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Welcome to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish. Please feel free to explore our site to learn more about our parish. If you are new to our community, we encourage you to become a member of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque parish.

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CYO Grade School Basketball Registrations:

The Athletic Association is now taking registrations for all boys and girls in grades 4 thru 8.  Registration form and payment are due in the school office no later than Friday September 26th.  No registrations will be accepted after the due date.  To download the form please go to  If you have any questions please call Jackie Catalano at 558-7605.


Message from Our Pastor

Dear Friends,

Moving along with our look at the Saints of Eucharistic Prayer I:

Barnabas: Priest of the Tribe of Levi. Convert. Cousin of St. Mark, the Evangelist. The Acts of the Apostles tells us that Barnabas converted to Christianity after Pentecost. He sold all his property and gave the money to the Church to help the poor. St. Luke calls him, “a good man, full of the Hoy Spirit and faith.” Barnabas, along with St. Paul, preached to the Gentiles. Participated in the Council of Jerusalem which dealt with the admission of Gentiles into the Christian community. Stoned to death in Cyprus by religious leaders who were annoyed and jealous of his success. Buried in Cyprus. Feast day: June 6. Patron of peacemakers. Invoked against hailstorms.

Ignatius: Aka: Ignatius of Antioch. Convert. Disciple of St. John the Apostle. 3rd Bishop of Antioch. Holy pastor who inspired his people to prepare themselves for persecutions by prayer and fasting. First to use the term “Catholic” when referring to the Church. Catholic meaning universal as we embrace people of all cultures and backgrounds and because we extend the love of neighbor to all peoples. Thrown to the lions in the Roman Coliseum. “I am God’s wheat, and I must be ground by the teeth of wild beasts, so that I may be found the pure bread of Christ.” Relics buried in St. Peter’s and San Clemente, Rome Feast day: October 17. Patron against diseases of the throat.

Alexander: Aka: Alexander I. 6th Pope (106-115). Roman citizen. Priest of the the Diocese of Rome. Introduced the use of using Holy Water fonts in our homes. First to include the institution narrative, the words commemorating and bringing about the events of the Last Supper, in the Eucharistic Prayer (The day before he suffered he took bread...). The Roman Martyrology says that he suffered “fetters, imprisonment, the rack, and torture by hooks and fire before he was slain with sharp implements.” Relics buried in the basilica of St. Sabina, Rome. Some relics in Freising, Bavaria, Germany. Feast day: May 3.

Next week: Marcellinus and Peter, Felicity and Perpetua, and Agatha.

God bless us.
St. Margaret Mary Alacoque pray for us.

Fr. Charles L. Persing,

Mass Schedule

 Weekly Mass Schedule

Saturday Vigil: 5:00 p.m.

Sunday: 8:00 and 9:30 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.

Monday: No Mass
Tuesday – Saturday: 8:30 a.m.

Holy Day Vigil: 7:00 p.m
Holy Day: 8:30 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Penance: Saturday from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. or by appointment. A parish penance service is held during both Advent and Lent at announced times.


For directions to the church and rectory located at 2800 Paxton Church Road in Harrisburg, click here to enter your starting address.

The parish office and St Margaret Mary School remian at 2848 Herr Street in Harrisburg.


There are no cancellations at this time. 

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