Holy Innocents is the third parish my husband and I visited while touring Chicago's beautiful churches. Neither of us had ever been there so we were discovering this treasure for the first time.
What always amazes me when visiting an older parish is the sacrifice of the people who built it. Intricate stained glass in memory of loved ones testifies to their faith and love of their church.
What sets this church apart from the churches we visited so far is that it has nine shrines: Holy Innocents Shrine, Sacred Heart of Jesus Shrine, Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine, Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine, Our Lady of Providence Shrine, Blessed Mother Shrine, St. Joseph Shrine, St. Boniface Shrine and St. Ann Shrine.
The Saturday that we visited was the first weekend for the new pastor, Rev. Joseph Tito. This turned into a mini reunion of sorts as my husband and I knew Fr. Tito from Our Lady of Mercy.
Holy Innocents is located at 743 N. Armour here in Chicago and their phone number is 312-666-3675.
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