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This Week in the Life of your Bishop, December 9th to December 16th

Bishop Paul’s Travel Schedule: December 9th to January 6th

Christ the Savior/Holy Spirit Church, Cincinnati, OH, December 13th to 15th

Ss. Peter & Paul, Burr Ridge IL, December 18th, Memorial Liturgy for Archbishop Job

St. Thomas/Theotokos Unexpected Joy, Springfield & Ash Grove, MO, Dec. 20th-22nd

  • Ordination of Seminarians Deacon Ephrem Tauck and Sub-Deacon Matthew McDonald to the priesthood and diaconate
  • Presentation of diocesan Grammotta to founding members

Holy Trinity Cathedral, Chicago, IL, December 24th to 25th

  • Festal Services for the Nativity

St. Panteleimon, Summit, IL, December 29th to 30th

Holy Trinity Cathedral, Chicago, IL, January 4th to 6th

  • Services for Theophany

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, Fr. Myron Manzuk, Deacon Paul Mitchell, Deacon Paul Gansle, Deacon Gregory Krutchek, Matushka Snezana Ruzic, Matushka Melania Adamcio, (hernia surgery), Matushka Glenda Madlom, Helen Lis (mother of Fr. David Lis), Theodore Geletka, Christopher and his children Devon, Marissa, and Nathan (they recently lost their wife and mother Mother Shannon who died unexpectedly).

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

On December 4th, during his pastoral visit to Christ the Savior, Bishop Paul tonsured Teodor Zajler to the order of Reader. “Many Years!” to you, Reader Teodor!

During his visit to St. Mary’s Cathedral in Minneapolis, Bishop Paul ordained the Sub Deacon Philip Carston Wagner to the Diaconate at the Divine Liturgy. “Axios!” Deacon Philip, his wife Jean, and their two grown children!

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.
  • Due to lack of interest, the August 19th to 25th trip to Alaska has been canceled. For those who registered, you can transfer your trip to another group going to Alaska next summer, or have any monies paid refunded. For more info, contact Doug Burns at: 713-688-6793,,

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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