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.
This year on Saturday, May 26 the Most Rev. Joseph N. Perry, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago administered the Sacrament of Confirmation to 48 individuals from both St. Peter Parish in Volo and St. John Cantius Parish.
Learn about the continued restoration of the interior of St. John Cantius Church which includes cleaning all the surfaces, regilding the capitals and plaster ornamentation, restoring the murals, and a complete re-stenciling of all decorative images.
Enjoy photo galleries from some of our Christmas events at St. John Cantius: Pontifical Midnight Mass with Bishop Joseph Perry, A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols and The Christmas Carol Sing-Along with Jolly Old St. Nick.
For the past month, St. John Cantius has been privileged to host a life-size replica of Michelangelo's renowned Piéta. This statue was displayed in the newly renovated Chapel of the Dormition. Find out more and view the photo gallery.
Enjoy these photos of recent liturgical festivities at our parish.« First < 2 3 4 5 6 > Last »