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Mount St. Mary’s To Host Annual
 Mount 2000 … And Beyond!

(2/5/04) The ninth annual "Mount 2000…and Beyond!" youth retreat, featuring new talks, will take place at Mount St. Mary’s College and Seminary on February 13-15, 2004. The weekend retreat is open to Catholic youth and young adults in ninth grade through age 33. Spaces are still available, but registration forms must be filled out in advance. There is a $35 fee that includes overnight accommodations and meals.

"Mount 2000…and Beyond!" is a Eucharistic retreat weekend organized by Mount St. Mary’s Seminary. In its ninth year, this retreat seeks to assist young people in developing a closer relationship with Jesus Christ through the ministry of the Church. In particular, "Mount 2000…and Beyond!" seeks to promote the Sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist (the celebration of Holy Mass and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament) as profound encounters with the Lord that will encourage young people to grow in life-long discipleship.

The Franciscan Friars of the Renewal will lead this year’s retreat, the theme of which is "Behold the Lamb of God." The Eucharistic weekend will feature inspiring talks, music and workshops. New topics include talks on chastity and vocation. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available throughout the weekend.

Martin Doman, music director of St. Joseph's Parish in York, PA, will also be part of the weekend. Doman has written, performed, and ministered with music for over eight years. He has planned and produced two albums of Catholic worship entitled "Praying Twice," and "Image In Love." An experienced Catholic worship leader, Doman has led worship at several youth conferences, worked as a campus minister, and as a youth minister and music director for LIFE TEEN's Regional Hub in Littleton, CO.

For more information and registration forms, please call (301) 447-3428 or visit the Mount 2000 website at


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