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Catholic Women’s League Gift to Parish

Magnolia Planted to MARk the League’s 100th anniversary in Canada As part of its activities marking in the 100th anniversary of the Catholic Women’s League in Canada, the League’s St. Pius Council has gifted the Parish with a Magnolia tree, to help beautify our grounds and public space. With the assistance of St. Pius Maintenance Supervisor Paul Reansbury, Council President Patricia McDougall (centre) and Past-President Vickie Coyle joined Father John Redmond on Friday, May 29th for a special prayer and…

Weekly Parish Email News Archive

Weekly Parish EMAIL NeWs During the social and physical distancing necessitated by the Coronavirus pandemic, we have begun distributing a weekly Parish Email newsletter. We’ve added an archive of those emails here: https://www.stpius.ca/parish-news-email-archive By the way, if you’re not on our distribution list but would like to be, just visit our contact form and submit the form with your email address and a note asking us to add you to our list.

Consecrating Our Parish to Mary

Join us online at 7:00 pm Friday, May 1st (on our Facebook page or at http://live.stpius.ca) as Father John consecrates our Parish and its people to our Blessed Mother Mary and places them under her protection as Mother of the Church. Below is the prayer of consecration. You may also pray the prayer in your home (at your convenience) to consecrate your family, or yourself – substituting the appropriate words for “our parish”. We are joining our own Bishop Crosby,…
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Time for Kids After Sunday Mass

Children’s Liturgy with a difference! We’re very excited to have launched into the digital world of Children’s Liturgy programming with a new high-energy format. Get ready to sing, dance, pray and learn about Jesus and the Apostles as we look at stories of Easter and the life of the earliest Christians. This engaging program is designed especially for children aged five to ten, but anyone is welcome to join us immediately following our Sunday Mass live stream.
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Sunday Mass Video Archive

New Page With Sunday Live Stream Recordings We are well on our way with our Sunday 11:00 am mass live stream, this week (our second) we had over 400 unique IP addresses tune in for all or part of the Mass, and we peaked with just over 230 streaming the Mass. We are hoping to continue to improve our “production values” in order to give you all an improved experience as we wait to be able to gather once again…
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Stations of the cross Video

This traditional Lenten devotion is one of many things we have lost for the past few weeks. Great news! Our Youth Ministry has recorded and posted to our web site a video of the “LifeTeen” stations of the cross, with readings and reflections and the singing of the Stabat Mater presented by our young people for each station. Please use this gift to reflect on the Lord’s Passion and help to prepare ourselves to celebrate with joy his resurrection on Easter…

Three “non-meetings” this week…

As part of First Communion Prep We hosted three first communion preparation “non-meetings” this week. Our pastoral minister Andrew Beach set times families were invited to drive by the church and pick up their materials outside to help their child prepare for First Communion. There was good participation from our First Communion families, and appropriate social distancing was observed! (FYI Pictures show family members)

Further Directives from Bishop Crosby

— March 18, 2020 Bishop Crosby today issued several clarifications and expansions of earlier directives regarding parish practices for COVID19. As a consequence, there will be several changes to practices here at St. Pius: The Church is no longer allowed to be open to parishioners for any reason. Consequently, we are canceling effective immediately scheduled times for private prayer or the sacrament of reconciliation. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is only available by appointment, presuming proper social distance is maintained. The…

“Lift up your hearts!”

A pastoral letter from bishop Crosby  This is Tuesday, March 17, 2020 – the day after Masses and other programs were canceled within the Diocese of Hamilton. The advice of public health professionals, concern for the health of Chancery employees and their families, for Priests, Deacons, and parishioners, caused us to declare the radical shutdown. Just when we need Him most, we cannot celebrate Mass as a community of faith – hear His Word proclaimed, eat the Bread of Life. …

Sunday & Weekday Masses suspended by Bishop

— March 16 As the public health authorities have recommended new limitations on public gatherings in Canada, Bishop Crosby has ordered the suspension of the public celebration of the Eucharist in our Diocese, on both Sundays and weekdays, and has dispensed the faithful from the obligation to attend the Sunday celebration until we are able to gather once again. As your Pastor, I will be celebrating the Eucharist privately for your intentions each Sunday, and in his letter to Bishop…

COVID19: An Update from Bishop Crosby

New rules for a changing situation — Friday, March 13, 2020 Bishop Crosby has written a new letter setting out changed practices for the celebration of the Eucharist due to developments in the COVID19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. On attending Mass this weekend you will find the Baptismal and Holy Water fonts dry per the Bishop’s instructions. Also, we will NOT be distributing Holy Communion on the tongue, rather, only in the hand; further, we will NOT be distributing Holy Communion from…