Liturgy for Peace and Justice - Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.
The 2016 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.
The Most Reverend Noel Treanor, Bishop of Down and Connor, will be the celebrant of the Liturgy for Peace and Justice at Milwaukee Irish Fest 2016. Irish Fest is pleased to have Bishop Treanor traveling from Northern Ireland to be with us.
Bishop Noel Treanor was born on 25 December, 1950 at Silverstream, County Monaghan, in the Parish of Tyholland in the Ficese of Clogher. He attended St. Brigid's National School, Leitrim, and completed his early education at St. Mary's C.B.S., Monaghan. He began, in 1968, his study of Arts and Philosophy at St. Patricks College, Maynooth, and later, in 1971, the study of Theology, achieving his Licentiate in Sacred Theology, with special commendation, in 1977.
From 1989 to 1993 he worked with Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Communities (COMECE) as Secretary General in Brussels to project Christian values to the European process. He is fluent in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Irish.
From 1994 to 2008 he was chaplain to His holiness Pope Benedict XVI. He was appointed Bishop of Down and Connor in 2008.
The many Milwaukee Irish organizations with connections to Ireland and Northern Ireland, such as the Milwaukee Ulster Project and the Friends of st. Patrick Centre look forward to having Bishop Treanor in Milwaukee.
Irish Fest is truly blessed to have a native Bishop of Ireland as celebrant for Liturgy of Peace and Justice during the festival's 36th Anniversary in 2016.
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.