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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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Returning to Mass With Joy!

Dispensation for attending Sunday Mass and Holy Days of Obligation has ended in the Diocese of Corpus Christi.  Those who continue to be dispensed are those at increased risk of serious illness, compromised immune systems and those responsible for their care. As always, those who are ill should remain home.

Feast of All Saints

Since the Feast of All Saints, November 1st, falls on a Sunday this year, your attendance at Sunday Mass will fulfill both your Sunday and Holy Day obligations.

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.

All Souls Novena of Masses

We will be having a Novena of Masses for All Souls Day beginning November 2nd.  We will be offering nine Masses.  On All Souls Day we have three masses offered - one at 8:15 a.m., one at 12:00 noon, and one at 6:30 p.m.  If you would like for your deceased family members or loved ones to be included in the novena, there is still time.  Simply use the All Souls envelope included in your monthly envelope mailing.  If you don’t receive envelopes, then pick up one of the envelopes at the doors of the church.  You may also make your request online at the online giving platform at

All Souls Remembrance – Monday, November 2nd

Everyone is invited to a special All Souls Remembrance at the 6:30 p.m. Mass this Monday, November 2nd to remember your loved ones who have died.  We will light special candles remembering all who died during the past year and whose funeral services we celebrated in our parish.  Please come and offer your prayers for those you hold dear to your heart. 

First Friday Healing Mass

We will resume celebrating the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick at Mass this coming Friday, November 6th, at 5:30 p.m. We encourage those who are at-risk, or feeling ill, to remain home for your safety and the safety 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 through any of the doors of the church and please sanitize your hands when you enter.

• 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, while maintaining 6 feet of distance from others.

Religious Education and Confirmation Classes

We are working on the protocols for safe religious education classes during these times of the COVID-19 pandemic.  We hope to begin them as soon as possible.  We will let you know soon when we will begin.  In the meantime, we encourage you to register your child for Religious Education.  We will also keep you informed about our plans for Confirmation and First Communion classes as well.  Feel free to go to and register online.


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 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 www.dioceseccorg/training.  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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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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