Welcome to the website of St. Peter Cathedral! I am happy that you have visited and hope that the information will help you become better acquainted with more of the life of our growing parish. St. Peter Cathedral is not only one of the four Catholic parishes in Marquette, but it is in a sense the ‘Mother Church’ of our Diocese of Marquette. Our Cathedral is where members of our whole Diocese gather for special liturgies throughout the year, as well as where our own many parishioners gather for liturgies and events of many kinds to live and deepen our faith. As pastor of our Cathedral, I am privileged to serve along with our Bishop John Doerfler, our Bishop emeritus, Bishop James Garland, with our Associate Pastor Fr. Aaron Nowicki, and with Deacons Tom Foye, Dean Jackson, Don Thoren, Louis Londo, and Jack Leadbetter. We have a wonderful staff of lay people in various roles, as well, and members of the Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres serving our parish.
Our Cathedral is a beautiful church, and you will find a visit to be enriching should that be possible for you. Its history is rich, especially in its origins with the first Bishop of our Diocese, Bishop Frederic Baraga. He was named ‘Venerable’ in 2012 and his cause for canonization continues. Bishop Baraga’s body is entombed in a special chapel on the right site of the Cathedral, where you can visit and pray. The apostolate of perpetual Eucharistic Adoration has been going on here for over 20 years in the Adoration Chapel located on the left side of the Cathedral. There are many ministries and activities that you will see on this site and in the weekly bulletin. I encourage you to consider registering as a member, attending Mass regularly, and participating in the ministries as you are able. You will find that the beauty of the Cathedral goes beyond the building to the lives of its members, all called to holiness and life in Christ Jesus. Again, welcome to our Cathedral parish website and God bless you and yours deeply!
in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary,
Msgr. Michael J. Steber