Altarboy Retreat 2007

May 25, 2007

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 24-27, 2007 at Christ the Saviour Seminary and Cathedral. The Very Rev. David Cochran has been appointed director of this year's retreat.

The theme for this year's retreat is "St. John Chrysostom, a Saint for all time" In addition to participation in daily prayers, liturgical services, classes, and instruction in Plain Chant, the particpants will be hosted on Monday, June 25, by the Sts. Peter and Paul Parish of Windber, PA where they will enjoy swimming, sports and other recreational activities, and a barbeque. 

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 15, 2007 - 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 pdavidcochran@msn.com

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