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POST IGNES 2013

N EWSLETTER

FOR THE

F RIENDS

AND

B ENEFACTORS

OF THE

C ANONS R EGULAR

OF

S T . J OHN C ANTIUS

OO RDI NATI NG COUNCIL

Rev. C. Frank Phillips, C.R. Superior General Rev. Brendan Gibson, S.J.C. Council Member Rev. James Isaacson, S.J.C. Council Member Rev. Dennis Kolinski, S.J.C. Council Member Rev. Albert Tremari, S.J.C. Council Member F
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Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I. BOARD OF SPIRITUAL D


I RECT ORS AN D ADVISERS

H.E. Raymond Cardinal Burke Most Rev. Basil Meeking Bishop Emeritus of Christchurch, New Zealand Most Reverend Joseph Perry Archdiocese of Chicago Rev. Regis Barwig Rev. Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R. Dr. James Hitchcock Rev. Brian Mullady, O.P. Rev. Thomas Nelson, O.Praem. Msgr. James Turro Rev. John Hardon, S.J. Msgr. Richard Schuler C
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1 New Priest and 3 New Deacons!


FROM THE DESK OF THE SUPERIOR Once again we observe the great feast of Pentecost and the close of the Paschal Season. At this time of the year many parishes including our own celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation whereby those receiving this sacrament are filled with the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit. At the end of May we were blest by having Cardinal George ordain Robin Kwan to the Priesthood and Joshua Caswell, Nathan Caswell and Kevin Mann to the Diaconate. Many of the photographs in this issue are of the ordinations and I hope they bring you as much joy. The attendance at the Ordination was slightly over five hundred, consisting of parishioners, friends of those ordained and their family members. It was a delightful surprise that Mr. and Mrs. Caswell were able to be with their sons on the day of their ordination for they come from Northern Canada. Father Robins parents and other family members joined him in this great day and Deacon Kevin Manns mother and aunt were able to be present at the ordination as well. Cardinal George joined family and friends after the Ordination Mass and greeted everyone. Father Robin offered his First Solemn Mass in the Extraordinary Form the following day. As some parishioners observed it looked like he knew what he was doing. During this past year in the seminary, Father Dennis Kolinski instructed our men in the sacred ceremonies and when our men returned to St. Johns, Father Bart Juncer and myself took time to further train our men. Again I hope you enjoy this issue of the Via Sacra. Continue to pray for us and for vocations. At the end of June, three men will enter the Formation Program as Postulants. Father Dennis, Deacon Joshua, Deacon Kevin and myself are attending a conference in Rome on the Sacred Liturgy, Sacra Liturgia, to learn, discuss, and study the ways the Sacred Liturgy is bound up with the New Evangelization. We will carry all your intentions to the Tomb of St. Peter. VOL.
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Rev. C. Frank Phillips, C.R. 825 N. Carpenter Street Chicago, Illinois 60642 pastor@cantius.org Phone 312-243-7373 Fax 312-243-4545 www.canons-regular.org

SUMMER 2013

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Left: Deacons Joshua and Nathan


Caswell and Kevin Mann receive the laying on of hands by His Eminence Francis Cardinal George. Bottom Left: Fr. Robin Kwan, SJC poses with his family and Cardinal George. Right: Fr. Kwan displays the Sacred Host during his first Solemn High Mass in the extraordinary form. Far Right: Fr. Kwan imparts his first priestly blessing on his parents. Below: Ordination photo including His Eminence Francis Cardinal George, His Excellency Bishop Joseph Perry, Fr. Regis Barwig and

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Help Us Restore the Sacred

SPIRITUALLY ore than anything else, we need your prayers. Please keep all the priests, seminarians, and brothers in your prayer intentions, and also pray for future vocations, that more men may devote their lives to Christ and His Church. Know that we are praying for your intentions, as we remember all our benefactors in our daily Rosary. FINANCIALLY We could not exist without the financial support of generous friends who value the importance of preserving and cultivating our sacred traditions. Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution or even remembering us in your Estate planning.

he Canons Regular of St. John Cantius is a Public Association of the Christian Faithfula new, growing religious community of men, established with the approval of Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., and the Congregation of the Resurrection. Founded in 1998 by Fr. C. Frank Phillips, C.R., their mission is the Restoration of the Sacred Instaurare Sacrain the context of parish ministry through solemn liturgies, devotions, sacred music and art, instruction in our Church heritage, Catholic culture, and catechesis.

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