Chicago’s premiere Latin Mass parish toes the line

Short and (bitter) sweet

In accordance with the policy of His Eminence Cardinal Blase Cupich and the implementation of the motu proprio of His Holiness Pope Francis Traditionis Custodes within the Archdiocese of Chicago, there will be changes to the schedule of Masses at St John Cantius Church.

The first-Sunday rule:

Beginning on January 25, 2022, on the first Sunday of each month, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be celebrated in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Missal, both in Latin and English.

Christmas, Easter, Pentecost and Holy Week “unity” rule:

The Archdiocese also prescribes for us liturgical unity of prayer for Holy Mother Church’s major feasts of Christmas, Pentecost and Easter, including the Triduum.

The canons — priests, brothers, seminarians — will work harder than ever “to restore the sacred.”

The Canons Regular of St John Cantius are committed to serving the faithful within the Archdiocese of Chicago. We Canons will live more fully our charism, “the core of our apostolate”—our very purpose— to restore the sacred.

That’s it for now.

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Later: 

In a largely upbeat, reassuring pulpit message to the congregation, Fr. Joshua Caswell, the church’s pastor, specified continued “praying ad orientem” (facing same direction as the people) and celebration of the Mass in both Latin and English, while following the above-mentioned scheduling.

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