Solemn Blessing of the Cross – Highlights – May 3rd, 2020



Sunday, May 3rd, marked the Anniversary of the Finding of the True Cross by St. Helen in 326 A.D. On this day the newly gilded Cross was solemnly blessed by Fr. Joshua Caswell, SJC after conclusion of the 12:30 pm Solemn High Mass.

On the façade of our own church, the symbol of the Cross is prominent. The center pediment is crowned by a gilded cross that towers over 100 feet above the street. The cross stands 6 feet high and has endured decades of our harsh Chicago climate with its extreme temperatures and high winds.

In just a few days, artists and engineers worked to remove the cross and restored it to its former beauty and luster. New layers of gold leaf were added and the cross now shines forth in brightness and splendor over Chicago’s River West neighborhood, even being visible from the nearby Kennedy Expressway.

“We gilded the cross as a sign of hope. The instrument of Our Lord’s passion and death, rough hewn and once covered with the Precious Blood, is now radiant with the glory of the Resurrection.”

STAYING CONNECTED

During this time, if you have any needs or prayer requests, please do not hesitate to contact us by email at office@cantius.org or by phone at 312-243-7373.

If there is a sacramental emergency for the sick or the dying, please call 312-243-7373 and wait for the special emergency number in the recording.

GIVING

As we strive to meet the needs of our Parish and community in these uncertain times, your continued financial support is greatly appreciated. You may give online here: https://www.givecentral.org/location/268

You may also make your Easter contribution by texting from your mobile device:
Easter amount (eg 100) to 312-500-8293

CANONS REGULAR

The Canons Regular of St. John Cantius are a religious community of men dedicated to the ‘Restoration of the Sacred.’ Learn more at http://www.Canons-Regular.org

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