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:
Religious Education News!
MAY 5th - Confirmation - 6:30pm Cathedral
6th - First Holy Communion 5:30pm Mass
7th - First Holy Communion 12:00noon Mass
Please pray for the young people receiving our Lord for the first time. Also pray for our Youth who will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Easter Vigil & CCD Photos
St. Pius X Easter Vigil photographs and April 23rd baptism & First Communion photographs are now online at: https://stpiuseastervigil.shutterfly.com/. If you have any problems accessing the website, please call Ron Randolf at 361-462-4215.
Traveling Crucifix for Vocations
Next weekend is the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. As a parish, we are committed to praying for vocations to the Priesthood, Diaconate, and Consecrated Life. The Lord Jesus said, “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.” (Matthew 9:37) Every vocational call is born from the redemptive act of Jesus Christ and most frequently is nurtured within the family. With this in mind, we will once again start the Traveling Crucifix for Vocations program. We are asking that families in the parish sign up to take home the Traveling Vocations Crucifix with them and pray for vocations in the home every day for one week. When Friday or Saturday comes, the designated family brings the crucifix back to the church to be presented to the next family. We will continue this every week for the next several months. We urge you to volunteer yourself or your family by signing up on the list in the back of the church or by calling or emailing the parish office. St. Pius X Parish has fostered several vocations throughout the years of its existence. Let us pray that God will continue to call forth from our midst more vocations!
May Crowning of Mary
The Month of May is the Month of Mary and it is tradition to crown the statue of Mary to honor her. Our St. Pius X School children will be crowning Mary on May 8th at 2:00 pm in the church. Anyone and everyone is invited to join us in prayer and hymns to give honor to our Blessed Mother!
Blood Drive - Giving so that others may live!
Our next Blood Drive is scheduled for Sunday, May 7th from 9 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. All donors will receive a Sonic Coupon and Donor Store Points. Photo I.D. required.
Adoration for Vocations
Vocations to the Priesthood, Diaconate, and Consecrated Life are born out of the fruit of prayer. Please join us for adoration as we pray for vocations, every Thursday evening from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Let’s pray that the Lord will bless our diocese with men and women willing to dedicate their lives to service of the Church!
Vacation Bible School Early Registration
This year the theme of VBS is “MAKER FUN FACTORY Created by GOD - Built for a Purpose”. It will run June 26 – 30, from 8:30am – 12:00noon. You can pick up a registration form in the parish office or print from our website. Payment is due when turning in the forms. Space is limited, so register early! Click here to get registration form.
We are currently accepting contributions for our two scholarships; the Christopher Janosek and Emil & Marie Habeeb Scholarships. The graduating seniors in our parish will have the opportunity to apply for this scholarship money. If you would like to donate to either of these scholarships, you can drop your donation in the collection basket or make an online contribution. The scholarships will be awarded at the Graduation Mass.
Chris Janosek/Emil & Marie Habeeb Scholarships
All graduating high school seniors are invited to apply for the Chris Janosek/Emil & Marie Habeeb scholarships. Applications will be available this week and can be picked up at the Youth Building, Parish Office or click here to download. The deadline to apply is May 15th. No late submissions will be taken so make sure to get your applications in.
Register Online for the Following:
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
12:00noon & 5:30p.m.
Vietnamese Mass 7:30p.m.
Click here for map of campus facilities.