College Students


Are you (or do you know) a college student who stayed local this semester? Check out this new opportunity for that age group! The Blessed Bean is an outdoor coffeehouse venue hosted at St. Patrick's in Rockville for college-age young adults from all over Montgomery County. Join fellow college students for a warm beverage, fellowship, and a chance to hear from great speakers. Events run on Fridays (October 2, 16, November 6, 20) from 6:30pm-8:00pm. 4101 Norbeck Road, Rockville. There is no fee to attend but donations are welcome to support the program.

Bring a mask - and a friend!

(Note: Fr. Bob Kilner was here as an awesome summer seminarian. He's high energy! Fr. Conrad is the new chaplain at UMD. Fr. Chris is "a regular" at many area high schools for Campus Ministry but his primary position is at JPII working wit the seminarians. All are amazing speakers!)

Is your college student away on campus? Email us and we'll get them on the mailing list for Blessed Bean's December events!


As you make the transition to college we want to help you get the most out of your college experience by connecting to the Catholic Campus Ministry community at school. Catholic Campus Ministry provides friendships, retreats and bible studies, Mass and more. We know that connecting to campus groups may be harder this year without in-person orientations and programs, but we are here to help!

Molly Herrera is the Program Director of Campus and Young Adult Ministry for the Archdiocese of Washington. She has built great connections are area schools and can help facilitate connections. She's also more than happy to help students who attend school further away to find programs near you. She can be reached at or email us and we'll connect you.

Parents: Of course the best support comes from home. Encourage your child (and this is for high schoolers too) to look to campus ministry as a great way to make friends and find some activities with great people.