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175 Alive

Join us on May 4, 2019, to commemorate and celebrate the day the first Bishop of Milwaukee, Bishop John Martin Henni arrived in Milwaukee in 1844. The celebration will start in Pere Marquette Park, then process to the Cathedral for an 11 a.m. Mass. We will continue our celebration in Cathedral Square, as we join together in a fun-filled family day of music, food, and games.

175 Alive / Celebrating Community

Join us! May 4, 2019

 

Join us in a FREE fun-filled family day of music, food and games!

175 years is a lot to celebrate, and we have a lot to offer in the celebration! A full day of free activities await you and your family on Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We hope to see you there!

Why May 4? May 4, 2019 commemorates 175 years to the approximate day the first Bishop of Milwaukee, Bishop John Martin Henni, arrived in Milwaukee in 1844.

Give me the quick lowdown.

What is all happening on May 4? The celebration will start in Pere Marquette Park, where Archbishop Listecki will kick off the ceremonies. We will then process with over 40 parishes within the archdiocese to the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist where Mass will begin at 11 a.m. -- and all are welcome! At noon, we will continue our celebration in Cathedral Square, as we celebrate big festival-style. So many things to choose from! Take a look at itinerary of free activities that day below, start planning – and bring your friends and family!

Ok, now give me the details …

Marquette Gospel Choir

Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki

Dr. Michael Lovell

Sprecher Beer Truck

Family Activities

The Squeezettes

175th Anniversary Traveling Exhibit

3-on-3 Basketball

9:30 a.m. / Let’s Start the Day

9:30 a.m – 10 a.m. @ Pere Marquette Park / Opening Music by the Marquette University Gospel Choir
PERE MARQUETTE PARK, 900 N. Plankinton Ave., Milwaukee

10 a.m. @ Pere Marquette Park / Archbishop Jerome Listecki arrives by boat on the Milwaukee River, as Bishop Henni (the Archdiocese of Milwaukee’s first bishop) did 175 years ago on this same day, to kick off the 175 Alive event.

10 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.@ Pere Marquette Park /  Dr. Michael R. Lovell will reflect on the history of Bishop Henni and Marquette University

Archbishop Listecki will arrive at Pere Marquette Park by … boat?! Re-enacting how Bishop Henni came to Milwaukee 175 years ago down the very same Milwaukee River? Did we just say that was really happening? I guess you will just have to come to find out.

10:30 a.m. / Sing to the Square

Process with us and over 40 parishes as we travel from Pere Marquette Park to the Cathedral for Mass, with artistic, one-of-a-kind parish banners created just for this event in hand -- and songs to sing!

11 a.m. / Mass Attendance

Join us for Mass in the Cathedral. All are welcome.

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11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.  / Let the Festivities Begin

175 Alive @ Cathedral Square in downtown Milwaukee

Join us in a FREE fun-filled family day of music, food and games!
175 years is a lot to celebrate, and we have a lot to offer in the celebration! Starting at 11:30 a.m. that day in Cathedral Square Park, we will be celebrating our 175th anniversary of the archdiocese with a festival, including live music, good food and drink, as well as many free family activities and games spread throughout the square. A full day of free activities await you and your family on Saturday, May 4, 2019. We hope to see you there -- all are welcome to attend!

11:45 a.m. – 4 p.m. @ Cathedral Square / Free, Outdoor Family Fun and Games

11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. @ Cathedral Square / Sprecher Brewing Beer Truck, Iron Grate BBQ Co. and Lumpia City Food Trucks

11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  / Tour the Crypts
Join Bishop Haines and docents within the Cathedral as they offer a FREE in-depth tour to the crypts. Among others, Bishop Henni, Milwaukee’s first bishop and the person this event is in honor of, is buried there.

12noon – 4 p.m. @ Cathedral Square / Music by contemporary polka band sensation The Squeezettes

1 p.m. – 4 p.m. @ Cathedral Square / Learn about the History of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee by visiting our Traveling History Wall in the Park!

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1 p.m. – 3 p.m. / Taking it Downtown, Taking it to the Street

3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on Jackson St.
@ Cathedral Square / 3 on 3 Basketball Basketball Tournament
(Grades 5-12, must be pre-registered)
812 N. Jackson Street (outside the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist)

During the Archdiocese of Milwaukee’s 175 Alive event in downtown Milwaukee on May 4, 2019, children in grades 5-12 are invited to play in our FREE 3-on-3 basketball tournament!

IN THE PAINT IN THE PARK
Starting at noon that day in Cathedral Square Park, we will be celebrating our 175th anniversary of the archdiocese with a festival, including live music, good food and drink, as well as many free family activities and games spread throughout the square. All are welcome to attend this FREE celebration!

NOTHING BUT NET
At 1 p.m., let the 3-on-3 games begin! From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. that day, the 3-on-3 tournament will be divided into three age group categories (5-6th grade, 7-8th grade and 9-12th grade) with a limit of 8 teams per age group. Teams can be co-ed and all skill levels are welcome. Teams of three are required, but teams of four (split play) is optional. Team sign up is on a first-come, first-served basis. Get your team together, and sign up today!

ALL CHALK? YES!
The court itself will be drawn with it on the street, but let’s get to how the game works: Each game will be played to 7 points (1 point for each basket, and shots behind the 3-point line will count as 2 points) with a 10-minute time limit. Games that are tied after 10 minutes will be decided by free throws. Championship games for each grade will be played toward the end of the tournament, and prizes will be given to the winning teams.

 

Registration Page -  3-on-3 Tournament

3-on-3 Rules

3-on3 Permission Slip

 

Download Tournament Flyer

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