2007 Diocesan Altarboy Retreat Part 4
The 50th annual Altarboys Retreat took place at Christ the Saviour Seminary and Cathedral in Johnstown, PA from June 24-27, 2007. This year there were participants from parishes as far away as Connecticut and West Virgina. The retreat participants were given an opportunity to learn more about the priestly ministry of St. John Chrysostom, the great golden-mouthed preacher and 4th Century Patriarch of Constantinople. The posted photos show scenes from the well-balanced program of prayer, instruction and fellowship. This year's retreat master was the Very Rev. David Cochran, Pastor of St. John the Baptist Church in Bridgeport, CT. He was assisted by The Very Protopresbyter John Fedornock, the Very Rev Fathers Peter Paproski, Michael Zak and Miles Zdinak, the Rev. Fathers Fr. Andrew Bartek, Prefect of Discipline at Christ the Saviour Seminary, Michael Chendorain, Andrew Fetchina, Stephen Loposky and Matthew Moriak.
The clergy present for Altarboy Retreat 2007
Dylan Fiegel of Saint John's Church, Sharon, PA was selected as Altarboy of the Year for 2007.
Austin Morgan of St. Nicholas Parish, Homestead, PA was named "Rookie of the Year" for being the youngest first time participant in the altarboy retreat.
Seminary Cook Nancy Koval prepared a delicious farewell breakfast on Wednesday Morning.
Following breakfast, His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas presented each young man with a special certificate of participation in the historic 50th Anniversary Altarboy Retreat.