Bishops ask for Early Notification of Participation Requests St. Thomas Newsroom February 10, 2012 Archbishop John Nienstedt, Archbishop Emeritus Harry Flynn, and Auxiliary Bishop Lee Piché, Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, are planning their calendars for 2012 and 2013. Because of the high volume of invitations from parishes and other institutions, Nienstedt asks that all invitations for the coming year be submitted no later than Thursday, March 15, 2012.All requests for the presence of the bishops are handled through the President’s Office. Requests must include a completed 2012-13 Request for the Participation of a Bishop form. The forms are available from Karen Hennes.Participation of a Bishop forms are requested even for tentative events rather than submitting them later; it is easier to cancel an event from the calendar than to add a new one.Questions? Call the President’s Office, (651) 962-6500.