Latin Classes

Summer Classes 2020

St. John Cantius is offering an online summer class in elementary Latin: A bird’s-eye view of the structure of the Latin language with a focus on the grammar and vocabulary of the major Latin prayers and portions of the Latin Mass.  No textbook, no exercises.  Students who wish to pursue more rigorous training for Latin reading may contact the instructor for suggestions.

8 one-hour sessions held via Zoom videoconference.

Saturdays (Note the day), June 13, 2020 - Aug 8, 2020. No class on July 4.

Time:  10:00am – 11:00pm (CST).

Please contact the instructor, Richard Rodriguez, by JUNE 7 via email (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) to register.

The cost is $35.00 for the class. Students can pay as follows:

• Send a check made payable to ‘St John Cantius Church’ and marked ‘Latin Classes’ in the memo section to: St John Cantius Church, 825 N. Carpenter St., Chicago, IL 60642; or

• Pay online at


Fall Classes 2020

Details of our fall classes (expected to begin mid – September 2020) will be posted closer to the start date and are anticipated to include the following:

• Introductory Latin, using ‘A Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin’ by John F Collins as our textbook.

• Introductory Latin continued, beginning with Unit 13 of Collins.

• Intermediate Latin, reading selections from the ‘Further Readings’ chapter of Collins and from ‘Excelability in Advanced Latin’ by Marianthe Colakis and Gaylan DuBose.

• Cicero’s ‘De Senectute’, using the edition edited by Charles E Bennett.