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This Week in the Life of your Bishop, June 17th to June 24th

Bishop Paul’s Travel Schedule: June 17th to July 22nd

Holy Trinity Cathedral, Chicago, IL, June 17th, Day of the Holy Spirit

St. Mary Church, Cornucopia, WI, June 22nd to 24th

Holy Trinity Cathedral, Chicago, IL, July 25th to 26th, Tikhvin Icon feast

Ss. Peter & Paul, Burr Ridge, IL, June 28th to 29th, patronal feast day

St. John the Forerunner, Indianapolis, IN June 29th to 30th

  • Ordination of Sub Deacon Darrell Rentsch to the Diaconate

Chicago Deanery Camp, East Troy, WI. July 1st to July 3rd

St. Nicholas Church, Pella, IA, July 5th to 7th

St. Vladimir’s Camp, Farmdale, OH, July 9th to 11th

Parish Development Forum, Pittsburgh, PA, July 11th to 12th

Holy Assumption Church, Canton, OH, July 12th to 14th

St. John Camp, Camp Rivervale, Mitchell, IN, July 16th to 18th

Holy Trinity Cathedral, Chicago, IL, July 20th to 21st

Please keep in your prayers… Archbishop Nikon, Fr. Joseph Gibson, Fr. John Matusiak, Fr. Emilian Hutnyan, Fr. John Jones, Fr. Josef Von Klarr, Father Zachariah Trent, Father Vladimir and Matushka Virginia Lecko, Father Joe and Matushka Barbara Kopka, Deacon Paul Mitchell, Matushka Victoria Kopistiansky (knee cap surgery), 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

The 6th Annual St. Macrina Conference will convene in Milwaukee, WI, on August 8th and 9th 2019. The theme of the conference is, “No Longer Do I Call You Servants… But Friends: Friendship in Diakonia and Catechesis.” The keynote speaker is, Dr. Cristina Bucur, Ph.D., M.S.W. The conference is open for anyone to attend. Go to the following link for more information and registration info: /news_190606_1.html

Please mark down this date on your calendars:

Diocesan Assembly: October 7th to 9th, at Archangel Michael, Broadview Hts, OH

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
    Save $300 by registering early. The deadline for early registration has been extended to July 15th, 2019.

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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