Marist Mothers Prayer Group

Our Mission

Marist Mothers Prayer Group (MMPG) is an interdenominational prayer faith group, comprised of Marist mothers who gather once a month to pray together for our children, families, and the entire Marist community. Our goal is to provide a welcoming environment for moms to get together, learn from one another, and be spiritually enriched.

Marist Way Theme

The Marist Way theme for the 2023-2024 academic year is Called to Discipleship. Using this theme, MMPG will use a Bible verse to guide us: “All these devoted themselves with one accord in prayer…” Acts 1:14 

Our goal is to touch as many mothers’ hearts as possible this school year. We encourage you to come and see what MMPG has to offer.

Get Involved

Marist Mothers Prayer Group (MMPG) offers a variety of ways to get involved:
  • Monthly meetings with faith-related speakers and casual fellowship
  • Prayers by request
  • Weekly Rosary
  • Small Prayer Group
  • Spirit of Mary
  • Monthly meditation emails
  • Quarterly faculty appreciation breakfasts
  • Supporting student Emmaus retreats
  • Service opportunities
  • Annual Mothers’ retreat
Become a Member of MMPG
While there is no need to formally join MMPG, we encourage you to sign up to receive MMPG general communications and upcoming events. To subscribe to MMPG's general email distribution list, please email

Request a Prayer for Yourself, a Loved One, a Friend, or Staff Member
Please email with any special prayer requests. Keep in mind that the MMPG prays for the needs of the Marist students, faculty, staff, and their direct families. A prayer request may not be sent without the family's permission either verbally or through email. Also, anonymous requests can be made and sent out on one's behalf.

Weekly Rosary
MMPG holds weekly Rosary every Friday from 8:15-9 a.m. in Esmond Brady Memorial Chapel. All are welcome, rosary sheets are provided, and no experience is needed. For more information or to be added to the rosary email list, contact Bayh Mraz.

Small Prayer Group
Small Prayer Group is a casual gathering which meets to pray for Marist. As a subset of MMPG, clearly it’s a moms group but we wouldn’t turn a dad or faculty or staff member away! All are welcome. We meet in the Fr. Colin Room on the second floor of Wooldridge Center. See the Marist calendar and the Weekly Way for meeting times and locations. For questions, please contact Joy Thomas.

Support Marist Mothers Prayer Group
There are no membership requirements for MMPG. However, if you would like to help cover the cost of MMPG's activities, click here. Make sure to put MMPG in any memo section.

Our History

Marist moms have been a vital part of the Marist community since the school was established more than a century ago, working behind the scenes to support not only their children, but also the mission and daily activities of Marist School. In 1979, a group of these moms got together to form the Marist Mothers Prayer Group (MMPG), a multidenominational group whose participants believe that one of the best things we can do for our teenage children is PRAY!
Over the last 40 years, the faces have changed, but the concept remains the same—prayer is a source of strength and a tremendous way to connect to the Marist community and especially to Marist mothers of all grades. MMPG gathers to pray for the needs of the Marist students, faculty, staff, and families.

MMPG is open to anyone who would like to attend—there are no dues and no requirements. An easy way to start is attending a monthly meeting, which consists of coffee, fellowship, and a speaker presentation at 9 a.m. Moms are welcome to drop by anytime; come as you are, casual clothes are welcome!

MMPG Calendar 2023-2024

2023-2024 Schedule
Friday, September 15 - Kickoff
Friday, October 13
Friday, November 3
Friday, December 1 - *Christmas Brunch
Friday, January 5
Friday, February 2 - *Annual Retreat
Friday, March 22
Thursday, April 18 - *Evening Speaker Meeting
Friday, May 3 - *Senior Mom Celebration 

Meetings are 8:30-10 a.m. unless otherwise noted. See the Marist calendar or the Weekly Way for meeting locations and the most up-to-date information.

All are welcome anytime, as much or as little as your schedule permits.

Marist School

3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30319-1899
(770) 457-7201
An Independent Catholic School of the Marist Fathers and Brothers