The Octave of Christmas

Christmas has only begun! Join us for the Octave of Christmas.  Every year hundreds of parishioners, visitors, and friends join us for our Christmas Masses and Devotion at Chicago’s historic St. John Cantius Church.

Tuesday to Friday - Christmas Octave

7:30 am — Matins & Lauds (Morning Prayer)
8:00 am — Sung Ordinary Form of the Mass (in English)
9:00 am — Extraordinary Form of the Mass (in Latin)

4:30 pm — Christmas Solemn Vespers (Evening Prayer)


In addition to the above
7:30 pm — Extraordinary Form of the Mass (in Latin)

Chicago Christmas


Directions & Parking

825 N Carpenter St
Chicago, IL 60642

Located in the heart of Chicago one mile directly west of the famous Water tower on Chicago Avenue, Saint John Cantius Church is easily accessible by car, bus, or subway.

The church is located at the triple intersection of Chicago, Milwaukee, and Ogden Avenue. The 24-hour CTA “Chicago” Blue Line subway stop is only a block away. Bus 56 on Milwaukee Ave, and Bus 66 on Chicago Ave stop nearby.

Free parking on nearby city streets is available.

Cantius Church Chicago
Photo by Barry Butler Photography

Chicago Christmas

Music CDs
Recordings from our choirs!
cantius music cd sale

Photo album: “Christmas at Cantius” »