2013 Diocesan Altar Boy Retreat

JOHNSTOWN, PA - Plans are underway for the Annual Altar Boy Retreat which will take place from June 30- July 1, 2013 at Christ the Saviour Seminary and Cathedral and SS. Peter & Paul Church facilities in Windber. SS. Peter & Paul Church facilities in Windber. This is the time and place for our faithful altarboys to join other Altar Servers from all over our Diocese. Last year 80 young men gathered at "Encounter 2012" in Johnstown and Windber and from all the comments we heard, they had a great time. The young men will have the opportunity to enjoy each other's company; study their faith; learn how to be better Altar Boys; pray a little more; spend some quality time with some of our dedicated Priests and Deacons; and enjoy the activities planned for them.

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!  

All Altar Boys must be registered by June 17, 2013.

Register Electronically On-line Here

It is strongly encouraged that this method be used.  Those who prefer may download the registration form below and return it to

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

or to pauldcochran@gmail.com

New this year is an option to pay on-line with a credit card through PayPal as part of the electronic on-line registration process. Please note that we are asking that all payments be made at least two weeks prior to the start of the retreat.

Registrations that are not paid by that time cannot be guaranteed a T-shirt or even a spot at the retreat. Payment may alternatively be made by check. Please make the check payable to Diocese Altar Boy Retreat and send to:

Fr. R. Michael Zak
2695 Woodland Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

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 contact Fr. David Cochran at (203) 385-1020 or at pauldcochran@gmail.com

View Altar Boy Retreat Web Page

Download Registration Form (PDF Format)

Download Parents Information Letter (PDF Format)

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