175th Anniversary Events
Explore the Archdiocese of Milwaukee! Choose from 6 biking and walking paths, which cover 175 miles total. This exploration is family-friendly, and you can pick your distance, pick your time and pick your location - start anywhere, at anytime.
Free passport guides and information available along the way in "little churches" at each stop on the routes.
7 Days of Service
Archdiocesan Service Week: September 22-29, 2019
Parish, Multi-Parish Communities, and Deaneries will be invited to participate in local service opportunities as an archdiocesan effort of reaching out to others and highlighting the Catholic Church’s presence in our communities.
More details will be available soon.
Young people in grades 1 - 12 can earn the anniversary patch by completing activities that help them learn about the history of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
11 a.m. - Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019
All are welcome to join us at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Milwaukee to celebrate the closing of the 175th anniversary celebration. A reception will follow in the Cathedral Atrium directly after Mass.
November 28, 2019 (Thankgiving)
All parishes and families are invited to ring bells at 10 am and pray the 175th Anniversary Prayer to close the year.
A chronological look at the history of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee beginning with the early missionary period through today.
Missionary Church: AD 30-1843
Visible Catholic Presence: 1843-1903
Maturing Church: 1903-1945
Bold New Age: 1945-1962
Time of Transition and Change: 1962-2018
Immigration in the Archdiocese
Lay People and Catholic Life in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee
Catholic Education in the Archdiocese
Catholic Social Provision in the Archdiocese
175th Anniversary Promotional Items
Celebrate the 175th anniversary at your parish by purchasing an anniversary pull-up banner or SpiritWear!
Order a Banner
Parishes and schools can use the 175th anniversary prayer cards throughout the year.
Each card includes both English and Spanish versions.
Download PDF version
Contact Jenni Oliva for printed cards.
Access the curriculum materials for the 175th Anniversary unit plans.
Children will enjoy coloring these historical images.