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Apr. 21, 2011

Photos: Holy Thursday Celebrated with Solemn Mass and Procession

The Holy Thursday Mass was celebrated by the Rev. C. Frank Phillips, C.R., pastor, and was concelebrated by priests of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius. During the Mass, the beautiful ceremony of "Mandatum" (washing of the feet) took place. At the conclusion of the Mass the Blessed Sacrament was transferred to the Altar of Repose in solemn procession. Throughout the night hundreds of pilgrims and visitors, from all over Chicago and beyond, came to visit and pray before the Blessed Sacrament and venerate the relics of Our Lord's Passion. Photos of the services are now available for viewing.

Apr. 17, 2011

Photos: Hundreds attend Palm Sunday Services

Palm Sunday, April 17, 2011, was celebrated with all solemnity this year. Hundreds gathered for the Masses and processions marking Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem. View the photo gallery of the photographs of the services.

Apr. 6, 2011

Father’s Day Triduum of Masses

Each year, for Father’s Day, the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius in Chicago offer three Latin Masses (1962 Missale Romanum) for all those enrolled in our Father’s Day Triduum of Masses.

Apr. 6, 2011

Mother’s Day Triduum of Masses

Each year, for Mother’s Day, the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius in Chicago offer three Latin Masses (1962 Missale Romanum) for all those enrolled in our Mother’s Day Triduum of Masses.

Apr. 2, 2011

Shroud of Turin Exhibit at St. John Cantius Church

From April 1 to 17, St. John Cantius Church is hosting an exhibit on the Holy Shroud of Turin. The exhibit will be open to the public during and after Masses and devotions. See a life-size reproduction of the Shroud of Turin, and review the results of a scientific and forensic study with and various photographs and illustrations.

Mar. 22, 2011

Patrons of Sacred Music

There’s romance associated with being the ‘starving artist.’ But, in reality, musicians need to make a living like everyone else. Church musicians make large sacrifices of their time and talent throughout the liturgical year so that our ears can be enriched with sacred chant and polyphony. Click here to learn more about becoming a Patron of Sacred Music.

Feb. 15, 2011

Director of Music at Vatican Basilica Celebrates Mass at Saint John Cantius

On Sunday, February 13th, Fr. Pierre Paul, maestro di cappella (chapel master) at St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City, celebrated the Sunday 11:00am Mass in the Ordinary Form. Fr. Paul heads the music program at St. Peter's under the guidance of Pope Benedict XVI. Photos...

Jan. 4, 2011

Christmas 2010 - Photos

The Most Rev. Joseph N. Perry, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago celebrated the Solemn Pontifical Christmas Midnight Mass at St. John Cantius Church. Carols began at 11 pm, followed by the Mass at midnight. Among many musical peices, the Resurrection Choir and Orchestra sang and played classic carols of Christmas as well as the Mozart Coronation Mass and the Vivaldi Gloria. The Holy Innocents Youth Choir sang for the 11:00 Mass in the Ordinary Form and the 12:30 pm Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form.

Nov. 8, 2010

Photos - All Soul’s Requiem Mass

n November 2, 2010, the annual All Soul's Solemn High Mass was offered by Bishop Joseph N. Perry, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago. The Requiem Mass in D minor (K. 626) by W.A. Mozart was done by the St. Cecilia Choir and Orchestra. This year, parishioners were able to have candles lit in the parish garden for departed loved ones as is the custom in many cemeteries in Europe.

Oct. 17, 2010

Photos - Forty Hours Concludes with Solemn Mass and Procession

The grand conclusion of our 40 Hours Devotion was held on Sunday, October 17 with a Solemn High Tridentine Latin Mass with the Resurrection Choir and Orchestra singing Schubert's Mass in B Flat. 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.

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