What really matters in life is that we are loved by Christ and that we love Him in return. In comparison to the love of Jesus, everything else is secondary. And, without the love of Jesus, everything is useless. - Saint John Paul II October 22 is the feast of Saint John Paull II - Patron of World Youth Day and young Catholic families. Saint John Paul II - pray for us
We now anoint this altar and this building. May God in his power make them holy, visible signs of the mystery of Christ and his Church -Prayer of Dedication of a Church 125 years ago the cornerstone of the church was laid and upon completion in 1898 the building was blessed by Archbishop Feehan but it was not officially consecrated. On October 20, the traditional feast of St. John Cantius, Bishop Joseph N. Perry consecrated the altar and church building anointing them with chrism. As a lasting reminder that this Church is a “House of God and Gate of Heaven.” the 12 places where the walls were anointed have affixed sconces. St. John Cantius - pray for us!
What kind of work can be more noble than to cultivate the minds of young people, so that the knowledge and love of God and His holy precepts go hand-in-hand with learning. - Saint John Cantius October 20 is the traditional feast of St. John Cantius - Priest, Professor, Patron Saint of Lithuania, Poland and this parish. St. John Cantius - pray for us!
There is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known. Therefore whatever you have said in the darkness will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered behind closed doors will be proclaimed on the housetops. I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body but after that can do no more. I shall show you whom to fear. Be afraid of the one who after killing has the power to cast into Gehenna; yes, I tell you, be afraid of that one. Are not five sparrows sold for two small coins? Yet not one of them has escaped the notice of God. Even the hairs of your head have all been counted. Do not be afraid. You are worth more than many sparrows. Luke 12:2-7 From the Gospel reading for Friday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time - Memorial of Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, and Companions, Martyrs
In a world where there is so much noise, so much bewilderment, there is a need for silent adoration of Jesus concealed in the Host. Be assiduous in the prayer of adoration... It is a source of comfort and light, particularly to those who are suffering. - Pope Benedict XVI Come spend time with our Eucharistic King! Our parish will hold our annual Forty Hours Devotion beginning Sunday October 21st through Wednesday October 24th - concluding with a Solemn High Mass with Eucharistic Procession and Benediction. For details check the website at Cantius.org Forty Hours Devotion is a graced time for our parish family every year. It is a time for us to come before the Blessed Sacrament and thank God for his graces, to make reparation to Him for our past sins, to pray for the sick and to beg God’s protection of our Church and nation.
“Awesome is this place, it is the House of God and the Gate of Heaven!” - Genesis 28:17 Parishioners and friends are all invited to the Solemn Consecration of St. John Cantius Church by Bishop Joseph N. Perry on Saturday, October 20th, 2018 at 5 pm. This Mass and ceremony to be conducted in Latin in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite. The two-hour ceremony will be followed by a reception in the parish hall. Although the church building was ‘dedicated’ and blessed it was never formally consecrated. The solemn consecration of church building is a special formal act setting a church apart for the worship of God and seeking His blessing on a church as a house of God and gateway to heaven. During the Mass & ceremony, our St. Cecilia will sing Missa ‘Papae Marcelli’ by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Stephanie Martin’s ,Te Deum, as well as motets by Tomás Luis de Victoria, Anton Bruckner, Healey Willan and more.
“This world in which we live needs beauty in order not to sink into despair. It is beauty, like truth, which brings joy to the heart of man...” - St. Paul VI On November 4, @CatholicArtGuild will host its second annual conference with leading artists, architects & theologians, to rediscover the power of Beauty in the modern world. The conference, entitled Formed in Beauty, will feature Alexander Stoddart, Sculptor in Ordinary for Her Majesty the Queen in Scotland, Ethan Anthony, principal architect for Cram & Ferguson, Dr. Peter Kwasniewski, Thomistic theologian, liturgical scholar, and choral composer, and Juliette Aristides, Classical Realist Artist, Author & Founder of Aristides Atelier. The conference will open with an Orchestral Latin Mass in the baroque splendor of Chicago’s historic St. John Cantius Church. Conference presentations and discussions will take place at The Drake Hotel, followed by an elegant banquet and culminating in a stimulating panel discussion. For more details check out @CatholicArtGuild
Let nothing disturb you, let nothing frighten you, all things are passing away. God never changes. - St Teresa of Avila October 15 is the feast of Saint Teresa of Avila (1515-1582), Doctor of the Church, mystic, reformer of the Carmelites, and foundress of 17 monasteries.
Let us not forget; we are a pilgrim church, subject to misunderstanding, to persecution, but a church that walks serene, because it bears the force of love. - St. Oscar Romero Saint Oscar Romero - pray for us!