November is dedicated to the Faithful Departed, those who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith, awaiting the glory of the Resurrection.
Enroll your departed loved ones in our novena of Requiem Masses (1962 Missal) that begins on All Souls Day. The names of the enrolled Faithful Departed will be placed at the foot of the cross.
Mail In Option:
Download and print the below form to send us the names of those you wish to have remembered. Mail the form back to the parish at the address listed below, or return it in the collection basket.
In addition to our novena of Masses, special All Souls Remembrance candles will burn in the parish gardens on All Soul's Day. If you would like to help us provide these candles, a donation of $10.00 is requested.
If you would like to make a donation for the Novena of Masses, please make checks payable to, "St. John Cantius Church" along with the names of the people to be enrolled and mail to:
St. John Cantius Church
Attn: All Souls Remembrance
825 N. Carpenter Street
Chicago, IL 60642
All Souls Day Masses, Thursday, November 2nd, 2023
7:00 am - Mass (2002 Missal)
8:00 am - Mass (1962 Missal)
7:30 pm - Solemn High Mass (1962 Missal)
with the St. Cecilia Choir and Orchestra
Massimo Scapin, conductor
Stephanie Culica, soprano
Judith Prenzlow, alto
Steven Wilson, tenor
James Theorell, bass
Mass setting: Mozart, Requiem, for SATB choir and soloists, and orchestra
Gradual and Tract: Claudio Casciolini († 1760), from Missa pro defunctis, for SATB choir
Christoph Willibald Gluck († 1787), De profundis, for SATB choir and orchestra
Mozart, Ave verum, for SATB choir and strings
Postlude: Edward Elgar († 1934), Lux æterna, for SATB choir and orchestra
Remember Your Departed Loved Ones
Dear Parishioners and Friends,
For centuries Catholics have dedicated November 2nd to the Faithful Departed, that is, to those who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith, and now await the glory of the Resurrection.
I invite you to enroll your departed loved ones in our novena of Tridentine Requiem Masses at St. John Cantius Church. Please send us the names of those you wish to have remembered by writing them on the card provided and sending it by mail or simply place it in the collection basket on Sunday.
In addition to our novena of Masses, special All Souls Memorial Candles will burn in the parish gardens on All Souls Day. Candles such as these are used throughout Europe in the cemeteries on All Souls Day. If you would like to help us provide these candles a donation of $10.00 is requested.
Very Rev. Joshua Caswell, SJC
Pastor, St. John Cantius Church