Read the daily quote from Pope Francis


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:


Time to Spring Forward!

Daylight savings time is upon us.  Don’t forget, next Sunday, March 8th, to move your clocks forward one hour!

6:30 a.m. Daily Lenten Mass

It's not too late to 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!

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 your time.

Lenten Fish Fry

Our choir will be holding their annual Lenten Fish Fry.  Every Friday during Lent except for Good Friday, April 3rd.  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. 

Acts of Charity Meeting

There will be a meeting of the Acts of Charity Committee next Tuesday, March 3rd, at 6:30 p.m. in CC#1.  Anyone interested in the works of the Acts of Charity is invited to attend. 

Holy Hour for Persecuted Christians

We would like to urge you to pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ who are being persecuted in the Middle East.  As you know, many Christians in the Middle East have been forced out of their homes by ISIS and martyred for their faith.  Just this week, over 200 Christians were kidnapped in Syria and face the threat of physical abuse and death. Ancient Christian churches and priceless documents and writings from the earliest centuries of Christianity are also being destroyed.  We will have a Holy Hour this Thursday evening, March 5th, from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. to pray for these persecuted Christians.  We will also pray for the renewal in the vocation of Holy Matrimony.  Please join us!  If you are unable to come to the Holy Hour, we invite you to pray a rosary or some other form of prayer at home.

Healing Mass This Friday

Our parish will celebrate the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick at Mass next Friday, March 6th, at 5:30 p.m. All who are infirm, preparing for surgery, or advanced in years are particularly encouraged to join us for the Sacrament of Healing.

Mark Your Calendars!

The Men's Club will be sponsoring a one day men's retreat on Sat April 25th from 8-4:30 pm in the Youth Building. We will be exploring the Seven Gift of the Holy Spirit.  It is open to all men age 18 and above who have been confirmed.  As always, there will be no cost.  Food and beverages will be provided.  For more information contact Steve Tagliabue at 361-994-9541 or by email at























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.


Reconciliation Schedule

Holy Day of Obligation Schedule


Upcoming Events


Chaplains find 'second wind' on campus


by Maryann Gogniat Eidemiller, OSV Newsweekly In 2014, the graduating class of Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio, voted Benedictine Father... Read Catholic News & Perspective

Give alms and financially fast this Lent


by Phil Lenahan, OSV Newsweekly In word and deed, Pope Francis continues to encourage Catholics to reach out to the poor and not succumb to a... Read Catholic News & Perspective