Schedules & Calendars
Churches of St. Louis
We will begin our day at Trinity Lutheran Church for a tour by Dennis Amman, sexton. He will show you the beautiful sanctuary, their priceless communion chalice (if available), and speak of the fascinating history of this church, which was the birthplace of today's Missouri Synod. Next we visit the Shrine of St. Joseph, with its vast history, this beautiful old church had its beginning in 1843. Founded by Jesuits to serve a residential German community, the church is the site of the only authenticated miracle in the Midwest. Next we enjoy lunch at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and take a tour of the church as well. After lunch, we visit and tour the Cathedral Basilica, an amazing architectural structure home to 83,000 square feet of mosaics. Round out our day with a visit to Christ Church Cathedral, an inspiring space for worship, prayer and advocacy for the neighborhood and city. The Cathedral is an example of 14th century Early English Gothic and is well-known for its stained glass windows, organ and its reredos, carved between 1909 and 1911 and shipped to the Cathedral in 230 cases, the reredos consist of 52 religious figures and biblical scenes in stone. (Please note, some churches may not be available due to funerals or other church functions that may arise. We will do our best to schedule the churches listed above, but may need to substitute at the last minute due to funerals, weddings, or special church ceremonies.)
Tour fees, lunch, gratuities, and charter bus transportation are included.
You must pre-register by April 11th.
ILR 9300-02 Friday, 5/11
Bus departs from Main Campus at 8:00am: return by 6:30pm
Bus departs from Mt. Vernon Marketplace at 8:30am: return by 6:00pm