Liturgy for Peace and Justice - Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.
Milwaukee Archbishop William Listecki will be the celebrant for the 2018 Milwaukee Irish Fest Liturgy for Peace and Justice, which 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 Jerome Edward Listecki was named the 11th archbishop of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee by Pope Benedict XVI. Archbishop Listecki was installed as archbishop of Milwaukee on January 4, 2010, by the Papal Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Pietro Sambi. At that time he assumed responsibility for the spiritual well-being of Catholics in the 10 counties of southeastern Wisconsin and took on the day-to-day administration of the archdiocese.
A native of Chicago, Archbishop Listecki attended St. Michael the Archangel Grammar School, Quigley Preparatory Seminary South High School and Niles College of Loyola University. He began his graduate studies at the University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein Seminary in 1971, and was ordained a priest on May 14, 1975. On November 7, 2000, he was appointed auxiliary bishop of Chicago by Pope John Paul II and was ordained a bishop on January 8, 2001. In January 2002, Archbishop Listecki was named the episcopal vicar of the Vicariate 1 of the archdiocese of Chicago.
Archbishop Listecki’s Episcopal motto is the phrase “Life is Christ,” from St. Paul’s Letter to the Philippians (Phil 1:18-26).
Milwaukee Irish Fest is blessed to have Archbishop Listecki as the celebrant for our Liturgy for Peace and Justice on Sunday, August 19, 2018. The gate to Irish Fest will open at 8AM, the Irish Fest Choir will begin singing at 9AM and the Liturgy will begin at 9:30AM.”
*Note: If you would like a copy of last year's Homily from Bishop Hying, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.