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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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July 2018

Prairie Tour

July 21 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Visit three beautiful, rural, 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 a church with a strong frontier-French connection (right near the Chicago Bears training field). 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 books. Tickets: $38 Adults, $35 Seniors…

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National Shrine of St Therese

July 31 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

St. Therese of Lisieux had a wonderful way of making the little things count. Join us as we tour her National Shrine situated on 40 acres in Darien, IL. Enjoy the Garden, Gift shop, Museum and Chapel. The museum collection is the largest outside Lisieux, France, and features photographs of the saint, paintings, and a full sized replica of her convent cell and relics. We will also visit a noble Polish church and the only, and oldest, country parish in…

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August 2018

Santuario Peregrinación #1

August 11 @ 8:45 am - 3:30 pm

Participe en el primer Catholic Church Tour que parte desde el Sanctuario de Guadalupe en Des Plaines, para una peregrinación agradable y una visita a tres increíbles iglesias. St. Paul aparece en "Ripley's Aunque usted no lo crea" por haber sido construido sin ni un solo clavo, pero más allá de esa afirmación, sus elementos rudimentarios de ladrillo, vidrio y piedra se combinan asombrosamente para atraer el alma hacia el cielo. En esta peregrinación se incluirá St. Adalbert, una iglesia…

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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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September 2018

Youth Groups

September 2, 2018 - July 1, 2019

Youth groups and School groups, let's go! It is a great time to book a tour. Let us arrange everything. Small or large groups are welcome. We find the 5th grade and older students most interested and engaged. Even reluctant youth 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 apply.…

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Tradition and Trends

September 18 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$20 - $35

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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The Little Flower

September 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

St. Therese of Lisieux had a wonderful way of making the little things count. Join us as we tour her National Shrine situated on 40 acres in Darien IL. Enjoy the Garden, Gift shop, Museum and Chapel. The museum collection is the largest outside Lisieux, France, and features photographs of the saint, paintings, and a full sized replica of her convent cell and relics. We will also visit a noble Polish church and the only country parish in the Archdiocese…

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October 2018

Victory Tour

October 19 @ 7:45 am

1571 claimed one big victory in the Gulf of Patras, located in western Greece, that proved the battle is not over. Join us on our excursion to learn about the power of the Rosary -  as revealed through a Meyer & Cook Spanish Style Chicago church!  Our Lady of Victory's strength and simplicity of design will be contrasted with one of the three minor Basilicas that visited by Pope John Paul II and Polish Presidents, and participants will also much…

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November 2018

Hallowed Ground – Cemetery Tour

November 10 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$20 - $35

Famous architectural landmarks, Holy Souls and peaceful resting grounds are the subject of this November tour. Queen of All Saints cemetery is beautifully landscaped, historically and artistically rich, including a Neo-Gothic Revival mausoleum colorfully appointed in  mosaic, metal work, stone and wood carvings and tile. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Transportation is not included. U.S. Veterans, please see ticketing for a discount. Want to take this tour on another date? Just call! 312-869-2286. Minimum group size 5; maximum size varies.

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