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Welcome to our parish!

Welcome to St. Pius X Catholic Church and School! For over 50 years now, St. Pius X Parish has been proclaiming the Gospel message and serving the spiritual needs of the city’s south side through more than 30 ministries. We are a vibrant and faithful parish community of approximately 1,500 families, in a city named after the Body of Christ. If you are looking for a place for sound Eucharistic worship and a caring spiritual family that you can call your own, we believe that you will find St. Pius X Catholic Church and School to be just what you are looking for. We invite you to come visit our parish, where it is our hope that you will encounter the dynamic presence of the Living God!

Whether you are a long-time church-goer or a newcomer to the life of faith, we pray that your time here will be richly blessed and we hope that you will come to be a part of our growing faith community.

Should you like to become a member of our parish, please visit our newcomer’s page where you can find a registration form that you can place in the Sunday Collection or bring to the parish office.  If you have any questions or you would like to have one of the clergy come for a visit, please feel free to contact us.  May God pour out his blessings upon you!

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Paul A. Hesse

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6:30 a.m. Daily Lenten Mass

Make your Lenten Observance extra special this year!  Join us for daily Mass at 6:30 a.m. during the Lenten Season, beginning on Ash Wednesday.  If you are unable, consider joining us for any of the other daily Masses during the week!

8:15 a.m. Saturday Lenten Mass

Please join us every Saturday during Lent.  We will have Mass at 8:15 a.m., preceded by the Rosary at 8:00 a.m.

Lenten Guidelines for Fasting and Abstinence

Please remember that Lent is a time for penance in order to draw us out of our own selfishness and attend to the voice of God in our lives.  As a part of our observance of Lent, we are asked to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.  Fasting consists of eating only one full meal and two smaller snacks (the two snacks, when added together should equal no more than one meal).  Fasting is required of all Catholics 18-59 years of age.  Abstinence is required of all Catholics age 14 and older and consists of refraining from eating meat on all the Fridays of Lent.  Meat includes red meat and poultry.  Fish and vegetables are acceptable.

Stations of the Cross - A Lenten Tradition

Join us for Stations of the Cross every Friday evening of Lent at 7:00 p.m.  The stations are a long tradition, which has basis in the ancient Church when people made pilgrimages to the holy sites where Jesus exercised his ministry.  Over time, people began to trace the steps of Jesus on the road to Calvary within their own churches, particularly when it was no longer safe to travel to the Holy Land.  Join us in keeping this tradition alive.  It only requires one-half hour of time.

40 Cans for Lent!  

Once again, our Acts of Charity ministry is sponsoring “40 Cans for Lent”!  You are asked to bring in one can of food for each of the 40 days of Lent, February 17th – March 28th, to be left in the containers that will be placed in the back of the church.  Please bring canned or bagged items, nothing frozen or perishable.  Your sacrifices and these cans will be donated to the Food Bank of Corpus Christi.

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Discouraged

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have stated that Catholics should avoid the new Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine due to it having been formulated from abortion-derived cell lines.  Therefore, the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines are to be preferred.  Visit to see their statement.

Guidelines Being Prepared In Light of Governor’s Executive Order

Governor Greg Abbot has opened Texas to 100% and has lifted the mask mandate.  In light of this action, the diocese is preparing policy guidelines to help us going forward. We will do everything we can to ensure people feel comfortable coming to church and protecting people’s safety.  We will make these policies available once we receive them.

Bishop’s Appeal for Families

There will be no Bishop’s Stewardship Appeal or BSA this year.  Instead, Bishop Mulvey has dedicated our diocese and the rebuilding of our parishes to St. Joseph.  He has also launched a special Appeal for Families and is asking families that are able to do so, to make a pledge and help other families in need throughout the Diocese.  This special appeal will replace the BSA this year and is an opportunity for each of us to reach out to other families that have been hit hard through this pandemic.  Please go to the Diocesan website at, to make a pledge.  This fund will be listed under Online Giving when you log in to your account and do a “Quick Give”.  As always, our parish is very grateful for your support of our Bishop’s initiatives to help other families in need.


We are embarking upon a tremendous opportunity to unite the Body of Christ in a profound way within our diocese. Parishes are taking part in a diocesan-wide program that will unite the Diocese of Corpus Christi in prayer through the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.  A Traveling Monstrance is making its way from parish to parish with the sole purpose of uniting us in prayer before our Lord in Holy Hour Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in preparation of the Feast of Corpus Christi. After traveling the entire diocese, the monstrance will be used at our diocesan Feast of Corpus Christi celebration scheduled on June 3, 2021.  We invite all of you to embrace this opportunity in coming together as the Body of Christ and spending time with Our Lord in prayer as we honor the Name we bear as a diocese.  The Traveling Monstrance will be here at St. Pius X on May 6th.  Mark your calendars!

Feeling a little empty?  Spend time with Jesus!

Do you feel as though you are running out of steam?  Do you feel distant from God?  Do you enjoy your relationship with God?  We would like to invite you to an hour of prayer in the church every Thursday evening from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Come spend some time in the presence of the Lord in adoration before the Blessed Sacrament.  You're guaranteed to feel rejuvenated and more peaceful after passing time in the presence of Our Savior!


CMSE Certification Now Online

If you volunteer in a ministry here in the parish, please check your blue card to see if you have expired!  If you have passed your expiration date, and wish to renew, you can now do it online.  Please go to www.dioceseccorg/training.  Click on “Step Two - Complete Safe Environment Training” and follow the steps.  Please know that if you renew your training online, you will no longer receive a blue card but instead will receive an email informing you that your training is complete and the diocesan database will be updated.  If you do not have the means to complete this training online, please call the parish office at 361-993-4053 to let us know.  Once we know how we can safely offer this class, we will reach out to you to let you know.

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Infant Baptism






8:15a.m.  Mon - Fri

5:30p.m.  Wed & Fri

8:15a.m. - 1st Saturday

5:30p.m. - 1st Friday Healing Mass



Saturday Vigil Mass



Sunday Masses

8:00a.m., 10:00a.m.,

12:00noon & 5:30p.m.

Vietnamese Mass 7:30p.m.


Reconciliation Schedule

Holy Day of Obligation Schedule


Upcoming Events


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