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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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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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Chapel Visit ~ for Mom

May 22 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

May is the perfect month for visiting your mom.  How about inviting her to join us in the exploration of two grand, yet very different chapels that explore the significance of her roll as a mother?  The Madonna della Stradda (Our Lady of the Street) chapel's Art Decco Lake front position contrasts beautifully with chapel at the heart of the Divine Word Missionaries in Techny. Cost, registration, transportation and registration details coming soon.

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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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International Sampler

June 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This diverse sampling includes.... drum roll.... a Czech church  that features a simple, sturdy prairie style, a magnificent Polish model of the Basilica of "St Paul Outside the Walls'" in Rome,  lunch at an Italian eatery and a German Gothic noted in Ripley's Believe It or Not for being built without a nail.... all in one tour! Come with us! Tickets: $46 Coach transportation to Chicago will be provided from: 4130 147th St, Keeler Ave. Midlothian IL 60445, or meet…

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Shrine of Christ’s Passion

June 26 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

This famous place hosts thousands of visitors each year. The Shrine of the Christ’s Passion is a multi-media interactive, half-mile winding Prayer Trail that depicts the last days of Jesus Christ’s life. Forty life-size bronze sculptures in a tranquil setting, complete with beautiful music and amazingly sculptured gardens. Our group will stop for an afternoon lunch at an authentic Italian eatery nearby. Lunch is paid on your own. An (outstanding) Gift shop will also be available. Cost: $25 Meet at:…

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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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Prairie Tour

July 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Visit three foundational Illinois churches and lunch at an unmistakably rural restaurant. Enjoy the peace of the countryside and the beauty of the oldest wooden church in Illinois, the "Cathedral on the Prairie" and another gem bedecked with Zettler windows, original paintings and  crowned with saints from around the world, Kankakee's St Rose of Lima. If time allows, and participants are interested, we may also make a stop at the local Love Christian Center, for a look at their gifts and…

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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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