Cantius Young Adults Join International Federation

The “Quo Vadis” Young Adult group at St. John Cantius Parish was started in the spring of 2012—today the group has over 100 young adults, ages 18 to 35 which through spiritual service and social events, strive to build a strong Catholic family and become closer to Christ.

This year, the Quo Vadis Young Adult group becomes the Chicago Chapter of Juventutem, an organization dedicated to the sanctification of youth and the ‘restoration of the sacred’, by way of liturgical, spiritual, service, and social channels. 

Juventutem, the Latin word for youth, takes it name from Psalm 42, which is prayed at the beginning of Mass. The international federation seeks to foster and strengthen relationships between young people at the national and international levels, and to encourage and assist in developing their faith though a special appreciation of the Latin Mass.

Bishop Joseph N. PerryTo celebrate the affiliation of St. John Cantius Quo Vadis Young Adults with Juventutem there will be a Solemn Pontifical High Mass in the extraordinary form, celebrated by the Most Rev. Joseph N. Perry, auxiliary bishop of Chicago on Wednesday, July 24th, at 7:30pm.  A reception will be held afterwards in the church café.  People of all ages are welcome to attend this special Mass. Invite family and friends!

Though we meet weekly at the centrally located St. John Cantius parish, any young adults in the Chicagoland area are invited to ask the question “Where are you going?”  We propose the answer that the beginning of the Mass suggests: Et introibo ad altare Dei: ad Deum qui laetificat juventutem meam. -  “I will go unto the altar of God, who giveth joy to my youth.”

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Certificate of Affiliation

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Father Frank Phillips giving a talk to some of the young adults at St. John Cantius


Wednesday night fellowship at St. John Cantius


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