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Mount St. Mary’s to Host 3rd Annual Formation Day Celebration

"Our Hearts Burning Within Us" will be the keynote address at the third annual Central Maryland Formation Day held on Saturday, March 10 at Mount St. Mary’s College and Seminary.

In addition to this address, this celebration features a prayer celebration, liturgy of the Eucharist with the Most Rev. W. Francis Malooly, Auxiliary Bishop for the Western Vicariate presiding, leadership sessions and 19 workshops. Catechists, parish social ministers, youth ministers, liturgy teams, pastoral leaders, Catholic schoolteachers, and anyone interested in growing in their faith can enjoy the celebration.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Carole M. Eipers. Eipers received a Masters of Pastoral Studies degree from Loyola and a Doctor of Ministry from the Graduate Theological Foundation. For over twenty years she has served in the Archdiocese of Chicago as a teacher, Parish DRE, Youth Minister, Pastoral Associate. She is currently the director of catechesis. Eipers has also published many articles in the field of catechesis and Sheed & Ward published her recent book, "Tabletalk".

The celebration is sponsored by the Catholic Education Ministries (CEM) Center of Central Maryland and the Archdiocese of Baltimore. CEM of Central Maryland provides leadership and services, including consultation, formation programs and resources, in religious education and family and youth ministry for the Roman Catholic parishes and schools of Carroll, Frederick, and Washington counties. The Center furthers the proclamation of the Good News of Jesus Christ through leadership formation, catechist formation and volunteer training.

For additional information please contact Christopher L. Weber, director of Catholic Education Ministries at 301-447-3707 or visit their website at

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