All Souls' Day 2022 and Mozart's Requiem


Our annual All Soul’s Requiem Mass offered according to the 1962 Missal was celebrated by Very Rev. Joshua Caswell, SJC, on Wednesday, November 2. The Canons Regular invited parishioners and visitors alike to remember the Faithful Departed, those who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith, awaiting the glory of the Resurrection, especially loved ones.


The Requiem Mass in D minor (K. 626) by W.A. Mozart, as well as I Know That My Redeemer Liveth (From Messiah) by George Frideric Handel (1685–1759), and Lux æterna by Edward Elgar (1857–1934) was sung by St. Cecilia Choir and Orchestra.


This annual All Souls' Day Mozart Requiem Mass draws young and old, Catholics and non-Catholics alike to experience one of the most profound pieces of music ever written. The eloquent music makes present an image of the judgment and the mercy of God.


The Mass was celebrated by Very Rev. Joshua Caswell, SJC. This year we were honored to welcome guest homilist, Fr. Andrew Wawrzyn, Chaplain and Director of the Calvert House at the University of Chicago. The Canons look forward to welcoming you to St. John Cantius Church for Mass in the future.


Enjoy the full photo album of the 2022 All Souls' Day Solemn High Mass here.



Wednesday, November 2nd, 7:30 p.m. St. John Cantius Church Livestream: