Liturgy for Peace and Justice | Sunday, August 22 at 9:30 am. South gate opens at 8 am. Prelude music begins at 9 am.
The Milwaukee Irish Fest Liturgy for Peace and Justice will be held on Sunday, August 22 at the American Family Amphitheater on the south end of the Maier Festival Park. We are delighted to welcome Most Reverend Jeffrey R. Haines our Celebrant for 2021. Most Reverend Haines was named Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee by Pope Francis on January 25, 2017. In addition to his many duties, Bishop Haines also serves as Rector of the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.
The son of Jim and Maureen (“Mo”), Haines was born in Milwaukee and has three siblings: John (Mary), Rick (Donna) and Anne (Sean) Haines Carroll. He grew up in New Berlin and is a graduate of Holy Apostles Grade School, New Berlin West High School, Marquette University and the St. Francis de Sales Seminary.
Mass will begin at 9:30 AM and prelude music will begin at 9AM. Plan to arrive early as there is a distance from parking to the Amphitheater. Attendees may park in in the various parking lots and people may be dropped off near the south end roundabout. Thank you for your support of Irish Fest and the Liturgy for Peace and Justice, the cornerstone of Milwaukee Irish Fest.
DONATE Nonperishable Food Items for FREE ADMISSION to Festival | Sunday, August 22
The South Gate will open at 8AM. Anyone donating non-perishable food items by 11:30AM (at the South Gate) will receive free admission to the festival. Patrons are welcome to attend the Liturgy for Peace and Justice beginning at 9:30AM or enjoy morning buns at Paddy’s Café and receive free admission to the festival once the gates open at 11AM. Those donating food who choose not to attend the service can also receive a hand stamp valid for free entry at any time that day during regular festival hours (11AM to 10PM). All non-perishable food will be donated to the Hunger Task Force.