2019 Diocesan Altar Boy Retreat

JOHNSTOWN, PA - Plans are underway for the Annual Altar Boy Retreat which will take place from Sunday evening, June 30th (Registration is from 6pm till 8 p.m.) until Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019. The Retreat will once again take place at Christ the Savior Seminary, Cathedral and  Education Center in Johnstown and at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Windber, PA.  This year's outing will be to Coal Tubing for a tube ride down the Stoney Creek River. 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 tomorrow!  

Those parishes which pay the registration fees for their altar boys are asked to PAY ONLINE  OR SUBMIT THEIR CHECK BY THE DEADLINE - JUNE 7TH. The money is needed to make deposits on the various activities that are taking place.

All checks should be made payable to “DIOCESAN ALTAR BOY RETREAT” and sent to Fr. David Cochran along with the filled out Participation and Medical History Forms (Pages 3-7 of the Registration Packet). Please include a list of names of those the Church is paying for so that payment may be credited.

Electronic Registration and payment must be made no later than Friday, June 7th. Registrations not received or paid for by then cannot be guaranteed a t-shirt or even a spot at the retreat.

How to Register

Registration for the 2019 Diocesan Altarboy Retreat is to be made online 


Click Here to Register On-Line

After completing the on-line registration,  please send your check of $100 per boy, payable to Diocesan Altar Boy Retreat, with a note as to who the payment is for, along with completed & signed registration and medical history forms (Pages 3-7 of registration packet)  to:

Fr. David Cochran 
40 Beaver Dam Road 
Stratford, CT 06615


Forms and Information

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

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