Our Apostolates

Crusaders for Life


The Crusaders for Life is a youth-led, grassroots, pro-life movement organized by highschool and college students from St. John Cantius Church in Chicago and St. Peter Church in Volo. Groups have expanded into other cities incliding Downers Grove, IL, Danbury, CT and Detroit, MI. The crusaders make annual trips to DC and cities across the midwest to attend pro-life marches and rallies, bringing their enthusiastic and yellow affirmation of the beauty and dignity of life in all of its stages. The Crusaders also pray outside of local abortuaries for the the staff, the mothers and fathers, and to mark the passing of the babies. They meet monthly to pray for an end to abortion, to stay abreast of current life issues and to explore ways to defend life with confidence and conviction. Visit their website at LifeBalloons.com





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.





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.





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.





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.





Crusaders for Life


The Crusaders for Life is a youth-led, grassroots, pro-life movement organized by highschool and college students from St. John Cantius Church in Chicago and St. Peter Church in Volo. Groups have expanded into other cities incliding Downers Grove, IL, Danbury, CT and Detroit, MI. The crusaders make annual trips to DC and cities across the midwest to attend pro-life marches and rallies, bringing their enthusiastic and yellow affirmation of the beauty and dignity of life in all of its stages. The Crusaders also pray outside of local abortuaries for the the staff, the mothers and fathers, and to mark the passing of the babies. They meet monthly to pray for an end to abortion, to stay abreast of current life issues and to explore ways to defend life with confidence and conviction. Visit their website at LifeBalloons.com





Crusaders for Life


The Crusaders for Life is a youth-led, grassroots, pro-life movement organized by highschool and college students from St. John Cantius Church in Chicago and St. Peter Church in Volo. Groups have expanded into other cities incliding Downers Grove, IL, Danbury, CT and Detroit, MI. The crusaders make annual trips to DC and cities across the midwest to attend pro-life marches and rallies, bringing their enthusiastic and yellow affirmation of the beauty and dignity of life in all of its stages. The Crusaders also pray outside of local abortuaries for the the staff, the mothers and fathers, and to mark the passing of the babies. They meet monthly to pray for an end to abortion, to stay abreast of current life issues and to explore ways to defend life with confidence and conviction. Visit their website at LifeBalloons.com





Crusaders for Life


The Crusaders for Life is a youth-led, grassroots, pro-life movement organized by highschool and college students from St. John Cantius Church in Chicago and St. Peter Church in Volo. Groups have expanded into other cities incliding Downers Grove, IL, Danbury, CT and Detroit, MI. The crusaders make annual trips to DC and cities across the midwest to attend pro-life marches and rallies, bringing their enthusiastic and yellow affirmation of the beauty and dignity of life in all of its stages. The Crusaders also pray outside of local abortuaries for the the staff, the mothers and fathers, and to mark the passing of the babies. They meet monthly to pray for an end to abortion, to stay abreast of current life issues and to explore ways to defend life with confidence and conviction. Visit their website at LifeBalloons.com





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.





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.





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. 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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