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May 2017

Variations on Beauty

May 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Join St John's Bible Study Members: While last year's pilgrimage focused on some of the venerable Polish  Churches in the city, this year we will visit two Italian-American churches as well as the exquisite Chapel of St. James at the Archbishop Quigley Center in the city. Coach Transportation from Western Springs,  provided, limit of 52. Last year every seat was filled. Call us to register: 312-869-2286 Tickets $45 Can't join us on this date? Call us to come on another! 312-869-2286

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June 2017

St. Anthony Tour & Talk (& novena)

June 5 @ 6:00 pm - June 9 @ 7:00 pm
All Saints-St Anthony, 518 W 28th Place
Chicago, IL 60616
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St Anthony Bread

Join us Monday, June 5 through Friday, June 9 at 6:00 pm Join us for a timely series of short talks about a number of characters who impacted Chicago, and on who has enjoyed 800 years of international popularity. The art and architecture of All Saints-Saint Anthony Church will be highlighted, including the exterior mosaic, two interior murals, and several exquisite stained glass panels of this beautiful Bridgeport building. .. not to be ignored will be the connections to a…

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Dodge Ball

June 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1845 N. Hermitage
Chicago, IL 60622 United States
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Big victories brought about by humble actions provide us with the stories for this lively, lovely outing. Join us on an excursion through "the church that moved a highway!" Another church we will visit dogged a wrecking ball. Come with us also to the Columbus Hospital chapel-turned-National Shrine of Mother Cabrini. She was a diminutive Italian woman who powerfully exercised her claim that she could "do all things through Christ" until her last breath in Chicago. Museum and gift shop also available. Meet at: St Mary of…

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International Sampling

June 10 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Sample a wealth of our nation's inheritance in faith, culture, color and grandeur. We will touch on Portugal, France, Germany and Italy in this rich sampling of three Chicago churches and a shrine. Meet at: Our Lady of Fatima, 2751 W. 38th Place, Chicago IL Please purchase tickets in advance. Transportation on your own. Would you like to try this tour on another date? Just call us! 312-869-2286

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South Side Stunners

June 17 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Take a trip to these remarkable beauties, preserved and enlivened by the strength of generations. Included are a magnificent Gothic rising like a slice of the Tatra Mountans, an Italian Renaissance church with a rare "indulgenced altar" built after WWII and aptly titled Our Lady of Peace, as well as two more notable churches. ONLY $35  and includes round trip coach transportation from St Anthony of Padua parking lot,  11533 S. Prairie Ave. Lunch, paid on your own.  

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FDS#19: Milwaulkee

June 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Summer in the city! Discover the majestic connections of generations with a church, a chapel, German fare. We are planning time to shop for sausage, cheese, and spices, as well as taking note of the profound impression St Joan of Arc made on Milwaukee. Please call Dianna to register: 847-726-4723

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Ukraine in Chicago

June 21 @ 8:15 am - 4:30 pm

A perennial favorite is back! Come with the Hanover Township Seniors to Chicago's Ukrainian Village; enjoy the Ukrainian National museum, several churches filled with colorful icons, and savor the delicious, authentically Ukrainian cuisine. Meet at: 240 S IL Route 59, Bartlett IL. Transportation provided. Advance registration required. Please call the Hanover Township Senior Center: 630-483-5600,  Donation: $57 Would you like to do this tour on another day? Call us! 312-869-2286 We take groups as small as 5 up to 90…

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Sweetly Sung

June 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Join the Garlands of Barrington as we visit two joyful expressions of faith formed in brick but laced with love. Both have a strength and simplicity of design cut with architectural and historical details of note. We will explore how the Spanish influence in they Meyer Cook edifice contrasts beautifully with the German Gothic, and relish the manner of detailing in both. Transportation provided from the Garlands of Barrington, 1000 Garlands Lane, Barrington IL 60010.  Register with the Garlands: 847-756-3269…

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July 2017
$20 - $35

The Grit and the Glory

July 15 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Grit and the Glory

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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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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