Easter Message from the Pastor

Easter Letter 2020

This letter appeared in the parish bulletin for Easter Sunday, April 12th

Dear Parishioners,
Paschal triumph, Paschal joy, only sin can this destroy;
From the death of sin set free, Souls re-born, dear Lord, in Thee.
—From the hymn “Ad regias Agni dapes” 1632
Easter joy does not depend on external circumstances. It depends on our union with Christ and the mystery of His grace reborn in our lives. Our prayer for all of you this Easter, in this present time of history, is that you would experience this true joy, knowing that our triumphant Redeemer has overcome sin, sickness, and death.

Even as our parishioners cannot participate in our Easter liturgies as they normally would, I am certain that we will experience the hope and power of the Resurrection in these coming days. Know that we will continue to live stream all our liturgies until we can all gather together again at the Eucharistic Banquet of the Paschal Lamb.

In these coming weeks we are still moving steadily toward the construction of new restrooms and the replacement of the stairway to the choir and organ lofts. There is much work to be done and the cost is significant. To the extent that you are able, please consider these projects along with your Easter offerings. These may be sent by mail or you may also give online on our parish web site.

The priests and brothers of the Canons Regular wish you and your family a joyous and blessed Easter!

In Our Risen Lord,

Very Rev. Joshua Caswell, SJC
Pastor & Superior

Staying Connected

During this time, if you have any needs or prayer requests, please do not hesitate to contact us by email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by phone at 312-243-7373.

If there is a sacramental emergency for the sick or the dying, please call 312-243-7373 and wait for the special emergency number in the recording.


As we strive to meet the needs of our Parish and community in these uncertain times, your continued financial support is greatly appreciated. You can give online at Give Central ».

You may also make your Easter contribution by texting from your mobile device:

    Easter amount (eg 100) to 312-500-8293