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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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Join Us in Praying the Rosary

Join us on Sundays in the church at 7:30am prior to the 8:00am Mass or at 9:25am prior to the 10am Mass to pray the Rosary.

Christmas Giving Tree

The tradition of our parish collecting shoes and clothing for the homeless and underprivileged in our community continues through our Christmas Giving Trees located in the vestibule of the church.  This year’s recipients are CASA and Timon’s Ministries.  The red and green ornaments are for Timon’s and the white ornaments are for CASA.  We invite you to take an ornament or two and purchase the item(s).  It is not necessary to wrap the gift, but please attach the ornament to the outside of the box or bag and place under the tree.  You may also drop it off at the church office.  The deadline for returning is December 12.  Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Men’s Club

The Men's Club will be selling 16 oz containers of chopped BBQ brisket for $7 on Sunday Dec 4th after the 8 and 10 am masses.  Supplies are limited to first come first served.  We thank you all for your continued support to this ministry. 

Holy Day of Obligation - Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

This Thursday, December 8th, is The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception.  We will have several Masses available to help you fulfill your obligation. We will have a Vigil Mass on Wednesday, December 7th, at 5:30 p.m. and Masses on Thursday at 6:30 a.m., 8:15 a.m., 12:00 noon, and 6:00 p.m.  Be sure to mark your calendars!

Parish Office Closed

The parish office will be closed Thursday, December 8th, for the observance of The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  It will reopen on Friday, December 9th, at 9:00 a.m. 

No Adoration or Confessions Thursday, December 8th

Due to the 6:00pm Mass for the Holy Day this Thursday, December 8th, we will not be having Adoration or Confessions. We will resume next Thursday, December 15th.

Advent Penance Services

Prepare your hearts for the celebration of Our Savior’s Birth!  We invite you to our Advent Penance Services on Monday, December 12th, at 6:30 p.m. and on Wednesday, December 14th, at 12:00 noon.  Several priests from around the Diocese will be available for confessions at each service.

U. S. Flag Retirement Drop Off

This is a reminder to everyone that we have a drop-off box in the parish office for old and worn U.S. Flags that need to be properly retired.  As you may know, U.S. Flags should not be thrown in the trash but must be given a proper retirement ceremony.  Our scout troop has done many such ceremonies throughout the years.  If you have any old and worn U.S. Flags that need to be retired, please bring them by the office during regular office hours and our troop will give them a proper retirement.

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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