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

Bishop Paul’s Travel Schedule: March 20th to April 17th

Holy Trinity Cathedral, Chicago, IL, March 24th to 25th, Feast of Annunciation

Archangel Michael Church, Burbank, IL, March 25th to 26th

St Nicholas, Joliet, IL, March 26th, Deanery Lenten Vespers, 6 PM

Holy Synod, Spring Session; Syosset, NY, March 27th to March 31st

St. Vladimir’s Seminary, Yonkers, NY, March 31st to April 3rd

  • Ordination of Christopher Moore to the diaconate

Holy Apostles Church, Normal, IL, April 7th to 8th, Lazarus Saturday services

Holy Trinity, Chicago, IL, April 8th to 9th, Palm Sunday services

  • Deanery Bridegroom Matins Services, April 9th at 6 PM

Holy Week Services, at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Chicago, IL, April 10th to April 16th

Please keep in your prayers… Fr. Yves Babich, (Cataract surgery), Fr. Eugene Tarris, Fr. Ted Bobosh, Fr. Anthony Spengler, Fr. Joseph Gibson, Fr. Philip Lashbrook, Fr. John Reeves, Rev. Dn. Bohdan Melnychenko, Matushka Laryssa Hutnyan, Matushka Snezana Ruzic, Matushka Carol Janecek, Matushka Mary Perez, John Sedor, Helen Lis (mother of Fr. David Lis), and Daria Petrykowski.

If there are people who are known throughout the diocese that are in need of prayer, please submit their names to Bishop Paul.

Please note that the dates for the 2017 Clergy Convocation are May 1st to May 3rd. The convocation will be held at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church in Livonia, MI. The plan for the retreat will be announced in a few weeks. But here is the the hotel information for clergy to take advantage of now:

Best Western (A block of rooms have been reserved here)
16999 Laurel Park Dr. S, Livonia, MI 48154
(734) 464-0050
$90 with “Diocese of the Midwest” reservation deadline for this rate is April 3rd

But there are many other hotels nearby, including:
Days Inn (if you are seeking to save some money)

36655 Plymouth Rd, Livonia, MI 48150
(734) 427-1300
$38 current rate at,, and

Fairfield Inn
17350 Fox Dr, Livonia, MI 48152
(734) 953-8888
$144 current rate

Residence Inn
17250 Fox Dr, Livonia, MI 48152
(734) 462-4201
$164 current rate

Hampton Inn
20600 Haggerty Rd, Northville, MI 48167
(734) 462-1119 (call for rates)

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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