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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

 

Latest Parish News

 

Precious Blood Temporarily Suspended

Due to the severity of the flu this flu season, the precious blood will be temporarily suspended at all Masses, including weekdays.  Also, during the sign of peace, feel free to bow or show some other acknowledgement if you do not wish to shake hands during the flu season.

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.

CRS Rice Bowls Coming – Encounter Lent

Join our faith community—and nearly 14,000 Catholic communities across the United States—in a life-changing Lenten journey of encounter with CRS Rice Bowl. Pick up your family’s CRS Rice Bowl from the back of the church. During the 40 days of Lent, as companions on the journey, we will encounter our neighbor.

40 Cans for Lent!  

The Lenten project that our Acts of Charity ministry is sponsoring is “40 Cans for Lent”!  You are asked to bring in one can of food for each of the 40 days of Lent, beginning February 14th, 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.  The final pickup of the containers will be Monday, March 26th.

Troop 157 Eagle Scouts News

Matthew Lutz designed and built a beautiful crushed granite walkway accompanied by a reflection bench for our St. Pius parish. It is located in between the basketball court and St. Pius School.  Jacob Ramos built a flag pole structure for the students and parishioners of Holy Family Catholic Church on Nogales St. The permanent structure will be utilized to fly the American flag for both the students and parishioners of Holy Family.  Benjamin Toren will be recognized as a 2017 Eagle Scout at the annual Eagle Scout Banquet this Saturday, February 24th at the Continuing Education Center for Economic Development on the Del Mar campus.  Benjamin designed and built 14 Stations of the Cross for the residents at The Villa Senior Retirement Village on Saratoga.  A.J. Valverde was awarded the James E. West and the Founders Award at the January 13th Order of the Arrow Founders Banquet. 

Recruiting Liturgical Ministers

We are now recruiting folks to serve as liturgical ministers.  Liturgical ministries include Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Sacristans, and Ushers.  If you are an adult in full communion with the Church and you are interested in joining one of these ministries, please click here and fill out the short registration form.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

  

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Register Online for the Following:

 

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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