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February 2018

Something from the Garden

February 23 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$20 - $35

Challenge winter with a tour of lush garden inscapes!

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March 2018


March 10 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Our bilingual guide will open the doors and open the history of three outstanding churches. The first, a beautiful Bucktown edifice, stands a testament to resurrection, as it has overcome fire and feuding and the enormous changed of an active Chicago church for over 130 years.  Another, slated to be closed - or reopened - soon, has a magnificent marble-work, double choir loft and exquisite stained glass (pictured here). We will also take in St Paul, in Ripley's Believe-it-or-Not for…

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Bridgeport Visit

March 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$20 - $35

Everyone says, "That's Daley's old neighborhood!" and Bridgeport was, but many residents still identify where they are from by the nearest church. Join us right after St Patrick's Day, on St Joseph's Feast, as we enjoy stories from Bridgeport lifers and come to appreciate the diversity in this still strong, still 'very Chicago', still very walk-able, neighborhood. We will walk to three beautiful and storied Bridgeport neighborhood churches all within about a mile of each other. Meet At: All Saints-St…

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The Patrons: St Patrick and St Joseph

March 20 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

This jaunt will take in two churches that may even challenge the cultural capacity of those who already know and love St Patrick and St Joseph (who's feast days are on March 17 and 19 respectively). We will lunch with the School Sisters of St Francis and see two lovely places dedicated to the Patrons, to reflective prayer and to inspiring work. Transportation from Lake Zurich. Lunch paid for on your own. To register or for more information, please contact…

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Holy Name Cathedral ~ 9th Annual Lenten Pilgrimage

March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State St
Chicago, IL 60611
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The Holy Name Cathedral Lenten bus pilgrimage is back! Join us for a peaceful afternoon of exploring historic holy places on the Northside. We will pray the rosary along the way and the pilgrimage will include Palm Sunday Mass at St. Ignatius Church near Loyola University in Rogers Park. Board the yellow school bus in front of Holy Name Cathedral on State Street. Departure is at 1:00pm sharp and return to the Cathedral at the conclusion is expected around 6:45pm. …

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April 2018

Ukraine in Chicago

April 12

A perennial favorite is back! Come with the Darien Park District to Chicago's Ukrainian Village. We will explore the Ukrainian National Museum, where over 1,000 artifacts, artwork, musical instruments, embroidered folk costumes, decorated eggs "pysanky," and other historical pieces are housed. We will also visit several churches filled with colorful icons and colorful history. Lunch will be an authentic Ukrainian style meal - a luncheon treat you will not want to miss. Meet at: Darien Sportsplex, 451 Plainfield Rd., Darien…

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13 Spires

April 13

Missed the tour yesterday? Come with the Bourbonnais Township Park District to Chicago's Ukrainian Village today! This popular tour includes two sacred spaces, including the Ukrainian Cathedral with its 13 onion topped spires. The National Ukrainian Museum has over 1,100 Ukrainian artifacts, artwork, musical instruments, embroidered folk costumes and pysanky a.k.a. decorated eggs. Lunch, tour and transportation is included in price. Cost: $65 Meet at: Recreation Station, 770 E. Franklin, Bradley, IL, 60915 Please register in advance by calling the Bourbonnais Township…

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April 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join one of our groups of 'regulars' whose monthly excursions with Catholic Church Tours over the past three years have brought them to over 60 churches, shrines, basilicas and Cathedrals. We will be traveling this month to visit two places, one featuring the influence of a Spaniard, the famous St. Ignatius of Loyola, and a tour of one of the most loving and longstanding developmental homes for persons with mild to profound developmental disabilities. A filling buffet lunch will be…

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May 2018

Women of Faith

May 12 @ 9:30 am
$20 - $35

Check out three of our top ten stunningly beautiful structures dedicated to women in Chicago. These monumental destinations reflect different characters, different stories, and one vibrant focus. They shape our cityscape, and remain an influence of strength and grace. Meet at: National Shrine of Mother Cabrini, 2550 N. Lakeview, Chicago IL 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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Chapel Visit ~ for Mom

May 22 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

May is the perfect month for visiting your mom.  How about inviting her to join us in the exploration of two grand, yet very different chapels that explore the significance of her roll as a mother?  The Madonna della Stradda (Our Lady of the Street) chapel's Art Decco Lake front position contrasts beautifully with chapel at the heart of the Divine Word Missionaries in Techny. Cost, registration, transportation and registration details coming soon.

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