Public Masses have resumed; Monday - Friday 8:15am, Wednesday & Friday 5:30pm, Saturday 5:30pm Vigil, Sunday 8:00 & 10:00am & 5:30pm. Please see the guidelines below.

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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 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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Sunday Mass Live-streamed

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R.C.I.A. Inquiry Sessions

- 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.

We will be having RCIA Inquiry Sessions after every Mass next week in the Youth Center, so take that short walk across the parking lot for a visit – we’d like to meet you and find out how we might help you.


Monthly Baptism Class Postponed

Our monthly Baptism class will be this Saturday, July 11th at 10:00 am in CC#2.


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 only through the front doors from the parking lot on the Gollihar Road side.

• 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 starting from the rear of the church while maintaining 6 feet of distance from others.


Confession Times Returning to Normal

Now that we have streamlined our disinfecting procedures and our reopening has become more normalized, we are returning to our normal confession times on the weekend. We have confessions on Thursdays, from 7:15 pm to 7:50 pm and on Saturdays from 4:00pm – 5:00pm and 6:30pm – 7:30 pm.  All confessions are currently being held in the parish hall so that we do not have to disinfect the church prior to or after Mass.


Weekend Mass Times

Currently, our weekend Mass times are:  Saturday Vigil: 5:30 pm and Sunday Masses: 8:00 am, 10:00 am, and 5:30 pm.  Please note that the 12 noon Mass will NOT yet be offered as originally planned.


Ushers Needed

We need you!  Ushers are needed at all the Masses.  We also need volunteers to help with the disinfecting of church at all Masses.  If you would like to accept the challenge to engage in this ministry, please contact us at, or call 361-993-4053.  You may also inform one of the priests, but be sure to give us your name and contact information.


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Register Online for the Following:


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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