Information on Baraga Days 2023

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.




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.