9). Along with our Lady and St. John, Mary Magdalene stood by our Lord during His Crucifixion (John 19:25; Matthew 27:55-56; Mark 15:40). After our Lord was taken down from the Cross, Mary Magdalene…
Jul 23, 2022
St. Bridget of Sweden (1303-1373) Mystical visionary. Bridget was happily married to the nobleman Ulf Gudmarsson for twenty eight years, and they had eight children together. She served in the Swedeish royal courts as lady-in-waiting to Queen Blanche of Namur. In her role in the courts, she sought the moral reform of King Magnus II and Queen Blanche. Upon the death of her husband, Bridget joined the Third Order of St. Francis and devoted herself to a life of penance…
Jul 26, 2022
St. Anne and St. Joachim Grandparents of Jesus. The story of Saints Joachim and Anne is recorded in the Protoevangelium of St. James. We read here about how Joachim and Anne were a barren couple. They mourned their barrenness, and the Lord granted them a child: Mary. When Mary was but three years old, they dedicated Mary to the Lord, to serve Him in the Temple. St. Anne is often invoked as a patron for ladies seeking a husband. In…
Jul 29, 2022
St. Martha, St. Mary, and St. Lazarus Friends of Jesus. These siblings resided in the town of Bethany, not far from Jerusalem. In the tenth chapter of the Gospel of St. Luke, we hear about one of Jesus’ visits to the household of these siblings. We hear about how Martha busied herself with matters of serving and hospitality, but was distracted; while Mary was occupied in listening to the Lord. They are also mentioned in the Gospel of St. John. …
Aug 4, 2022
St. John Vianney (1786-1859) Patron of Parish Priests. John was born to a peasant family in Dardilly, France. His childhood years were marked by the French Revolution, and the upheavals and persecution of the Church at this time. Twice as a young man, John was drafted into the Napoleon army, but was prevented by circumstances from actually going to war. John struggled greatly with his studies for the priesthood, accomplishing these only by the assistance of a private tutor. Once…
Aug 5, 2022
Bl. Frédéric Janssoone (1838-1916) God’s Peddlar. Frédéric was born in Ghyvelde, France to a well-to-do farming family. At the age of nine, his father died. Frédéric excelled in school, and he came to pursue studies towards the priesthood. However, Frédéric suspended this pursuit to financially assist his mother. Frédéric became a rather successful travelling salesman. Upon the death of his mother in 1861, Frédéric returned to his priestly formation and was ordained a priest with Order of Friars Minor (i.e.…