St. John Cantius is the fourth church my husband and I have visited in my series, Touring Chicago’s beautiful churches. This exquisite church was very near the wrecking ball not that long ago and now it is a thriving parish.
My husband and I had not been to St. John Cantius in many years. The thing I remembered most back then, was the flooring was in very bad shape. As you can see from the pictures, not only has the floor been repaired, but the rest of the church has been restored.
St. John Cantius was one of the first churches in the area to revive the Latin Mass. We attended the 11:00 AM Sunday Mass which is celebrated in the Ordinary Form. In my former life, as a non-Catholic, I vaguely remember attending the Tridentine Mass, so this was a very new experience for me. I was able to follow some of the Latin, but got lost a couple of times.
If you are ever in the Chicago area, please spend part of your time at this historic church.
St. John Cantius is located at 825 N. Carpenter Street here in Chicago. The phone number is 312-243-7373. Rev. C. Frank Phillips, C.R. is the current pastor.
Here are the links to the other posts in the series:
Touring Chicago’s beautiful churches: St. Andrew Parish (this one won Best Photo Gallery for June!)
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