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This Week in the Life of your Bishop, September 9th to September 16th

Bishop Paul’s Travel Schedule: September 9th to October 14th

St. Vladimir’s Seminary, Yonkers, NY, September 11th to 12th

  • Student Visit and Episcopal meeting with SVS staff

Christ the Savior Church, Chicago, IL, September 13th to 15th

  • Feast of the Exaltation

St. Nicholas Church Joliet, IL, September 21st to 22nd

Holy Resurrection Church, Fargo, ND, September 28th to September 30th

  • 10th Anniversary of Mission, church to be elevated to parish status

St Thomas the Apostle, Kokomo, IN, October 4th to 6th

  • Celebration of 25th Anniversary

Diocesan Assembly, Archangel Michael, Broadview Hts., OH, October 7th to 8th

Christ the Savior Church, Byesville, OH, October 11th to 13th

  • Fr. Benjamin Johnson to receive the Gold Cross

Please keep in your prayers… Fr. Joseph Gibson, Fr. Moses Berry, Fr. Josef Von Klarr, Father Vladimir and Matushka Virginia Lecko, Fr. Christopher Phillips, (knee surgery), Deacon Paul Mitchell, Matushka Victoria Kopistiansky (knee cap surgery), Deacon Mark Sauskojus (heart valve surgery), Helen Lis (mother of Fr. David Lis), 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 Holy Assumption Church in Marblehead, OH, on September 8th, Bishop Paul installed Fr. Andrew Bartek as Rector of the parish.

Please mark down these dates on your calendars:

Diocesan Assembly: October 7th and 8th, at Archangel Michael, Broadview Hts, OH

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

  • Chicago Deanery: February 7 and 8, 2020
  • 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

More information will be forthcoming on the places the above will take place, the times and the speakers.

  • In addition, there will be a pilgrimage of the Midwest Diocese to Alaska August 19th to the 25th of 2020. Please go the following link to learn more: /news_190523_2.html

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

  • Fr. 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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