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His Excellency
The Most Reverend James Alan Wilkowski
Evangelical Catholic Bishop
for the
Diocese of the Northwest

respectfully requests
grace and honor of your presence
at table

to celebrate

The 2013 Bishop's Dinner and Awards Ceremony




The American School of Correspondence
Lansing Illinois

Paula Basta
Regional Director
Northeast Senior Center for the City of Chicago

The Honorable George Cardenas
Alderman for the 12th Ward of the City of Chicago

The Honorable Greg Harris
Illinois State Representative for the 13th District

The Heartland Alliance for Human Rights and Human Needs
Chicago Illinois

The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

The Illinois Old Guard

Kristofer Luck
Quest Network Services in Chicago

Jason Knowles
ABC 7 News in Chicago

Donna Quinn
Coordinator of the National Coalition of American Nuns
Humanitarian and Human Rights Advocate

Arnold Randall
General Superintendent
Cook County Forrest Preserve District

The Most Reverend Mark Steven Shirilau
Ecumenical Catholic Church


The Saint Joseph the Worker Award


The Class of 2013


Procession into Mass

Opening Prayer

Liturgy of the Word with Nicholas Andrew Bennett

Proclamation of the Gospel
Nicholas Andrew Bennett and Deacon Joseph Authement, OSB

The Bishop's Homily

Nicholas Andrew Bennett and Deacon Joseph Authement, OSB
being received as members into the Evangelical Catholic Church

Preparations of the Gifts


Liturgy of the Eucharist
Archbishop Floyd Kortenhof, Bishop Wilkowski, Fr. Peter Julian McGechie, Deacon Joseph Authement, OSB and Nicholas Andrew Bennett

Before all begins...................

The Morton Brothers making sure that the Bar is ready for service









The Evangelical Catholic Diocese of the Northwest
Post Office Box 170366 Chicago Illinois  60617-0366
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