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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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Parish Office Closed

In observance of Memorial Day, the parish office will be closed Monday, May 29th.  It will reopen on Tuesday, May 30th, at 9:00 a.m.  Our thanks and prayers go out to all of our loved ones, living and deceased that served our country!

We Will Always Remember . . .

This Monday, our nation celebrates the Memorial Day Holiday.  We remember all those who have courageously served our country and its freedoms, whether they were killed in action or have since passed on into eternity.  We are forever grateful for those who served generously in the armed forces and we always keep them in our prayers.  We also continue to pray for those who currently serve.  May God protect them and keep them always safe in his love.  Amen.

Msgr. Richard Shirley’s Funeral Arrangements.

The Vigil and Rosary Service will be on Tuesday, May 30th, at 7 p.m. here at St. Pius X Church.  His Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, May 31st, at 11:00 a.m. at the Corpus Christi Cathedral.  The parish office will be closed on Wednesday, May 31st, so that the staff can attend Rev. Msgr. Richard J. Shirley’s Mass of Christian Burial.  It will re-open on Thursday, June 1st, at 9:00 a.m.

Healing Mass This Friday

We will be celebrating the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick at Mass this coming Friday, June 2nd, at 5:30 p.m. We encourage those who are at-risk, or feeling ill, to remain home for your safety and the safety others. 

Join Us in Praying the Rosary

Join us on Sundays in the church at 7:30am prior to the 8:00am Mass or at 9:25am prior to the 10am Mass to pray the Rosary.


Save the date – VBS will be June 5th- 9th from 8:30-11:30 and is open to children ages 6-10. Registration forms are located at the vestibule of the church and at the parish office.  The cost is $30 for the first child and $20 for each additional child from the same family.  

School Rummage Sale

St. Pius X Catholic School will be having our annual Rummage Sale June 9 & 10, so start your spring cleaning!  We will not be taking clothes or books this year. Thanks to the generous donations last year we were able to purchase Life Saving Kits for all the classrooms, lunchroom and the church. This year we are planning on purchasing thirteen new classroom door levers/handles to enhance school safety. These specialized classroom door levers cost $300 each. Once again, thank you for supporting our school. 

U. S. Flag Retirement Drop Off

This is a reminder to everyone that we have a drop-off box in the parish office for old and worn U.S. Flags that need to be properly retired.  As you may know, U.S. Flags should not be thrown in the trash but must be given a proper retirement ceremony.  Our scout troop has done many such ceremonies throughout the years.  If you have any old and worn U.S. Flags that need to be retired, please bring them by the office during regular office hours and our troop will give them a proper retirement.

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  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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