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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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The June Acts of Charity monthly outreach project is to donate personal care toiletries to organizations such as Timon Ministries, Salvation Army, Metro Ministries, and the Mother Teresa Shelter who serve the Homeless in our community.  Please purchase and place in the large black receptacle in the church foyer:  travel size shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, face and body wash, shaving cream and razors and toothpaste and toothbrushes and soap.  Thank you for your generosity for our May outreach of baby supplies, and your ongoing support to our parish's mission to share our gifts with those in need.  Also: CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE ACTS OF CHARITY INFORMATION ON THE PARISH WEBSITE! 

Updated Guidelines for Mass Attendance and Parish Activities

In light of the new CDC guidelines, and in consideration of the updated diocesan guidelines with regard to Mass attendance, we will be implementing the following policy:

1.  At St. Pius X, all church pews will be open; with responsible distancing, with the exception of the section of pews near the statues of Mary and Joseph, which will be reserved for those who prefer to maintain distancing.

2.  All the Faithful are obliged to attend Sunday Masses and Holy Days of Obligation.  However, those who are symptomatic, or have been exposed within 7 days to someone who has the virus are asked to remain home and are dispensed from attending Mass.  Everyone coming to Mass is asked to check their temperature at home before coming to church.  Also excused from attending Mass are those who are at risk because of an underlying health issue.  Otherwise, everyone else should attend Mass.

3.  Wearing face masks is not mandatory and is left to the discretion of the individual. 

4.  Communion will continue to be distributed under one species (the Body of Christ).  Precious Blood will not be distributed.

That Man is You

The Saturday morning men's study program has started up again. The first 6 weeks will feature Bishop Robert Barron's series "The Sacraments". The following 6 week series will be "The Consecration to St. Joseph - the Wonders of our Spiritual Father" by Fr. Donald Calloway.  In August the Fall semester of TMIY begins. It begins at 6:30 a.m. with breakfast and fellowship.  The session begins at 6:45 a.m., followed by small group discussions at 7:15 a.m. and ends at 8:00 a.m.  This is a great time for men to fellowship, to learn, to grow in your faith and to find support facing the challenges of daily life.  The group will meet in the Youth Bldg.

Blood Drive Sunday 27th!

Our next Blood Drive is scheduled for Sunday, June 27th from 9:00AM-2:00PM .  Appointments are highly recommended! Call the Blood Center at 361-855-4943 or go to the website: Donors will receive a T-shirt & a food coupon (Blue Bell). While supplies last.  Mask required.


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.


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Holy Day of Obligation Schedule


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