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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

Please click here to view our Welcome to the Parish video!


Latest Parish News


As a new school year begins so too does a new Catechetical Year!  It is time to register for Religious Education classes K - 5th grade and Confirmation I & II.  Registration is now open.  You may registration online on our website or obtain the registration form in the church or in the parish office.  Classes begin September 4th for grades K - 5th grade and September 9th for Confirmation classes.  DO NOT DELAY!

What are your needs?

  • Do you need to be baptized?
  • Do you need to receive First Communion?
  • Do you need to be Confirmed?
  • Do you need to be married in the Catholic Church?
  • Do you need to learn more about what the Catholic Church teaches?

If you’ve ever wondered about any of these things, the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults may be able to help.  We are having an Inquiry Session after every Mass the weekend of August 24th & 25th.  Stop by the Rectory Conference Room for more information.  Contact Deacon Stacy Millsap for additional information at 993-4053 or  R.C.I.A. classes begin Sunday, September 1st from 11:30 – 1:00 in the Youth Center.  All adults desiring Baptism, Confirmation, or 1st Communion are invited to attend.

Walking With Purpose Returns!

This September the parish will offer two exciting Catholic Bible Studies just for women. The last two years have been huge successes.  We will be offering again studies for Monday evenings and Thursday mornings with 8 bible lessons in 2019 and 9 bible lessons in 2020.  Please visit to look at the overall program and its mission. The Bible studies will be offered on Monday evenings at 7pm starting September 23rd, and again on Thursday mornings starting September 26th at 9:15am after Mass. The initial bible study, Opening Your Heart and the following bible study, Discovering our Dignity, will be offered during both sessions. The initial study is highly recommended if you have not participated in previous Walking with Purpose Bible Studies.  You are required to order your own book.  Go to the website: and scroll down to the “Opening Your Heart” or “Discovering our Dignity” to order your book For more information, please call Donna Grove at 813-1578 or Mary Scott at 945-2615.  Click here for a registration form.

That Man Is You

"That Man Is You!" returns Saturday, September 7!  This year's theme is "The Fight of Faith".  Come and be strengthened in your faith and fellowship with other men on the journey.  We will meet Saturday mornings from 6:30-8:00am in CC#2; coffee and refreshments provided.  For more information about this free program see the display case in the entry of the church, visit or contact Tony Arnolds at 361-444-7611. Hope to see you there!

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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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