St. John Cantius’ language classes begin again soon. If you have always wanted a deeper appreciation of our Church’s languages and heritage, now is your chance to begin or to continue your study of the language and history of the Church.

The fall semester begins on September 13, 2020 and ends on December 13, 2020.

All classes meet on Sundays in the Canonry at 1025 W. Fry St., Chicago, IL. Enter the building from the south door between the Canonry and the Church (there is no entry directly from the street).

 

Please review the details for each class carefully. Some have an option to attend virtually, and registration requirements vary.

If you would like to join any class after September 13, please contact the instructor directly.

PAYMENT FOR CLASSES:
If you are attending a class virtually, you can pay the registration fee through our Give Central page. This is not registration - you still need to contact the instructor.

LATIN of the MASS:
Instructors: Deacon Nathan Ford, SJC & Nick Chapello


Classes start September 13

 

This class is for those with no background in Latin and who may not be ready for a long-term study of the language.  Classes will cover the basics of the Latin language with a focus on explaining, translating and pronouncing words and phrases found in the Mass. We will also read and translate some of the Latin inscriptions in the church.

Classes will be held in-person from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. We regret there is no option to attend this class virtually.

The cost is $50.00 for the class which includes textbook Latin Mass Companion

To register please contact Nick Chapello.

The class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

LATIN I: Beginner
Instructors: Rupert J. Ward and Christopher Jones

Classes start September 13

This class is for the beginner with no prior Latin study. Classes will cover conjugation of verbs, declension of nouns/adjectives and an introduction to reading and writing Latin. The textbook is Collins’ A Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin.

Classes will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Classes will be held in person. We regret there is no option to attend this class virtually.

For more information contact Rupert Ward.

The cost is $50.00 for the class and $30.00 for the textbook.


This is a popular class. To allow for social distancing we are running two classes in our two largest classrooms. We may however still need to restrict attendance. Registrations will be accepted on a first come first served basis.

 

To register, please fill out the Latin Class Registration form by September 11, 2020.

LATIN II: Beginner Continued
Instructor: Anthony Chapello

 

Classes start September 13

This class is for the beginner with some prior Latin study. Classes will cover conjugation of verbs, declension of nouns/adjectives and an introduction to reading and writing Latin. The textbook is Collins’ A Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin. The class will begin with Unit 13 of the textbook.

Classes will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Classes will be held in person with an option to attend virtually.

For more information contact Anthony Chapello.


The cost is $50.00 for the class and $30.00 for the textbook.

Registration will be in person on the first day of class, but to register to attend virtually please contact Anthony Chapello by September 11, 2020.

LATIN III: Intermediate
Instructor: Christopher Jones


Classes start September 13

For the intermediate student with some prior Latin study. Classes will selections from the “Further Readings” chapter of Collins’ A Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin and from Excelability in Advanced Latin by Marian Colakis and Gaylan DuBose. 

Classes will be held in person but with an option to attend virtually.

Classes will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

For more information contact Christopher Jones

The cost is $50.00 for the class, $30.00 for the Collins textbook and $25 for the Colakis and DeBose textbook. Please obtain your own textbook if joining the class remotely.

 

Registration will be in person on the first day of class, but to register to attend virtually please contact Christopher Jones by September 11, 2020.

LATIN IV: Cicero’s De Senectute
Instructor: Christopher Jones

Classes start September 13.

At age 63, Cicero’s wrote his essay ‘De Senectute’ (“On Old Age”) as a comfort during his temporary retirement from politics.  It has charmed generations ever since and still provides a treasured glimpse into one of Rome’s greatest minds and the culture that shaped it. Our seminar will read from the excellent and well-annotated edition of Charles E Bennett.


Classes will be held in person but with an option to attend virtually.

Classes will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

For more information contact Christopher Jones.

The cost is $50.00 for the class and $25.00 for the textbook. Please obtain your own textbook if joining the class remotely.

Registration will be in person on the first day of class, but to register to attend virtually please contact Christopher Jones by September 11, 2020.

Latin Classes at St. John Cantius Church

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