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November 2018

SRB Field Trip

November 2 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Students, parents and faculty of St Robert Bellarmine will visit Loyola's famous Art Deco chapel, Madonna Della Strada, as well as a beautiful new chapel harmoniously constructed with gorgeous old stained glass windows, and the seat of the Archdiocese, Holy Name Cathedral. Eating out down-town is also in the works. If you would like to offer your youth or faculty on a thoroughly immersive education in beauty, faith and culture, just give us a call, and we can set it…

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St James Youth Group

November 10 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sign up to catch the bus to Chicago! We will pack in a visit to four churches, a museum, and a lunch stop. Dress nicely, but comfortably. Bring a camera if you want to share some amazing photos, and some cash if you want to light a candle for a friend. Contact Rebecca or Carrie soon to sign up. $20 Adults, if you would like to bring your youth groups or other school groups, let's go! It is a great time…

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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 Heaven cemetery is beautifully landscaped, historically and artistically rich, including a (huge) Neo-Gothic Revival mausoleum colorfully appointed in  mosaic, metal work, stone and wood carvings and tile. And yes, the famous and infamous are interred there along with the humbly innocent and near-forgotten. Please meet near the front gates at 1400 S. Wolf Road, Hillside, IL 60162 Tickets must be purchased in…

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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.

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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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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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