PCM Harmony August 2019
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Praying College Moms

Keeping Us in Harmony
August 2019
Catholic moms joined in prayer 
for our college-aged young adults.
In This Issue

PCM Care Packages ~ Orders Start 9/1!
August Edition of And So We Pray Blog

August 22 Rosary
...And So We Pray Books
PCM Ministry Leaders' Retreat


Wisdom from above is, first of all, innocent. It is also peaceable, lenient, and docile, rich in sympathy and the kindly deeds that are its fruits, impartial and sincere. The harvest of justice is sown in peace for those who culture peace.

~ James 3:17-18

Save the Date!

PCM Care Packages 
Ordering Opens 
September 1

Who has the best college care packages and the best value?  Praying College Moms does!  In our third year of sending these inspirational and yummy packages, we continually improve the contents and increase the smiles of our recipients! These care packages filled with treats (healthy and not so healthy), useful items, inspirational sayings, and more are a great value and way out-shine other care packages sent by big organizations. PCM Care Packages are assembled with care, love, and prayers for the recipient – and it shows!  While you’re waiting anxiously for the opening order date of 9/1/19, think about:

  1. All the lucky college students you know who would appreciate a unique care package around mid-term time.
  2. Neighbors (maybe those wonderful kids who mowed your yard until they ran off to college?), nieces, nephews, sports teams, roommates, that amazing barista at the coffee shop, anyone else???
  3. Consider donating a box or 2 to a homeless or foster care student (PCM is a 501 (c)3 organization)
  4. Now, begin gathering addresses so you’ll be all set to order from our website starting 9/1/19!

Thank you in advance for your consideration and support of PCM!

Don't Miss the August Edition of Maribeth Harper's Blog at

Click here for Maribeth's August 2019 Blog - and all of her other blogs.

When you help your college bound son or daughter prepare to leave for school later this month, will you pack a bullet proof vest? Fire retardant PJs? A protective helmet? Probably not...Nevertheless, a mother's urge to protect and shelter rarely feels stronger than when she's about to drop a child off at college, right?

As the moment approaches, emotions may be mixed. We hope that we've done our best to help them succeed, but can't help but wonder if they're really prepared for the academic, social and emotional environment of college. We've heard that some college kids drink too much, party too often for their own good, do silly, sometimes dangerous things, and just plain exhaust themselves.

Saint John Paul II understands our motherly concerns ... 

Excerpt from August 2019


August Rosary
Thursday, August 22
at 7:00 pm
The Chapel at
St. Mark's Church

9970 Vale Road
Vienna, VA 22181
We pray for over 600 young adults who are either in college, in military, discerning a vocation, working and going to school, unemployed and searching. Join us for this powerful offering to our Mother Mary and to the Lord. 

The Perfect Gift
For All the Moms in Your Life!

.  . . And So We Pray: Guidance for Moms with College-Aged Young Adults

by Maribeth Harper

Available on Amazon and in Catholic Bookstores like The Paraclete in Knoxville, TN

As mothers, we want to activate the most powerful weapon imaginable to help our children succeed in their college-aged years. That weapon is prayer. ...And So We Pray will help you pray in a deep and meaningful way through this time of transition by providing you with thought-provoking, faith-based, real-life applications to contemporary issues that you and your young adult may face during the exciting, and sometimes challenging, college years and beyond.

PCM Ministry Leaders' Annual Retreat
September 7

On September 7, PCM will turn its focus to our vibrant community of ministry leaders to nurture them and offer them time to connect with one another. We will also introduce our new parish ministries and the upcoming events for 2019-2020. If you are interested in becoming a PCM Monthly Meeting Leader, contact PCM's Founder, Laurel, at for more information.

Support Your Ministry with Your Gifts 

Fostering our new PCM Monthly Ministry Leaders, Outreach for new Parish Ministries, Annual Prayer Retreat, Monthly Rosaries, Socials, Publicity, Book Series Promotion, Day of Prayer for College-Age Young Adults in August, Annual Care Package Event in October, and Guardian Angels for our Homeless and Foster College Students -- some of the fabulous and enriching opportunities to work side by side with other praying moms. You will be serving the Lord in profound ways. Thank you for considering what you can do! 
We pray that you will say "Yes" to volunteering with PCM!

Contact PCM's Founder, Laurel, at for more information.

Gratias Tibi to Lissa

Special recognition to Lissa, our fearless Care Package Event Director. Always ready to support new ideas, organized above and beyond, full of positive energy, Lissa is amazing! If you would like to join this year's Care Package Team, contact her at

Praying College Moms App

The Praying College Moms App is now available for download on your mobile device. Find the link for the App by visiting our website. You will need to be on your mobile device to download the App. Get going on all things PCM! News, Prayers, Inspirations, Group Locations, How to Donate, Care Packages, Social Events, Ministry Support, Parent Resources and a lot more.

Finally ... Don't forget to check us out on Facebook!

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