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Welcome to our parish!

Welcome to St. Pius X Catholic Church and School!  For 50 years now, St.  Pius X 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 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 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:


Registration for CCD and Confirmation Continues!

Please take the time to register your child or children for CCD and or Confirmation classes.  Do not wait until the last minute.  Classes for K-5 and one of the two Confirmation 1 classes begin on September 9th.  Classes for Confirmation 1 and Confirmation 2 begin on September 14th.  Each night there is an introductory meeting for parents.

Adult Faith Formation Opportunities

This fall there are several opportunities for adults to grow in their faith. 

*Pope Francis’ encyclical:  On Care for Our Common Home:  Monday evening & Tuesday afternoon.  Join us as we review, discuss and reflect on a summary of the encyclical. (8 sessions)

*Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible:  Tuesday evening  If you were not able to participate in the Bible study The Great Adventure, join us for this updated version. (8 sessions)  For more information, contact Sr. Annette at or 993-0299.

Walking Toward Eternity:  Engaging the Struggles of Your Heart  What’s holding you back?  Do anger, fear, shame, loneliness or envy get in the way of your relationship with Christ?  Are you ready for a change?  Join the St. Pius X Women of Faith on Fridays from 9:00 to 11:00 AM in the Youth Building.  We begin September 11.  (8 sessions) For more information, contact Sarah Morrison at 361-816-8246 or

Bereavement/Funeral Meal Ministry Needs You!         

We had a very successful first meeting of this new ministry this past week.   As you know, we offer a meal in the parish hall after funerals that are held here at the parish.  This gives the family and friends of the deceased the opportunity to visit and share their memories of the deceased, while enjoying some good food.  We would like a few more volunteers so that we can create “teams” that would rotate in the planning, preparation, serving and clean-up for these meals.  In addition, we are looking for individuals that would act as a “laision” between our parish and the family; visiting with the family and walking them through the funeral preparations that take place here at the parish.  If you are interested in finding out more, or becoming part of this ministry, please call the parish office at 993-4053.


Italy Pilgrimage for the Year of Mercy

Celebrate the Year of Mercy by joining Fr. Paul on a once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage to Italy from April 3 -14, 2016.  The destinations will include visits to: Naples, Isle of Capri, Pompeii, Montecassino (Tomb of St. Benedict), San Giovanni Rotondo (Shrine of Padre Pio), Lanciano (Eucharistic Miracle), Assisi, Orvieto, and Rome.  The cost is $3,790.00 all inclusive.  For more information, contact Fr. Paul at the parish office.  Brochures are also available at the parish office.

















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