Click here to read this week’s bulletin – July 25, 2021,
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

To view past bulletins, click here.

Weekly Mass Schedule
Please note: During the summer and in extreme cold, all Masses are held in Our Lady of Częstochowa Chapel, adjacent to the Church.
Sunday Masses
Saturday evening Vigil – 4:30 PM – English
8:00 AM – English
10:00 AM – English
11:30 AM – Polish
Holy Day Masses
Vigil – 7:00 PM – English
9:00 AM – English
7:00 PM – Polish
Daily Masses
8:00 AM in Chapel
Monday through Friday in English
Saturday in Polish
Weekly Exposition
Begins Wednesdays at 4:00 PM and concludes with Rosary and Adoration at 6:30 PM.
Saturdays from 3:30 to 4:15 PM and by appointment

2020 Christmas Bazaar

Friday, Nov 13 from 6:00-9:00pm
Saturday, Nov 14 from 4:00pm
Featuring Basket Auctions, Price Raffles, and our Polish Kitchen!
Details are now online. Visit http://stjohncantiusparish.org/events and https://www.facebook.com/events/3812860918732720 for details and information.

Forty Hours

Please join our parish as we begin our 40 Hours on October 18-19-20. All devotions and Masses will take place Sunday. Monday and Tuesday in Church. The Forty Hours Devotion is an invitation to gather as a family in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. We are given the opportunity to have quiet time with Our Lord and come to a deeper understanding of His love for us and appreciation of the mystery of the Eucharist in our lives.

Sunday, October 18:
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after the 11:30AM Mass with adoration, Evening Service and Benediction at 7:00PM.
Monday, October 19:
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after the 8:00AM Mass with adoration, Evening Mass (Polish) and Benediction at 7:00PM.
Tuesday, October 20:
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after the 8:00AM. Mass with adoration until Mass at 7:00PM with a procession and Benediction.
Zapraszamy na 40 Godzinne Nabożeństwo w parafii św. Jana Kantego. Wszystkie nabożeństwa i Msze Święte odbędą się w kościele w niedzielę, poniedziałek i wtorek. Nabożeństwo czterdziestogodzinne jest zaproszeniem do wspólnej modlitwy przed Najświętszym Sakramentem. Mamy możliwość spędzenia spokojnego czasu z naszym Panem i głębszego zrozumienia Jego miłości do nas i docenienia tajemnicy Eucharystii w naszym życiu.
Niedziela 18 października:
Wystawienie Najświętszego Sakramentu po Mszy św. o godz. 11:30 z adoracją, nabożeństwem i błogosławieństwem o godz. 19:00.
Poniedziałek 19 października:
Wystawienie Najświętszego Sakramentu po Mszy św. o godz. 8:00 z adoracją, Msza Świętą (w języku polskim) i błogosławieństwo o godz. 19:00.
Wtorek 20 października:
Wystawienie Najświętszego Sakramentu po Msza św. o godzinie 8:00 z procesją, Msza Świętą, i błogosławieństwo o 19:00.

PREP Announcement

September 4, 2020 – Letter from Fr. Mark Kunigonis and David Zagorski regarding PREP Registration and Information for the 2020-2021 schoolyear

Click here to download St. John Cantius’ PREP 2020-2021 Registration Form

Registrations for the PREP 2020-2021 schoolyear opens September 8th.


The suspended 2019-2020 PREP schedule will resume the week of September 13th for levels 2, 3, & 7 ONLY. These are the Penance, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation classes. Your teachers will notify you on the protocols for classes, such as the day and time that your class will meet, and whether it is virtual or in person.


All PREP levels will move up in October and classes for ALL LEVELS will begin the week of October 11th. The new PREP year is starting after the rescheduled sacraments are administered so that all students can start the new PREP year together. (For example, if your child is a Level 3 in September, they will be a Level 4 in October. If your child was a Level 4 in March, they will be a Level 5 in October.)


Parents/Guardians please be sure to reregister for the 2020-2021-year. The registration form can be found here and is available at the Rectory and in the vestibule (back) of the Chapel.


Due to most classes meeting virtually and our understanding of the financial difficulties during the pandemic, the registration fee is: 1 child-$50, 2 children-$75, 3 or more-$100.


Again, the majority of classes will meet virtually and may meet on a different day and time from the traditional Thursday evening PREP schedule.


Questions? Please call or email David at the rectory – 215-535-6667.

