The Feast of Corpus Christi

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. Flowers and incense prepare the way for the Blessed Sacrament, and elaborate chalk designs adorn the pathways to the various altars set up for the procession. Here is a selection of photos from recent years.


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*The 11 am and 12:30 pm Masses are combined. The 11 am Mass will be celebrated according to the 1962 Missale Romanum (Extraordinary Form). We are planning to have an outdoor Eucharistic procession after the 11 am Mass. There will not be a 12:30 pm Mass.

Sunday, May 29th

Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
External Observance of Corpus Christi (1962)

7:30 am - Tridentine Low Mass (Latin)

9:00 am - English Mass

11:00 am - Solemn High Tridentine Mass and Outdoor Procession

Missa Dixit Joseph, Roland Lassus (1532 – 1594)
Lauda Sion, Chant
Respexit Elias, Roland Lassus (1532 – 1594)
O Sacrum Convivium, Cristóbal de Morales (1500 – 1553)

The Feast Corpus Christi or “The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ” celebrates the institution of the Holy Eucharist.Learn more about the history and purpose of the Feast of Corpus Christi »