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This Week in the Life of your Bishop, January 20th to January 27th

Bishop Paul’s Travel Schedule: January 20th to February 17th

National Right to Life March, Washington DC, January 23rd to 24th

St. Nicholas Cathedral, Washington DC, January 24th to 25th

  • Consecration of Bishop-elect Alexis Trader to the Episcopacy

St. George Cathedral, Chicago, IL, January 26th

St George Romanian Cathedral, Southfield, MI, January 31st to February 1st

  • Consecration of Bishop-elect Andre to the Episcopacy

Holy Transfiguration Church, Livonia, MI, February 1st to 2nd

Chicago Deanery 50th Autocephaly Celebration, February 7th to 8th

  • February 7th, Akathist to North American Saints, talk by Fr. Andrew Harrison at Holy Resurrection, Palatine, IL, at 7 pm, Refreshments at 6 pm
  • Discussion with Deanery Youth during presentation
  • February 8th, Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at Ss. Peter & Paul Burr Ridge IL, 9:30 AM, Entrance of Hierarch at 9:10 AM

Holy Trinity Cathedral, Chicago, IL, February 8th and 9th

Ss. Peter & Paul, Lakewood, OH, February 14th to 16th

Please keep in your prayers… Fr. Joseph Gibson (Stage 4 Prostate Cancer), Fr. Moses Berry, Fr. Josef Von Klarr, Father Vladimir and Matushka Virginia Lecko, Fr. Christopher Phillips, (knee surgery), Fr. Gregory Grivna, Fr. Myron Manzuk, Fr. Philip Lashbrook, Fr. Benjamin Tucci, Deacon Nicholas Denysenko (shoulder surgery), Deacon Paul Mitchell, Deacon Paul Gansle, Deacon Gregory Krutchek, Matushka Snezana Ruzic, Matushka Melania Adamcio, (hernia surgery), Matushka Jillian Rettig, Helen Lis (mother of Fr. David Lis), 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

Please Mark Your Calendars for:

50th Anniversary Deanery celebrations of our Autocephaly (All dates are Friday/Saturday)

  • Michigan Deanery: April 24 and 25, 2020
  • Minneapolis Deanery: May 8 and 9, 2020
  • Cleveland Deanery: June 12 and 13, 2020
  • Indianapolis Deanery: October 9 and 10, 2020
  • Kansas City Deanery: November 6 and 7, 2020.
  • Due to lack of interest, the August 19th to 25th trip to Alaska has been canceled. For those who registered, you can transfer your trip to another group going to Alaska next summer, or have any monies paid refunded. For more info, contact Doug Burns at: 713-688-6793,,

2020 Clergy Convocation, Carmelite Center, Darien, IL, May 4th to 6th

  • Bishop-elect Alexis Trader will be the retreat speaker

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


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