Reflecting on Touring Chicago's beautiful churches

Touring Chicago's beautiful churches was my summer blog project.  My husband and I were able to visit nine parishes.  It was an amazing experience that we  both enjoyed.

Most of the parishes we had never been to, or it had been years since we were there last so we were always surprised when we walked in the door.

Going to Mass at different parishes gives us ideas.  As musicians, we are always looking for a new song or perhaps a new arrangement of an older one.  We were also overwhelmed by the talented singers and musicians among the parishes we visited.

One in particular was Josie Falbo who sang for Mass at Our Lady of Pompeii.  I could tell at Mass that she was "holding back."  We were later able to hear her perform at the Chicago Festa Italiana on August 16.  Please visit her web site.  She's an amazing and versatile singer!

We are returning to St. Therese in Chinatown on Saturday, August 30 for the 5 PM Mass.  Though we will be singing weekly from then on, I hope to visit some other parishes during the week and I'll continue the series as time permits.

If there's a parish in the Chicago area that you think I should visit, please get in touch with me on Facebook, Twitter, or by email at beingcatholicreally@gmail.com.

Here are the individual links to all the churches we visited this summer:

Touring Chicago's beautiful churches:  St. Andrew Parish (ChicagoNow's Best Photo Gallery winner for June!)

Touring Chicago's beautiful churches: Santa Lucia Church

Touring Chicago's beautiful churches:  Holy Innocents

Touring Chicago's beautiful churches:  St. John Cantius

Touring Chicago's beautiful churches:  St. Michael in Old Town

Touring Chicago's beautiful churches:  St. Mary of the Angels

Touring Chicago's beautiful churches:  The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii

Touring Chicago's beautiful churches:  The National Shrine of St. Francis Xavier Cabrini

Touring Chicago's beautiful churches:  Old St. Pat's

I hope you enjoyed the series.

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