Baraga Days

Bishop Baraga Association

347 Rock St. - Marquette MI 49855
(906) 227-9117 -

Baraga Days returns to Marquette

Baraga Days drew an international crowd to Marquette the weekend of Sept. 10-11. Visitors from Slovenia and across the U.S. were in attendance along with three bishops. Bishop John Doerfler of the Diocese of Marquette was joined in celebrating Sunday morning Mass in English by Bishop Steven Raica of the Diocese of Gaylord and Bishop David Walkowiak of the Diocese of Grand Rapids.

Association Executive Director Len McKeen said, “Our annual Baraga Days celebration is a special time of honoring Venerable Bishop Baraga for his tireless ministry to the people of the Upper Peninsula and beyond. This year’s event held many new opportunities for family involvement in an effort to continue to educate others about Bishop Baraga”

Next year’s Baraga Days is scheduled for Sept. 2-3 and will be held in Grand Rapids, Mich. It was Bishop Baraga that brought Catholicism to Grand Rapids.

For more information about the Baraga Association, or to support the restoration of the Baraga House, visit, call (906) 227-9117 or write Bishop Baraga Association, 347 Rock St., Marquette MI 49855.

Diocese of Marquette ~ 1004 Harbor Hills Drive, Marquette, MI 49855-8851 ~ (906) 225-1141