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This Week in the Life of your Bishop, October 15th to October 22nd

Bishop Paul’s Travel Schedule: October 15th to November 19th

St. Demetrius Church, Jackson, MI, October 19th to 21st

  • 60th Anniversary Celebration
  • Presentation of Diocesan Grammotas

Holy Synod, Syosset, NY, October 22nd to 26th, Fall Session

St. Vladimir’s and St. Tikhon’s Seminaries, October 26th to October 30th

St. Nicholas Church, Mentor, OH, November 2nd to 4th

  • Visit to Ss. Peter & Paul in Lakewood, on November 1st, Council Meeting
  • Ordination of Daniel Rausch to the Sub-diaconate

Archangel Michael Church, Broadview Hts., OH, November 9th to 11th

Our Life in Christ Youth Retreat, six sites throughout the Diocese, November 16, 2018

  • #IAMORTHODOX, the joys and challenges of living the Faith in today’s world

Holy Trinity Cathedral, Chicago, IL, November 17th to 18th

Please keep in your prayers… Fr. Joseph Gibson, Fr. Ted Bobosh, Fr. Emilian Hutnyan, Fr. Josef Von Klarr, Fr. Jonathan Cholcher, Fr. William Bass, Father Vladimir and Matushka Virginia Lecko, Matushka Barbara Kopka, Matushka Carol Janeček, 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

News from our recent Diocesan Assembly:
At last week’s Diocesan Assembly, the percentage proportional giving plan was overwhelmingly passed. The percentage for parishes’ monthly giving to the Diocese will be 13%. This will take effect on January 1, 2019. The Diocesan Finance Committee is currently working on a policy that will be circulated to parishes by the end of the year if not sooner. The Assembly also approved the budget for 2019.

Also at the Diocesan Assembly, an exploratory committee has been formed chaired by Fr. Jonathan Lincoln of St. Joseph Church in Wheaton, IL. The group will assess the feasibility of engaging in a major fundraising endeavor to raise $150,000 to $200,000 for a medical clinic to be built in the Diocese of Kenya. Mind you this will not involve going to our DOM parishes for these funds (as we have done in the past with the motorbike collection, and Alaska-Mexico efforts). This project if deemed to be doable, will be done in conjunction with the Orthodox Christian Mission Center. An initial report will be presented at the Diocesan Council meeting on November 29th, 2018.

Finally Fr. Herman Kincaid and Carrie Sabourin of the Diocesan Council have been blessed to embark on a project to redesign our Diocesan Web Page to make it a more user friendly website.

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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