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This Week in the Life of your Bishop, December 2nd to December 9th

Bishop Paul’s Travel Schedule: December 2nd to December 30th

St. Mary’s Cathedral, Minneapolis, MINN, December 6th to 8th

  • Ordination of the Reader Philip (Carston) Wagner to the Diaconate

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

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

  • Ordination of Seminarians Matthew McDonald and Deacon Ephrem Tauck to the Diaconate and the Priesthood

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

  • Festal Services for the Nativity

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

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

During his visit to St. Theodosius Cathedral, Bishop Paul ordained the Reader Peter Nicholas Zolikoff to the Sub diaconate before the Divine Liturgy. “Axios!” Sub deacon Peter!

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 to the following link to learn more:

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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