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.

Oct. 16, 2010

Photos - Fatima Candelight Procession

On October 13, 2010, the anniversary of the Apparition of Our Lady and the Miracle of the Sun in Fatima, Portugal, members of the Canons Regular, the Rosary Crusade, and parishioners participated in a candlelight procession. The procession, which began after the Wednesday 7:30pm Mass, went outside around Saint John Cantius Church. Click here for a sample of the best photos.

Sep. 23, 2010

Sacred Art at our Parish

View this video about sacred art.

Aug. 9, 2010

Photos: Sacred Music Camp at Saint John Cantius

The Canons Regular of Saint John Cantius held a music camp for youth from August 2 to 13, 2010 at their main parish in Chicago. The two weeks, open to young people ages 12 to 18, provided an opportunity to learn about the Church’s Sacred Music, both in theory and in practice...

Jul. 7, 2010

Perpetual Mass Association

Enroll your loved ones in the Perpetual Mass Association of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius. Masses (1962 Missale Romanum) are offered each week for the living and deceased members who are enrolled. Enroll the living on special occasions like Baptism, Confirmation, First Communion, Graduation, Marriage, etc. Remember to enlist all of your beloved dead in the Perpetual Mass Association.

May. 29, 2010

A Shower of Rose Petals on Pentecost - Photos

On Pentecost Sunday at St. John Cantius, a beautiful ancient custom takes place at the end of Mass. Rose petals were dropped through the ciruclar opening of the transept of the church during the recessional hymn. See the photos of this event.

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