Our Apostolates

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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.





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St. Martha’s Guild


The St. Martha’s Guild is a group of parishioners at St. John Cantius Church who are working to restore the art of Liturgical needle crafts. In addition to taking care of any mending needs of the parish, members are learning vestment restoration, lace making and repair, several types of embroidery, gold work, fine linen stitching and many other sewing techniques. They are working to revive these waning art forms, and to provide training and support to other embroidery enthusiasts who believe it is important to invest significant effort into items used in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. The guild’s website, stmarthasguild.com, organizes a growing collection of resources, tutorials, project specifications and sources of inspiration along with a blog and gallery.





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St. Katharine Drexel Parish


St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Springfield, IL is also staffed by the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius. It includes Catholics from three different churches combined into one parish. Visit their website to learn about Mass times and other activities.





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St. Anne Chapel


The St. Anne Chapel is a small Polish-built mountain church located in Lawton, Michigan on 90 acres of land owned by the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius. Please contact canons@cantius.org for mass times or check out the beauty of this place on their Facebook page





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Biretta Books


Biretta Books publishes religious books, and video productions to help educate Catholic clergy and laity about Catholic subjects including, but not limited to Sacred Liturgy, Catechetics, Marian Spirituality, Eucharistic Theology and Piety, Devotions to the Passion of Christ, Gregorian Chant, Organ Music, Sacred Polyphony and liturgical music. The books and media help Catholic clergy and laity by re-invigorating the liturgical, sacramental and devotional life of the Church. Biretta Books also offers Sacred Vestments, Sacred Vessels and church goods for clergy. All proceeds benefit the Canons regular of St. John Cantius. BirettaBooks.com





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Sancta Missa


One of the missions of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius is to help both priests and laity to understand intellectually and spiritually, the Liturgy of the Roman Rite. This exploration of the Liturgy allows them to comprehend its sacred ceremonies, and to be transformed by its inestimable beauty. As part of this mission, the Canons are creating an online resource, Sancta Missa. Using videos, multimedia tutorials and recommended resources, the site will simplify the process of training priests to celebrate the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite according to the 1962 Missale Romanum. The canons also offer on-site week-long workshops three times a year for small groups of priests. In the future, the Canons Regular will offer video tutorials on the celebration of the Mass in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite as well.





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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.





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Sancta Missa


One of the missions of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius is to help both priests and laity to understand intellectually and spiritually, the Liturgy of the Roman Rite. This exploration of the Liturgy allows them to comprehend its sacred ceremonies, and to be transformed by its inestimable beauty. As part of this mission, the Canons are creating an online resource, Sancta Missa. Using videos, multimedia tutorials and recommended resources, the site will simplify the process of training priests to celebrate the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite according to the 1962 Missale Romanum. The canons also offer on-site week-long workshops three times a year for small groups of priests. In the future, the Canons Regular will offer video tutorials on the celebration of the Mass in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite as well.





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Sancta Missa


One of the missions of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius is to help both priests and laity to understand intellectually and spiritually, the Liturgy of the Roman Rite. This exploration of the Liturgy allows them to comprehend its sacred ceremonies, and to be transformed by its inestimable beauty. As part of this mission, the Canons are creating an online resource, Sancta Missa. Using videos, multimedia tutorials and recommended resources, the site will simplify the process of training priests to celebrate the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite according to the 1962 Missale Romanum. The canons also offer on-site week-long workshops three times a year for small groups of priests. In the future, the Canons Regular will offer video tutorials on the celebration of the Mass in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite as well.





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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.





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St. Peter Parish


St. Peter Parish is the second church staffed by the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius and is located in Volo, Illinois. You can visit their website here.





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St. Martha’s Guild


The St. Martha’s Guild is a group of parishioners at St. John Cantius Church who are working to restore the art of Liturgical needle crafts. In addition to taking care of any mending needs of the parish, members are learning vestment restoration, lace making and repair, several types of embroidery, gold work, fine linen stitching and many other sewing techniques. They are working to revive these waning art forms, and to provide training and support to other embroidery enthusiasts who believe it is important to invest significant effort into items used in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. The guild’s website, stmarthasguild.com, organizes a growing collection of resources, tutorials, project specifications and sources of inspiration along with a blog and gallery.