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Liturgy for Peace and Justice
Sunday, August 21 | Service begins at 9:30 AM 

The Milwaukee Irish Fest Liturgy for Peace and Justice will be held on Sunday, August 21 at the American Family Amphitheater on the south end of the Henry Maier Festival Park.

The service will begin at 9:30 AM; prelude music will begin at 9 AM. Plan to arrive early as there is a distance from the parking lots to the Amphitheater. People may also be dropped off near the south end roundabout.

Irish Fest is pleased to announce this year's Liturgy for Peace and Justice celebrant is Archbishop Okolo.

Sunday, August 21 Gate Admission Promotion - South Gate Only

Sunday, August 21

Donate nonperishable food items at the South Gate entrance (only)

  • 8:00 AM - The South Gate entrance opens for Mass
  • 9:30 AM - Mass service begins
        Location: American Family Insurance Amphitheater
  • 11:00 AM - Free admission with donation of nonperishable food items ends
  • 11:00 AM - Irish Fest opens - all gates

Donate nonperishable food items between 8 and 11 am at the South Gate entrance to receive free admission. The festival opens at 11 am. For anyone who donates food and chooses not to attend Mass, enjoy breakfast at Paddy’s Cafe or Ward's House of Prime right inside the South Gate area until the festival opens at 11 am, or receive a hand stamp to return at any time on Sunday until 9 pm.

All nonperishable items will be donated to The Hunger Task Force. The Hunger Task Force kindly asks for donations of peanut butter.


Archbishop OkoloAbout Archbishop Okolo

Archbishop Thaddeus Jude Okolo has been the Papal Nuncio to Ireland since 2017-2022. He was appointed to this position by Pope Francis. He has worked in the diplomatic corps of the Holy See since 1990, working in Sri Lanka, Haiti, the Antillean Islands and other Caribbean Island nations, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Australia and Ireland. He was appointed the Papal Nuncio to the Czech Republic in May 2022.

Archbishop Okolo was born in Kano Nigeria, in 1956, was ordained a priest in 1983 and in 2008 he was appointed an Archbishop. Archbishop Okolo has a doctorate in Canon Law and a Diploma in Diplomatic Studies. In addition to his native Igbo (and Hausa spoken where he was born), Archbishop Okolo is fluent in English, French, Italian, Spanish and German, and can speak and understand Czech. Archbishop Okolo has been a priest for over 39 years.

Milwaukee Irish Fest is pleased to welcome Archbishop Okolo to be the celebrant for the Liturgy for Peace and Justice on Sunday August 21, 2022, at 9:30AM at the Amphitheater.   Archbishop Okolo will also be giving a talk on Sunday afternoon in the Hedge School on the Catholic Church in Ireland.   


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  • Celtic Canine & Kid
  • Artist with Violin
  • Crowd
  • Irish Fest Fans
  • Young Irish Dancers
  • Young Kid and Dad
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  • Young Kids Dancing

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1532 N. Wauwatosa Ave
Milwaukee, WI
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Henry Maier Festival Park
Milwaukee, WI


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