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:
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. If you are unable, consider joining us for any of the other daily Masses during the week!
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.
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, March 1st – April 13th, 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.
Lenten Fish Fry
Our choir will be holding their annual Lenten Fish Fry this Friday, March 3rd, then every Friday during Lent except for Good Friday, April 14th. Serving times are 4:30pm-7:00pm in the Parish Hall. The cost is $8.00 per plate and includes fried Talipa, french fries, cole slaw, green beans and hush puppies. For $1.00 extra you can substitute a baked potato for the fries, or you can get just a baked potato with the fixings for $4.50. Dine in or take out.
33 Days to Merciful Love – A Divine Mercy Retreat
Please join us for a five-week Divine Mercy retreat beginning on March 23rd at 7:00 p.m. in the Youth Center. The retreat is based on the book 33 Days to Merciful Love by Fr. Michael Gaitley from the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception. At the conclusion of the retreat, we’ll make our consecration to Diving Mercy on April 23rd, Diving Mercy Sunday. Saint Pope John Paul II emphasized that now is the time of mercy, now is a time of great and extraordinary grace, a time in which all of us can become great saints, if we tap into that grace. One of the ways to do that is by asking God to fill us with an ocean of His tenderness and mercy. And we do that by con consecrating ourselves to His Mercy. Please consider joining us. All are welcome! The cost is $30.00 per person and you can contact the parish office at (361) 993-4053 or Vicki Mobbs at (361)537-3189 to sign up.
Vacation Bible School 2017: Maker Fun Factory
VBS will be held June 26th - 30th this year and run from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00noon. Space is limited, so register early! Payment is due when turning in the registration form(s). Click here to go to our Vacation Bible School page on the wesite for the registration form.
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.