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Mary Birmingham is the director of music, liturgy, and Christian Initiation at Ascension Catholic Community in Melbourne, Florida.  A graduate of Saint John University's School of Theology, Collegeville, Minnesota, with a Master of Arts degree in Theology and Liturgy.  Mary was the recipient of the Diocese of Orlando's annual "Sower Award" for excellence in the area of evangelization on a local and national level.  Mary is a team member for the North American Forum on the Catechumenate and is a popular presenter at national and diocesan workshops in the areas of initiation, sacramental and liturgical catechesis across the United States and Canada.