August 13, 2020 Update:
Our parish family has received word that Fr. Mark Kunigonis will become the new Parochial Administrator of St. John Cantius Parish effective Friday, August 28, 2020. Fr. Mark is currently parochial vicar at Maternity BVM in Somerton. We wholeheartedly welcome Father to our parish, send him our prayers and good wishes, and look forward to welcoming him at our Masses the weekend of August 29/30. God bless Fr. Mark and the parishioners of St. John Cantius!

Nasza parafia otrzymała wiadomość, że ks. Mark Kunigonis zostanie nowym administratorem parafii św. Jana Kantego od piątku 28 sierpnia 2020. Ks. Mark jest obecnie wikariuszem w parafii Maternity BVM w Somerton. Serdecznie witamy Ks. Marka w naszej parafii, przesyłamy mu nasze modlitwy i życzenia, i oczekujemy powitania go na naszych Mszach Świętych w weekend 29/30 sierpnia. Niech Bóg błogosławi ks. Marka i wszystkich parafian św. Jana Kantego!

June 26 update: Click here to read the latest news regarding Archdiocesan updates for COVID-19 during the Green Phase.

June 5 Update: David’s letter explaining the new procedures as we resume Public Mass this weekend can be found here.

June 3, 2020 Update: Our pastor Father Joseph Zingaro’s funeral will take place on Friday, June 12 at 11:00am in St. John Cantius Church. Viewing will be held from 8:00-10:30, also in Church. More details can be found here: Fr. Joe’s Obituary.

May 30, 2020 Update: Our Lady of Czestochowa Chapel reopens today for private prayer and meditation. We will resume live-stream of our Sunday Mass at 10:00am and 11:30am tomorrow, May 31, Pentecost. We will continue to live-stream these Sunday Masses for the foreseeable future. We will post more information about Masses resuming in-person next weekend (June 6-7) in the coming days. Thank you for your prayers. May God continue to bless and keep our parish family in His care.

As of May 20, all of our live-stream Masses are paused. Please follow our Facebook page for the most recent updates on when Masses will resume, when the Rectory will reopen, and when we will have a Memorial Mass for Fr. Joe Zingaro: https://www.facebook.com/SJCPhila.

May 20, 2020 – With deepest sorrow we share with you that Father Joseph J. Zingaro went to be with the Lord this afternoon.
+ Eternal rest, grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.
Today, May 20, is the 42nd Anniversary of Father Joe’s Ordination to the Priesthood.

May 19, 2020 – Parishioners and friends, please keep our pastor Father Joseph Zingaro in your prayers. He was admitted to the ICU at Jeanes Hospital on Sunday with health complications. The Rectory will be closed until further notice, except for special appointments. Please email David at parishservices@stjohncantiusparish.org with any parish-related concerns in the meantime.
Please join us in prayer for all those affected by COVID-19.
St. Sebastian, pray for us.
St. Rocco, pray for us.
St. Rita, pray for us.
St. John Cantius, pray for us.
St. Teresa of Calcutta, pray for us.
St. John Paul II, pray for us.
Blessed Mother, protect us and pray for us.
O Mary, You shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who, at the foot of the cross, were united with Jesus’ suffering, and persevered in your faith. “Protectress of the Roman people,” you know our needs,and we know that you will provide, so that, as at Cana in Galilee, joy and celebration may return after this time of trial. Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform ourselves to the will of the Father and to do what Jesus tells us. For he took upon himself our suffering, and burdened himself with our sorrows to bring us, through the cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.
We fly to your protection, O Holy Mother of God; do not despise our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from every danger, O Glorious and Blessed Virgin.
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Jesus, we trust in you!


Sunday donation envelopes can be dropped off at the Rectory or made online by clicking here.



Beginning March 22, our Sunday 10:00am English and 11:30am Polish Masses will be live streamed on our parish facebook page. To join us for Mass, please click here!



Click here to read a special letter from our Pastor, Father Joseph Zingaro, during the Coronavirus COVID-19 quarantines.  Kliknij tutaj, aby przeczytać list od proboszcza w jezyku polskim.

And click here to read Archbishop Perez’s announcement suspending all public Masses in the Archdiocese as of March 18 until further notice due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 quarantines.





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  • 40 Hours Devotion - October 2012
  • Christmas 2014
  • Celebrating Mass with Archbishop Chaput - March 2015
  • Memorial Day 2016
  • Easter 2017