Altarboy Retreat Encounter 2006
May 15, 2006
JOHNSTOWN, PA - His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas has
announced today, that plans are underway for the Annual Altarboy's Retreat
which will take place from June 25-28, 2006 at Christ the Saviour Seminary
and Cathedral. The Very Rev. David Cochran has been appointed director of this
The theme for this year's retreat is "In the Service of God's Holy Church."
In addition to participation in daily prayers, liturgical services, classes,
and instruction in Plain Chant, the particpants will be hosted on Monday, June
26, by the Sts. Peter and Paul Parish of Windber, PA
where they will enjoy swimming, sports and other recreational activities, and a
On Tuesday all will participate in the Divine Liturgy in the Diocesan
Cathedral and after brunch and classes, will board the buses for a trip to Altoona, PA,
where the afternoon will be spent at the Lakemont Amusement/Water Park
and a picnic dinner will be held in one of the pavilions. After dinner all
will attend a minor league baseball game at the adjoining Altoona Curve
baseball stadium. Here they will see the Altoona Curves battle the Bowie Baysocks.
All parishes of the diocese are urged to underwrite the $75.00 participation
fee for their altarservers, recognizing that the altarboy of today may very
well be the priest of tommorow!
All parish priests are kindly asked to send the completed registration forms
for each of their altarboys attending by June 19, 2006 - with a check payable
to the Johnstown Deanery in the amount of $75.00 per participant to:
Very Rev. David Cochran
40 Beaver Dam Rd.
Stratford, CT 06614
For additional information on the Altarboy's Retreat,
please contact Fr. David Cochran at (203)-385-1020 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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