2010 Altarboy Retreat - Mon June 28, 2010
The first full day of the Altarboy Retreat was filled with many activities and opportunities for spiritual growth and enrichment.
They viewed video presentations on the life and spiritual struggles of Joseph and participated in clergy rap sessions, received instruction in Plain Chant Singing, travelled to Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Windber, PA to enjoy the parish's recreational facilities and the near by town park, took part in a scavenger hunt, sang a Moleben to St. Nectarios and participated in the Holy Mystery of Repentance (Confession).
Morning Prayers in the Seminary Chapel.
The altarboys began with Morning Prayers on the Seminary and cathedral grounds with the members of their group.
These young men anxiously await their turn in the breakfast buffet line.
Father David explained the days activities over breakfast.
After Breakfast the Altarboys watched a video about the feeling of Abandonment righteous people often experience.
Fr. Matthew Moriak spoke to the altarboys following the video clip about suffering that is often experienced by following the will of God.
After Breakfast and Chant Class, the Great Scavenger Hunt began on the Seminary grounds.
A Clue during the Great Scavenger Hunt.
Before leaving for Winder, the altarboys rehearsed the plain chant responses to Tuesday Morning's Divine Liturgy.
The buses depart for Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Windber, PA.
The waterslide at Windber Town Park
These altarboys await their turn on the slide.
Josef and Stephen at the Pool Snack Bar
Baseball on the Church Grounds
The Parish Playscape was a popular spot amongst the younger altarboys.
The Scavenger hunt continued in Wind ber. Here is one of the clues,
These altarboys enjoyed playing a pick-up game of soccer.
Fr. James Dutko, speaks about the temptations Joseph experienced after viewing a video clip of modern day temptations and the moral choices we are faced with.