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St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish


Mass Live-Stream Page on YouTube
This link will take you to the parish YouTube page.
Scroll down on that page to find the live feed link for the current Mass time.
Dates and times are shown below the 
church photos.

Also previous Mass recordings are available on this page.


The All Things New committee has provided the
Disciple Maker Index (DMI) results for our parish to share with our parishioners. 
Click here to view the SMMA Parish report.

Summaries of parish feedback received from All Things New listening
sessions, key parish leaders, online surveys, individual letters
and emails were prepared in January and are now online at
All Things New Update
All Things New Letters and Decrees


Photo Directory Information


Msgr. Norb Ernst Pastor
Email Msgr. Norb


I see the front cover of this bulletin highlights Priesthood Sunday. This is sponsored by the Serra Club, a lay organization that promotes vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life. On behalf of Fr. Wyrsch and Fr. Quarnstrom, I thank you for all the TLC and prayerful support you send our way.

Next weekend is the annual appeal for the Permanent Deacon Formation. Along with the dedicated ministry of our two deacons, Andy Daus & Bob Orr serving SMMA and beyond our borders, we are greatly blessed with two men in the formation process: Matt Goodson and Dan Schoen. Permanent Deacon Formation, a five year process, relies heavily on your support of this annual appeal. There is an envelope in your packet. Of course, you can donate through Faith Direct or simply mark an envelope, DEACON.

Our new Parish Pictorial Directory NEEDS YOU. Please make time for an appointment, because without you our “parish picture” is not complete. Information is in this bulletin and at the table in the church foyer. Click here for info.

At our last Finance Committee meeting we reviewed the value of our Gold Envelope Fund – 1/2 for our school and 1/2 for parish capital improvements. Here are some improvements completed or planned for this year:

Remodel rectory basement bathroom = $29,400
Air unit for gym = 5,848
New flooring in rectory = 6,290
Church boiler = 5,500
New chairs for school = 5,662
New roof for Parish Center = 66,600
Update audio/video in Parish Center = 90.000
Update websites for Parish & School = 10,000
New smart boards for school = 24,000
Paint parking lot poles = 8,900
Air unit for Kindergarten Hallway = 38,500
Total capital improvements = $290,700

So…you see the importance of our Gold Envelope Fund. I thank you for your past donations and, of course, ask for your continued generosity.

Speaking of finances, now that our 23/24 school year is up and runnin’ it’s good to review the status of our school tuition. The actual cost per student is = $6,312. Our SMMA tuition is:
one child = $5,355 – actual cost = $6,312 – “tuition gap” = $954
two children = $7,560 – actual cost = $12,624 – “tuition gap” = $5,063
three children = $9,072 – actual cost = $18,936 – “tuition gap” = $9,863

So, everyone’s support of our Sunday Collection and Gold Envelopes is essential to keep our Catholic School thriving.

God bless you!


Save the Date
Saturday, November 11th, 2023
More info click here



The Archdiocese of St. Louis has developed a new system for safe environment compliance called Prevent and Protect STL. Everyone (clergy, employees, and volunteers) ministering to minors and vulnerable adults in the Archdiocese is required and asked to register in the new system. Click here for more information.


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  • Pictorial Directory
    It is time for a new pictorial church directory. Our dates for photography will be: 9/26 – 9/30, and 10/10 – 10/14. …
  • WIN Meeting
    WINe Down WednesdayPet and Halloween EditionOctober 4, 7PMIn the Cafeteria  All Women Welcome! Join us for WINe Down Wednesday Pet and Halloween …
  • Widows & Widowers
    All Widows & Widowers Are Invited to Our Fall Festival Tuesday, October 10th, 6 to 8pm In the Parish Center For fellowship, …
  • Calling All Vendors – Holiday Vendor Fair
    Calling All Vendors! Join Our 13th Annual WIN Vendor Fair Sunday, November 19, 11am to 3pm SMMA Parish Center and Cafeteria $45.00 …

More Happenings…


Mass Live-Stream Page on YouTube
This link will take you to the parish YouTube page.
Scroll down on that page to find the live feed link for the current  Mass time.
Dates and times are shown below the 
church photos.

