Canons Regular of St. John Cantius


On Saturday, November 1, 2008, the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius celebrated the Solemnity of All Saints with a High Mass (Extraordinary Form). The Cantate Domino Choir of St. John Cantius sang the “Messe Basse” of Gabriel Faure.

All Saints Day

Relics at a side altar.

Relics at the Lady Altar.

Relics at the High Altar.

All Souls Day

On Sunday, November 2 a Latin High Mass (Ordinary Form) was offered for All Souls Day. The St. Cecilia Choir sang Victoria’s six part “Requiem.”

On Monday, November 3, the Sine Nomine Choir and Orchestra sang Mozart’s famous “Requiem” Mass for the Solemn High Mass (Extraordinary Form).

Procession to the High Altar for the Solemn High Mass (Extraordinary Form)

Prayers at the Foot of the Altar

The Canons were happy to greet many priests and religious in attendance, including the Franciscan Friars of the Eternal Word and the Conventual Franciscans from Marytown, among several diocesan priests. Fr. Regis Barwig, OSB, was the homilist for the Mozart Requiem for the 15th consecutive year.

The Introit and Kyrie during the Solemn High Mass

Several college students attended the Requiem Mass, from DePaul University, Loyola University, University of Michigan, University of Chicago, and a large group of students from Notre Dame University in Indiana traveled together to attend the Monday evening Mass.

Students from Notre Dame University attending the Requiem Mass

The Sine Nomine Choir and Orchestra singing Mozart’s famous ‘Requiem’