Our Apostolates

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.





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.





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.





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.





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.





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





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.





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.





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.





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.





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.