Schedule for Holy Week

HOLY WEEK is the culmination and climax of the Church Year. From Palm Sunday to Easter, plan to join us for this very special time. *Please note the changes from the regular schedule.


Cantius Chicago Holy Week
Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday at St. John Cantius


Palm Sunday

*Today the 9am and 11am Masses have been combined at 9:30am to accomodate the procession.

7:00am—Low Mass
9:30amProcession and Mass (Latin Ordinary Form)
12:30pm—Tridentine High Mass


Spy Wednesday

7:00am—Ordinary Form Mass (English)
8:00am—Tridentine Low Mass (Extraordinary Form)

7:30pm—Tenebrae Service
—Confessions all evening


Holy Thursday

8:00am—Simplified Chanted Tenebrae
7:00pmMass of the Lord’s Supper
—Solemn Stripping of the Altar
—Bus Pilgrimage (tickets required)
—Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament through the night



Good Friday

8:00am—Simplified Chanted Tenebrae
3:00pmService of the Lord’s Passion
—Veneration of the Cross
—Divine Mercy Novena after the service
—Confessions begin at 2pm


Holy Saturday

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

10:00pm—The Great Paschal Vigil


Easter Sunday

7:00am—Tridentine Low Mass (Extraordinary Form)
8:45am—Eucharistic Procession and English Mass
10:30am—Ordinary Form Latin
12:30pm Solemn High Mass with Choir & Orchestra

2:30pm—Solemn Vespers



Can you help sponsor our Sacred Music?

Sacred Music is one the most powerful ways to express the beauty of Christ in the Liturgy. As Holy Week approaches our choirs and orchestra will present some of the most precious jewels from the Church's musical treasury as an offering to God. But to do this we sponsorship from individuals like you. Donations of any amount are accepted.

You can make the music offering in memory or in honor of a loved one or for a special prayer intention!

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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.

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