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Holy Name Cathedral - 2 Reviews - 735 N State St, Chicago, IL - Religion Reviews - Phone (312) 787-1544

Holy Name Cathedral

735 N State St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 787-1544
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The church itself is beautiful. The priests are very nice. The Mass is a little modern. They have 4 or 5 Masses each day so there is a Mass that will firt into everyone's schedule...

Holy Name 3/19/2012

The church itself is beautiful. The priests are very nice. The Mass is a little modern. They have 4 or 5 Masses each day so there is a Mass that will firt into everyone's schedule. The bad thing is the parking lot. I have a 15 passenger van and I had no trouble parking in it until recently. The parking lot attendants talk as if they are being extra nice by letting me park there when I have called their superiors who said that I could. The parking attendants are very erogant but the securtiy officers inside the church are amazing. They are very nice, friendly, and non-intimidating. The only bad thing about this church is the parking lot. more

False Teaching 5/14/2010

Mouths that used to speak out boldly against the Church of Rome have been quieted by the times. It no longer is in vogue to speak of the pope as ""the antichrist"" (Although the following people unhesitatingly did: Martin Luther, John Bunyan, John Huss, John Wycliffe, John Calvin, William Tyndale, John Knox, Thomas Bacon, John Wesley, Samuel Cooper, John Cotton, and Jonathan Edwards.) or the Catholic Church as the ""whore of Babylon"". Now Protestants unwittingly believe that ""our differences are not so great"". Ah, that is just what She wants us to think!\r \r I've never completely understood why God led me to write these articles. But it becomes more clear with each day of study, and each page of research. Never has something so black and wicked, gotten away with appearing so holy and mysteriously beautiful . . . for so long!\r \r Above quoted from The Catholic Chronicles, by Keith Green\r \r Pros: pretty building Cons: Too many to count more
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  • Sunday Mass - 7:00 am, 8:15 am, 9:30 am, 11:00 am, 12:30 pm, 5:15 pm. Monday - Friday Masses - 6:00 am, 7:00 am, 8:00 am, 12:10 pm, 5:15 pm. Saturday Mass - 8:00 am, 12:10 pm, 5:15 pm, 7:30 pm. Holy Days - 6:00 am, 7:00 am, 8:00 am, 12:10 pm, 5:15 pm. Child care available during 9:30 am Mass and 11:00 am Mass.


  • The Church
    As cathedrals go, it's not a very inspiring house of worship. The wood latticework on the vaulted ceiling and the marble columns and their Corinthian capitals are the church's most attractive features. Hanging from the ceiling high above the plainly decorated altar are five wide-brimmed red hats called galeros. These ceremonial hats belonged to the last five cardinals of the archdiocese and were ceremoniously hung after each cardinal's death. The late Cardinal Bernadin never got around to purchasing his galero, so church members, mindful of cathedral tradition, bought one for him after he became ill.

    Designed by Patrick Charles Keely, the church's cornerstone was laid in 1874 but the Gothic structure wasn't finished until 1890, when the spire was completed and the wooden pillars were replaced with marble. A 1968 renovation to stem the structure's deterioration brought in designs that reflected Vatican II reforms; unfortunately, these very '60s innovations haven't stood the test of 30 years, much less hundreds.

    During the Prohibition era, North Side gang leader Dion O'Banion operated a flower shop across from the cathedral. Soon after gangsters gunned down O'Banion in his shop, his successor, Hymie Weiss, met a similar fate, perishing in a hail of bullets that chipped portions of the cathedral's limestone facade.

    In 1996 the city's beloved Cardinal Bernadin lay in state at Holy Name. In 1998 the cathedral appeared in the media spotlight during the wake and funeral of Chicago Cubs broadcaster Harry Caray.

  • 8/17/2003 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Daily 6:00am- 6:00pm
  • Neighborhoods:

    Near North Side, Central