Name: Mariama Roldan
 Program Assistant
 Basilica of St. Mary
Office Phone:
 (703) 836-4100




In current position since: September 2022
Active in Youth Ministry since:
 September 2022

Youth Ministry program includes: Bible studies, service opportunities, small groups, events, and more!



Favorite Food(s): Spaghetti and Meatballs

Favorite Band: JohnnySwim

Favorite Pastime: Grabbing coffee with friends or roadtrips! I love spending time with the people that I love!

Favorite Saint: St. Josephine Bakhita

Favorite Scripture:  Isaiah 43 1-5; 19

Favorite Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

About Me: I grew up in a small town in Vermont and attended the University of Vermont where I studied psychology and dance with hopes of making a career as a dance therapist. However, while I was in college I experienced a transformation of heart and truly began to dive deeper into the beauty of the Catholic faith which led me to devote my time after graduation to ministry - as a FOCUS missionary, campus minister, and then as the social media director for a Catholic non-profit. These adventures led me to the one place I prayed not to go - New Jersey. As God would have it, I loved my time in New Jersey - so much so that I lived there for seven years! In my time in ministry I have become keenly aware of the need to invest in youth and young adults who so often get swept up into the culture. It has been a gift to take a small part in sewing seeds for the Kingdom of God in the hearts of our young people. God has truly blessed me during my time in ministry and I look forward to continuing the journey at St. Mary's Basilica!