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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

Youth Groups

July 1, 2018 - May 30, 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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Ever Ancient, Ever New

July 9 @ 9:00 am

“Ever Ancient/Ever New” is epitomized  in everything at Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Parish - from it's reclaimed prairie land to it's 1999 church interior which reveals millennia of Christian spirituality. The pastor there, Fr Thomas Loya, STB, MA, engage you in an immersive experience of Byzantine Iconography and provide insights into an integrated sacramental-liturgical vision of life itself. Fr. Loya is an accomplished artist, author and radio show host of "Beyond the Veil" on radiomaria.us and "Light of the East Radio"…

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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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September 2018

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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