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St. John Cantius Church

825 N Carpenter St, Chicago, IL 60642-5499
+1 312-243-7373
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Glorious Music

When we visited St. John Cantius between Sunday masses, we could hear beautiful sounds seemingly... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Jon from Dallas
Dallas, Texas
Becoming beautifully restored

Going to Mass at St. John Cantius, especially the Christmas Midnight Mass, is extraordinary. It is... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2016
Chicago, Illinois
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A diverse Catholic church in the heart of Chicago helping people encounter the Sacred through the sacraments, solemn liturgies, art, music, and culture. View the incredible artwork inside one of Chicago's most stunning churches—voted "Most Beautiful Church in America." After you finish looking up, notice the beautiful floors containing 17 varieties of inlaid hardwood from around the world.
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825 N Carpenter St, Chicago, IL 60642-5499
+1 312-243-7373
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When we visited St. John Cantius between Sunday masses, we could hear beautiful sounds seemingly emanating from the very walls, as if the whole church was built of music. It was an ethereal sound. So, I followed my ears down the stairway at the entrance...down...More

Thank Jon from Dallas
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Going to Mass at St. John Cantius, especially the Christmas Midnight Mass, is extraordinary. It is a Latin mass with a full choir. If you ever went to a Catholic Church before Vatican II, this is the way the Mass was. The altar & chancel...More

Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 9 December 2016

The church of St. John Cantius is a lovely early 19th century church built in the baroque style that is commonly found in the churches of Europe. It is one of the architectural jewels of Chicago churches. In addition, the church is home to the...More

Thank The_Traveling_Expat
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a church with gorgeous Baroque architecture, and traditional, liturgical stylings to the services. Similar to what you see in European churches. Most of their services are in Latin. There is at least one in English on Sunday though. If you're Catholic, there are...More

3  Thank Mrs T
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We went to the 12:30 Sunday service. I am a life-long Catholic but had never been to the Extraordinary Form of the Mass (Tridentine High Mass in Latin). Basically, this is how mass was in my parent's day. Most of it was in Latin. Priest...More

Thank cindy435
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Great worship space inspiring for Catholic and non Catholic alike. A Chicago landmark not to be missed.

Thank nhigdon
Reviewed 25 April 2016

while we were not able to attend mass at St. John Cantius. we did have time to pop in for a brief visit. So many beautiful parts of the church...the facade, the doors, the altar, the side altars, the confessionals, the ceilings, the chandeliers, the...More

Thank LoneStarTravelGirl
Reviewed 12 March 2016

There is so much history there, and the Mass was very traditional. (I attended the English Mass, but the church also does a Latin Mass several times a week.) I love everything about this parish from the Gothic pulpit to the stained glass to the...More

Thank underwater337
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Amazing. Beautiful. Holy inspiration through "Sacred Restoration." A church restored to it's full early 20th century Glory. Went to morning Mass, " the ordinary form done properly" and evening Vespers. The Canon's Latin Chant during evening prayer was extraordinary. Ave Maria!

1  Thank Sadoll6360
Reviewed 6 December 2015

AO much history and then a great revitalization was made. The mass is in latin, the interior is historic. A must see if a visitor or a local.

1  Thank hungry_eye
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Raphael W
28 July 2015|
Response from kSwagJab |
There is a lot behind the church, as well as a small lot across the street. Otherwise you have to find street parking. It isn't usually a huge problem. There is a Blue Line subway stop about a block away, and the #66 bus... More
2 March 2015|
Response from kSwagJab |
Yes, it is usually open, but it is a good idea to call the office to verify.