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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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December 2018

Pilsen before the Feast

December 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$20 - $35

Join us just before the festivities take off in Pilsen! Three churches in the neighborhood, with distinctly different ethnic roots have their own stories and remarkably different architecture. Each, however, are unified in their celebrations on December 12. Special altars will be decked - not for Christmas yet - but for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  Come learn of the origins of the churches, as well as the customs and traditions surrounding December 12. Meet at: St Paul,…

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The Best

December 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Beauty draws one up and out of oneself, doing no violence, expanding, recalibrating and reorienting one's perspective. We will visit the Basilica of St Josaphat, the lower museum and lovely lower chapel.  A  shopping stop at T. H. Stemper Co. church supply and religious goods store, sausage and spice shops is also in the plan.  We will lunch at a German restaurant est in 1902, and got the inside scoop on a frozen custard spot, so save room for desert…

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Downtown Sacred Spaces

December 15 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$20 - $35

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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March 2019

Early America in Illinois

March 2, 2019

Follow the route of Fr. Jacque Marquette and Louis Joliet!  Join the Bourbonnais Township Park District to visit a little stone church, one of the oldest active churches in IL. Enjoy a presentation at a pioneer cemetery with head stones dated back to the days of George Washington. Learn more about the influence of the I&M Canal and railway on early and current structures and commerce when Lemont was known as Athens. We will lunch locally at the Old Town…

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April 2019

Halleluia! Tour

April 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am

It's not too soon to save the date! Join the Grayslake Park District in exploring some of the most inspiring, tangible sources of hope as manifest in the beauty and serenity of churches in Chicago. We will guide you through the "Resurrection church" and two more established and maintained for over 100 years by the Congregation of the Resurrection. In fresh flowers, detailed paintings, and ornate architecture, this tour is an immersion in the joyful excessiveness that comes from communities…

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