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December 2017

Gift Certificates

December 19, 2017 - December 31, 2018
$20 - $35

Give a Gift... Treat your friends to a mini retreat! Catholic Church Tours Gift Certificates may used any time in 2018.  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 Catholic Church Tours Gift Certificate, you agree to receive email updates on tours and other relevant information (and can unsubscribe if desired). Thank you! We look forward to meeting you!

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February 2018

Schools & Youth

February 1 - December 31

You can bring your students, or youth group! Let us arrange everything. It is a great time to book a tour. Small or large groups are welcome. We find the 5th grade and older students most interested and engaged. Even reluctant students end up calling it their favorite field trip.  Parents and chaperones relish the outing. Ask about lesson plan ideas for incorporation into your curricula, teen novels based on Catholic Church Tours, and more. Discounts or particular accommodations may…

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March 2018

Holy Name Cathedral ~ 9th Annual Lenten Pilgrimage

March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State St
Chicago, IL 60611
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The Holy Name Cathedral Lenten bus pilgrimage is back! Join us for a peaceful afternoon of exploring historic holy places on the Northside. We will pray the rosary along the way and the pilgrimage will include Palm Sunday Mass at St. Ignatius Church near Loyola University in Rogers Park. Board the yellow school bus in front of Holy Name Cathedral on State Street. Departure is at 1:00pm sharp and return to the Cathedral at the conclusion is expected around 6:45pm. …

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April 2018

Ukraine in Chicago

April 12

A perennial favorite is back! Come with the Darien Park District to Chicago's Ukrainian Village. We will explore the Ukrainian National Museum, where over 1,000 artifacts, artwork, musical instruments, embroidered folk costumes, decorated eggs "pysanky," and other historical pieces are housed. We will also visit several churches filled with colorful icons and colorful history. Lunch will be an authentic Ukrainian style meal - a luncheon treat you will not want to miss. Meet at: 7301 Fairview Ave. Darien IL 60561.…

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13 Spires

April 13

Missed the tour yesterday? Come with the Bourbonnais Township Park District to Chicago's Ukrainian Village today! This popular tour includes two sacred spaces, including the Ukrainian Cathedral with its 13 onion topped spires. The National Ukrainian Museum has over 1,100 Ukrainian artifacts, artwork, musical instruments, embroidered folk costumes and pysanky a.k.a. decorated eggs. Lunch, tour and transportation is included in price. Cost: $65 Meet at: Recreation Station, 770 E. Franklin, Bradley, IL, 60915 Please register in advance by calling the Bourbonnais Township…

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April 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join one of our groups of 'regulars' whose monthly excursions with Catholic Church Tours over the past three years have brought them to over 60 churches, shrines, basilicas and Cathedrals. We will be traveling this month to visit two places, one featuring the influence of a Spaniard, the famous St. Ignatius of Loyola, and a tour of one of the most loving and longstanding developmental homes for persons with mild to profound developmental disabilities. A filling buffet lunch will be…

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May 2018

Women of Faith

May 12 @ 9:30 am
$20 - $35

Check out three of our top ten stunningly beautiful structures dedicated to women in Chicago. These monumental destinations reflect different characters, different stories, and one vibrant focus. They shape our cityscape, and remain an influence of strength and grace. Meet at: National Shrine of Mother Cabrini, 2550 N. Lakeview, Chicago IL 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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June 2018

Tour and a Picnic – Father’s Day Special

June 16 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$20 - $35

Treat Dad to this enjoyable legacy tour.  We'll begin at a brick church that was cut in half, moved across the street by using the strength of horses, pulleys and American ingenuity. Participants will enjoy learning about such famous feats in construction, founding personalities, and masterful workmanship that are still in use. We will visit three churches. Bring a lunch to enjoy or share in a nearby park afterwards. Dads get a discount (only $25)! Meet at Our Lady of…

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July 2018

The Grit and the Glory

July 14 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$20 - $35

Certain churches represent heaven, life, light and dark in a way that embraces the otherworldly in a particularly striking manner. Enjoy the special churches featured near the city center that celebrate the common and the uncommon, a bit of Chicago’s grit and an insight into her Glory. Take in an old Gothic and two others. Meet at: St. Michael, 1636 Cleaveland Ave., Chicago 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…

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August 2018

Lost and Found

August 11 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$20 - $35

Ever heard someone ask St Anthony to find something? Ever wonder why? Cultural norms, ‘common’ customs and distinctive differences are identifiable and in Chicago’s brilliantly ethnic  churches. Join us as we explore three! Meet At: St All Saints-St Anthony, 518 W 28th Place, Chicago 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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