Attending Mass at St. John Cantius

Updated November 14, 2020:

Our church remains open for Masses and liturgies during this time at the usual limited capacity. Please sign-up for any Masses you attend. 

“Earlier this year, the dioceses of Illinois worked with the State of Illinois on a coordinated COVID-19 response plan. Therefore, Masses and liturgies can continue with attendance limits a parish received at certification during the reopening efforts.” —Archdiocese of Chicago

Phase 2 of the Archdiocesan Reopening Plan allows us to have 20% of our total capacity in the church for Masses.

Please sign up for all Masses that you would like to attend using our reservation system. This system allows us to see the number of attendees that will be at each Mass and helps us determine when we need to add additional Masses.

To be in compliance with the current safety guidelines provided by the State of Illinois and the Archdiocese of Chicago, the following must be observed:

• Face masks/covering are required

• Proper social distancing of 6 feet is required

• No prayer books or missalettes will be available for use, please bring your own missal if you have one

• Follow the directions provided by the ushers and volunteers

Archdiocesan Guidelines: What to Expect

The church is open daily for prayer from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m.

We will continue to livestream our Masses. As a reminder, the Archbishop of Chicago has granted a dispensation to the faithful from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass during this time.

For sick calls, and any other needs please contact the Parish Office at 312.243.7373 or at


(312) 243-7373

825 N. Carpenter St

Chicago, IL 60642

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