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Supporting Our Parish

This may be a good time to
sign up for online giving.
Here you can make a one-time donation if you do not want
to sign up at this time.

As always thanks for supporting our Parish!

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Parish Calendar

Boots & Bling Live Auction Item Preview!Thanks to the generosity of the SMMA Pickleball players, available at this year’s auction are two cockapoo puppies! The two male puppies, Rip (in the red bandana) & Dutton (in the floral bandana) are 8 weeks old and are being fostered by two amazing SMMA families. They will be between 8 and 10 pounds when fully grown. Get your friends together for a table of 10 and purchase your gala ticket online starting this Saturday, September 30th at 8am at bit.ly/SMMA2023auction so you can be in the room to bid on one or both of these adorable guys! See MoreSee Less
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St. CleophasSaint of the DaySt. Cleophas (1st c.) was one of Jesus’ seventy disciples, and one of the two disciples who were traveling along the road to Emmaus after the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus in Jerusalem, as recounted in Luke’s Gospel. The resurrected Jesus appeared and walked along the road with St. Cleophas and his companion, explaining the events of his Passion and how they fulfilled the Holy Scriptures. According to one tradition, Cleophas (also known as Alphaeus), was a relative of Jesus; he was the brother of St. Joseph, and therefore was Jesus’ uncle. Cleophas was the husband of St. Mary of Cleophas, and they had three sons we know by name: St. Simon, St. James the Less, and St. Jude. St. Cleophas, through his daughter Mary Salome, was also grandfather to St. James the Greater and St. John. Therefore three of his sons and two of his grandsons were among the Twelve Apostles. According to tradition, St. Cleophas was martyred by the Jewish authorities in the same home in which he received Jesus as a guest. His feast day is September 25th. See MoreSee Less
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Daily Verse"So, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, walk in him, rooted in him and built upon him and established in the faith as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving."–Colossians 2:6-7 See MoreSee Less
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Consider God’s charity. Where else have we ever seen someone who has been offended voluntarily paying out his life for those who have offended him?"–St. Catherine of Siena See MoreSee Less
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Daily Verse"But you, be self-possessed in all circumstances; put up with hardship; perform the work of an evangelist; fulfill your ministry. For I am already being poured out like a libation, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have competed well; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith. From now on the crown of righteousness awaits me, which the Lord, the just judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me, but to all who have longed for his appearance."–2 Timothy 4:5-8 See MoreSee Less
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The Divine Heart is an ocean full of all good things, wherein poor souls can cast all their needs; it is an ocean full of joy to drown all our sadness, an ocean of humility to drown our folly, an ocean of mercy to those in distress, an ocean of love in which to submerge our poverty."–St. Margaret Mary See MoreSee Less
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Saint Ignatius of SanthiaSaint of the DaySt. Ignatius of Santhia (1686-1770) was born in Italy to an upper-class family. He received his early education from a devout priest, a relative of his mother, who inspired him to join the priesthood. He studied philosophy and theology, and after his ordination served as a diocesan priest for six years. St. Ignatius earned a reputation as an excellent preacher of retreats and missions, and he had a promising future within the diocese. His family and parishioners were surprised and disappointed when he decided to join the Capuchin Franciscans in Turin as a poor, humble friar. However, St. Ignatius flourished in the poverty and simplicity of the Franciscan way of life. He became well-known for his wisdom and sanctity, and many people from all walks of life came to him for confession and spiritual direction. He had a great devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and prayed the rosary faithfully. He served God with humble obedience and inspired this virtue in the Franciscan novices over whom he had charge. He spent his last years on a sickbed where he continued to hear confessions and give direction to his visitors. St. Ignatius of Santhia’s feast day is September 22nd. See MoreSee Less
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