The Hands, Heart, and Feet of Christ
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Celebration of the Holy Eucharist at Mass is integral to the St. Margaret Mary Alacoque School community. Students in grades 1 through 8 attend liturgy every Wednesday and Friday. Kindergarten students attend on Thursdays and once a month with the whole school. By the end of the school year, students will have attended Mass about 79 times. Parents are invited to celebrate with their children at the special all school Masses.
Preparation for Holy Sacraments each year is a joyous time for our faith community. Students baptized in the Catholic Church prepare for and receive Holy Sacraments. Both the Sacrament of Penance and First Holy Communion are received in 2nd Grade. The Sacrament of Confirmation is received in 8th grade.
Students are encouraged to get to know one another as members of the Body of Christ through the Saint Family program. Younger students are partnered with middle school students, who collaborate on activities and meetings, and sit together during Friday mass. Partners are part of Saint Families, who research their personal saints, gather for prayer, celebrate feast days, and join each other for activities. The Saint Family program promotes mentorship, trust, and community among students.
St. Margaret Mary Alacoque School is committed to nurturing a positive, caring school environment. When faced with challenges of conflict, we find solutions that cultivate virtue for ourselves and one another. Through the implementation of Virtue-Based Restorative Discipline (VBRD), SMMA instills virtues that are integral to our Catholic identity. These habits are modeled to provide a strong foundation for fostering our faith relationship with Jesus Christ and with others.
Faith, academic excellence, and community are the heart of St Margaret Mary Alacoque School. Everyday my children are challenged and encouraged by the faculty and staff. I am amazed at the progressive curriculum opportunities for even the youngest of learners. Coding, foreign language, and differentiated instruction are a part of my children's educational experience at St. Margaret Mary Alacoque School. In addition, the rich tradition of the Catholic faith and core academics is what makes St. Margaret Mary Alacoque the perfect school for all learners to grow in faith and knowledge.
Our youngest is an SMMA student today, and we are blessed to have her learning and growing in the SMMA community. I highly recommend SMMA for parents who desire an excellent, Catholic education where their children are truly cared for, valued, and respected.
Our parish is blessed with an adoration chapel with volunteers around the clock, 24/7. I truly believe that this perpetual adoration brings showers of blessings down on our students, teachers, staff, and the entire parish.
Our kids appreciated being challenged by their teachers to become their best possible selves; they especially enjoyed the regular visits from our priests who genuinely want each of the students to experience the true joy that being a Catholic brings.