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July 2017
$20 - $35

German Journey

July 29 @ 9:00 am - August 29 @ 12:30 pm
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How well they built! Join us in witnessing the immigrant beginnings of Germans in the New World by exploring three historic churches influenced by the faith and traditions of their homeland. Our tour will conclude with a final stop at the The DANK Haus museum. Meet at: St Alphonsus: 1429 W Wellington, Chicago IL 60657 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…

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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

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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With Great Heart

September 15 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
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With great heart and strength of will, immigrant nations took root in Chicago.  We will consider the character of a people pursuing eternity via earthly efforts and Godly grace, through brick and mortar, gilding and glass. Visit with us three magnificent churches organized and energized from 1867 to the present day including the famous "Sanctuary of Divine Mercy". $45 Tickets include coach transportation provided from 323 N. Taylor St, Marengo IL 60152. BYO lunch/snacks to enjoy at Pulaski Park. Please call Jack to register or…

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Best of Brewtown

September 20 @ 7:15 am - 4:30 pm
St.-Josaphat-Basilica

Visit one of the most incredible churches in the Midwest, the Basilica of St Josaphat, and a historic chapel that dates from the early 15th Century in France.  We will lunch at a German restaurant established in 1902, and make time for the Li'l Friar Gift shop, a famous sausage shop that's been making sausage for over 130 years, and more! Call Bernie to register or for more info: 847-587-2837 Tickets $75, includes coach bus transport, snacks, group lunch menu, gratuities, and taxes. Meet at: St Bede, 36455…

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October 2017

Polish Beauties

October 14
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Just off the road, in the old Polish Patch, discover an ancient language of beauty as it is arranged in it's present glory. Enjoy a guided tour of three Chicago churches formed by the Resurrectionist priests in the 1890's. We will visit three historically significant, and remarkably beautiful churches with vibrant communities and distinct features. Tickets: $65 each, includes lunch and coach transportation from McHenry, IL Please contact Jeanne to register: 815-388-0164

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Open House Chicago 2017 Churches

October 14 @ 8:00 am - October 15 @ 5:00 pm
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Open House Chicago is this weekend! We welcome you to join in, or call us for a tour on another date: 312-869-2286

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$35

Enchanting Churches ~ Walking Tour

October 16 @ 9:15 am
St Anthony Bread

An enchanting walking tour of three churches is a great way to discover Chicago.

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Champion ~ Our Lady of Good Help

October 19 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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It is a seemingly unremarkable place, barely land-marked, and little known. Yet, the out of the way country Wisconsin farm has claimed international distinction as the only Vatican approved Marian Apparition site in the United States. Join us as we travel to take in the meaning of the phenomena of the fire of 1871, the simplicity of wayside chapels, the beauty of fall colors and countryside. Meet at: St Francis De Sales, 135 S Buesching Rd, Lake Zurich IL 60047.…

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500 Flat Cars

October 21 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Five hundred flat cars of salvaged stone traveled from Chicago to Milwaukee to make one of the most beautiful churches in the Midwest. Join us to visit this marvelous grace-filled structure, the Basilica of St Josaphat. We will also visit the mini-marvel of what is called the St Joan of Arc chapel, brought stone by stone from France, and one other church! Bring your own lunch for a picnic. SOLD OUT

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