On Saturday, November 5th, four parishes in the Milwaukee area are opening their doors for tours, special performances, and Mass in an event known as VIP (Very Important Parishes). VIP, led by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, aims to share the stories of these wonderful homes of faith with the wider Milwaukee community and beyond. The tours are absolutely free, include bus shuttles that run between the four parishes, and offer unique treats that can fill up anyone's Saturday!
What's more? Since I can't make it to VIP, I went to Milwaukee to visit each parish ahead of the event to produce a preview of the buildings and atmospheres of faith that each parish offers. Check back every day this week as I preview the parishes between now and November 5th!
This year's VIP parishes include (blog post links will be included as they are available):
For the official source of VIP information, check out the VIP Event Guide.
Also, Bobby Tanzilo, writing for OnMilwaukee.com, has visited each of the VIP parishes and offers a more historically-focused series of articles on each VIP parish that are worth a visit as well!