Author: frvenson

Deacon Flowers’ Ordination

We have set the ordination of Deacon Norman Flowers to the Sacred Order of Priests for Saturday July 25th at 10:00am here in St. John’s Cathedral. We had planned to do the ordination July 11th, However, there were no hotel accommodations available here in Quincy. As a result, the ordination will be July 25th (that being the Feast Read More …

A successful synod

Once again, I would like to thank all of you that came to Estes Park for both your attendance and participation in the 35th annual Synod of the DMV. Not only is this annual meeting important with regard to the right-ordering, good government, and well-being of the Church, it is also important with regard to our life Read More …

Missione Ecclesiae

Bishop Stephen Strawn sent, by  e-mail,  a manual  which was developed by Fr. Fodor.  He will give a presentation at the 35th Synod workshop in Estes Park, Colorado, and the presentation  will come from this manual.  Participants are  requested  to read this document, and if so desired may print it or access it electronically  since Read More …

Canonical Amendments

  Proposed Canonical Amendments for  consideration at the Synod next month.Regarding amendments DMV Canon 29.1  reads as follows: Proposed amendments to these Canons shall be submitted in writing to the Diocesan Secretary at least 60 days prior to the Synod meeting at which the proposed action is to be taken, and the proposed amendments shall be Read More …

Thank you, Mary Wilcox

BLOOMINGTON – Mary M. Wilcox, 79, of Bloomington, died at 1:06 p.m. Wednesday (April 22, 2015) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington. The Right Rev. Bishop Stephen D. Strawn will officiate. Inurnment will take place at Mountain Read More …