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Through the power of the Holy Spirit and the imposition of hands by His Eminence Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago, the Reverend Robin C. Kwann, S.J.C. was ordained to the Holy Order of the Priesthood, and Rev. Br. Kevin Mann, S.J.C., Rev. Br. Nathan Caswell, and Rev. Br. Joshua Caswell, S.J.C. were ordained to the Holy Order of the Diaconate, for the Archdiocese of Chicago, as members of the Canons Regular of Saint John Cantius.

Ordination Mass on Friday, May 31

The Mass of Ordination was offered on Friday, May 31, 2013 at 7:30pm, at St. John Cantius Church. Hundreds of parishioners, friends, and family joined Cardinal George for this wonderful occasion. Several visiting clergy were in attendance, including the Most Rev. Joseph N. Perry, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago and the Very Rev. Douglas Mosey, Rector of Holy Apostles Seminary in Cromwell, CT, Rev. Gregoire Fluet, professor at Holy Apostles Seminary, and Rev. Regis N. Barwig, prior of the Community of Our Lady in Oshkosh, WI.


The newly restored Saint John Cantius Church filled with parishioners, friends, and family for the Ordination (Photo by Tom Steiner)


Brs. Kevin Mann, Nathan Caswell, and Joshua Caswell awaiting their ordination to the Diaconate (Karen Callaway/Catholic New World)


Rev. C. Frank Phillips, CR, vests the newly ordained Father Kwan in priestly vestments (Photo by Tom Steiner)


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Left to right: Rev. Br. Joshua Caswell, SJC; Rev. C. Frank Phillips, CR, Founder & Superior; Most Rev. Bishop N. Perry, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago; Rev. Robin C. Kwan, SJC; His Eminence Francis Cardinal George, OMI, Archbishop of Chicago; Rev. Br. Nathan Caswell, SJC, Rev. Br. Kevin Mann, SJC (Photo by Tom Steiner)


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A photo of the clergy, religious, and seminarians, in attendance at Ordination 2013 (Photo by Tom Steiner)


The newly ordained Father Robin Kwan and the three new deacons ascend the altar (Photo by Tom Steiner)


Bishop Joseph Perry embraces the newly ordained Father Robin Kwan (Karen Callaway/ Catholic New World)


Father Kwan gives his priestly blessing to his parents (Karen Callaway/ Catholic New World)

First Mass of Thanksgiving

Father Robin Kwan’s First Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving was offered on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at noon at St. John Cantius Church on the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (1962 Calendar). Father Kwan was assisted by the newly ordained Deacon Kevin Mann, SJC and Deacon Nathan Caswell, SJC . Priests of the Canons Regular were in attendance. Father C. Frank Phillips was the homilist.


“Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus” – Father Kwan, Deacon Mann and Deacon Caswell at the altar for the First Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving


Priests attending in choir at Father Kwan’s First Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving


Father Robin Kwan elevates the chalice after the consecration

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