August 16-19, 2018

August 16-19, 2018

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Irish Fest Mass

Liturgy for Peace and Justice - Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.

The 2017 Milwaukee Irish Fest Liturgy for Peace and Justice will begin at 9:30 a.m. The Irish Fest Choir for Peace and Justice will begin with a selection of music at 9 a.m.  The gates will open at 8 a.m.

Mass at Milwaukee Irish FestMilwaukee Irish Fest is pleased to announce that Bishop Donald J. Hying will be celebrant at the Liturgy for Peace and Justice. On November 24, 2014, Pope Francis appointed Bishop Donald J. Hying as the fourth bishop of Gary. Bishop Hying was an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee from 2011 to 2015.

The sixth child, all boys born to Albert and Cathering Hying, Bishop Hying, a native of West Allis, Wisconsin, was ordained to the priesthood for the archdiocese of Milwaukee in 1989, where he served in numerous perishes, as well as La Sagrada Familia, the archdiocese's parish in the Dominican Republic. Additionally, he served as dean of formation at Saint Francis de Sales Seminary where he was later appointed rector, serving there until Pope Benedict XVI named him auxiliary bishop of Milwaukee in 2011.

Fluent in Spanish, Bishop Hying's missionary experience will bring a strong sense of understanding and compassion to many of the faithful in the Diocese of Gary. 

Milwaukee Irish Fest is blessed to have this native son of Milwaukee as the celebrant of Liturgy for Peace and Justice on August 20, 2017. 

*Note: If you would like a copy of this year's Homily from Bishop Hying, please email us at following the festival.


Anyone donating a non-perishable food item by 11 a.m. will receive free admission to the festival. Patrons are welcome to attend the Liturgy beginning at 9:30 a.m. and will receive free admission immediately following. Those donating food who choose not to attend the Liturgy will receive a hand stamp valid for free entry at any time that day during regular festival hours (11 a.m. to 10 p.m.) or are welcome to remain in the designated section of the South Gate. Ward's and Claddagh will open at 9 a.m. to provide breakfast. All non-perishable food items will be donated to the Hunger Task Force.

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  • Catholic Financial Life
  • Celtic, Inc.
  • Habush Habush Rottier
  • Jameson
  • Jameson
  • Lakefront Brewery
  • Miller Lite
  • Potowatomi
  • Sprecher


  • Center: 1532 N. Wauwatosa Ave, Milwaukee
  • Festival Grounds: Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee
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