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Jun. 27, 2014

Restoring the Art of Sacred Embroidery: St. Martha’s Guild

Learn how the St. Martha's Guild, a group of women from St. John Cantius Church are attempting to revive the art of art of liturgical embroidery and needle crafts. The guild now how has a beautiful web site full of inspiration, tutorials, photos, and more.

Jun. 15, 2014

Corpus Christi at St. John Cantius

From the Solemn Mass with the St. Cecilia choir to the glorious outdoor procession with the Blessed Sacrament in the parish gardens, the feast of Corpus Christi at St. John Cantius Church in Chicago is an important experience for parishioners and visitors.See photo gallery and learn more...

Jun. 14, 2014

A Shower of Rose Petals for Pentecost

On Pentecost Sunday at St. John Cantius, a beautiful ancient custom takes place at the end of Mass. Rose petals are dropped through the ciruclar opening of the transept of the church during the recessional hymn. Some are surprised while others wait expectantly for the rose petals to fall. See photos.

Jun. 10, 2014

Featured Article: The Architecture of St. John Cantius Church

Read an article about the rich architecture of St. John Cantius Church, its history and development on the "Trail of Churches," the string of grand churches visible from the Kennedy Expressway.

Jun. 4, 2014

Three New Priests for the Canons Regular

On Tuesday, May 27 at 7:30 p.m., Cardinal Francis George, O.M.I. ordained Fr. Joshua Caswell, Fr. Nathan Caswell, and Fr. Kevin Mann to the Holy Order of the Priesthood. View photo gallery and read more...

Dec. 27, 2013

Christmas Homily of Bishop Joseph Perry

Bishop Joseph N. Perry delivered this homily at the 12:30pm Mass on Christmas Day 2013 at St. John Cantius Church.

Dec. 13, 2013

Meditations for Christmas from the Canons Regular

A meditation about St. Joseph in the Christmas mystery by Fr. Anthony Rice, SJC. St. Joseph plays a prominent role in the first few chapters of the Gospels of St. Matthew and St. Luke. The seasons of Advent and Christmas are an excellent time to meditate on St. Joseph. The Church wants us to know more about St. Joseph and his role in the great plan of Redemption...

Jul. 30, 2013

Meditation upon the Holy Sacrifice of Mass

Watch this video to consider the mystical reality of the Mass.

Jul. 26, 2013

The Dangers of the New Age Movement

There are many dangers in the New Age Movement.

Jul. 9, 2013

Cantius Young Adults Join International Federation

Since its beginning last year, the young adult group at St. John Cantius has grown to include more than 100 young adults. To celebrate the group's affiliation with Juventutem, an international federation there will be a Solemn Pontifical Mass (Tridentine), celebrated by Bishop Joseph Perry on Wednesday, July 24th, at 7:30pm.

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