Chicago boasts a large Polish population, and this is the head church of all the Polish churches throughout the city. Built ... More
St. Stanislaus Kostka Church
Chicago boasts a large Polish population, and this is the head church of all the Polish churches throughout the city. Built in 1876, it was modeled after a church in Krakow. It is hard to recognize the similarities now because it has gone through a number of alterations over the years. Inside, St. Stanislaus Kostka Church is opulent and majestic with carved oak choirs stalls, huge paintings and Tiffany windows peering down on the baroque altar. Polish faithful still come to worship here, although today it caters to a large Mexican population. Service times change frequently. Please call to verify.
I am so glad to see St. Stanislaus is marked one of the sights to see in Chicago. My grandparents were married there and my mother went from K-12 grade at St. Stanislaus Kostka School. She wanted my brothers and sister and I to get the best education, so we went to school there as well. The school part that we went to is torn down now but there is another part of the school that is still there. We made our First Holy Communion and Confermation there. I still can remember walking down that aisle, looking at that beautiful painting on the ceilling. Even til this day it still looks as big as it did when I was a child. Every time I go Chicago, I visit St. Stanislaus.
I LIKE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS CHRCH, THE ICON WAS SO CUTE.YOU GUYS SHOULD GO AND CHECK IT FOR YOURSELF. =}
I FOUND OUT THAT ON OCTOBER THEY GOING TO CELEBRATE A SPECIAL MASS AT 10:30 AND IS GOING TO BE BILIGUAL. AND EVERY THURSDAY THERE IS A PRAYER GROUP FOR ALL THE FAMILY AT 7:00 PM. I JUST WENT AND IT WAS AWESOME.
From the busy Kennedy Expressway heading into downtown Chicago a gleaming white statue of Jesus extends his arms as if to invite and welcome all to this beautiful historic sanctuary nestled like a hidden jewel near the heart of downtown Chicago. Here the casual visitor and devout daily parishioner alike can encounter God: in twice daily Mass, in all-day adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, in daily confessions, Rosary and Mercy Hour. Come, yes, for the beautiful stucture, the old-world architecture, the majestic iconography. But most of all, above all, come to encounter God -- in prayer, in silence and in sanctuary.
I visited the church January 16, 2006. I was in awe! My grandparents were married there March 19, 1903, and that was the reason for my visit. It is absolutely beautiful. I was disappointed with the entrance just inside the outside door though. It seemed to have gone through a fire of some sort. The aqua walls had soot on them and it was not befitting such a magnificent church.
A beautiful church with a very sacred presence to it.
Truly a sanctuary where your soul can find peace and rest....
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If you are searching...do yourself a favor, and stop here one afternoon!
And pick up a copy of A Mother's Plea by Father Anthony Bus'...a book that tells of the life of the Pastor of this church and the sanctuary that will one day be built here overlooking the Kennedy Expressway!
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