The 2012 Diocesan Altarboy Retreat took place from July 1-3, 2012 at Christ the Saviour Seminary and Cathedral in Johnstown, PA.
Tuesday began with the celebration of Divine Liturgy with the responses sung beautifully by the altarboys. Following Breakfast, the altarboys participated in a discussion on the Holy Mystery of Unction led by Fr Luke Mihaly and additional Minute to Win Games. Later in the afternoon the altarboys took in a Pittsburgh Pirates Game.
Wed. Morning began with Morning prayers, breakfast and a concluding talk on Holy orders led by Fr. James Dutko.
Posted photos show scenes from the day's events
Fr. Miles Zdinak performs the Proskomedia.
The altar servers marched in procession from Christ the Saviour Seminary to Christ the Saviour Cathedral.
Processing through the streets of Johnstown.
Fr. Michael Zak proclaims the Gospel.
"Receive the Body of Christ"
Very Rev. Protopresbyter Frank P. Miloro, Cathedral Dean, gave an inspiring sermon about the challenges of the Holy Priesthood and serving as altarservers .
The veneration of the Cross at the conclusion of LIturgy.
2012 Retreat Participants
Fr. John Fedornock and His Grand Children.
Fr. David Cochran with Son Jacob and Nick Biebe
Fr. Peter Paproski and Sons Daniel and Timothy.
Fr. Luke Mihaly spoke about Holy Unction.
Minute to Winit- Cookie Relay
Minute to Win It - Ping Pong Challenge.
Minute to Win it - Shoe Relay Race
PNC Park, the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The retreat participants formed a sea of green in the stadium
The Altarboys made the score board at PNC Park.
Fireworks were set off as the Pirates beat the Astros 8 to 7 at the bottom of the ninth inning.
The Altarboys began Wednesday Morning with Morning Prayers.
Morning Prayers at the Seminary
Wednesday Morning Breakfast
After breakfast Father Jim Dutko spoke about Holy Orders.
Father David offered concluding remarks and prayers for a safe journey home for the altarboys in attendance.