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Old St. Patrick's Church, Chicago

#9 of 34 in Historic Sites in Chicago
Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Old St. Patrick's Church, also known as St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church and commonly known as Old St. Pat's, is a Roman Catholic parish in Chicago, Illinois. Located at 700 West Adams Street, it has been described as the "cornerstone of Irish culture" in Chicago. The main church building is one of a handful of structures remaining in the city that predate the 1871 Great Chicago Fire, and is the city's oldest standing church building.
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  • Beautiful church and a must visit. It’s close to other attractions too such as Adams st (Route 66) and Union Station.  more »
  • Wonderful place for a family mass, especially with eye-rolling teens, because the music is so positive and fun. Always a thoughtful sermon and walk to geek town after!  more »
  • This was the first time we attended mass here, as my daughter's group was meeting here before leaving for their mission trip. It's a beautiful church, very ornate Celtic details, gorgeous stained glass and mosaics. Very welcoming. Parking is free for masses in the lot one block North of the church. Their choir was also really good. Highly recommend!
  • Catholism for a modern society. They have a large membership with many faith-based programs, community outreach, and social activities for all ages and groups. The church and members are active in many inter-faith programs, charity, and philanthropic endeavors. People, clergy, and staff show great respect and acceptance for people of all walks and faiths. The Sunday choir is top notch. Holiday masses almost feel like great concerts and Sunday mass they uplift the spirits with great complement to the scripture and rituals. Plus let's not forget about the world's largest block party every summer!

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