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Aug. 23, 2014

Opera at St. John Cantius: Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor”

Enjoy a live opera at St. John Cantius Church on Saturday, September 6 at 6pm. The Patrons of Sacred Music along with the Main Street Opera Company present Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor in the lower level of the church. You can purchase tickets online. Bring the whole family... Children under 12 are free!

Aug. 21, 2014

You are invited to our Benefit Dinner on September 28

You are invited to join friends of the Canons Regular and gather with the priests and brothers for an elegant meal, lively entertainment, and more at Cathedral Hall of the University Club of Chicago just steps from Chicago’s lakefront. You can RSVP online!

Aug. 15, 2014

Sacred Liturgy Conference with Father John Zuhlsdorf

Mark your calendars for the first weekend of October (3-5) for a sacred liturgy conference conducted by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf ("Father Z") of WDTPRS at St. John Cantius parish. Dinner, a Conference and Holy Mass and continues through the weekend. Download registration form (PDF) or register online.

Aug. 14, 2014

New Music and Concert Schedules for Fall and Winter 2014

View the latest music schedules for our Events of Music and Drama and Schedule of Sacred Music. Consider attending a Latin High Mass with one of choirs or enjoying our concert schedule for cultural and social enrichment.

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.

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