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This Week in the Life of your Bishop, June 19th to June 26th

Bishop Paul’s Travel Schedule: June 19th to July 17th

Holy Synod Retreat, Dormition Monastery, Rives Junction, MI, June 19th to 23rd

St Herman of Alaska Chapel, West Bend, WI, June 24th to 25th

Ss. Peter & Paul, Detroit, MI, June 28th to 29th, Patronal feast day

Ss. Peter & Paul, Lakewood, OH, June 30th to July 2nd

  • 100th Anniversary Celebration

St. Vladimir’s Camp, Warren, OH, July 3rd to 5th

Chicago Deanery Camp, East Troy, WI, July 6th to July 7th

Holy Trinity Cathedral, Chicago, IL, July 8th to July 9th

Small Parish Forum, New Kensington, PA, July 13th to 15th

St Sava Monastery, Libertyville, IL, July 15th to 16th

  • Vigil and Liturgy for Glorification of Saint MARDARIJE of Libertyville and All America

St. John Camp, Riverdale, IN, July 16th to 18th

Please keep in your prayers…Metropolitan Herman, Fr. John Klembara, Fr. Paul Lazor, Fr. Michael Matsko, Fr. Ted Bobosh, Fr. Joseph Gibson, Fr. John Reeves, Dn. Bohdan Melnychenko, Matushka Laryssa Hutnyan, Matushka Snezana Ruzic, Matushka Carol Janecek, Matushka Mary Perez, John Sedor, Helen Lis (mother of Fr. David Lis), Daria Petrykowski, 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

CHICAGO, IL [MW Diocese Communications] — The Diocese of the Midwest’s catechist and diaconal vocations program, the Saint Macrina Institute, will hold its fourth annual conference at the Saint Iakovos Retreat Center, Kansasville, WI August 11-12, 2017.

The conference theme — “The ‘Wedding Feast:’ Diakonia and the Celebration of Life in Union” — will be introduced by Hieromonk Alexii [Altschul], who will explore how sacramental life, mission and ministry work in marriage and the Church as the living image of a joyous wedding, calling all to union with God.

Other conference instructors will include Dr. Justin Jackson, Presvytera Rebecca Luft, Archpriest Elijah Mueller, Anna Strelka, Dr. Helen Theodoropoulos and others.

In addition to a variety of talks and diaconal and catechetical practicums, diaconal candidates will have the opportunity to meet with His Grace, Bishop Paul of Chicago, according to Father Elijah, who oversees the program.

Registration forms are available on the Diocese of the Midwest Web Page.  The $190.00 per person registration fee includes all lodging and meals, instruction and conference materials.  Registration for commuters is $120.00.  In cases of financial hardship, please contact Father Elijah at; 312-714-9775.

The following is presented as a friendly reminder. You can also use any seminars or lectures you attend during the year to go towards the continuing education requirement. (i.e. the sessions at our yearly convocation).

Department of Continuing Education
At its January 28, 2013 meeting, the Holy Synod of Bishops established the Department of Continuing Education to provide for the ongoing development of clergy and lay leaders. The Holy Synod simultaneously mandated a continuing education requirement of twenty hours annually for all priests and deacons. The Department carries out its mandate primarily through the Continuing Clergy Development (CCD) program. More information may be found on the Department’s “FAQ Page.” You can access the Department of Continuing Education by clicking on the following link:

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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