St Pius X
School History

On May 15, 1953 Bishop George Rehring of the Diocese of Toledo established Blessed Pius X Parish (Pope Pius X had not yet been canonized a saint). Father William A. Stahl, O.S.F.S. was named the first pastor and began a long history of Oblates of St. Francis de Sales’ association with the parish. At the same time, Christ the King was also established as a parish with Fr. Basil Goes as pastor.

On June 1, 1953, ground was broken for a combined church and school on a ten-acre plot of land extending south from Carskaddon. The cornerstone was laid on August 16, by Fr. William Buckley, then Provincial Superior of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, assisted by Fr. Stahl and Fr. Toy.

School opened September 30, 1953, with 209 students in the first six grades. Only the north wing was completed at that time. At midnight on Christmas Eve 1953, the first Mass was held in the new church.

The following spring, on May 28, 1954, the parish was renamed St. Pius X in recognition of the canonization of Blessed Pius X. The south wing of the school was completed in the fall of 1956; the school population increased to 344 students.

Our current Pastor is Father David Whalen. In June of 2011 Father completed two terms as Provincial Superior of the Toledo-Detroit Province of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales and on July 1st was named Pastor of St. Pius. Prior to his term as Provincial Father Whalen was a University Professor at the University of St. Michael’s College in Toronto Canada.

At present St. Pius X membership consists of about 850 households with a total school population, Pre-School through Grade 8, of 250. St. Pius strives to be a welcoming, friendly community with a vibrant spiritual life and an equally vibrant sense of community and service to others. We are blessed with a truly dedicated faculty and staff who are committed to our School Mission and strive each and every day to provide a quality Catholic education for each child.

In the words of Henry David Thoreau, “Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.” Working together, following in the footsteps of Christ, we the community of St. Pius X, parents, students and staff, will make great things happen!