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:
- All the lucky college students you know who would appreciate a unique care package around mid-term time.
- 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???
- Consider donating a box or 2 to a homeless or foster care student (PCM is a 501 (c)3 organization)
- 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 andsowepray.com
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 andsowepray.com August 2019
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
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 Howanitz@aol.com for more information.
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