MILWAUKEE — Nearly 1,100 people turned out Saturday, Nov. 5 for the inaugural Very Important Parishes tour. Visitors could tour four archdiocesan parishes: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Immaculate Conception and All Saints, Milwaukee, and St. Bernard, Wauwatosa. The visitors were taken to the sites by bus and while at each stop, could take behind-the-scenes tours of the churches. Here are some photos of the event. For more photos, click here.
Fr. Robert Stiefvater, former pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Milwaukee, helps Nadia Nwadbaraocha ring the church’s bell during the Archdiocese of Milwaukee’s first Very Important Parishes (VIP) tour, Saturday. Nov. 5. Fr. Stiefvater is pastor of All Saints, Milwaukee.
Anthony Biondi Jr., of East Troy, surrounded by family members, gets a view of St. Bernard Church during a stop at the Wauwatosa site.
Visitors to Immaculate Conception Church, Milwaukee, examine the altar and painting on the wall.
The All Saints Gospel Choir performs for VIP visitors who came to the Milwaukee church during the Nov. 5 event.
Shuttles take the 1,100 tourists from parish to parish during the six-hour event. Participating parishes were Our Lady of Guadalupe, Immaculate Conception and All Saints, Milwaukee, and St. Bernard, Wauwatosa. (Catholic Herald photos by Peter Fenelon)
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