Baraga Days 2017

Bishop Baraga Association

347 Rock St. - Marquette MI 49855
(906) 227-9117 - bishopbaraga@dioceseofmarquette.org



Registration extended through Aug. 18th!

Baraga Days 2017 set for Sept. 2-3, Grand Rapids

Baraga Days 2017 will be held in Grand Rapid, Michigan. Included in the Sept. 2 - 3, 2017 weekend events are a Native American presentation and Drum Circle, Masses in Slovenian and English at the Cathedral of St. Andrew, and a presentation on "The Life and Times of Bishop Baraga - A Historical Review" by Dr. James A. Surrell.

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

Baraga Days 2017 Resources (downloadable)

Schedule of Events

Baraga Days - September 2 & 3, 2017 - Grand Rapids, MI
All are Welcome!

Saturday, September 2nd

9:00 am to 5:00 pm       
The Michigan Church Supply & Bishop Baraga Bookstore will be open for our travelers.
360 Division Street South Suite 1B, Grand Rapids, MI
Phone: (616) 245-2251.  Manager: Dawn
The store features over 10,000 books, cards, framed art, liturgical books, and a complete line of church goods.

3:00-4:00 pm            
Native American presentation & Drum Circle
Sophia L. & Peter M. Wege Conference Center, Cathedral Square, 360 Division Ave. S., Grand Rapids, MI
Debra Gutowski, diocesan director for Native American Ministry for the Diocese of Grand Rapids will offer an introduction to the Native America people of this area, collectively called the Three Fire’s people – the Ottawa, Potawatomi and Chippewa people. She will take a brief look at the fascinating relationship forged between the Potawatomi and the Catholic missionaries of southern Michigan who worked together to resist the removal of the Potawatomi people in what is known as the Trail of Death. Also, Deb will give an introduction and explanation of the Drum Circle prayer which will take place before Mass on Sunday.

6:30 pm
Slovenian Mass
Cathedral of St. Andrew, 301 Sheldon Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI
The Saturday Vigil Mass will take place from 4:30-5:30 pm. St. Andrew Cathedral will not be open for sightseeing during that time.

8:00 pm
Dinner and Fellowship
Sophia L. & Peter M. Wege Conference Center, Cathedral Square, 360 Division Ave. S., Grand Rapids, MI
All are welcome.
Reservation and prepayment is required. Please submit the enclosed reservation form and your payment to reserve your spot.

Sunday, September 3

11:00 am to noon
Venerable Bishop Baraga presentation
Crowne Plaza –Banquet Room, 5700 28th St. SE., Grand Rapids, MI
James A. Surrell, MD will host a presentation entitled “the Life and Times of Bishop Baraga – A Historical Review.” Dr. Surrell has also been working with the Bishop Baraga Association with regard to Venerable Baraga’s Sainthood efforts. He travels throughout the Upper Peninsula giving presentations to various groups about the many significant contributions made by Bishop Baraga throughout our great Upper Peninsula of Michigan. “Doc” is the President of the BBA Advisory Board.
 
1:30 pm
Native American Drum Circle
Cathedral of St. Andrew, 301 Sheldon Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI
 
2:00 pm                     
English Mass
Cathedral of St. Andrew, 301 Sheldon Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI
 
4:00 pm
Banquet & Baraga Association Annual Meeting
Crowne Plaza – 5700 28th St. SE., Grand Rapids, MI
All are welcome.
Reservation and prepayment is required. Please submit the enclosed reservation form and your payment to reserve your spot.

There is no charge to attend the presentations on Saturday & Sunday.  Registration is required in order to ensure we can accommodate all those interested in attending, please submit the enclosed reservation form or contact the BBA at 906-227-9117 to reserve your spot.
 

 
 
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