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What is Mount2000?


Mount2000 is a Catholic Retreat for High School students.  It is coordinated by the Seminarians of Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD. 

The name 'Mount2000' came from the celebration of the Jubilee in 2000.  For the last 17 years, Mount2000 has given students the opportunity to encounter Christ.  We offer this by frequently providing the sacraments of the Mass and Confession.  We also offer Eucharistic Adoration, talks from guest speakers, and music concerts throughout the weekend.  

What differentiates Mount2000 from other High School Catholic retreats?  At Mount2000, each group is paired with a seminarian (a student preparing for the Catholic priesthood) during the weekend.  That seminarian will participate in the retreat with the group assigned to them.  This includes eating meals together with them, teaching them how to pray the bible, and offering time for conversation. With almost 1500 high school students at Mount2000, having a seminarian minister to each group adds a uniquely personable element to the retreat experience.

We hope that you will consider joining us at Mount2000 this year.  Please be sure to check our pages on this website for more information.  Feel free to contact us with any general questions.

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live the drama written by god

We want lives that are uncomplicated and simple. We want to get rid of the messiness that annoys, consumes, and even hurts us. We want to eliminate the “drama” of our lives.

What do we mean when we use the word 'drama'?  The word 'drama' can refer to an emotional, perhaps even unexpected series of events or circumstances.  However, 'drama' can also refer to a written play that involves a writer, director, and of course the star.  

Too much drama? If we define 'drama' as a written play, then the real problem does not lie in having too much of it.  Rather, we have too much of the wrong drama in our lives. We focus on a drama that is of our own making, a play where we are the writer, director, and the star.

Soon enough, this drama fails to satisfy. We become a prisoner to its demands. We lose a sense of the authentic life we were created for, and we just keep playing the part that we wrote. 

The greatest thrill we can have is to discover our role in the beautiful drama that God has written. When we come to know our part and learn to play it well, we experience true and lasting freedom.

From February 9-11, 2018, we will not only explore the nature of this great drama that God has designed, but also seek our role in it, learning more about what it means to live the drama of Christian discipleship.