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This Week in the Life of your Bishop, April 23rd to April 30th

Bishop Paul’s Travel Schedule: April 23rd to May 21st

St. Thomas, Kokomo, IN, April 27th to 29th

Visits to St. Tikhon’s and St. Vladimir’s Seminaries, April 30th to May 4th

St. George Cathedral, Chicago, IL, May 5th to 6th, Old Calendar St. George Feast

Clergy Convocation, Carmelite Center, Darien, IL, May 7th to 9th

  • Fr. Nikodim Preston, and Fr. Nicholas Solak to speak on clergy mutual support
  • His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon to speak on his vision of evangelism in the OCA

St. John the Forerunner, Indianapolis, IN, May 11th to 13th

  • Ordination of Joshua Coolman to the Priesthood
  • Ordination of Joseph Maroney to the Sub-diaconate

Holy Ascension, Albion, MI, May 16th to 17th

  • Ordination of Reader Justin Jackson to the Diaconate

Christ the Savior, Chicago, IL, May 19th to 20th, Patronal Feast Day

Bishop’s Council, Diocesan Council, May 21st to 22nd, Chicago, IL

Please keep in your prayers… Metropolitan Herman, Fr. Paul Lazor, Fr. Joseph Gibson, Fr. Demetri Vincent, Fr. Michael Prevas, Fr. Josef Von Klarr, Fr. Basil Stoyka, Fr. Ted Bobosh, Protodeacon Theodore Rose, Deacon Paul Gansle, Matushka Virginia Lecko, Matushka Carol Janeček, Matushka Barbara Kuzara, Matushka Tina Wilson (wife of Deacon Michael Wilson), Helen Lis (mother of Fr. David Lis), Mother Victoria, and Theodore Geletka.

If there are people who are known throughout the diocese that are in need of prayer, please submit their names to Bishop Paul

During his visit to St Innocent in Olmsted Falls, Bishop Paul ordained Deacon Jonathan Lincoln to the priesthood. Axios! To Fr. Jonathan, Matushka Megan and their unborn child!

Rectors, and Treasurers, do complete the 2017 Stewardship report sent out by the Stewardship work group in late February. That information is needed to properly prepare our proposal for the Diocesan Assembly this up coming October. You can access the Percentage Assessment Calculation Sheet by going to his link: /downloads.html

If you are holding any special events or celebrating any special services, and would like to share this news with the diocese, contact Fr. John Matusiak to put the event on the diocesan web page. Gather what photos you have and send those to Fr. John along with some bullet points of facts concerning the event. That way he can do a brief write up of the event. Fr. John can be reached at:



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