Easter Schedule

Easter is the culmination and climax of the Church Year. Visitors and friends from Chicago and beyond will join us for services—from the Easter Vigil glorious Easter Sunday Mass with Choir and Orchestra. Please note the changes in the schedule.


Easter at St. John Cantius
The Great Paschal Vigil at St. John Cantius


Holy Saturday

8:30am – Simplified Chanted Tenebrae
1:00pm to 3pm—Confessions and Blessing of Easter Baskets
3:00pm—Divine Mercy Novena

10:00pm—The Great Paschal Vigil
No Confessions are heard this evening


Easter Sunday

No Confessions are heard on Easter Sunday

7:00am—Tridentine Low Mass (Extraordinary Form)
8:45am—Eucharistic Procession and English Mass
10:30am—Ordinary Form Latin
12:30pm Pontifical High Mass with Choir & Orchestra
Celebrant: Bishop Joseph N. Perry

2:30pm—Solemn Easter Vespers



Photo gallery: The Miracle of Holy Week

The mystery and drama of the Sacred Liturgies of Palm Sunday through Easter, illustrated in photos. See a gallery of the best photos from the last 10 years showing the story of Holy Week.

Cantius Chicago Holy Week
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