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2015 Altarboy Retreat and Young Women's Encounter Are Underway!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, PA [Diocesan Chancery] -- This evening more than 100 of our Diocesan youth arrived safely at Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Johnstown for the Annual Diocesan Altarboy Retreat, and at Sts Peter and Paul Church in Windber, PA for the Annual Young Women's Encounter. During the next three days, the altar boys and young women of our Diocese will have the opportunity in their own venue to spend time in prayer, learning, fellowship and service. Taking inspiration from the Scriptural verse, "Live as free men, yet without using your freedom as a pretext for evil; but live as servants of God." - 1 Peter 2:16, the theme of this year's altar boy retreat is “To Serve is to Love…” In addition to interactive discussions on the retreat theme, instruction in Plain Chant Singing, Read more...

2015 Young Women's Encounter Registration Deadline Nears

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- As the 2nd Young Women's Encounter approaches Bishop Gregory asks for the continued prayers of our Diocesan family for the young women of our Diocese and for this event to help them love Christ and live their Orthodox faith. The registration deadline is Monday, June 1st and as of today the Encounter is half way to its participant limit! All young women of the Diocese, age 11-18, are encouraged to register by sending in their registration form for the Young Women's Encounter. They can submit their forms by mail or email if they follow by mailing the originals. Parish priests are asked if any young women in their parish have let them know that they want to or plan to attend Read more...

2015 ACRY Bowling Tournament Update - Revised (5/19/15)

Saturday, May 16, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- [National ACRY] - It's hard to believe that the ACRY Bowling Tournament is less than a week away! Final plans are taking place and St John's Church Chapter 23 of Stratford, CT looks forward to seeing many Diocesan faithful over Memorial Day Weekend. Join in the fun Friday night at St. John's Church (600 Silver Lane, Stratford, CT) to relax and start the weekend off with fellowship, food, and a campfire with smores. Read more...

2015 Diocesan Altar Boy Retreat

Thursday, May 07, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, PA - Plans are underway for the Annual Altar Boy Retreat which will take place from Sunday evening, June 28th (Registration is from 6pm till 8 p.m.) until Wednesday, July 1st. The Retreat will once again take place at Christ the Savior Seminary, Cathedral and Education Center in Johnstown and SS. Peter & Paul Church facilities in Windber. This year's outing will be to Outdoor Odyssey, a leadership academy located in Windber, PA. Read more...

ACRY Scholarship Applications Now On-Line!

Monday, May 04, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, PA [National Sr. ACRY] -- The National Sr. ACRY is pleased to announce that application forms are now on-line on the ACRY website for its Annual Scholarship Awards. ACRY members may apply for the following scholarships: Freshman, Sophmore, Junior, Senior/Metropolitan Orestes, Graduate, Trade/Technical, Seminarian, Mary Kay Wanchak Memorial. Deadline for Submission of 2015 Scholarship Form is June 15, 2015. To be eligible for a scholarship the applicants home chapter must have submitted their their annual donation to ACRY Scholarship Fund to the National Financial Secretary by July 1, 2015. Read more...

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