175 Alive – Archdiocese of Milwaukee

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Date(s) - 05/04/19
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Event Info

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee is kicking off Milwaukee’s festival season with its 175th anniversary celebration – 175 Alive. The free event will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 in Cathedral Square.

This won’t be an ordinary church festival. Attractions include food trucks, the traveling Sprecher Beer Garden (in its first appearance of the season), music from Wisconsin polka icons the Squeezettes, a 3-on-3 youth basketball tournament and yard games for all ages. Mass will be led by Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki from 11 a.m. to noon at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. The cathedral will be available for tours after 12:30 p.m.

The event will kick off at Pere Marquette Park, where – during a performance by the Marquette University Gospel Choir – Archbishop Listecki will arrive via boat, commemorating Bishop John Henni’s landfall in Milwaukee 175 years ago. Listecki and Marquette University President Dr. Mike Lovell will then speak about the legacy of Bishop Henni, founder of both the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and Marquette University.

Following those remarks, there will be a procession to the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.


Pere Marquette Park

9:30 to 10 a.m.: Marquette University Gospel Choir; arrival of Archbishop Listecki by boat

10 to 10:15 a.m.: Archbishop Listecki and MU President Dr. Lovell “Bishop Henni and MU”

Kilbourn Avenue (moving east)

10:20 a.m.: Procession to the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist

Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist

11 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Mass

Cathedral Square

11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Food Trucks and Sprecher Traveling Beer Garden (Jackson Street)

12:15 p.m: Opening remarks and Prayer by Archbishop Listecki

12:30 to 4 p.m.:

  • Squeezettes perform
  • Yard games

12:30 to 3:30 p.m.: Cathedral tours

1 to 3 p.m.: 3-on-3 youth basketball tournament

Since its founding by Archbishop John Martin Henni in 1843, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee has played a prominent role in the development of Southeastern Wisconsin. Today, there are more than 600,000 Catholic faithful in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, which stretches from Kenosha to Fond du Lac.

For more information about 175 Alive, participating in the activities at 175 Alive, or additional information about any events related to the 175th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, go online to www.archmil.org or contact Amy Grau at graua@archmil.org.

About the Archdiocese of Milwaukee

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee has played a prominent role in Southeastern Wisconsin since 1843. It includes more than 600,000 Catholics, 196 parishes and 107 schools across 10 counties.

For more information about the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, go online to visit www.archmil.org

Pere Marquette Park, 900 N Plankinton Ave, Milwaukee, WI


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