Sacraments

Sacraments

INFANT BAPTISM

Baptism is celebrated each month following a formation program. Head to our Baptism Registration page, call the parish office at 519-753-8439, or email office@stpiusbrantford.ca to begin the preparation process.

ADULT INITIATION

Adults wishing to become Catholic are asked to contact the parish via email at becomingcatholic@stpiusbrantford.ca or call the Office at 519-753-8439 as soon as possible, preferably no later than the early fall of the year.

INITIATION OF CHILDREN

Catholic Initiation of Children includes children in Grade 3 and above who are either a) not baptized or b) were baptized in a different Christian denomination. Parents are asked to contact the parish as soon as possible at 519-753-8439, preferably no later than the early fall of the year.

FIRST RECONCILIATION and First Communion

First Reconciliation and First Communion are available to Baptized Catholics in grade 2 or above. If you have a child who has not yet been Baptized, please register them for Baptism first. If you have a child who has been Baptized in another Christian denomination, please email office@stpiusbrantford.ca to discuss the preparation process.

Registration typically opens in the fall of each year. To register for these sacraments, please visit our First Reconciliation & First Communion Registration page.

2023-2024 Academic Year
Registrations for 2023-2024 have closed. First Reconciliation was celebrated in February and First Communions are taking place in April and May.

2024-2025 Academic Year
We anticipate that dates will be released in the fall of 2024.

CONFIRMATION

Confirmation is available to Baptized Catholics in grade 7 or above. Registrations typically open in September each year. Please visit our Confirmation Registration page for more information.

2023-2024 Academic Year
The Sacrament of Confirmation was celebrated in the fall of 2023.

2024-2025 Academic Year
We anticipate that dates will be released in the fall of 2024.

MARRIAGE

Couples are asked to contact the parish at least eight months prior to marriage by emailing office@stpiusbrantford.ca or calling 519-753-8439.

ANOINTING OF THE SICK

Anointing of the sick in home or hospital can be arranged by calling the parish office at 519-753-8439. Whenever possible, please call before any situation becomes critical. A Catholic priest is always ‘on call’ for the Brantford General Hospital for emergencies.