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Old St. Patrick's Church, Chicago

(4.4/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web)
Located at the northwest corner of Adams and Des Plaines Streets, Old St. Patrick’s Church is the oldest public building in the city of Chicago. Founded in 1846 as the first English-speaking parish in the city, the current church building was dedicated on Christmas Day, 1856. Old St. Patrick’s is one of the few buildings to survive the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
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  • It is the oldest church in Chicago. It survived the great fire of the city. It is a beautiful building while sober. Not extravagant gilt, no statues everywhere, but rather a simplistic décor with beautiful and simple stained glass windows.
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  • We attended Sunday mass here and were lucky enough to find a wonderful parishioner to give us and another family a 10 minute talk and tour of the old church afterwards. Mass was lovely and learning ab...  more »
  • Look, not to mention very beautiful also. Decor was very impressive, and the Christmas season
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  • A beautiful, historic church that every Chicagoland Catholic must attend mass at at least once. A great place to bring visitors too (well, if they go to church), as its walking distance from the loop, Greek Town, and Millennium Park. Alright, I know I'm going to tick off some of my coreligionists, but it's also a nice regular option for those of us who care more about peace and justice than about incense and bashing Obamacare or whatever they seem to do at 50% of Catholic churches. This place is all about community and caring for each other and this beautiful city and world. A great legacy of Chicago's Irish community. A really beautiful and welcoming place.
  • One of the most irreverent Masses I've ever attended. Fast & loose with the Mass makes baby Jesus cry.
  • This is a beautiful church that has a multitude of masses each Sunday, even an 8pm mass. They have room for over flow in either the gym or basement and you can park for free at the surrounding lots. The priests do a good job of talking about current events and relating those to Bible passages.
  • Stunning church with extremely friendly parishioners. I was greeted enthusiastically when they learned I was there for the first time.
  • Good church