Opening Mass – November 25, 2018
- 2pm Mass at the Cathedral
- Reception to Follow
Closing Mass - November 24, 2019
- 11 am at the Cathedral with reception in the atrium to follow
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Access the curriculum materials for the 175th Anniversary unit plans.
Amazing Parish Conference
October 17-19, 2018
Wisconsin Convention Center
400 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53203
A brief history of the last 175 years of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
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A history of the early missionary period of our diocese, beginning at the time of the apostles and ending with the creation of the Diocese of Milwaukee.
The earliest period of the Archdiocese under the leadership of Archbishops Martin Henni, Michael Heiss and Frederick Katzer.
This period discusses the expansion of the Archdiocese in the early Twentieth Century, but also how Catholic dealt with world events such as the Depression and two world wars. It encompasses the administrations of Sebastian Messmer, Samuel Alphonsus Stritch and part of the administration of Moses Elias Kiley.
The post-war baby boom and rapid suburban expansion define this era of Archdiocesan history, which includes the latter part of Kiley's term, the administration of Albert G. Meyer and a portion of the term of William E. Cousins.
This period discusses the most recent period of our history and covers the sweeping changes made by the Second Vatican Council through the present day. This includes the latter part of Cousins' term, the administration of Rembert G. Weakland, Timothy M. Dolan and our current Archbishop, Jerome E. Listecki.