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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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Parish Office Closed

The parish office will be closed from 12:00noon this Wednesday, November 25th, thru Friday, November 27th, for the Thanksgiving holiday.  It will reopen on Monday, November 30th, at 9:00am.

No Adoration or Confessions Thursday, November 26th

So that families can enjoy the day together, neither confessions nor Adoration will not be held on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26th.  We will resume both on Thursday, December 3rd.

Thanksgiving Day Mass

We encourage everyone to join us in celebrating Thanksgiving Day by joining us for Mass at 10:00 a.m. in the Church.  Please feel free to bring the bread that you will share at your Thanksgiving meal (baked or unbaked) to the Mass to be blessed

Religious Education Coordinator and Classes Getting Underway

I am happy to announce that Linda Lopez, one of our parishioners, will be coordinating our Religious Education Program for this year.  She has participated in our religious education programs and our Vacation Bible School for a number of years.  She is working to mobilize our teachers and reach out to our families to inform them of our upcoming classes.  I want to thank Linda for her willingness to get this program back underway.  These are challenging times because of the pandemic, but we will be taking all precautions to make sure everyone involved is safe and that they are adequately catechized and prepared for the sacraments.  Also, Raymond Pendleton, our pastoral year seminarian, will be teaching the Confirmation Preparation Class.  We look forward to him sharing his knowledge with the candidates for Confirmation.  Please visit our website or call our office to register for Religious Education.

Catechists Needed!

Don’t look around for others to volunteer!   Sincerely ask yourself if you could be a Catechist.  We are ALL called to pass on our faith!  Our faith and love for God is not private.  We are a community called to serve one another!  Please contact Linda Lopez at (361)993-4053 if you are interested.

Catechists Meeting

There will be a meeting on Wednesday, December 2nd, at 6:30 p.m. in CC #1 for all Catechists to discuss our plans for Religious Education and Sacramental Prep classes.

Advent Bible Study Preparing for Christ

Come join our Adult Faith Formation group this Advent as we prepare for the coming of Christ.  This year the Sunday Gospel readings will be from the Gospel of Mark, which we’ll study together with Fr. Mitch Pacwa in a series of 3 classes.  We’ll meet on Tuesday nights 7-8:30 pm starting December 1, and the class will be repeated on Thursday afternoons 2-3:30 starting December 3.  Drop-ins are welcome.

Advent Reflection Series

We are planning a series of Thursday night reflections for Advent, featuring Raymond Pendleton, our pastoral year seminarian.  The series will be held on December 3rd, 10th & 17th, at 6:00 p.m. in the Church.  Please look forward to preparing your hearts spiritually for the celebration of Christmas.  Check the bulletin next week to find out the topic being presented.

PRAY Yard Signs

We have “PRAY” yard signs!  They can be purchased in the parish office for a donation of $5.00 to help defray the cost of the signs.  Please stop by during office hours, Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm, to purchase your sign.  Cash or check are welcome.


Advent By Candelight – RSVP Now!

Saturday, December 5, 2020 7-9pm. To host a table contact Martha Arnolds 830-480-2378 or Space is limited so reserve your table ASAP.

Guidelines/Procedures When Attending Mass

Please observe the following guidelines and procedures:

Before You Arrive

• Be sure to wash your hands or use hand sanitizer.

Face masks are strongly encouraged

• Check your temperature before leaving your home.

Upon Arriving

• Enter through any of the doors of the church and please sanitize your hands when you enter.

• Everyone should maintain 6 feet of distance between them, but families may sit together.

During Mass

• If wearing a mask, we encourage you to keep your face mask on during the Mass.

• You may place your weekly gift in a basket in the vestibule of the church before or after Mass.  We encourage you to practice online giving.

• For distribution of communion, maintain proper distancing from the person in front and behind you.  Receive communion on your ungloved hand. 

Departing Mass

• All are asked to depart Mass in an orderly fashion, while maintaining 6 feet of distance from others.


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 www.dioceseccorg/training.  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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