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

Bishop Paul’s Travel Schedule: January 14th to February 18th

Bishop Vacation time: January 14th to 18th

Holy Theophany Chapel, Lake Geneva, WI, January 19th

  • Bestowal of Kamilavka award on Protodeacon George Potym

Christ the Savior, Chicago, IL, January 19th to 20th

St. Stephen Mission, Lima, OH, January 25th to 27th

St. John of Kronstadt Church, Lincoln, NE, February 1st to 3rd

Protection of the Virgin Mary, Merrillville, OH, February 8th to 10th

  • Installation of Fr. Jacob Van Sickle as Rector

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

Please keep in your prayers… Fr. Joseph Gibson, Fr. Ted Bobosh, Fr. John Matusiak, Fr. Emilian Hutnyan, Fr. Josef Von Klarr, Fr. William Bass, 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 January 13th visit to St. Panteleimon in Summit, Bishop Paul installed Fr. Esteban Vázquez as Rector of the parish, he also awarded the Synodal award of the Kamilavka to Protodeacon Robert Northrup. Axios! To Father Esteban and Protodeacon Robert!

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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