Tours of Old St. Pat’s

Old St. Patrick’s Church has stood at the western gateway of Chicago’s Loop for more than 150 years. Built seven generations ago, this old city Church, a treasure born of the immigrant dream, has welcomed hundreds of thousands of people through its doors who seek a deeper, richer experience of life.

Nothing is more important to the mission of Old St. Patrick’s Church than the hospitality extended to each person who crosses our threshold, whether as a first-time visitor or as a member of the Old St. Pat’s community. We have all been drawn to this special community for different reasons and through different means. You can become a part of Old St. Pat’s through worship, by volunteering for a community outreach program, or attending one of the many programs offered here. Our current generation of members joins with those of the past in striving to build an experience of Church that is genuinely welcoming, mission oriented, and Christ centered. Whatever brought you to Old St. Patrick’s Church, please know you are welcome.

Jim McLaughlin oversees the docent program at Old St. Patrick’s Church. Jim began volunteering by tutoring at our sharing parish partner, St. Agatha’s on Chicago’s West side. Jim and other docents are available to conduct tours between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., Monday through Friday. Tours can be arranged with a week’s notice.


If you are filming a movie, working on a paper for school about Old St. Pat’s, or working on a segment for a show and you would like access to the church through the week, please complete the form below to request access to the church.

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