125th Anniversary Mass this Sunday

125th Anniversary Logo of St. John CantiusSt John Cantius Parish is celebrating its 125th year! Below are some offerings and information on our anniversary celebrations.

The historic landmark church founded by Polish Immigrants boasts a fascinating parish history that mirrors the life of our Savior—a life of growth, suffering, and resurrection.

Join us for our 125th Anniversary Solemn Mass on Sunday, October 20 at 12:30 pm. This is the feast of St. John Cantius. This is an opportunity for our parish family to celebrate all that God has done since our founding 125 years ago—in 1893. The Resurrection Choir and Orchestra will sing for the Mass.

At 4:00 pm, we will hold our 125th Anniversary Gala Dinner at White Eagle Banquets (6839 North Milwaukee Avenue). There will be a delicious meal, laughter, wine, entertainment, and more.








125th Anniversary Gift Shop

To help celebrate the parish’s 125th anniversary you can purchase a variety of goods with the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius Crest, as well as the 125th Anniversary logo. We are offering T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Hoodies, Mugs, Tote bags, and more.

Gift Shop

These can be purchased on our CafePress Store.

Cooking with Cantius

“Cooking with Cantius” is the new cookbook of the parishioners and friends of St. John Cantius. With over 500 recipes, from clergy, parishioners, and friends, it is a must have. Get a copy and celebrate the 125th Anniversary of our parish (1893-2018). A treasured keepsake for us all.

Order your copy at Biretta Books or call 1.800.345.6665

Cantius Cookbook


"Awesome is this place,
it is the House of God and the Gate of Heaven!"

Genesis 28:17.
Cornerstone of our church



"This church is a house of God, a gateway to heaven, a house in which our lives begin and end.

God opens the gates to a Christian life for us in this house. Here a child learns his prayers. Here too, everyone can find spiritual guidance and succor in misfortune.

It is a house of God, for God lives within it; it is a gateway to heaven, for it creates Christians according to the teachings of Christ."

—Archbishop Patrick A. Feehan on the laying of the cornerstone in 1893



Saint John Cantius Church, Chicago