Parents and Spirituality

Ways to Get Involved

Opportunities abound for parents to get involved in spiritual activities and community service at Marist School.
Mothers of all faiths gather together to pray for the needs of the Marist Community. Marist Mothers Prayer Group offers community prayer requests, monthly meetings with faith-related speakers, weekly rosary and email meditations, a bible study, and an annual retreat.
Marist Women’s Bible Study
A study and discussion group that meets on Thursday mornings 8:15 – 9:30 a.m.
Contact: Janet Claussen, Theology Department Chair
Marist School established the first high school “women build” chapter in the world. Partnering with Habitat for Humanity, the women of Marist School come together to build a home for a deserving family.
Contact: Mary Ann Fraundorf and Maura Kelly

Marist Mothers of Alumni Prayer Group
Spiritual growth opportunities continue even after children graduate from Marist.
Contact: Toni RhettMargaret YoungKathy Cote

Spirit of Mary Women’s Group
Small groups for mothers to learn and discuss what it means to follow Jesus as Mary did in the midst of our fast-paced lives. Groups meet at scheduled times during the day once a week in a series of six week sessions.
Contact: Katie Kibbe

Open to men of all faiths and ages with a variety of Marist connections, the group meets Tuesday mornings from 7-8 a.m. The Men’s Bible Study has created the Driving Force ministry, which transports people on Sundays from local MARTA stations to Mass at Our Lady of the Assumption.

Synaxis Men’s Group
The meeting design is for a small group of men to  meet monthly to discuss how their faith is both challenged and fortified in today's world. This group has the courage to discuss any and all topics affecting husbands, dads, industry leaders, workers, the single life, and more. 
Contact: Mark Galvin '85

Alumni Service and Spirituality
Alumni are encouraged continue their spiritual growth after leaving Marist School. The Marist Alumni Association offers alumni opportunities for spiritual education, community service, retreats, prayer groups, and social gatherings.
Contact: Fr. Bill Rowland, S.M., Alumni Chaplain

The Center for Hispanic Young Adult Education and Faith Formation, founded by the Society of Mary in 2012, offers young, Hispanic adults the opportunity to obtain their GEDs. Volunteer instructors and other classroom volunteers are welcomed during Tuesday evening sessions September through May.
Contact: Fr. Bill Rowland, S.M., Alumni Chaplain

Founded by the Society of Mary, Reach for Excellence is a tuition-free academic and leadership enrichment program that changes the lives of underserved middle school students. Volunteer opportunities are open to students, parents, and community members.
Contact: Karen Dessables, Executive Director

Parents are needed to chaperone and support campus ministry retreats, Mass, and prayer activities in a variety of ways.
Contact: Mr. Brian Freel, Director of Campus Ministry

All members of the Marist School community can participate in a wide variety of service opportunities.
Contact: Mrs. Karen Shanahan, Director of Community Service

Couples Discussion Group
A group of couples (4-6 couples) meet with a Marist priest in their home or on campus for a four evening series introducing the Society of Mary’s spirituality, history and prayer life.
Contact: Mr. Mike Coveny

Marist Way
All the activities above are an expression of the Way of the Marists, or the Marist Way.  All associated with the Marist School are invited to take part in these activities to come to a deeper understanding of what it means to “be Marist.”  For further exploration of the common themes of Marist identity and the spirituality of the Society of Mary
“Marists are called to be missionaries of prayer and missionaries of action.”
Fr. Jean-Claude Colin

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An Independent Catholic School of the Marist Fathers and Brothers