605 S. 4th Street, Milwaukee
OPEN Saturday, November 5, 2016 / 10 a.m.-4 p.m
Handicapped accessible except for the school gym (stairs only).
BEHIND-THE-SCENES IN THE CHURCH
As you enter the main entrance, pull the ropes and ring the bells that chime in the bell tower of Our Lady of Guadalupe! Explore the church and the choir loft at your own pace, or take guided tours of the sacristy and stained glass every 20 minutes throughout the day.
CHILDREN'S CHOIR PERFORMANCES
You will not get the full feel of the vibrant parish life of Our Lady of Guadalupe without hearing the beautiful voices of 40+ children in the children's choir! Be sure not to miss the special performances of the full children's choir exclusively during the VIP event at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
WHERE WAS THE FIRST SPANISH-SPEAKING MASS IN MILWAUKEE?
Right here! Take a walk into Holy Trinity School next to the church, go up three flights of stairs, and enter the school gymnasium, where the first Spanish-speaking Mass in Milwaukee took place. See the basketball hoops on the walls that were part of the school 70 years ago, get a magnificent view of the Walker’s Point neighborhood from this high vantage point, and listen to the sounds of live music echo through the room. Dancing shoes are welcome! (Not handicapped accessible. Steep flight of stairs required.)
FOOD AND BEVERAGES
Enjoy tacos and other tasty, ethnic foods from two parishioner-owned food trucks outside the church entrance between 11 a.m. -2 p.m. exclusively during the VIP event.
BONUS: Brenner Brewing Discount for VIP event-goers!
Are you touring the VIP event without children? Do you like craft breweries? Well then, you are in luck! Brenner Brewing (706 S. 5th St, Milwaukee) is one block southwest from the Our Lady of Guadalupe. Mention the VIP EVENT and get $1 off a tap. $1 from each VIP-mentioned tap purchase will go to support Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish. PLUS: Mention the VIP event, and take a free tour of Brenner Brewing at 3 p.m. on event day! This free tour is exclusively for VIP attendees.
SPECIAL VIP MASS: All are welcome to attend Mass at 4:30 p.m.