St. John Cantius stands as a unique church in the Archdiocese of Chicago—helping many Catholics discover a profound sense of the Sacred through solemn liturgies and devotions, treasures of sacred art, and rich program of sacred liturgical music. The historic baroque church is one of the best examples of sacred architecture in the city. One mile directly west of the famous Water tower on Chicago Avenue, the landmark church is easily accessible by car, bus, or subway. Click here to read more » or Watch a video about our church »
Celebrating Christmas at St. John Cantius Church has become a wonderful tradition for the people of Chicago. See our special schedule of Christmas events such as Lessons and Carols (Dec. 14), Sing-Along with St. Nick (Dec. 21), and Christmas Masses. View photos and listen to Christmas music. Read more...
Do not miss Lessons and Carols on Saturday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m.! Make your reservations today! St. John Cantius’ Service of Nine Lessons and Carols brings you the classic carols of Christmas. Voices uplifted in song, the spirit uplifted with tradition and reverence. Blending Scripture readings and Sacred Music, this century-old tradition has become a cherished event not only for our church, but for the people of Chicago. Read more...
Join us on Sunday, December 15 at 1:45 pm in the church hall for lunch in the Cafe San Giovanni. After lunch enjoy a fabulous organ recital performed by Andrew Schaefer, Concert Organist. Hear music of J.S. Bach, Johannes Brahms, Olivier Messiaen, M. Searle Wright, David Briggs and Marcel Dupre. Read more...
Featured in the Cantius Web Store
- 2 DVD Combo: 1 DVD of Dedication Organ Recital & 1 DVD of Pipe Organ Blessing & Mass of Dedication
- CD: Carols by Candlelight: Lessons & Carols from St. John Cantius, Chicago
- CORONATION MASS, CD