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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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Blood Drive! October 24th!

Our next Blood Drive will be held, here at St. Pius, on Sunday, October 24th, from 9am to 2pm.  Appointments are recommended & walk-ins are welcome.  Call the Blood Center at 361-855-4943 or go the website at  Donors will receive a T-shirt, Complimentary COVOD-19 Antibody Test & a Longhorn Steakhouse food coupon. While supplies last. Donors that have donated 2 or more times will be entered to win a $1,000 gift card at the end of the year.


Pro-Life Month

October is Pro-Life month.  We encourage all of you to pray for a greater respect for life in all of its stages during this month.  Perhaps you can offer rosaries for this intention during the month of October.  We also encourage you to contact our state representatives and senators to embrace policies that support the right to life.


Faith Formation (CCD) & RCIC

The Faith Formation (CCD) and RCIC classes have started and meet on Wednesdays in the Cafeteria from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Confirmation 1 and Confirmation 2 classes have started and will meet at 4:00 p.m. on Sundays in the Youth Center.  Participants are encourage to stay for the Youth Mass at 5:30 p.m. and go to Life Teen afterwards.  Dinner will be provided at Life Teen.


Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

If you are an adult and would like to be baptized, or be confirmed, or receive 1st Holy Communion, the RCIA program is designed just for you. 

Or perhaps you come from another denomination and are considering becoming Catholic, the RCIA program is for you, too. 

Or maybe you’re not married in the Church, but would like to be.  The RCIA program may be able to help you with this, as well.  Please contact the parish office at (361)993-4053 to sign up.


That Man Is You

That Man Is You program has begun and is offered to all men of the parish at no cost.   The program honestly addresses the pressures and temptations that men face in our modern culture, especially those relating to their roles as husbands and fathers.  The program harmonizes current social and medical science with the teachings of the church and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of a man fully alive!  This 13 week program is entitled, "Thy Kingdom Come".  Christ did not promise a worldly kingdom.  In fact, He said, "In the world you will have tribulation...yet I have overcome the world...My kingdom is not of this world...My kingdom is in your midst...My kingdom is within you!"  The kingdom of God is among us.  Indeed, it is here now.  For where the King is, there is His Kingdom.  Let us live with an eternal perspective.  May we become the men we need to rebuild the kingdom!  Join us for food, fellowship and faith!  Breakfast at 6:30am, program starts at 6:45am, small group breakout at 7:30 – 8:00am.


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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