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2009 Altarboy Retreat - Mon. June 29, 2009

The second day of the Diocesan Altarboy retreat was a full day. Beginning with morning prayers in small groups and breakfast in the Cathedral Educational Center and Chant Class in the cathedral, the young men were treated with a trip to Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Windber, PA. In addition to enjoying free time to swim, play sports and relax, the participated in round three of Surviver - Johnstown-Windber. After dinner they learned about the lives and deeds of several heroic Old Testament Saints in small breakout groups. The day concluded with a Penance Service and by participating in the Holy Mystery of Confession in anticipation of Tuesday Morning's Divine Liturgy.
The singing of the Lord's Prayer before breakfast.
Metropolitan Nicholas offered the blessing at Breakfast.
After breakfast, Very Rev. Protopresbyter Luke Mihaly spoke about why he loves being a priest.
Chant class in preparation for Tuesday's Divine Liturgy.
" Rejoice O Most Holy Virgin and Mother."
Lunch
Fun at the water slide at the Windber pool.
Fr. David explains the rules for the food tasting contest.
"Name that food..."
Survivor obstacle course
The last leg of the obstacle course
Running neck and neck in the obstacle course race
Water jug relay race.
Very Rev. Fr. Miles Zdinak spoke about his journey to the Holy Priesthood, following supper
Fr. Peter Zarynow led the evening Penance service and gave an inspiring presentation on his journey to the Holy Priesthood and the Holy Mystery of Repentance.