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Karen Beaumont Organ Recital

Nov. 1, 2:30 pm  -  Music by Buxtehude, Brahms, Bruckner, Mendelssohn, and Bach
Karen Beaumont is an active organ recitalist and organ and piano instructor. She also plays the French Horn. From November, 1988 through April, 2011, she provided the organ and choral music at St. James Episcopal Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She now plays regularly at All Saints Cathedral. She holds a degree in Music History from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

"It was a beautiful concert...it goes without saying that you would be welcome back. "
Andrew Ager, St. James Cathedral, Toronto, Canada

"Thank you for such a splendid recital! ...I enjoyed the program, which was so refreshing and creative..."
James Kennerley, St. Mary the Virgin, NYC

"My thanks to you... for a lovely recital of interesting and rarely heard repertoire.It was a pleasure to get to know you and hear you play."
Peter Wright, Southwark Cathedral, London, UK

"Organist Karen Beaumont gave [a] startlingly bold...performance of Jeanne Demessieux's Respons pour le temps de Paques."
Elaine Schmidt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"Thanks for a great concert. Our audience loved it!"
Abbi Chapman, St. John's Cathedral, Denver

"...exceptionally well played, and I had many positive comments from audience members. I enjoyed hearing unusual repertoire..."
John Sherer, Fourth Presbyterian, Chicago

"...I liked your playing...nice to hear a program of real organ music."
John Scott, St. Thomas, NYC

"Karen Beaumont...blew any cobwebs from the Cathedral's mighty organ and made the air tingle as if touched by a spirit."
Tom Strini, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


French Organ Noels (two volumes): Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Milwaukee, Robert Noerhen Organ, 2002 and All Saints Cathedral, Milwaukee, Tellers Organ, 2014

Early Spanish Organ Music, Lake Park Lutheran Church,Milwaukee, Steiner Reck Organ, 2008

Austrian Organ Music from 1570-1833, St. Francis Church, Milwaukee, 1884 Schulke Organ, 2011

Selections from The Well Tempered Clavier, 2012

upcoming recordings include music by J.P. Sweelinck and a set of Austrian music in collaboration with Musikverlag Doblinger of Vienna

Sacred Liturgy Conference at St. John Cantius Church, Chicago


Oct. 3, 9:15 am

09:15 am - First Saturday Devotions
10:00 am - Registration (Church Vestibule)
10:30 am - First Conference
11:30 am - Lunch (Café San Giovanni Church Hall)
12:30 pm - Second Conference
01:30 pm - Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form, 1962 Missale Romanum
01:30 pm - Confessions
03:00 pm - Third Conference


1) Download, print, fill-out, and mail-in this Registration Form (PDF)
2) Click here to register online

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Madama Butterfly - Italian Opera by Giacomo Puccini

Main Street Opera Company with the Nuvole Ensemble

Sep. 19, 6:00 pm  -  Italian Opera with English Subtitles
Advance Tickets
$26 - (adults)
$22 - (seniors and students)
Children under 12 free

Tickets at the Door
$31 - (adults)
$27 - (seniors and students)

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Learn more about the Main Street Opera Company here and the Nuvole Ensemble here.

Resurrection Choir and Orchestra sing for the 11 am Mass

Latin High Mass, Ordinary Form

Sep. 13, 11:00 am  -  24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Missa Brevis in C (K 220, “Sparow”), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
King of Glory, Nicholas White
O Sing unto the Lord a New Song, Healey Willan
Gloriosus Deus, Michael Haydn
Praise to the Lord, Healey Willan

St. Cecilia Choir sings 7:30 pm Mass for Assumption

Latin High Mass (1962 Missale Romanum)

Aug. 14, 7:30 pm  -  Feast of the Assumption of Mary (Anticipated Mass)
Missa Assumpta est Maria: Palestrina
Salve Regina: Herbert Howells
Assumpta est Maria: Palestrina

Cantate Domino Choir sings for 12:30 pm Mass

Aug. 9, 12:30 pm  -  Latin High Mass, Extraordinary Form
Messe des pêcheurs de Villerville, Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) and André Messager (1853-1929)
O Salutaris, César Franck (1822-1890)
Salve Regina, Op. 171, No. 3, Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901)

Cantate Domino Choir sings for 11 am Mass

Aug. 2, 11:00 am
Missa in g, Op. 187, Josef Gabriel Rheinberger
O How Amiable, Jeffrey Smith
Magnificat for Treble Voices, Nicholas White
Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11, Gabriel Fauré

Flores Tonorum sings for 12:30 pm Mass, Feast of St. Anne

Music provided by Flores Tonorum

Jul. 26, 12:30 pm  -  Feast of St. Anne, the Patroness of St. John Cantius Parish
Petite Messe, Giulio Alary
O Salutaris, Giulio Alary
Felix Anna, Gregorian Chant
Gaude Felix Anna, Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Music provided in honor of St. Anne by "Flores Tonorum" with guest organist, Walter Whitehouse.

Bus Pilgrimage to Marian Shrine in Wisconsin

Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, WI.

Jul. 9, 8:00 am
On Thursday, July 9, join us on a one-day bus pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, WI. Father Dennis Kolinski, SJC will be our chaplain and will offer the Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form.

The shrine is the site of the only Church-approved Marian Apparition in the United States. Learn more here: shrineofourladyofgoodhelp.com

The cost of the trip (from $50.00 to $70.00) is directly linked to the number of registered pilgrims. If you have any questions please contact Dorothy Carollo at 312-316-0079.

See details and download PDF Registration Form »

Thursday, July 9
Depart at 8:00 A.M.

Saint John Cantius Church
825 North Carpenter Street
Chicago, IL 60642
Return: aprox. 8:00 P.M.

A payment of $50.00 per passenger is due on or before June 26, 2015. First come, first served.

Fatima Rosary Procession

Tridentine Low Mass followed by an outdoor Rosary Procession

Jul. 8, 7:30 pm

From May to October, St. John Cantius parish has a procession in honor of Our Lady of Fatima on the 2nd Wednesday. This commemorates Our Lady of Fatima's apparitions on the 13th of each month.

The procession, begins after the usual Wednesday 7:30pm Mass and ends with chanted Compline (Night Prayer). All parishioners and visitors are welcome to attend.

Men are needed to carry the statue of Our Lady of Fatima in procession. Please come to the sacristy to ask for details.

Learn more about the story of Our Lady of Fatima here »