Welcome to the website of St. Peter Cathedral! I'm happy that you've 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'm privileged to serve along with our Bishop Alexander Sample, our Bishop emeritus, Bishop James Garland, with our Associate Pastor Fr. Ryan Ford, and with Deacons Tom Foye, Dean Jackson, Scott Jamieson, 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'll 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, whose cause for canonization is moving forward day by day. Bishop Baraga's body is entombed in a special chapel below our Blessed Sacrament Chapel, and that is a special blessing for our Cathedral. The apostolate of perpetual Eucharistic Adoration that has been going on here for over 16 years is a powerful blessing for all of our area and beyond. There are many ministries and activities that you'll 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're able. You'll 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 Steber