College Ministry

When a student leaves high school, there is often a feeling of “What’s next?” Nativity’s College Ministry encourages students to get involved with their campus ministry. We offer opportunities to stay connected to the faith through prayer, service, and socials here at Nativity. Connect with your home parish when you’re in town for a visit or on break. This ministry is for anyone ages 18-21. Scroll down to learn more!


College Thanksgiving Gathering!

College Ministry invites college-aged young adults 18–21, whether attending classes or working or taking a gap year, to have get together the day before Thanksgiving!  We usually play football, but this year we’ll meet for a private Mass here and then go out for brunch. Just sign up here to join us!

When: Wednesday, November 24
10:30 am | Mass in the School Chapel with Fr Bresnahan
11:15 am | Head out for brunch
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Fall 2021

Enjoy this new season at work or at school! If you’re staying local, we’d love to stay connected to you. We have a few suggestions:

1. Have you ever been to a Daily Mass? Mass and then coffee or breakfast with someone is a fantastic way to spend a morning.
2. Drop by! The Church is empty for long periods of the day and you’re welcome to sit and be with the Lord, even for a few minutes.
3. Come for Adoration. We have Eucharistic Adoration every Tuesday from 5-8pm in the Church. Come be with Jesus right here at your home parish.
4. Set up a time for a coffee. Alison would be happy to meet you, hear how you’re doing, and suggest a few ways you could get involved.
5. Save the date for our College Thanksgiving Gathering! Wednesday, Nov. 24, 11am-1pm.

Rosaries in College Colors

Nativity Rosary Ministry is partnering with the College Ministry to provide you a free Rosary in your college colors.  People from Nativity make them by hand just for you!

If you are interested in a Rosary, please send your name, college, and colors to Alison Fram at [email protected].

What a great way to take the Blessed Mother with you to college!

College Coffee Ministry

Love coffee?

Alison our Director is a die-hard coffee fan and will often meet up with members of our ministry for coffee at Panera, DeClieu, and Gathering Grounds to catch up and see how they’re doing.

If that’s something you’d be interested in, then reach out to her at (703) 577-5329


Cook and deliver breakfast to Christ House

Christ House in Alexandria has offered us the opportunity to cook and deliver breakfast to their community every 3rd Saturday morning of the month. Christ House provides meals for the homeless and Nativity has been a longtime partner in this mission. What a gift to be able to share food and conversation with those in need, especially in a group with other young adults like yourself!
The details are still coming together, so let Alison know if you’re interested and we’ll include you in the planning process.

Mental Health Resources

Times are tough, but you are NOT alone. So many people benefit from making an appointment to find help through professional counseling. If you’ve been thinking about it or wishing you had someone to talk to, we have a Catholic Charities counselor who often works with Nativity parishioners. Marguerite Turner, MS, LPC, has been highly recommended! You can call her at 703-772-4751. You can also check out the Diocesan mental health resources page to find a counseling contact list.

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College Mission Trip

Nativity Mission trips are designed for college students to 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

Stay tuned for information on our next Summer College Mission Trip!

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Meet our Director

Hi, my name is Alison Fram! Welcome to College Ministry. I was born and raised in Burke (rare, I know) and attended Nativity growing up. I joined a FOCUS bible study at Mount St. Mary’s University that helped me grow in a personal relationship with God, and I hope to help our college-age students find a similar supportive community. I’d love to meet you soon!

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

Meet our Social Media Coordinator

Hi, my name is Mary Castellano!
I help Alison in any way I can to make sure that her ministries run smoothly and attract more people to Jesus Christ. Contact us anytime for more information about what our College, Young Adult, and Young Family ministries have to offer you.

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

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