Chicago Church Tour

St. Mary of Perpetual Help Church is a Bridgeport landmark.

(Chicago, Illinois) For Corpus Christi Sunday I went forth with fifty or more fellow pilgrims from St. Mary of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church at 1039 W. 32nd Street in a solemn Eucharistic Procession to the Monastery of the Holy Cross at 3111 S. Aberdeen Street.  Basically, we walked around Bridgeport with Jesus.  That was the long and the short of it, but we were all moved by our movement of a few blocks because we sang with the choir and chanted with the monks and put our faith out there for all to see.  Most moving for me was seeing a man wheel an elderly woman out to the curbside in a wheelchair so she could behold the passing of the Lord.  I am attaching photographs of both churches and encouraging you to take your own church tour.  Please visit: http://www.stmaryph@aol.com and http://www.chicagomonk.org for more information.

St. Mary of Perpetual Help has always taken pride in the richness of its Polish heritage, as evidenced by its interior decoration and art.

The copper-clad domes of St. Mary soar high above Bridgeport.

On final approach to the Monastery of the Holy Cross at 3111 S. Aberdeen Street. For information about their bed & breakfast, please visit: http://www.benedictinebandb.com

You will find silence in the city at the Monastery of the Holy Cross at 3111 S. Aberdeen Street, Chicago, IL 60608-6503.

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Charles McKelvy lives and writes in southwest Michigan with his wife and fellow writer, Natalie McKelvy. They established the Dunery Press in 1988 in order to publish their own fiction. They continue to do so to this day. Charles McKelvy is an Eagle Scout.
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3 Responses to Chicago Church Tour

  1. Great photos, I have some photos of both churches to share with you sometime, too, if you are interested.

    Will you be there this Sunday by any chance? My son is treating me to a Sox game (post Father’s Day gift) so I will go to mass at the Monastery and then likely walk to the game with him.

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