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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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Latest Parish News

Men’s Club

The St. Pius X Men's Club will be selling chopped BBQ beef after the morning masses on Sunday Sept 29th.  The microwavable containers are 1/2 lb (8 oz) of our delicious BBQ cooked and ready to heat and eat.for $5.  Quantities are limited so get there early.  Last year we sold out after the 10 am mass.  Thank you again for your support of our ministry to the parish.

Blood Drive

Giving so that others may live.  Our next Blood Bank Drive is scheduled for next Sunday, September 22nd from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Photo I.D. required.  All donors will receive a T-shirt, and a Nolan’s coupon.  While supplies last.

                                                                                                                      

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 deaconstacy@stpiusxcc.org.  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 www.walkingwithpurpose.com 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: www.walkingwithpurpose.com/shop and scroll down to the “Opening Your Heart” or “Discovering our Dignity” to order your book.  Click here for a registration form or click here to register/submit on line.

Adult Faith Fall Bible Study

Does God Exist? How can we know it? 

Is Jesus God? Did Jesus claim to be God? And why should we believe him?

Peter and the Papacy?  Did Jesus establish the Catholic Church? What is the historical evidence?

How Did We Get the Bible?  From where did the Bible come? Who decided which books got in and which didn't?

Is the Eucharist Jesus’ Real Presence? What does the Bible teach about Jesus' Real Presence in the Eucharist?

Why Confess to a Priest? Did Jesus arrange for us to confess our sins to a priest of the new covenant?

Do Catholics Worship Mary? What does the Bible teach about her?

Purgatory and Prayers for the Dead? Where is Purgatory in the Bible? Why do Catholics pray for the dead?

If you've ever been asked any of these questions but weren't quite sure how to answer -- or if you know someone who has left the Church and no longer believes, then buckle up: this Bible study is for you. In it, you'll discover how just reasonable, biblical, and beautiful the Catholic faith really is. This eight week course, “Why We Believe”, by Brant Pitre, begins on Tuesday, September 17 from 7:00-8:30 pm, or if you prefer an afternoon session, Thursday, September 19 from 2:00-3:30 pm. There is no cost. Just call the parish office to sign up.

That Man Is You

Next Saturday will be Week 3 of the fall semester of TMIY where we will study the battle of David and Goliath with Deacon Harold Burke Sivers. From his call at boyhood to his victory in battle, come hear one of the greatest underdog stories of all time.  Got any Goliaths that you are facing in life?  Come and learn how to put on the armor of God face those battles with no fear.  We meet at 6:30am in CC#2, coffee and refreshments provided.  Invite another man to join you.

Box Tops!

St. Pius X School is collecting Box Tops for Education.  Please place your clipped Box Tops in the Container at the back of church. To help even more, download the Box Tops app, and select St. Pius X School.  Just scan your receipt and the app will award the school for the items with valid Box Tops.

RUMMAGE SALE

It’s time to clean out your closets, drawers, and garages!  We appreciate any help for our St. Pius X Catholic School fundraiser.   Bring items Monday-Thursday, September 16-19 to the parish hall anytime between 8:00 A.M.—6:00 P.M.  SALE on Friday, September 20, from 7:00 A.M.-- 4:00 P.M. and on Saturday, September 21, from 7:00 A.M.-- 2:00 P.M.  Please spread the word and help our wonderful school!

Celebrate Priesthood Sunday

The Serra Club of Corpus Christi announces the nationwide celebration of Priesthood Sunday on September 29th. This is a special day set aside to honor the priesthood in the United States. It is a day to reflect upon and affirm the role of the priesthood in the life of the Church. Serrans encourage parishes, religious classes and schools to spearhead events to get people involved to show appreciation to all priests. Like Father’s Day, let Priesthood Sunday be the one day a year when we make it a point to make priests feel truly appreciated and special. For more information contact Sondra Cazalas (361) 994-1360 or at slcazalas @sbcglobal.net

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Ever wanted to walk where our Lord and Savior walked?  Join us for the ultimate bible study and a pilgrimage of a lifetime!  Fr. Paul will be leading a 10-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land from January 29 - February 7, 2020.  The cost is $3,390 per person and includes roundtrip airfare from Houston, first class hotels, 2 meals daily, entrance fees, ground transportation, taxes, and tips.  Some of the highlights include: Caesarea, Mt. Carmel, the Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Church of the Beatitudes, Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes, Nazareth, Cana, Bethlehem, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Via Dolorosa, Wailing Wall, Garden of Gethsemane, and the Dead Sea.  If interested, please stop by the parish office or see Fr. Paul for a brochure.  You may call the parish office at 361-993-4053 for more information.

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Infant Baptism

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Masses

 

Weekdays

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

5:30p.m.

 

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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