Health & Development

Attendance and tithes notwithstanding, how can parish health be determined? What does a successful parish look like? What is the proper balance between services, outreach, and community social life?

The diocese has put many hours into exploring questions like these and creating resources to develop not only growing parishes but ones with a missionary outlook.


Developing vocations within a parish is vital to its own health. We learn and grow in our faith when we find creative ways to share it with others.

The St. Macrina Orthodox Institute is a resource within the diocese not only for late vocations and diaconal formation, but for developing teachers and catechists within parishes.


Did you know the diocese has nine active missions and six active chapel communities? Did you know the diocese has a Missions Committee actively working on ways to plant and support new missions?

Participating in and supporting nearby missions is a wonderful way to enliven your own parish community. Which mission is the closest one to you?

Listing of All Parishes

The parishes of the Diocese of the Midwest are geographically grouped into deaneries. Each deanery is directed by a priest who reports directly to the Bishop and for whom he may act as an administrative liaison.

For more information about the deans or to find a local dean, see the Administration page here.

A listing of diocesan clergy, along with their parish affiliation and contact information, may be found on the OCA website here »

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