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March 2017
$20 - $35

Gift Certificates

March 3, 2017 @ 8:00 am - December 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
stoneentrance

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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April 2017

Schools

April 28 @ 8:00 am - July 31 @ 5:00 pm
school 2

Thank you for bringing your students! Even students who reluctant students end the day considering it their favorite field trip. Some bring a sketch pad, note book or camera.  Parents and chaperones relish the outing. Ask about lesson plan ideas for incorporation into your curricula. It is not too early to book a tour for this coming fall. Small or large groups are welcome. We find the fifth grade through high school most interested and engaged. Call us to learn more: 312-869-2286…

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June 2017

Sweetly Sung

June 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
sacred heart olf

Join the Garlands of Barrington as we visit two joyful expressions of faith formed in brick but laced with love. Both have a strength and simplicity of design cut with architectural and historical details of note. We will explore how the Spanish influence in they Meyer Cook edifice contrasts beautifully with the German Gothic, and relish the manner of detailing in both. Transportation provided from the Garlands of Barrington, 1000 Garlands Lane, Barrington IL 60010.  Register with the Garlands: 847-756-3269…

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July 2017
$20 - $35

The Grit and the Glory

July 15 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Grit and the Glory

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 2017
$20 - $35

Lost and Found

August 12 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
St Joseph Parade Bridgeport

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 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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October 2017

Polish Beauties

October 14 @ 12:30 am - October 16 @ 8:00 pm
stan loft

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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