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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 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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Latest Parish News

Ash Wednesday Schedule, February 26th

6:30AM – Mass, 8:15AM – Mass, 12:00Noon – Mass and 5:30PM – Mass

Lenten Fish Fry

St. Pius X School is hosting a Lenten Fish Fry in the Parish Hall on Ash Wednesday, and on all Fridays during Lent. Each plate will be $8.00, and will include beer battered fish, French fries, and fresh cole slaw. You can have your orders to-go, or you can dine in, then join us in the church at 7:00 each Friday for Stations of the Cross.

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.

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!

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.

8:15 a.m. Saturday Lenten Mass

Join us for weekly Mass at 8:15 a.m. each Saturday during the Lenten Season, beginning February 29th, the Saturday after Ash Wednesday.  We will also be praying the rosary starting at 8:00 a.m., prior to Mass, so please join us!

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 26th – April 5th, 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.

Lenten Parish Mission

Something Good Is About to Happen! Fr. Blaise Czaja, C.P. will be leading us in a Lenten Parish Mission titled “Come Encounter Jesus” during the 5th Week of Lent. Please be sure to clear your calendars for the week of March 29th so your family can attend all three nights (M-T-W.) Jesus will be moving, touching lives, healing and blessing his people. Come and hear the Good News and come to know God in a more deeply intimate and personal way.

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL - JUNE 1st - 5th

The train is on the track ready to bring aboard staff and passgeners.  If you would like to be a staff member, must be 15 years or older, please call Sr. Barbara Netek at (361)993-4053.  We will be registering passengers, 5 - 12 years old only, beginning in March.  Come aboard for a trip of a lifetime!

VOLUNTEERS FOR VBS

If YOU ARE 14 YEARS OF AGE or older and would like to volunteer to be a part of the staff for Vacation Bible School, please contact Sister Barbara at 993-4053. 

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Infant Baptism

CCD/Confirmation

 

Masses

 

Weekdays

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

5:30p.m.

 

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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