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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

CRS Rice Bowls – Encounter Lent

During the 40 days of Lent we will encounter the stories of people in Guatemala, Uganda, Gaza and other places around the world where CRS is at work.  We’ll be invited to eat simple, meatless meals each Friday from these countries.  And, through the stories, we’ll learn about the principles of Catholic social teaching, and ways we can put them into action during Lent and beyond.  Pick up your family’s CRS Rice Bowl from the back of the church. During the 40 days of Lent, as companions on the journey, we will encounter our neighbor.

6:30 a.m. Daily Lenten Mass

Make your Lenten Observance extra special this year!  Join us for daily Mass at 6:30 a.m. during the Lenten Season, beginning on Ash Wednesday.  If you are unable, consider joining us for any of the other daily Masses during the week!

8:15 a.m. Saturday Lenten Mass

Please join us every Saturday during Lent.  We will have Mass at 8:15 a.m., preceded by the Rosary at 8:00 a.m.

Lenten Guidelines for Fasting and Abstinence

Please remember that Lent is a time for penance in order to draw us out of our own selfishness and attend to the voice of God in our lives.  As a part of our observance of Lent, we are asked to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.  Fasting consists of eating only one full meal and two smaller snacks (the two snacks, when added together should equal no more than one meal).  Fasting is required of all Catholics 18-59 years of age.  Abstinence is required of all Catholics age 14 and older and consists of refraining from eating meat on all the Fridays of Lent.  Meat includes red meat and poultry.  Fish and vegetables are acceptable.

Stations of the Cross - A Lenten Tradition

Join us for Stations of the Cross every Friday evening of Lent at 7:00 p.m.  The stations are a long tradition, which has basis in the ancient Church when people made pilgrimages to the holy sites where Jesus exercised his ministry.  Over time, people began to trace the steps of Jesus on the road to Calvary within their own churches, particularly when it was no longer safe to travel to the Holy Land.  Join us in keeping this tradition alive.  It only requires one-half hour of time.

40 Cans for Lent!  

Let’s fill those four barrels at the doors of the church for our Lenten project, “40 Cans for Lent”!  We’ve collected a total of 691 pounds so far, which is actually just a little over half of what we collected at this time last year.  Let’s keep those cans coming!  Please bring canned, boxed or bagged items, nothing frozen or perishable.  Your donations are being donated to the Food Bank of Corpus Christi.

Candy Needed for Easter Egg Hunt

Our annual Easter Egg Hunt for the kids is in need of candy only.  We have plenty of the plastic eggs.  Please make sure that the candy is individually wrapped so that it can be put in the eggs.  You can drop your candy donations by the parish office or by the youth building during office hours.

Evening of Prayer & Reflection for Women

Walking With Purpose Bible Study invites all women of St. Pius X Parish for an evening of prayer and reflection to prepare for Holy Week.  Included will be a talk given by Sister Miriam James Heidland, SOLT,  along with adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and an opportunity to receive the healing Sacrament of Reconciliation. Mark your calendars for April 15th from 7-9pm here in the church. 

Diocesan Vocation Awareness Retreat

The Diocesan Vocation Awareness Retreat is a discernment weekend (March 29-31) designed for young men and women ages 18-35, who are searching and discerning God’s call in their lives. The retreat is designed to help young adults explore and learn more about the various vocations in the Church that God might be calling them to in a peaceful, no-pressure environment of prayer, reflection and communion. The retreat will be led by priests and religious sisters and brothers, who will also be available to accompany retreatants. Registration is now open online at ccpriest.org/register. There is a $25 cost for the weekend – Scholarships, if needed, are available upon request. 

UNPLANNED – A True Story

The movie UNPLANNED is the true story of Abby Johnson, Planned Parenthood clinic director turned pro-life advocate and speaker. The USCCB Prolife Secretariat Chair, Archbishop Joseph Naumann has said this about this highly anticipated movie: “If you see one movie this year, see the movie UNPLANNED. The movie depicts the true story of the prayers and compassion of pro-life sidewalk counselors being the human instruments that God used in bringing a former Planned Parenthood clinic director, former employee of the year, Abby Johnson, out of the abortion clinic into the offices of 40 Days for Life.”   UNPLANNED is showing at the Century 16 theater, 6685 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78412 Thursday, March 28 – Wednesday, April 3. Tickets are $10 for adults at the non-matinee price. We are in the midst of a great effort to pack the theaters on opening weekend to ensure the continued success of this movie. Our hope is that many people will see it. In an online webinar coordinated with the USCCB, Abby Johnson said that in her opinion, this movie should be “mandatory viewing” for high school teens and up.

Lenten Adult Faith Formation Study – Why We Worship

Why do Catholics do what we do at Mass? Many of us know what to do, but not why we do it. In this 6-week DVD series, Why We Worship, Dr. Brant Pitre takes us on a scriptural tour that shows us what the Bible really says about the mystery and meaning of worship.  The topics include: The Shape of Worship; The Meaning of Sacrifice; Worship in the Old Testament; Worship in Heaven; Passover Worship at the Time of Jesus; The Last Supper and the Death of Christ; The Biblical Roots of the Mass.  We hope you’ll join us for this awesome Lenten journey that starts Tuesday, March 5 (7-8:30 pm) and Thursday, March 7 (2-3:30 pm).  As with all Adult Faith Formation Classes, the same class is offered on Tuesday evenings and again on Thursday afternoons.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

  

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Infant Baptism

CCD/Confirmation

 

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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