Canons Regular of St. John Cantius


On Pentecost the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius were pleased to visit our neighboring parish, St. Stanislaus, to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Rev. Canon Regis Barwig, O.S.B. After 50 years of priestly ministry Canon Barwig offered a Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving in his home parish, wearing the same vestments he wore at the very same Church for his First Solemn Mass so many years ago.

Józef Cardinal Glemp, Primate of Poland, the Most Rev. Andrzej Franciszek Dziuba of the Diocese of Łowicz, Poland, the Most Rev. Joseph N. Perry, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago sat in choir for the Golden Jubilee Mass. The brothers of the Canons Regular served Mass and the St. Cecilia Choir of St. John Cantius Church provided polyphonic choral music and Gregorian Chant for the Solemn Mass.

The celebratory banquet held after Mass recalled the many happy moments and accomplishments of the 50 years of priestly service of Canon Barwig. Special guests included religious of many congregations, including the foundress of the Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, Mother Assumpta Long, O.P.