This October, VBP is doing something different! On Saturday, October 14th, please join us for the annual architecture festival Open House Chicago, on a fun outing focused on Chicago’s inspiring churches built for beautiful liturgy!
VBP’s Route will cover West Town, the Loop and Ukrainian Village and include such architectural treasures as the St. James Chapel at Quigley Center, modeled on the Sainte Chapelle, and St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral, modeled on St. Sophia’s Cathedral in Kiev.

The group will leave around 10am from the Dunkin Donuts (801 N. Milwaukee) across the street from the Polish Baroque masterpiece St. John Cantius church, following the 8:30am Low Mass. The tour itself should last from 10am -11:30/12pm with lunch to follow!

Feel free to join for all or part of the morning! AND PLEASE RSVP to: and/or
St. James Chapel at Quigley Center
Left: St. James Chapel. Right: St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral. Photos couresty of Open House Chicago; photo credit: Eric Allix Rogers. 
Ever Ancient Ever New Conference
Thank you so much to all TWENTY people who attended VBP’s “Ever Ancient Ever New” day-long Conference on Saturday, September 16th celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Letter “Summorum Pontificum” , which has spurred the growth of the Latin Mass.
We are especially grateful to our speakers: our chaplain, the Rev. Charles Fanelli, Mrs. Mary Kraychy, Director of the Coalition Ecclesia Dei, and the Most. Rev. Joseph Perry, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago. We were enlightened and inspired by all their words of wisdom! Just days before, Bishop Perry had given this talk on “Summorum Pontificum” in Philadelphia, which he graciously shared with us: http://:

Thank you also to St. Mary of Perpetual Help Parish for kindly hosting the Conference in their spacious library and splendid Baroque church!

Pontifical Low Mass for the Exaltation of the Holy Cross 
We were delighted to celebrate the External Solemnity of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in the Monastery of the Holy Cross! Thank you to all 48 people who attended, to Bishop Perry for offering the Pontifical Low Mass and to the Monastery’s Benedictine community for their warm hospitality! To learn more about the Monastery and their stunning series of Solemn Choral Vespers, please visit:
Save the Dates!

Saturday, November 18th, 5pm
High Mass at St. Stanislaus Kostka for the parish's Patronal Feast! 

Sunday, December 24th, Christmas Eve, Exact Time TBA
 High Mass of Midnight at St. Stanislaus Kostka!

AND On Saturday, October 28th at 6pm, our gracious hosts at the Monastery of the Holy Cross will hold the premiere screening of a new short film “Rebuilding a Sanctuary” which “explores the inspiration for the creation of the altarpiece icons” that adorn the altar. A wonderful opportunity to learn more about liturgy inspiring contemporary art! The event is free; registration is requested: http://:
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