Marist Mothers Prayer Group

Our Mission

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 2021-2022 academic year is simplicity and humility, of being hidden and unknown.

Get Involved

Marist Mothers Prayer Group (MMPG) offers monthly meetings with faith-related speakers, community prayer requests, meditation emails, weekly Rosary, small faith-sharing groups, service opportunities, and an annual retreat.

Become a Member of MMPG
Sign up to receive MMPG information about future meeting themes, speakers and locations, service opportunities, and general information about everything that is happening within our group. To subscribe to MMPG's general email distribution list, click here.

MMPG Faculty & Staff Appreciation Breakfast
Monday, February 28

Time sure flies. . .exams are right around the corner and so is another MMPG breakfast for Marist’s wonderful teachers, faculty, and staff. 
The breakfast is scheduled for Monday, February 28, and we need your help to make the meal a success. We will be serving traditional breakfast fare plus fruit and yogurt so there are many opportunities to contribute that don't require turning on your oven, and many items can be delivered well in advance of the 28.  Please click here to sign up. 

If you have any questions, please contact Terri Heerboth at or Christine Goode at

Receive Prayer Requests
Sign up to receive prayer requests sent out to the Marist community. Click here to subscribe to the MMPG prayer request email distribution list.

Receive Meditation Emails
Sign up to receive our MMPG meditation. To subscribe to the MMPG Meditation email distribution list, click here.

Request a Prayer for a Loved One
The purpose of MMPG is to pray for the needs of the Marist students, faculty and staff, and their direct families, so please keep that in mind when making a prayer request. Extended family prayers are done under extreme circumstances. A prayer request may not be sent without the family's permission either verbally or through email. A prayer request can also be made anonymously on one's behalf. Please send your prayer requests to

Weekly Rosary
MMPG holds weekly Rosary every Friday from 8:15 - 9 a.m. in Esmond Brady Memorial Chapel. All are welcome. For more information, contact Suzanne Masters.

Praying for the Next Generation
Praying for the Next Generation is an interdenominational group of Marist moms who gather in a casual setting to pray for the next generation, our school, and our administrators. Join us for an hour to pray intentions or to just listen to the needs of our Marist community. We will meet in the Father Colin Room after morning carpool (8:15 a.m.) on the following dates:
August 24th
September 28
October 26
November 30
January 25
February 22
March 29
May 24
For questions, please contact Mendy Eskew.

MMPG Annual Retreat
We hope everyone enjoyed the retreat this year! We look forward to seeing you again and sharing a special morning together next year!

Support Marist Mothers Prayer Group
If you would like to help cover the cost of MMPG's activites, click here

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. On the first Friday morning every month of the school year, the 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. The monthly meetings consist of coffee/fellowship at 8:30 a.m. Moms are welcome to drop by anytime; come as you are, casual clothes are welcome!

MMPG holds an annual day retreat for past and present Marist moms. Engaging guest speakers are featured each year, and a lovely luncheon is included. Other MMPG activities include a faculty brunch each term, writing Emmaus Retreat letters for all attendees, and supporting various charitable causes under the umbrella of Marist School's Campus Ministry.

MMPG Calendar 2021-2022

Finally, all of you, be of one mind, sympathetic, loving toward one another, compassionate, humble. 1 Peter 3:8
Wednesday, September 1
New Parent Coffee
9:30-11:30 a.m.
**This is a late start morning**
Home of Alisa Polli

Friday, September 10
Kickoff Meeting
8:30-10:30 a.m.
Centennial Crest Lobby

Thursday, October 14

Monthly Meeting
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Marist Chapel

Friday, November 5
Monthly Meeting
8:30-10:30 a.m.
Centennial Crest Lobby

Friday, December 3 
Christmas Brunch
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Off Campus Location

Friday, January 7 
Monthly Meeting
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Centennial Crest Lobby

Friday, February 4
Annual Retreat
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Off Campus Location

Friday, March 25 *NEW DATE*
Monthly Meeting
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Crest Lobby

Friday, May 6
Senior Mom Send-off
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Marist School

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(770) 457-7201
An Independent Catholic School of the Marist Fathers and Brothers