Marian Festival at St. John Cantius Church

On Pentecost Sunday, May 23, 2010, St. John Cantius Church hosted its first annual Marian Festival honoring the Blessed Mother of Our Savior. Several hundred attended the 12:30 p.m. Solemn Tridentine Latin High Mass with Choral Music by the St. Cecilia Choir. A luncheon was then served in the lower level of the Church. At 3:00 p.m. a Eucharistic Holy Hour and Enrollment in the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel took place with a spiritual conference by Fr. Rocky Hoffman on “Mary, Mother of the Church.” Ordained by Pope John Paul II for Opus Dei in 1992, Fr. Hoffman serves as the senior director of Mission, Programming, and Development for Relevant Radio in Chicago. They day concluded with the outdoor Rosary Procession followed by the Solemn Coronation of Our Lady of Fatima.

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