This Week in the Life of Your Bishop

This Week in the Life of your Bishop, January 25th to February 1st  

Archbishop Paul’s Travel Schedule, January 14th to February 22nd

St. Nicholas, Joliet, IL, January 30th to 31st

St. Elizabeth the New Martyr, Chesterton, IN, February 1st

  • 6 PM Vesperal Liturgy Feast of the Lord’s Entrance

Holy Trinity Cathedral, Chicago, IL, February 6th to 7th

Ss. Cyril & Methodius, Milwaukee, WI, February 12th to 14th

St. Raphael Mission, Quincey, IL February 19th to 21st

Please keep in your prayers… Metropolitan Herman, Fr. Moses Berry, Fr. John and Margaret Zabinko, Fr. Josef Von Klarr, Father Mykola & Matushka Olga Bondarchuk, Father Vladimir and Matushka Virginia Lecko, Fr. Gregory Grivna, Deacon Paul Gansle, Matushka Snezana Ruzic, Helen Lis (mother of Fr. David Lis), Theodore Geletka, and Melinda (Fr. Michael Kuzara’s daughter).

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

On January 24th, during his visit to Christ the Savior Church in Chicago, Archbishop Paul ordained the Sub Deacon Andrew Bender to the Diaconate. “Axios!” and “Many Years!” to Deacon Andrew, Matushka Anna and their four children.

On Wednesday January 20th, the Archpriest Joseph Gibson fell asleep in the Lord after a long bout with Prostate Cancer. His obituary can be found on the Diocesan Web Page. Archbishop Paul presided at his funeral on Friday and Saturday January 22nd, and January 23rd with local clergy present. May Fr. Joseph’s memory be eternal and the Lord’s blessing be upon his wife Beth and the family.

At the Diocesan Assembly in October of this year, our Diocesan Treasurer, Rob Koncel announced that the option was now available to parishes to have their monthly proportional giving checks transacted through automatic deposit. Please contact Rob at to pursue this option.

Some parishes are still forwarding their monthly proportional giving checks to the old address on 927 La Salle Dr., please forward them to the current address of the Chancery at 5037 W 83rd St. Burbank, IL, 60459. Thank you.

If you are holding any special events or celebrating any special services, and would like to share this news with the diocese, contact Fr. Alexander Koranda our communications director to put the event on the diocesan web page. Gather what photos you have and send those to Fr. Alexander along with some bullet points of facts concerning the event. That way he can do a brief write up of the event. Fr. Alex can be reached at:

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