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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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Men's Club News

The regular monthly meeting of the Men's Club will be held this Tuesday, September 21st, at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall, starting with dinner at 6:00 p.m.  For any men of the Parish who are interested in this ministry and fellowship opportunity, please feel free to join us!!  Social distancing will be observed.


Faith Formation (CCD) & RCIA

The Faith Formation (CCD) and RCIA classes have started and meet on Wednesdays in the Cafeteria from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Confirmation 1 and Confirmation 2 classes have started and will meet at 4:00 p.m. on Sundays in the Youth Center.  Participants are encourage to stay for the Youth Mass at 5:30 p.m. and go to Life Teen afterwards.  Dinner will be provided at Life Teen.


Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

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.  Please contact the parish office at (361)993-4053 to sign up.


The Hidden King, The Jewish Roots of St. Joseph

If you already have a devotion to Joseph, or if you would like to deepen your relationship with him, or if you just want to understand what the Bible really teaches about the man who was closest to Jesus, then this Bible Study is for you.  What better time than during the Year of St. Joseph!  Dr. Pitre’s 3-week series opens up the mysteries of

•           St. Joseph’s hidden identity,

•           his relationship with Mary, and

•           his role as the earthly foster-father of Jesus

by focusing on the Bible, ancient Jewish and Roman history, and the living Tradition of the Church. Although Joseph is silent in pages of the New Testament, when looked at through ancient Jewish eyes, he stands with Jesus and Mary at the very center of salvation history.  Classes will be Tuesday evenings, 7-9 pm on September 14, 21, and 28; and repeated on Thursday afternoons 2-4 pm on September 16, 23, and 30.  All classes will meet in the Youth Building.  Contact the Parish Office to sign up for the class.


Cub Scout Pack 157

Pack 157 will be having Round Up on Sunday, September 12 from 2-4pm in the Park behind the Church. Cub Scouts is open to boys and girls grades Kindergarten - 5th grade. Come out to learn about Scouting and join our Pack. Top 5 Reasons to join Cub Scouts: 1. Outdoor Fun!  2. Try New Things!  3. Learn Important Skills!  4. How to Set and Achieve Goals!  5. Character Building! Have Questions? Contact Cub Master Paula Vargas 361-906-7438


That Man Is You

That Man Is You program will start up on Saturday Sept. 11th, and is offered to all men of the parish at no cost.   The program honestly addresses the pressures and temptations that men face in our modern culture, especially those relating to their roles as husbands and fathers.  The program harmonizes current social and medical science with the teachings of the church and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of a man fully alive!  This 13 week program is entitled, "Thy Kingdom Come".  Jesus did not say to the Jews, "I've come to save you from Roman oppression and taxation."  Christ did not promise a worldly kingdom.  In fact, He said, "In the world you will have tribulation...yet I have overcome the world...My kingdom is not of this world...My kingdom is in your midst...My kingdom is within you!"  The kingdom of God is among us.  Indeed, it is here now.  For where the King is, there is His Kingdom.  Let us live with an eternal perspective.  May we become the men we need to rebuild the kingdom!  Join us for food, fellowship and faith!  Check out the intro video from Paradisus Dei on YouTube, TMIY:  Thy Kingdom Come.  Breakfast at 6:30am, program starts at 6:45am, small group breakout at 7:30 – 8:00am.


Acts of Charity

For SEPTEMBER, the Acts of Charity Monthly Outreach is asking for your help supplying men and women at the Mother Teresa Shelter with t-shirts.  Please drop off t-shirts of any size in the black bin at the back of the church, or in the parish office.  Thank you for your generosity!

BEREAVEMENT PROGRAM:  This is such a stressful time for family as they try to navigate the funeral process.  We would love to be able to offer them a stress-free reception/light meal if they so desired.  This is where we need your help!  What the committee is looking for is:

•           Volunteers to make salads/desserts and deliver to the parish hall.

•           Volunteers who could be available during the receptions to make sure the food/drinks are out and ready for the family.

•           Volunteers who could help with legal/accounting/general questions that can sometimes arise after a family member has passed.

Do you have a flexible schedule that would allow you to be free a morning/afternoon once or twice a month?  Can you bake (or buy) a dessert?  Do you have an understanding of legal issues that arise after death?  Is the Holy Spirit leading you to help this ministry?  If so, please contact the parish office, or visit the Acts of Charity tab under the parish website (St. Pius X Catholic Church: Acts of Charity (


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



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Vietnamese Mass 7:30p.m.


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