Canons Regular of St. John Cantius


Through the power of the Holy Spirit and the imposition of hands, Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago, ordained Fr. Joshua Caswell, Fr. Nathan Caswell, and Fr. Kevin Mann to the Holy Order of the Priesthood, for the Archdiocese of Chicago, as members of the Canons Regular of Saint John Cantius. The Mass of Ordination was offered on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at St. John Cantius Church at 7:30pm.

Hundreds of parishioners, friends, and family joined Cardinal George for this wonderful occasion. Family came from far away as California and Canada. Many visiting clergy, religious, and sisters were in attendance, including the Most Rev. Joseph N. Perry, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, the Very Rev. Douglas Mosey, Rector of Holy Apostles Seminary in Cromwell, CT, Rev. Gregoire Fluet, professor at Holy Apostles Seminary, Rev. Regis N. Barwig, prior of the Community of Our Lady in Oshkosh, WI, Mother Assumpta Long, O.P., Foundress of the Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist, and Sister Mary Anne Linder, FSE, faculty member at Holy Apostles Seminary.

View all the photos of the Ordination…

Cardinal George offered the Mass of Ordination in Latin according to the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite. The Resurrection Choir and Orchestra directed by Fr. Scott Haynes, SJC sang the Messe Solennelle, Op. 36, by Charles-Marie Widor, as well as Ecce Sacerdos, Edward Elgar, Ave Verum, Colin Mawby, Magnificat in G, by Charles Villiers Stanford, I was Glad, C. H. Parry, as well as other motets. The Mass concluded with all singing the Te Deum in Thanksgiving for the newly ordained priests.

Click here to view the printed program for the Mass of Ordination (PDF) »

On behalf of the newly ordained and the rest of the Canons, we deeply thank you for your prayers and intentions that have helped bring these men to the altar of God. We ask that you keep them and all of us in your daily prayers.

Solemn Masses of Thanksgiving

Photos of first Masses coming soon…

Rev. Kevin J. Mann, SJC – Wednesday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m.

Solemnity of the Ascension, Anticipated Mass, 1962 Missale Romanum
Solemn High Latin Mass
Missa Brevis in C, K 220, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Rev. Joshua S. Caswell, SJC – Thursday, May 29 at 10:30 a.m.

Solemnity of the Ascension, 1962 Missale Romanum
Solemn High Latin Mass
Mass in G, D. 167, Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Rev. Nathan J. Caswell, SJC – Thursday, May 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Solemnity of the Ascension, 1962 Missale Romanum
Solemn High Latin Mass
Mass in C, Op. 48, Franz Schubert (1797-1828)