Seven students from Bishop O'Connell recently joined a group of more than 1,000 students from Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Delaware to participate in Mount2000--a three-day Eucharistic retreat at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, Md. The group was chaperoned by three members of the religion department: Mr. Dennis Dwyer '61, Ms. Anne-Marie Funk, and Ms. Margaret Carroll. To lead their small group, they were assigned a seminarian, who happened to be O'Connell alumnus, Robby Renner '12. The weekend included daily Mass, presentations by lay Catholic leaders, and opportunities for confession, and adoration.
"The music ministry was also a highlight," said junior Frank Lucchetti. "I especially enjoyed the Friday and Saturday evening programs which included a mix of popular and religious songs."
"This is the third year that I have accompanied students from O'Connell to Mount 2000," said Anne-Marie Funk. "It was especially wonderful for our group of students to be able to interact with Robby Renner, a recent O'Connell graduate."