Parents and Spirituality

Make a commitment to the Society of Mary. The Marists are inviting you to a deeper connection with the Society of Mary. Participate in one of the following spiritual growth communities. 

Spiritual Growth Communities

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  • Marist Mothers Prayer Group

    Marist Mothers Prayer Group Page

    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.


    Sylvia Belland & Kathy Gillett
  • Marist Women’s Bible Study

    A study and discussion group that meets on Thursday mornings 8:15 – 9:30 a.m.

    Contact: Janet Claussen,
  • Marist Women Build

    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: Denise Chastain & Annie Lindsay,
  • Marist Mothers of Alumni Prayer Group

    Alumni mothers of all faiths are invited to join other alumni mothers to pray for their graduates and the Marist community. We learn from one another as we face the challenges in the next stage of our lives. Everyone is welcome to attend any of the MMAPG meetings held in the Marist chapel, generally the second Tuesday of the month (10-11:30 am), whether or not you were a part of Marist mothers Prayer Group (MMPG) while your children attended Marist. It is a morning of prayer, fellowship, and fun.

  • Spirit of Mary

    A group study series designed for women to discuss what it means to follow Jesus looking through the eyes of his mother, Mary. The study provides insights from the Marist perspective as well as using biblical references. The series is divided into three parts: Pray, Ponder, and Act. Each part is an independent 6-week session.  Groups are forming in fall 2019 and winter 2020. Women of all faiths are welcome.

    Contact: Jennifer Van Metre,
  • Marist Men’s Bible Study

    Every Tuesday morning at 7 a.m., the Marist Men’s Bible Study meets in the Fr. Colin Room (ground floor of the Library building) for an informal hour of prayer, learning, fellowship, and coffee. Led by one of the Marist priests, we study the scripture readings for the following Sunday. No experience is necessary and no sign-up is required. If you have questions, or if you would like to be added to the weekly e-mail list, please contact:
  • 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,
  • Adult Mission Trips

    Adult Mission Trips Page

    Adult mission trips offer a unique opportunity to serve our less fortunate brothers, sisters, and children. 


    Lisa Hiles
    (770) 826-0457  
  • Alumni Service and Spirituality

    Marist School 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: Katie Brown ‘06 & Katie Crowe '06
  • Centro Hispano Marista

    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.

  • Reach for Excellence

    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 Dessable,
  • Campus Ministry

    Parents are needed to chaperone and support campus ministry retreats, Mass, and prayer activities in a variety of ways.

    Contact: Brian Freel,
  • Community Service

    Community Service

    All members of the Marist School community can participate in a wide variety of service opportunities.

    Contact: Karen Shanahan,
  • Home Discussion Group

    Spend an evening with the Marist priests to gain a basic introduction into the Society of Mary and its way of life; offered several times a year.

    Contact: Elizabeth Piper,
  • 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.

    Contact: Mike Coveny,

“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