PCM Harmony July 2019
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Praying College Moms

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

PCM Care Packages ~ Coming Soon!
July Edition of And So We Pray Blog
Day of Prayer for College-Aged Young Adults

August 22 Rosary
...And So We Pray Books
PCM Ministry Leaders' Retreat
Revisiting Our Pilgrimage to the National Shrine


After all,
what God takes into account
is not so much the thing we do,
as the love that went into it.

~ Thomas a Kempis

PCM Care Packages

Get Ready, Here They Come!

Beginning September 1, you will be able to order Catholic Care Packages for your favorite college-age young adults! Praying College Moms, a 501(c)3 organization, prepares and delivers (via USPS Priority Mail) Care Packages chock full of treats, useful items, and fun inspiration, all blessed with prayers from our Care Package team.  Each care package is $27 and discounts are available for large orders -- think of dorm-mates, sports teams, campus groups! Ordering information will soon be on our website: The deadline for orders is October 21, and packages will be mailed by the end of October – just in time for mid-term exams! Email  with any questions. Soon you will have the mailing addresses you need ...

ALSO: Please consider being a GUARDIAN ANGEL and donate Care Packages to homeless college students and former Foster Care students. Your donation helps us continue our mission to support these students with the loving spirit of Mother Mary and Praying College Moms.

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

Click here for Maribeth's July 2019 Blog - and all of her other blogs. Connect with Maribeth to hear ...  and ask for ... her wisdom. Share her blog with a friend!


Day of Prayer for College-Age Young Adults -
August 10-11 at All Masses 

Together we pray for the young adults in our midst, for success and peace in their new year of study, training, discernment or career development. An extension of PCM's Holy Rosary, the Day of Prayer for College-Age Young Adults supports young adults everywhere with the power of prayer. Join with your parish, family and friends to offer prayer.

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. 

Other August Happenings

Immaculee Ilibagiza Retreat, Saturday, August 10th from 9am to 4 pm at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Fairfax, VA. 
Immaculee, a Rwandan Genocide Survivor, brings a message of forgiveness, healing and hope. Registration at ( registration fee is $57).
Would you like help at the retreat? Contact Jeanne Costello at or (571) 213-0318.

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

If you or your closest friends haven't yet ordered . . .  And So We Pray, NOW is the time. Published in August 2018, author Maribeth Harper offers 33 chapters to read and reflect upon. Weaving sound Catholic doctrine with real life stories shared by women of faith, . . . And So We Pray is ready to accompany moms - PERFECT for this time of year when changes and transitions naturally arrive, but sometimes unexpectedly. Available at in paperback and Kindle.

Now Also Available in Spanish!

Praying College Moms is proud to announce that ...Y Ohora Oremos, the Spanish version of ...And So We Pray, is available now on Amazon and Kindle. We are grateful for the ability to provide this important book for our Spanish speaking PCMs. 

...Y Ahora Oremos fué escrito con la intención de acompañar a los padres a lo largo del año escolar en su totalidad. Contiene capítulos de historias verdaderas contadas de madres para otras madres, consejos basados en la Sagrada Escritura, con preguntas para reflexionar y espacio suficiente para hacer anotaciones diarias. Ya sea que lo lea individualmente o en grupo, mi esperanza y la de Madres que Rezan por sus Hijos Universitarios ( es que puedan encontrar palabras de sabiduría y consuelo en estas páginas.

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.

Looking back on the June 8th Pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

We made a joyful discovery of the beautiful new Rosary Garden on the grounds of the Basilica. We offered the Rosary for over 600 college-age young adults, including the homeless and former foster care students that we sponsor. Thank you, Lord, for this new place of prayer! Stay tuned for our next Pilgrimage to the Basilica. We plan to return during Lent 2020. The Basilica’s Lenten Series events are scheduled every weekend throughout Lent. After attending the one of the Basilica’s Lenten events, we will continue with reconciliation/confession, the rosary, the stations of the cross and, finally, Mass. More details to come!

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.

Thank You to Kathy

Thank you, Kathy, for writing an amazing article about PCM's February Retreat on Prayer for the St. Mark's Maneline Quarterly newsletter. The entire article is located on our website. Special prayers also for Kathy and her family as she is challenged with poor health. Always with a healthy spirit, Kathy is being held with God's hands.

Thank You 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

Don't Forget...
We have a short, dynamic video for new ministries as they jumpstart their first small group meetings. Look for this and more amazing resources on our website, under Start a New PCM Group. We do our very best to support all our volunteers! Contact us at to learn more!

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, Parent Resources and a lot more. 

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