2015 Diocesan Altar Boy Retreat

JOHNSTOWN, PA - His Grace, Bishop Gregory in an Archpastoral Letter, Protocol No. 11, has announced that the Annual Altar Boy Retreat which will take place from Sunday evening, June 28th (Registration is from 6pm till 8 p.m.) until Wednesday, July 1st.

Read Bishop Gregory's Archpastoral Letter Here

The Retreat will once again take place at Christ the Savior Seminary, Cathedral and Education Center in Johnstown and SS. Peter & Paul Church facilities in Windber.  T This year's outing will be to Outdoor Odyssey, a leadership academy located in Windber, PA. They will enjoy high and low ropes courses as well as hiking and canoeing. This is the time and place for our faithful Altar Servers to join other Altar Boys from all over our Diocese.

All parishes of the Diocese are urged to underwrite the $100.00 participation fee for their Altar Servers, recognizing that the Altar Boy of today may very well be the priest of tommorow!  

Those parishes which pay their altarboys retreat registration fees, are asked to PLEASE SUBMIT THEIR CHECK BY THE DEADLINE. The money is needed to make deposits on the various activities that are taking place.

All checks should be made payable to “DIOCESE ALTAR BOY RETREAT” and sent directly to Fr. R. Michael Zak at 903 Ann Street, Homestead, PA 15120. Please include a list of names of those the Church is paying for so that payment may be credited.

All Altar Boys must be registered by June 15, 2015. 

Registrations that are not paid by that time cannot be guaranteed a T-shirt or even a spot at the retreat.

How to Register

You may register for the 2015 Diocesan Altarboy Retreat by any of the following methods:  

1.  Online  

Click Here to Register On-line

It is strongly encouraged that this method be used. 

After completing the on-line registration,  please send your check of $100 per boy, payable to Diocese Altar Boy Retreat, with a note as to who the payment is for, to:

Fr R. Michael Zak
903 Ann Street
Homestead, PA 15120

2. U.S. Mail

 Download Registration Form, fill out and mail with check payable to Diocese Altar Boy Retreat to:

Very Rev. Protopresbyter David Cochran
40 Beaver Dam Rd.
Stratford, CT 06614

Forms and Information

Parents are kindly asked to carefully read the parents informational letter which outlines what to pack, and highlights the expected conduct of all participants.

For additional information on the Altar Boy Retreat, please view Altar Boy Retreat Web Page or contact Fr. David Cochran at (203) 385-1020 or pauldcochran@gmail.com

Download Informational Flier (PDF Format)

Download Registration Form (PDF Format)

Download Parents Information Letter (PDF Format)

Download Bishop Gregory's Archpastoral Letter (PDF Format)

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