2007 Diocesan Altarboy Retreat Part 1
The 50th annual Altarboys Retreat took place at Christ the Saviour Seminary and Cathedral in Johnstown, PA from June 24-27, 2007. This year there were participants from parishes as far away as Connecticut and West Virgina. The retreat participants were given an opportunity to learn more about the priestly ministry of St. John Chrysostom, the great golden-mouthed preacher and 4th Century Patriarch of Constantinople. The posted photos show scenes from the well-balanced program of prayer, instruction and fellowship. This year's retreat master was the Very Rev. David Cochran, Pastor of St. John the Baptist Church in Bridgeport, CT. He was assisted by The Very Protopresbyter John Fedornock, the Very Rev Fathers Peter Paproski, Michael Zak and Miles Zdinak, the Rev. Fathers Fr. Andrew Bartek, Prefect of Discipline at Christ the Saviour Seminary, Michael Chendorain, Andrew Fetchina, Stephen Loposky and Matthew Moriak.
The Altarboy Retreat began Sunday night with a pizza party.
After being briefed on the schedule events an "ice breaker" activity where each boy had to interview another retreat participant was held.
Very Rev. Fr. David Cochran, the Retreat Director, answers questions regarding the schedule of events.
Very Rev. Michael Macura, of St. John's Church, Stratford, CT (Silver Lane) gave a brief overview of the Life of St. John Chrysostom, prior to evening prayers.
The boys were briefed on the rules and regulations for the retreat. by Fr. David Cochran.
Luis Thompson of Morgantown, West Virginia and Luke Maltais of Bridgeport, CT interviewed each other, and presented a summary of their findings to the whole group.