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This Week in the Life of your Bishop, October 14th to October 21st

Bishop Paul’s Travel Schedule: October 14th to November 11th

St. Mary Cathedral, Minneapolis, MINN, October 18th to 19th

  • Ordination of Deacon Gregory Ealy to the Priesthood

Holy Trinity Cathedral, Chicago, IL, October 20th

St. John the Baptist Church, Campbell, OH, October 25th to 27th

  • Ordination of Sub Deacon James Hyrb to the Diaconate

Holy Trinity, Chicago, IL, October 30th to 31st, Feast of St. John of Chicago

November 1st to the 3rd, Holy Trinity, Overland Park, KS

St. Tikhon’s Seminary, Waymart, PA, November 8th to 11th

  • Student visitation

Please keep in your prayers… Fr. Joseph Gibson (Stage 4 Prostate Cancer), Fr. Moses Berry, Fr. Josef Von Klarr, Father Vladimir and Matushka Virginia Lecko, Fr. Christopher Phillips, (knee surgery), Fr. Gregory Grivna, Deacon Paul Mitchell, Matushka Melania Adamcio, (hernia surgery), 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 the recent Diocesan Assembly, on October 8, 2019 Bishop Paul awarded Fr. Alessandro Margheritino the Kamilavka. During his visit to Christ the Savior in Byesville, OH, on October 13, 2019, Bishop Paul bestowed the synodal award of the Gold Cross to Fr. Benjamin Johnson, and ordained the Reader John Fedorko to the Sub-Diaconate. “Axios!” and “Many Years!” to Fr. Alessandro, Fr. Ben, and Sub Deacon John.

If you want to take a look at the photos taken last week at the Diocesan Assembly please click on the following link: Thank you, Fr. John Memorich, for the wonderful pictures and for the hospitality extended by you and Archangel Michael!

Please Mark Your Calendars for:

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

2019 Our Life in Christ Youth Web Connection, Saturday November 16th, 2019, 1 pm

  • Theme: Connecting to Christ, connecting to one’s Parish
  • Locations: St Elizabeth the New Martyr, St. Paul, MINN, Holy Trinity, Overland Park, KS, St. Joseph, Wheaton, IL, St. Paul, Dayton, OH, St. Nicholas, Mogadore, OH, Holy Transfiguration, Livonia, MI

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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