8th Grade Retreat

Sunday, April 19, 2020

10:00am – 8:00pm

Location: Blessed Sacrament Teen Room

Special Guest: Mary Castner.

Growing up in both a God-filled and music-filled home in eastern Pennsylvania, Mary was captivated by the Lord and music from a young age. She was deeply inspired by her father, who works extensively in the music industry as a guitar luthier at C.F. Martin Guitar Company, repairing guitars for such acclaimed musicians as Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, John Mayer, and Sting. After a profound encounter with the Lord at age 14, Mary decided to take up guitar and piano, and her passion for music overflowed into song writing and recording – sharing her music for the glory of God.  While attending Franciscan University of Steubenville, the university selected her as the 2010-2011 Head of Music Ministry. As the leader of over 100 liturgical musicians, Mary successfully organized one of the nation’s largest music ministry programs.  Her career in ministry has led to the release of two Christian albums (“By Faith”, 2013 and “By Love”, 2017).  She currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona and travels internationally for conferences, missions, retreats, and worship events as a speaker and worship leader with her band.