Diocesan Youth Apostolate Planning Retreat
Monday Nov 7 & Tuesday Nov 8, 2005
The formative planning retreat for the new Diocesan Apostolate for Youth took place on November 7-8, 2005 at Camp Nazareth. The purpose of the retreat was to begin the planning process for a comprehensive youth ministry initiative in the diocese to support the youth of the diocese and their families. The members of the newly formed Diocesan Youth Apostolate commission who were in attendance included, The Very Rev. Jonathan Tobias, director, the Rev. Father Andrew Fetchina, Secretary, The Very Rev. Protopresbyter Stephen Dutko, Historian, the Very Rev. Protopresbyter James Dutko, Assistant Historian, The Very Rev. Protopresbyter Kenneth Bachofsky, The Very Rev. Mark Leisure, Very Rev. Peter Paproski, Very Rev. Sam Sherry, Very Rev. Miles Zdinak, The Rev. Fr. Michael Ellis, Rev. Fr. Michael Chendorain and The Rev. Father Matthew Morriak. Also present was The Very Rev. Lawrence Barriger.
Very Rev. Jonathan Tobias, Director of the Diocesan Apostolate for Youth Chants the Gospel Reading at Tuesday Morning's Liturgy for the Feast of St. Demetrios the Great Martyr.
Fr. Andrew Fetchina, secretary for the convocation recorded the summary remarks of Fr. Jonathan Tobias.
His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas commemorates the Diocesan Youth in the Great Entrance..
His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas preached an inspiring homily on the life of St. Demetrios.
The participants of the Formative Retreat for the Diocesan Apostolate for Youth.
The Very Rev. Protopresbyter Stephen Dutko offered insights on youth ministry drawn from his 63 years of exemplary priestly service.