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March 2017
$20 - $35

Gift Certificates

March 3, 2017 @ 8:00 am - December 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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Give a Gift... Treat your friends to a mini retreat! Catholic Church Tours Gift Certificates may used any time from now through 12-17-17.  Gift Certificates may be purchased at any time, however,  to be sure register for your specific tour 7 days prior to the  tour to guarantee your place by calling 312-869-2286; reference Gift Certificate number/date. When purchasing a Gift Certificate, you agree to receive email updates on tours and other relevant information and can unsubscribe if desired. Thank you! We look forward…

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July 2017
$20 - $35

German Journey

July 29 @ 9:00 am - August 29 @ 12:30 pm
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How well they built! Join us in witnessing the immigrant beginnings of Germans in the New World by exploring three historic churches influenced by the faith and traditions of their homeland. Our tour will conclude with a final stop at the The DANK Haus museum. Meet at: St Alphonsus: 1429 W Wellington, Chicago IL 60657 Tickets must be purchased in advance. Transportation is not included. Want to take this tour on another date? Just call! 312-869-2286. Minimum group size 5; maximum…

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September 2017
$20 - $35

Traditions and Trends

September 7 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Images are Closer than they Appear

What makes a church a church? And what makes it distinctively a Catholic church? Join us on an exploration to learn about standard church features and how the craft, sentiment and intent literally shape worship. Fabulous contrasts between old world skill and modern materials are investigated in the architecture and art of these Chicago churches. Meet at: St Helen, 2315 W Augusta Blvd., Chicago IL Tickets must be purchased in advance. Transportation is not included. Want to take this tour on…

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With Great Heart

September 15 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
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With great heart and strength of will, immigrant nations took root in Chicago.  We will consider the character of a people pursuing eternity via earthly efforts and Godly grace, through brick and mortar, gilding and glass. Visit with us three magnificent churches organized and energized from 1867 to the present day including the famous "Sanctuary of Divine Mercy". $45 Tickets include coach transportation provided from 323 N. Taylor St, Marengo IL 60152. BYO lunch/snacks to enjoy at Pulaski Park. Please call Jack to register or…

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Best of Brewtown

September 20 @ 7:15 am - 4:30 pm
St.-Josaphat-Basilica

Visit one of the most incredible churches in the Midwest, the Basilica of St Josaphat, and a historic chapel that dates from the early 15th Century in France.  We will lunch at a German restaurant established in 1902, and make time for the Li'l Friar Gift shop, a famous sausage shop that's been making sausage for over 130 years, and more! Call Bernie to register or for more info: 847-587-2837 Tickets $75, includes coach bus transport, snacks, group lunch menu, gratuities, and taxes. Meet at: St Bede, 36455…

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October 2017

Polish Beauties

October 14 @ 12:30 am - October 16 @ 8:00 pm
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Just off the road, in the old Polish Patch, discover an ancient language of beauty as it is arranged in it's present glory. Join us as we visit three historically significant, and remarkably beautiful churches with vibrant communities and distinct features. Pictured is St Stanislaw Kostka (aka Shrine of Divine Mercy), the "Mother Church of the Northside Poles" Tickets: $45 each Lunch is on your own. Coach transportation from McHenry, IL included. Please contact Jeanne to register: 815-388-0164

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November 2017
$20 - $35

Hallowed Ground

November 11 @ 9:30 am
Never Forget

Famous architectural landmarks, Holy Souls and peaceful resting grounds are the subject of this November tour.  We’ll post more details closer to the time of the tour! Tickets must be purchased in advance. Transportation is not included. Want to take this tour on another date? Just call! 312-869-2286. Minimum group size 5; maximum size varies.

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December 2017
$20 - $35

Downtown Sacred Spaces

December 16 @ 9:30 am
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Get in the spirit of Christmas with a tour of these churches. These prominent churches are a fabulous study of art, culture and light. Elemental in designing the down-town in civic and spiritual ways, character of all sorts, including the first US citizen canonized saint prayed, worked, and built here. They include a pre-civil war church, a chapel modeled from King St. Louis of France’s own, and the seat of the Roman Catholic Church in Chicago. Relish the sacred spaces’…

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