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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

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

 

Sunday Mass Live-streamed

To view our Sunday Mass live-streamed on Facebook, click here: https://www.facebook.com/stpiusxcc/

To view our Sunday Mass live-streamed on YouTube, click here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZeiLpIBOilbJJeSoI5fQgw

 

Dispensation From Mass Obligation Ending Soon

Please note that the dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation in the Diocese of Corpus Christi will continue until October 31, 2020, at which time it will end.  Everyone will be required to attend Mass once again, beginning with the Feast of All Saints on November 1, 2020.  We recommend that if you are feeling any symptoms of illness or your physician has advised that you are at risk, that you remain at home.

PRAY Yard Signs

We have “PRAY” yard signs!  They can be purchased in the parish office for a donation of $5.00 to help defray the cost of the signs.  Please stop by during office hours, Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm, to purchase your sign.  Cash or check are welcome.

Bringing Back 12:00 Mass

Effective Sunday, October 4, 2020, the 12:00 noon Mass will be back on our schedule.  That means that we have reinstated all of our weekend Masses!  At the 10:00 am Sunday Mass, we will have overflow availability in the parish hall or Youth Center if the church gets filled up.  We will live-stream the Mass to the hall or youth center and Holy Communion will be brought to those who are taken to either.

 

First Friday Healing Mass

Due to the current guidelines in place for COVID-19, we are still unable to celebrate the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick at the 5:30 pm Mass on First Friday in October.  However, on November 6, we will begin the Healing Mass with Anointing of the Sick once again.  Once we begin again, we encourage those who are at-risk or feeling ill to remain at home for your safety and the safety of others.

 

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.

Religious Education and Confirmation Classes

 We are in the process of filling the position of Director of Religious Education and ask for your prayers as we undergo this process.  We are also working with the diocese to determine the best course of action to safely begin religious education during these times of the COVID-19 pandemic.  As we begin to understand the protocols we must take, we will let you know when registration for Religious Education will begin.  We will also keep you informed about Confirmation classes as well.  Hold tight, and we will notify you soon of our procedures for the new year.  Feel free to go to www.spxcc.org and register online.

Confession Times

Due to limitations during the pandemic, we are limiting confession times to Thursdays from 7:15 pm to 7:50 pm and Saturdays from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  Confessions may also be scheduled by appointment.

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.  Effective Sunday, October 4th, the 12:00 noon Mass will be back on the schedule.

Blessing of the Animals

Calling all pets and their owners!  Commemorating the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the blessing of the animals is scheduled for Sunday, October 4th, at 4:00pm in front of the Parish Hall.

At Home Study Available for The Bible & The Church Fathers

Great news!  You can study The Bible & The Church Fathers from home!  The St. Paul Center has given us free streaming with the purchase of the workbook ($20).  If you are interested, please contact Rhonda Millsap 832-703-7140.

CMSE Certification

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, 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.

Advent By Candlelight

Mark your calendars!  We are planning on having Advent by Candlelight in a safe way.  After a year of many challenges we want to look forward with hope as we reflect upon the season of Advent.  Stay tuned for more information about registering and planning your tables.

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Register Online for the Following:

 

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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