Our Apostolates

St. John Cantius Parish


Located in the heart of Chicago, St. John Cantius Parish is the home of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius, offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass according to the Roman Rite in both the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms. To see more information about this parish visit their website cantius.org





Perpetual Mass Association


The Canons Regular of St. John Cantius offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for the souls of the faithful departed enrolled in the Perpetual Society. The Mass is also offered for the living members of the Perpetual Mass Association. Visit the Perpetual Mass Association’s page for more information.





Perpetual Mass Association


The Canons Regular of St. John Cantius offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for the souls of the faithful departed enrolled in the Perpetual Society. The Mass is also offered for the living members of the Perpetual Mass Association. Visit the Perpetual Mass Association’s page for more information.





Youth Activities


The parishes staffed by the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius offer extensive youth activites. St. Don Bosco Camps are an essential part of the summer for boys and girls ages 8-13. Held annually at the Lawton, MI property, these camps aim to get youth outside, active, social, and virtuous with five fun days of sports, tent camping, camp-fires, Daily Mass and devotions, and talks to grow in virtue. Youth 13 and over participate in annual walking pilgrimages one for boys and one for girls. Typically the pilgrims cover 75 miles over five days visiting sacred spaces and camping along the way. There are also monthly youth group meetings at the parishes. Evenings include adoration, confession, talks, pizza and sports/bonfires.





The Archconfraternity of St. Stephen


The Archconfraternity of St. Stephen provides altar servers for all parish Masses. The parish, preserving the tradition of men and boys serving at the altar, hopes to foster many vocations to the Catholic priesthood. the Archconfraternity, established at Saint John’s in 2009 aims to encourage the highest standards of serving at the Church’s liturgy contributing to the whole community’s participation in a more fruitful worship of God. Additionally it provides altar servers with a greater understanding of what they are doing so that they may serve with increasing reverence and prayerfulness and thereby be led to a deepening response to their vocation in life.





Perpetual Mass Association


The Canons Regular of St. John Cantius offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for the souls of the faithful departed enrolled in the Perpetual Society. The Mass is also offered for the living members of the Perpetual Mass Association. Visit the Perpetual Mass Association’s page for more information.





Perpetual Mass Association


The Canons Regular of St. John Cantius offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for the souls of the faithful departed enrolled in the Perpetual Society. The Mass is also offered for the living members of the Perpetual Mass Association. Visit the Perpetual Mass Association’s page for more information.





Youth Activities


The parishes staffed by the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius offer extensive youth activites. St. Don Bosco Camps are an essential part of the summer for boys and girls ages 8-13. Held annually at the Lawton, MI property, these camps aim to get youth outside, active, social, and virtuous with five fun days of sports, tent camping, camp-fires, Daily Mass and devotions, and talks to grow in virtue. Youth 13 and over participate in annual walking pilgrimages one for boys and one for girls. Typically the pilgrims cover 75 miles over five days visiting sacred spaces and camping along the way. There are also monthly youth group meetings at the parishes. Evenings include adoration, confession, talks, pizza and sports/bonfires.





St. John Cantius Parish


Located in the heart of Chicago, St. John Cantius Parish is the home of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius, offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass according to the Roman Rite in both the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms. To see more information about this parish visit their website cantius.org





The Archconfraternity of St. Stephen


The Archconfraternity of St. Stephen provides altar servers for all parish Masses. The parish, preserving the tradition of men and boys serving at the altar, hopes to foster many vocations to the Catholic priesthood. the Archconfraternity, established at Saint John’s in 2009 aims to encourage the highest standards of serving at the Church’s liturgy contributing to the whole community’s participation in a more fruitful worship of God. Additionally it provides altar servers with a greater understanding of what they are doing so that they may serve with increasing reverence and prayerfulness and thereby be led to a deepening response to their vocation in life.





Sacred Music


The Canons Regular of St. John Cantius offers sacred music opportuniities for the adults and youth of the parishes. At St. John Cantius there are three adult choirs, an orchestra, two scholas and three youth choirs. This is a vigorous music program training the choir members in polyphonic music, church history and sacred worship. The Choirs and Orchestra celebrate the great works of classical liturgical music as a living tradition within the Roman Catholic Church. Members come from both professional musical backgrounds as well as non-professionals who enjoy classical works of composers such as Mozart, Haydn, Palestrina, and Schubert. Musicians are motivated not merely by a desire to perform classical works, but more importantly for the glory of God—the reason for which these works were written originally.





St. John Cantius Parish


Located in the heart of Chicago, St. John Cantius Parish is the home of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius, offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass according to the Roman Rite in both the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms. To see more information about this parish visit their website cantius.org





Canons Regular of St. John Cantius

1025 W. Fry Street, Chicago, IL 60642

(312) 243-7373  |  canons@cantius.org

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