Christmas at Cantius


Every year hundreds of parishioners, visitors, and friends join us for our Christmas Masses and Devotion at Chicago's downtown St. John Cantius Church. Below is the schedule of our Christmas services.


Before the Christmas Eve Midnight Mass, the Resurrection Choir and Orchestra will perform pieces by Bach, Bartolucci, Adam, and Willcocks. The Mass Parts will be by Mozart and the Offertory will feature Eybler, Mozart, and Brixi. The Closing piece will be Gruber's Silent Night for mixed choir and orchestra. We welcome His Excellency Joseph N. Perry, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, celebrant of the Midnight Pontifical High Mass in the Extraordinary Form.





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Christmas Eve

Friday, December 24, 2021

11:00 p.m. — Christmas Carols and Musical Prelude

12:00 a.m. — Midnight Mass

Pontifical Solemn High Mass, Extraordinary Form

The Most Reverend Joseph N. Perry,

Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, Celebrant


Christmas Day

Saturday, December 25, 2021

No Confessions heard today

7:30 a.m. — Latin Low Mass, Extraordinary Form

8:15 a.m.—Lauds

9:00 a.m. — English Mass, Ordinary Form

11:00 a.m. — Latin Mass, Ordinary Form

12:30 p.m. — Solemn High Mass, Extraordinary Form

2:00 p.m. —Solemn Vespers

5:00 p.m. — English Mass, Ordinary Form


Octave of Christmas

Sunday, December 26, 2021

Regular Sunday schedule of Masses


Monday, December 27, 2021

8:00 a.m. — English Mass, Ordinary Form

9:00 a.m. — Latin Low Mass, Extraordinary Form


Tuesday, December 28, 2021

8:00 a.m. — English Mass, Ordinary Form

9:00 a.m. — Latin Low Mass, Extraordinary Form


Wednesday, December 29, 2021

8:00 a.m. — English Mass, Ordinary Form

9:00 a.m. — Latin Low Mass, Extraordinary Form

7:30 p.m. — Missa cantata, Extraordinary Form

8:15 p.m. — Exposition, Compline, Adoration


Thursday, December 30, 2021

8:00 a.m. — English Mass, Ordinary Form

9:00 a.m. — Latin Low Mass, Extraordinary Form


New Years' Eve

Friday, December 31, 2021

8:00 a.m. — English Mass, Ordinary Form

9:00 a.m. — Latin Low Mass, Extraordinary Form

11:00 p.m. — ‘Deo Gratias’ Service

12:00 am — Missa cantata, Extraordinary Form


Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Octave Day of Christmas

Saturday January 1, 2022

8:30 a.m. — Latin High Mass, Extraordinary Form

12:00 p.m. — English Mass, Ordinary Form

5:00 p.m. — English Mass, Ordinary Form (Anticipated for Sunday)


Epiphany of the Lord-Ordinary Form

Holy Name of Jesus-Extraordinary Form

Sunday, January 2, 2022

7:30 a.m. Extraordinary Form Low Mass (Latin)

9:00 a.m. Ordinary Form (English)

11:00 a.m. Ordinary Form (Latin)

12:30 p.m. Extraordinary Form High Mass (Latin)

5:00 p.m. Ordinary Form (English)




 

Directions & Parking


825 N Carpenter St

Chicago, IL 60642


Located in the heart of Chicago one mile directly west of the famous Water tower on Chicago Avenue, Saint John Cantius Church is easily accessible by car, bus, or subway.


The church is located at the triple intersection of Chicago, Milwaukee, and Ogden Avenue. The 24-hour CTA "Chicago" Blue Line subway stop is only a block away. Bus 56 on Milwaukee Ave, and Bus 66 on Chicago Ave stop nearby.


Free parking on nearby city streets is available.