St. Pius V is a Catholic Parish in Chicago accompanied by the religious community of the Dominicans. Our commitment is to promote the message of Christ through our personal, spiritual, and social development in a community that respects race, religion and social condition.
St. Pius V Parish has served working-class immigrants in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood for 131 years. When Hispanic immigrants began settling this area in the 1960’s, St. Pius V was the first parish to welcome them and quickly become a home for Latino families. St. Pius V continues as a safe haven for Latino immigrants as well as the established Hispanic community.
The neighborhood is working class and low income with the youngest population in the Midwest, characterized by high rates of unemployment, gang crime and school dropout, large family size, overcrowded housing and schools.