Baraga Pilgrimage 2018

Baraga Pilgrimage 2018

Following in his Footsteps: The deep snow, blizzards, icy waters, thick forests and swamps teeming with mosquitos did not stop Bishop Baraga from traversing the Upper Peninsula founding missions and ministering to his people. In this, the 150th year of his death, why not embark on your own pilgrimage (using modern transportation) to these places. Snowshoes and canoes optional!

Sites to Visit in the Diocese of Marquette

Follow Venerable Bishop Baraga’s footsteps. Visit each of the six designated sites and collect a different card. The cards were specially designed by a local artist and feature fascinating drawings depicting places and items relating to his life. As you travel to each site, look for a Bishop Baraga banner and you will know you are at the right spot. Click here for more information. 
                                                    Designated Site Cards
   Most Holy Name of Jesus, Assinins (Yellow)                Saint Peter Cathedral, Marquette (Blue) 
   Saint Joseph Church, La Pointe, WI (Red)                  Saint Francis de Sales, Manistique (Brown)
Holy Name of Mary Church, Sault Ste. Marie (Green)      Holy Family Church, Ontonagon (Purple)    
Sites to Visit at Other Participating Dioceses
Diocese of Chicago
  • Slovenian Cultural Center, Lemont
    • 14252 Main St., Lemont, IL 60439
Diocese of Cincinnati
  • Cathedral, Cincinnati
    • 325 W. Eighth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
  • Old St. Mary, Cincinnati 
    • 123 E 13th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
Diocese of Cleveland
  • St. Mary of the Assumption, Chagrin Falls 
    • 17159 Park Dr., Chagrin Falls, OH 44023
  • St. Vitus, Cleveland  
    • 6019 Lausche Ave, Cleveland, OH 4410
Diocese of Detroit
  • 9844 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202
Diocese of Duluth
  • Cathedral, Duluth 
    • 2801 E 4th St., Duluth, MN 55812
  • Cross River, Schroeder
    • Schroeder, MN 55613
Diocese of Gaylord
  • Cathedral, Gaylord
    • 611 W. North St., Gaylord, MI 49735
  • St. Francis Indian Mission, Petoskey     
    • 500 West Lake Street, Petoskey, MI 49770
  • Baraga Boardcasting, Traverse City
    • 1020 Hastings St., Ste 101, Traverse City, MI 49684
  • Holy Childhood, Harbor Springs 
    • 150 W. Main Street, Harbor Springs, MI 49740
Diocese of Grand Rapids
  • St. Andrew Cathedral, Grand Rapids
    • 301 Sheldon Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Diocese of Green Bay
  • Our Lady of Good Help, New Franken
    • 4047 Chapel Drive, WI 54229
Diocese of La Crosse
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine, La Crosse 
    • 5250 Justin Rd., La Crosse, MI 54601
 Diocese of Kalamazoo
  • St. Joseph Parish
    • ​220 Church St., St. Joseph, MI 49085
Diocese of Madison
  • TBA
Diocese of Milwaukee
  • Cathedral, Milwaukee
    • Milwaukee, WI 53202
Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie (Canada)
  • Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie Administrative Offices, Sault Ste., Marie 
    • 30 Ste. Anne Rd, Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
Diocese of Superior
  • TBA

Share your stories and pictures with us as you follow Venerable Bishop Baraga’s footsteps.
Send all information to

Bishop Baraga Association

615 S. Fourth Street - Marquette, MI 49855
(906) 227-9117 -


Diocese of Marquette ~ 1004 Harbor Hills Drive, Marquette, MI 49855-8851 ~ (906) 225-1141