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This Week in the Life of your Bishop, January 27th to February 3rd

Bishop Paul’s Travel Schedule: January 27th to February 24th

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

  • Metropolitan Tikhon to Preside along with Bishop Paul
  • Tonsure of Reader

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

Holy Assumption, Lublin, WI, February 21st to 24th

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 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 the fact only 3 people registered for the trip, 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

  • His Grace, Bishop 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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