Photos from Forty Hours Devotion

Oct. 19, 2014

Forty Hours Devotion is a graced time for our parish family every year. It is a time for us to come before the Blessed Sacrament and thank God for his graces, to make reparation to Him for our past sins, to pray for the sick and to beg God’s protection of our nation. Our parish held our annual Forty Hours Devotion from October 19th to the 22nd..

These photos are from opening Mass of Forty Hours Devotion on October 19, 2014. A Solemn High Tridentine Latin Mass with the Resurrection Choir and Orchestra singing Hadyn’s “Theresienmesse” - Mass No. 12 in B Flat was offered. The Mass which was the External Solemnity of our parish patron, Saint John Cantius, was celebrated by the Rev. C. Frank Phillips, C.R. The Mass was followed by a solemn procession with the Blessed Sacrament around the inside of the Church. Members of the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament, as well as various religious attended.

Photos of Forty Hours Devotion

Photos of Forty Hours Devotion at Cantius
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From the Archives: Forty Hours Devotion in 1896

Dziennik Chicagoski — January 17, 1896

The Forty-Hours Devotion was celebrated in St. John Cantius Parish from the fourteenth to the sixteenth of January. The services were begun and concluded by Right Reverend Father Simon Kobrzynski, head of the Chicago home of the Resurrectionist Fathers. It is worthy of note that very many of the faithful approached the Holy Sacraments. The priests worked in the confessionals from morning till night in order to satisfy the demands of the faithful.

Many out-of-town priests came over to help the local priests. They deserve the greatest credit for their sincere and conscientious labor, and I wish to thank them most heartily.

St. John Cantius Church, Chicago

The devotional services, attended by so many priests, were grand. The church was continually filled with the faithful. The fraternities and the children were present every day to give homage to the All Highest. All the ceremonies created a fine impression, and we hope they will bring lasting benefits to the participants.

We have, mainly, to thank the reverend priests, who so gladly rushed to help us, and to whom I once more wish to extend my sincerest thanks in the name of the Parish.

Reverend John Kasprzycki, C. R., pastor (1896)

Forty Hours Devotion - Cantius

Schedule for Forty Hours Devotion

Sunday, October 19
Beginning of Forty Hours Devotion
3:00 p.m to Midnight
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Monday, October 20
Patronal Feast of St. John Cantius

6:30 a.m. — Matins and Lauds (Morning Prayer)
7:00 a.m. — Conventual Mass (English Mass)
8:00 a.m. — Tridentine Mass
9:00 a.m. to 11:45a.m.  — Continued Adoration
11:45 a.m. — Chanted Midday Prayer
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. —Continued Adoration
4:30 p.m. — Rosary/Vespers

Tuesday, October 21
Blessed Karl of Austria

6:30 a.m. — Matins and Lauds (Morning Prayer)
7:00 a.m. — Conventual Mass (English Mass)
8:00 a.m. — Tridentine Low Mass
9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. — Continued Adoration
11:45 a.m.— Chanted Midday Prayer
12:00 p.m to 4:30 p.m. — Continued Adoration
4:30 p.m. — Rosary and Chanted Vespers
5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m — Continued Adoration

Wednesday, October 22
St. John Paul II

6:30 a.m. — Matins and Lauds (Morning Prayer)
7:00 a.m. — Conventual Mass (English Mass)
8:00 a.m. — Tridentine Low Mass
9:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. — Continued Adoration
11:45 a.m. —  Chanted Midday Prayer
12:00 p.m. to 7:00pm — Continued Adoration
7:00 p.m. — St. Monica Novena
7:30 p.m. — Tridentine High Mass - Conclusion of Forty Hours Devotion
9:00 p.m. — Procession with the Blessed Sacrament and Solemn Benediction

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