Catholic moms joined in prayer for our college-age students
Catholic moms joined in prayer for our college-age students

Welcome to Praying College Moms

Praying College Moms is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) religious organization that provides outreach and resources to mothers of college-aged children. The Praying College Moms local groups provide invaluable service in their faith communities, such as mentorship, encouragement, perspective, resources and networking with others who are going through the same experiences. In addition to our Bible study and prayer groups, we have socials and activities to deepen our friendships so our members can join together for a strength of purpose. Join us in our prayer for our college students: "They are our future and they need our united prayers that God will strengthen them and give them the grace to stand for all that is good and true on campus."


We pray for our children who are on a new journey in their lives--may they be safe and successful, living their lives with dignity and honor, being true to the values taught by their families and having the courage to share their trust in God with all those they encounter.

Upcoming Events:  Check PCM EVENTS for additional events!

Saturday, October 5th. Afternoon Tea and Rosary at St. John Neumann Church, 11900 Lawyers Road, Reston, VA.  Time: 1pm.   Pray with other Moms and Our Lady for the success of our young adults in their new year of study, training, discernment or career development. 


Order PCM Catholic Care Packages for Your College-age Adults

Order Catholic Care Packages to be sent to 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 (includes shipping) and discounts are available for large orders -- think of dorm-mates, sports teams, campus groups! Ordering details can be found here. 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.

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 the PCM mission to support these students with the loving spirit of Mother Mary and Praying College Moms. Care Packages, including Care Packages for Homeless College Students, can be ordered online or via U.S. Mail:

Order PCM Care Package online:


Order PCM Care Packages via U.S. Mail:

PCM Fall 2019 Catholic Care Package Order Form
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A Women's Retreat with Martha and Mary: Balancing Prayer with life and Seeking Joy in Jesus' Presence - Read Kathy Aquilina's reflection on the PCM February 2019 PCM Retreat (as published in Maneline, St. Mark's Catholic Community May 2019 edition): Reflection on the PCM February 2019 Retreat


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

. . . And So We Pray - Guidance for Moms With College-Aged Young Adults, Praying College Moms third book in the  . . .And So We Pray series is available now in English and Spanish versions.   These books were written by Maribeth Harper and include a Forward by Rev. Paul Scalia. Do you know a mom whose child is in college? Offer her the perfect companion: And So We Pray. This book makes a great gift for moms of graduates!

...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.



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.


Praying College Moms App

The Praying College Moms (PCM) App is now available for download on your mobile device.

And So We Pray Book Series / Blog

". . . And So We Pray, Guidance for Moms With College-Aged Young Adults" is now available!  Author Maribeth Harper's third book in the . . . And So We Pray series, written for the Praying College Moms, helps mothers pray in a deep and meaningful way through a young adult's time of transition. Maribeth also has a Blog to share her inspirational stoiries and thoughts and to answer questions.

Events/ Volunteer

Join PCM at our monthly Rosaries and group meetings and social events.

Care Packages for Homeless College Students

PCMs prepare and deliver Care Packages to homeless college students (paid for by Guardian Angels - people who generously donate money to these deserving students).  These  students are selected by organizations dedicated to serving and supporting homeless college students. The PCM Care Packages are full of treats, useful items and fun inspiration, all blessed by our Care Package Team.

PCM Group Meeting Locations

Our groups are open to praying moms of college-age (ranging from high school students to sons/daughters working/living on their own) of all faith denominations.  Through mutual support, prayer and friendship, the groups are pillars of strength and an indispensable resource for women at this stage in life.

Start A PCM Group

If a Praying College Moms group is not in your Parish or area - We can help you with support and resources to start a group!

Sharing Grace  Through Prayer

In addition to PCM's monthly ministries and our book series, And So We Pray, we support moms in their developing prayer life. Prayer and meditation opportunities in the Northern  Virginia region, as well as prayers submitted by our moms are found on this page.  PCM is at the forefront with embracing various types of prayer practices to deepen one's prayer life.

PCM Newsletters/ Radio Announcements/ News


Resources For Parents of College Age Children and PCM Group Leaders


Looking for a perfect gift? Check out PCM Partners.

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Latest PCM Newsletter (Harmony):

PCM Harmony Newsletter (Sept 2019)



Upcoming Events:  Check PCM EVENTS for additional events! 


Contact Us

Praying College Moms

PO Box 3461, Oakton, VA  22124

Phone: 865-712-0146


Support Praying College Moms

PCM is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) public charity organization, is qualified to receive tax deductible gifts and donations and is classified as a public charity. Please support PCM in its mission to provide outreach and resources to mothers of college-aged children.

The Catholic Door offers the Praying College Moms And So We Pray Book Series and other Catholic resources: The Catholic Door

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