Welcome to Baraga Days 2023
Join us for Baraga Days 2023! This year it will be hosted by the Bishop Baraga Association and Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church located at 320 East Portage Avenue, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
Schedule of Events
Friday, September 8, 2023
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Vesper Cruise
Original Soo Locks Boat Tour (Dock 1)
1157 E. Portage Ave. Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783 906-632-6301
Tour will include Evening Vespers and a trip through the Soo Locks.
There is an open-air upper deck and an enclosed lower deck. Light refreshments will be provided.
SEATING IS LIMITED! ALL TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED THROUGH THE BISHOP BARAGA ASSOCIATION.
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Fellowship, Refreshments, and Music
Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church (Mary Room and Church grounds)
377 Maple Street, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
Saturday, September 9, 2023
9:30 am – 10:00 am Morning Prayer
St. Joseph Parish 606 East Fourth Street, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
10:00 am – 10:45 am Baraga Presentation (Very Rev. Timothy Ferguson) St. Joseph Parish
11:00 am – 12:00 pm EWTN Documentary Walking with Baraga: The Joe Gregorich Story
St. Joseph Parish
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Holy Angels Catholic Church Sugar Island
The Church will be open for tours during this time (Please include ferry time when planning your visit).
Located on North Shore Road, this “beautiful historic mission is located in the Payment area of Sugar Island, overlooking the northeast shore. Holy Angels was built in 1856-57 under the direction of Bishop Frederic Baraga”.
The church can be reached by the Sugar Island Ferry which leaves Sault Ste. Marie on the quarter after
and a quarter before the hour. Fees are $20 per carload or $10 per carload driven by a Senior.
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Bishop Baraga House on Waters Street in Sault Ste. Marie
A docent will be offering tours during this time. This house was purchased for Baraga in 1864 and he resided
there until 1866. The house was moved to its present location in 1986 and opened to the public in 2014.
For additional information please contact Ginny Cymbal at 906-630-2858.
4:00 pm Baraga Mass (English, Slovenian, and Ojibwe)
Most Reverend John F. Doerfler, Main Celebrant
Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church
377 Maple Street Sault Ste. Marie, MI.
6:30 pm Banquet – RESERVATIONS REQUIRED through the BBA
St. Mary Catholic School Gymnasium I 360 Maple Street, Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Bishop Baraga Association meeting & presentation of the Baraga Person of the Year award.