2014 Diocesan Altar Boy Retreat

JOHNSTOWN, PA - Plans are underway for the Annual Altar Boy Retreat which will take place from Sunday evening, June 29th (Registration is from 6pm till 8 p.m.) until Wednesday, July 2nd. The Retreat will once again take place at Christ the Savior Seminary, Cathedral and Education Center in Johnstown and SS. Peter & Paul Church facilities in Windber. For our outing this year, we are planning a visit to PNC Park to see the Pittsburgh Pirates take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. This is the time and place for your 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 tommorow!  

Those parishes which pay their altarboys retreat registration fees, are asked to PLEASE SUBMIT THEIR CHECK BY THE DEADLINE. The money is needed to make deposits on the various activities that are taking place.

All checks should be made payable to “DIOCESE ALTAR BOY RETREAT” and sent directly to Fr. R. Michael Zak at 903 Ann Street, Homestead, PA 15120. Please include a list of names of those the Church is paying for so that payment may be credited.

All Altar Boys must be registered by June 16, 2014. 

Registrations that are not paid by that time cannot be guaranteed a T-shirt or even a spot at the retreat.

How to Register

You may register for the 2014 Diocesan Altarboy Retreat by any of the following methods:  

1.  Online  

Click Here to Register On-line

It is strongly encouraged that this method be used. 

After completing the on-line registration, please send payment via check payable to Diocese Altarboy Retreat  to:

Fr R. Michael Zak
903 Ann Street
Homestead, PA 15120

2.  Email

Download Registration Form,  fill out and email to: Fr. David Cochran at  pauldcochran@gmail.com

Please send payment via check payable to Diocese Altarboy Retreat  to:

Fr R. Michael Zak
903 Ann Street
Homestead, PA 15120

3. U.S. Mail

Download Registration Form, fill out and mail with check payable to Diocese Altarboy Retreat to:

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


Forms and Information

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 view Altar Boy Retreat Web Page or contact Fr. David Cochran at (203) 385-1020 or pauldcochran@gmail.com

Download Registration Form (PDF Format)

Download Parents Information Letter (PDF Format)

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