2010 Diocesan Altarboy Retreat

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 27-30, 2010 at Christ the Saviour Seminary and Cathedral. The Very Rev. David Cochran has been appointed director of this year's retreat.

This year  the participants will be studying and discussing the life of Joseph, the trials, tribulations and blessings from God that he lived in his life.  In addition to participation in daily prayers, liturgical services, classes, and instruction in Plain Chant, the particpants will be hosted on Monday, June 28, 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 a local amusement park.

This year, you will again be able to watch the retreat liturgy live (Tuesday June 29 at 9:00 am) and by demand on our diocesan website at http://www.acrod.org/organizations/cathedral/live. We will also post photos as time permits on our diocesan website either during or immediately following the retreat.

All parishes of the diocese are urged to underwrite the $85.00 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 12, 2010 - with a check payable to the Altarboy Retreat in the amount of $85.00 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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