College Ministry

When a student leaves high school, there is often a feeling of “what’s next?” College Ministry offers an opportunity to reconnect with your faith and your parish. Grow with us as a disciple through prayer, service, and socials. Whether currently attending school or not, this ministry is for anyone 18-21!

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Fall Events

Thanksgiving Break Flag Football Game: The day before Thanksgiving, we get together for some friendly competition as you see old friends and meet new ones. We had a great time this year and are looking forward to a repeat in 2019!

Upcoming Events

Christmas Break

We love seeing you over breaks! Gatherings for 2018-2019 included…

College Late-Night Prayer

Interest Meeting for Operation Starfish College Mission Trip– We’re planning our college summer mission trip (July 8-12, 2019)

College Commitment Talk – Part 2: with Fr. Chris Vaccaro, Chaplain at University of Mary Washington

Upcoming Events

Summer Break

We’re here for you over the summer!

Late Night Garden Prayer and Ice Cream Bar – Saturday, May 18, 9pm at Nativity’s Grotto

Service Opportunities- Summer Lunch Bunch for kids (June 18, July 24), volunteer with Nativity’s Vacation Bible Camp, support Stella Marina (July 13-14)

For Rising Freshmen, College Night with ASJB- Wed., July 17, 7-9pm at St. Mary’s

How to share your faith, a training with Fr. Chris Vaccaro, Chaplain at UMW- Wed., July 31, 7-9pm

Nativity Players Theater Ministry – Participate in Nativity’s summer musical! Performances this July for The Wizard of Oz

Upcoming Events

College Summer Mission Trip- Jamaica

July 8-12, 2019

Join us this summer in Kingston, Jamaica! This mission trip is designed specifically for college students (18+) to travel to a new place and encounter Christ in the poor. We work with Food for the Poor, Inc., to plan this trip and connect it to our parish’s Operation Starfish ministry.

Applications for the 2019 trip are now available!

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Year-round Events

Joyful Noise Praise and Worship with Adoration and Confession- once a month on Fridays.

If you’re 21 or over-Fairfax Theology on Tap at the Auld Shebeen is the 3rd Monday of the month! It’s a faith-based talk hosted in the cellar. Food/drinks start at 6:30 pm, Talk at 7:30 pm.

Meet our Director

Welcome to College Ministry! I was born and raised in Burke (rare, I know) and attended Nativity growing up. After joining a FOCUS bible study in college and learning how to have a personal relationship with Jesus, I felt sure that I should work in ministry. I returned to Nativity in 2015 and have LOVED meeting Nativity’s amazing college students. Let’s get some coffee and talk!

Work Cell: 703-577-5329
Email me at: [email protected]

Meet our Program Assistant

Hi! I’m Mary.
If I’m not in the Youth Ministry Room managing Instagram accounts, then you can find me at Trader Joe’s buying 72% Dark Chocolate or in a field practicing photography.

My job is to assist Alison in any way I can to make sure that our ministries run smoothly and attract more people to Jesus Christ. Contact us anytime for more information about what our College, Young Adult, and Family ministries have to offer you.

God bless, and we hope to see you soon!
Email me at:  [email protected]

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