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This Week in the Life of your Bishop, February 11th to February 18th

Bishop Paul’s Travel Schedule: February 11th to March 18th

HOPE Training for Clergy Peer Support, Iakovos Retreat Center, February 12th to 13th

St. Stephen’s Church, Crawfordsville, IN, February 15th to 17th

  • Fr. Joel Weir to be given the Synodal Award of the Gold Cross

St. Tikhon’s Seminary, Waymart, PA, February 22nd to 25th

  • Ordination of Ephraim Tauck to the Diaconate
  • Visits with Seminarians

Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Burr Ridge, IL, March 1st to March 3rd

  • Fr. Herman Kincaid to be given the Synodal Award of the Gold Cross

Holy Trinity Cathedral, Chicago, IL, March 9th to 10th

St. Nicholas Church, Columbus, OH, March 15th to 17th

  • Fr. Miroljub Ruzic to be given the Synodal Award of Jeweled Cross

Please keep in your prayers… Fr. Joseph Gibson, Fr. John Matusiak, Fr. Emilian Hutnyan, Fr. John Jones, Fr. Josef Von Klarr, Father Vladimir and Matushka Virginia Lecko, Matushka Barbara Kopka, Helen Lis (mother of Fr. David Lis), Thomas Hutnyan, 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 Protection of the Virgin Mary, on February 10th, Bishop Paul installed Fr. Jacob Van Sickle as Rector and awarded him the Nabedrennik which is a Diocesan Award. Axios! Fr. Jacob, God grant you many years!

Please mark down these dates on your calendars:
Annual Clergy Convocation: May 13th to 15th, at the Carmelite Center, Darien, IL
Diocesan Assembly: October 7th to 9th, at Archangel Michael, Broadview Hts, OH

The policy document on the Proportional giving is now on the Diocesan Web Page as of December 1st (/downloads.html ). Rectors and Priests-in-Charge of parishes also received the policy via email. Please also read the letter from the Chancellor, Fr. John Zdinak about the proportional giving policy. It is available on the DOM website. If you have not received the policy or Fr. John’s letter, contact Philip Sokolov ASAP so he can send that information to you. Please if you are going to submit a request for relief from your percentage giving amount, submit that request as soon as possible! The particulars of how to do that can be found in the Policy document cited above.

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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