Baraga Days 2021

Marquette, Michigan – September 25-26, 2021

Join us for Baraga Days in Marquette, Michigan on September 25 & 26, 2021. Check out this year’s schedule of events at the bottom of this page or download the flyer. The day will be full of many opportunities to learn about Venerable Frederic Baraga’s (a.k.a. Bishop Baraga) life and ministry, the lives he touched, the cause of his canonization, prayer, and fellowship. All donations to the Bishop Baraga Association go towards promoting the cause for Bishop Baraga’s canonization.

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We are looking forward to seeing you at Baraga Days 2021! If you are coming to any of the events for Baraga Days 2021, would you let us know so we can help plan for the best Baraga Days ever? Use the Baraga Days 2021 jotform to let us know which events you hope to attend. All events are free and open to the public with the exception of the listed meals. Saturday brunch is by invite only. Saturday dinner requires registration; tickets are available using the registration link in the schedule of events at the bottom of this page.

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Baraga Days 2021 will be held at the Baraga Educational Center & Museum (BECM), located at 615 South Fourth Street, Marquette, Michigan 49855, and at St. Peter Cathedral, located at 311 West Baraga Avenue, Marquette, Michigan 49855. Events scheduled in the Prayer Gardens are in an outdoor tent. In the case of inclement weather, all events scheduled in the Prayer Gardens will be moved to St. Peter Cathedral parish hall. Tours of the BECM will be available between 12:00 noon and 3:00 p.m., and tours of the Cathedral will be available between 12:00 noon and 1:30 p.m.

When you arrive for Baraga Days 2021, you can find parking at the BECM (lot behind the building with limited parking), Father Marquette Catholic Academy (500 South Fourth Street), St. Peter Cathedral (311 West Baraga Avenue), and Catholic Social Services (347 Rock Street). Street parking is available in front of the BECM on the BECM side of the street and on Champion Street; please be mindful to avoid obstructing neighboring residences. One washroom is available at the BECM; additional washroom facilities are available at St. Peter Cathedral (main floor and lower level). Attendees are welcome to take whatever precautions they feel necessary with regard to social distancing and face masks. We will have hand sanitizer available in several locations. Attendees at the meals will be seated six to a large round table.

Can’t make it to the live event? Recordings of selected presentations will be available right here in the weeks after Baraga Days. When recordings of presentations become available, you will see the title of the presentation become a hyperlink and a View Now button; by selecting either the link or the button, you will be able to view the presentation.

Saturday, September 25th, 2021

10:00 – 11:00 am Brunch by Special Invite

  • St. Peter Cathedral– Parish Hall
  • Bishop John Doerfler and Michael O’Neill – guests of honor
  • (Call the BBA for more information 906-227-9117)

11:30 am Rosary

  • Baraga Educational Center and Museum Prayer Gardens

12:00 noon – 1:30 pm Stories and Songs of the Ojibwe

  • Baraga Educational Center and Museum Prayer Gardens
  • Presented by Danny Gardeau and the Teal Lake Drum Circle

1:30 – 3:00 pm Music at the Baraga Educational Center and Museum Prayer Gardens

  • Baraga Educational Center and Museum Prayer Gardens

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Take a Journey with Bishop Baraga – Re-enactments from His Life

  • Baraga Educational Center and Museum Prayer Gardens

3:00 – 3:30 pm The Canonization Process and Bishop Baraga’s Journey

  • Baraga Educational Center and Museum Prayer Gardens

5:30 – 6:45 pm Dinner

  • St. Peter Cathedral Parish Hall
  • Reservations required (contact the BBA for tickets) – Fill out the registration form by clicking the ‘Register Here’ button, below, and pay online or by mail. All mailed checks should be received by September 18, 2021. Questions? Call 906-227-9117.
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Annual BBA Meeting/Update of the Cause

7:00 – 9:00 pm Greetings from Bishop John Doerfler

  • Parish Hall
  • Presentation by Michael O’Neill
  • Premiere of the 2nd EWTN Documentary: Walking with Baraga: The Joe Gregorich Story
  • There will be popcorn and treats! Bring the family!

Sunday, September 26th, 2021

9:00 – 10:00 am Chapel Chat and Coffee

  • Guests include Bishop John Doerfler and a pre-recorded chat with Archbishop Sample and others

10:30 am English Mass

  • St. Peter Cathedral
  • Most Reverend John F. Doerfler, Principal Celebrant