Christmas at Cantius

Every year thousands of parishioners, visitors, and friends join us for our Christmas Masses and Devotion at Chicago’s historic St. John Cantius Church. Come and experience the true meaning of Christmas.

Chicago Christmas


Saturday, December 24th

Confessions begin at 10:30 pm

11:00 pmChristmas Music for Choir & Orchestra
12:00 am — Christmas Midnight Mass (Pontifical Latin High Mass)
Bishop Joseph N. Perry, Celebrant & Fr. C. Frank Phillips, C.R. Homilist

Sunday, December 25th

7:30 am — Extraordinary Form of the Mass (Tridentine Low Mass in Latin)
9:00 am Ordinary Form of the Mass with Children’s Choir (in English)
*10:30 am — Ordinary Form of the Mass (in Latin)
12:30 pmExtraordinary Form of the Mass (Solemn High Mass in Latin)

2:00 pm — Christmas Solemn Vespers (Evening Prayer)

Chicago Christmas

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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” »