Learn more about this amazing saint, who inspires us to a life of prayer and penance.
Through the power of the Holy Spirit and the imposition of hands by His Eminence Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago, the Reverend Robin C. Kwann, S.J.C. was ordained to the Holy Order of the Priesthood, and Rev. Br. Kevin Mann, S.J.C., Rev. Br. Nathan Caswell, and Rev. Br. Joshua Caswell, S.J.C. were ordained to the Holy Order of the Diaconate, for the Archdiocese of Chicago, as members of the Canons Regular of Saint John Cantius.
Join us for the most solemn days of the liturgical year. Hear the St. Cecilia Choir, Magnificat Choir and the Resurrection Choir and Orchestra sing the beautiful sacred music for the Holy Week and Easter liturgies. Enjoy photo galleries of our Holy Week and Easter services.
The Holy Week liturgies at St. John Cantius began with the solemn liturgical observance of Palm Sunday.
Enjoy reading the 2012 Fall Newsletter for the Patrons of Sacred Music. Many exciting things are happening this Fall. Don't miss out!
When we began our organ restoration project with the Casavant Organ Company we purchased the 1925 Casavant Organ from St. James Methodist Church. At the same time we were able to acquire their 1907 Mason and Hamlin 9-foot concert grand piano. The restoration of this fantastic instrument is now complete. Enjoy hearing this instrument on recital soon.
From the beautiful Masses sung by the Saint Cecilia Choir and the Cantate Domino Choir and the glorious procession with the Blessed Sacrament in the parish gardens, Corpus Christi 2012 at St. John Cantius was memorable. Several hundreds, including many visitors, were present for the Mass and procession. This year beautiful chalk art marked the path of the Blessed Sacrament. Here are some of the best photos.
The flagship rally for Religious Freedom held at Chicago’s Federal Plaza took an interesting twist—a complete surprise to rally attendees—when it suddenly transformed from a formal political rally to a Swing dance festival, thanks to youth from St. John Cantius and St. Peter's Parish. Read article and view photos.
On May 29, 2012, His Eminence Francis Cardinal George, OMI, ordained Rev. Scott E. Thelander, SJC to the Holy Order of the Priesthood, and Rev. Br. Robin C. Kwan, SJC to the Holy Order of the Diaconate. Photo galleries of this event are now online.
On Pentecost Sunday at St. John Cantius, a beautiful ancient custom takes place at the end of Mass. In Rome, from the early centuries, rose petals would be dropped through the the circular “oculus” at the Pantheon (now a minor basilica called “S. Maria ad martyres"). The petals would fall to the crowd below reminiscent of the coming of the Holy Spirit like tongues of flame. This beautiful custom took place at the end of the Masses on Pentecost Sunday at St. John Cantius Church. View the photo gallery.« First < 2 3 4 5 6 > Last »