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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,

We are almost through the names of the holy men and women of Eucharistic Prayer I...

Marcellinus and Peter: Marcellinus was a priest. Peter an Exorcist. In those days the office of Exorcist was one of the minor orders given prior to Ordination to the Priesthood. The exorcist would lay hands on catechumens (the unbaptized seeking to enter the Church), pray for them and make sure they were ready for the Christian life. Both Marcellinus and Peter were martyrs. Prior to their beheading they converted both their executioner and their jailer to Christianity. A church was built around their graves. Feast Day: June 2.

Perpetua and Felicity: Perpetua was a married noblewoman and nursing mother. Felicity was her servant, and an expectant mother. Perpetua was baptized in 203 AD, knowing that it could mean her death. Her family pleaded with her to recant, but she refused. Both women were imprisoned. Their example of prayer and fidelity to Christ converted their jail warden. Perpetua, Felicity and others were led into an arena, stripped and attacked by leopards, wild boars, and bears. They were then chained to the side of a crazed bull who did further damage, then pierced with a sword. The last words of Perpetua: “Stand fast in faith, and love one another.” Buried in Carthage.Feast Day: March 7. Patrons of cattle and married women.

Agatha: Virgin martyr. Born in Sicily to a noble family. Quintianus, a Roman prefect, was not happy that she, age 15, rejected his amorous advances, and had her arrested. First sending her to a brothel to humiliate her. It didn’t work. He had her thrown into prison where she underwent painful torture, even so far as to having her breasts cut off. Sentenced to be burned at the stake, but spared by an earthquake. She died in prison from her brutal treatment. Buried in Catania, Sicily. Feast Day: February 5. Patron of those with breast cancer, firefighters, and nurses.

Next week the conclusion: Lucy, Agnes, Cecilia and Anastasia.

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.


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