Canons Regular of St. John Cantius


On Sunday, September 25th, 2016, more than two-hundred friends of the Canons Regular of Saint John Cantius gathered with priests and brothers of the order for an elegant meal, lively entertainment, and one another’s company all with the cause of supporting the mission of Restoring the Sacred. The event was held at the beautiful English-Gothic style Cathedral room at the University Club of Chicago overlooking Chicago’s lakefront. This year’s event marked the record for highest attendance at he Annual Benefit Dinner.

Live piano music was provided during the cocktail hour by the Director of the Gregory The Great Schola Cantorum, Mr. Joseph Urbaszewski, who delighted his listeners with popular piano music, ranging from ragtime to classical. During the dinner live chamber music was provided the Anthony Kawalkowski Orchestra.

We had the pleasure of being in the company of our old Friends Fr. Regis Barwig and Fr. Augustine Serafini, as well as Fr. Brian Mullady, O.P. who gave the blessing. Fr. Joshua Caswell was the M.C. for the evening,keeping us on track and entertained. Father C. Frank Phillips, C.R. spoke about the exciting new endeavors and developments for the community, as well as the importance for providing an education to our seminarians.

At the conclusion of the meal, patrons enjoyed bidding on the auction items to help raise additional funds which cover tuition costs for the seminarians as well as medical and insurance costs for all the members of the Canons Regular.

On behalf of all the members of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius, Father Phillips thanks those in attendance for their ongoing support as well as those whose efforts made the evening a success, especially the benefit committee, Ms. Delphine Michalik, Mrs. Barb Caruso, Miss Katie Lemay, and Mrs. Andrea Romanuik. Special thanks to Mr. Justin Sheffield of Ashland Addison Florists for their assistance in making this event a success.

All of your contributions, large or small, are greatly appreciated and will continue to help us support our men in formation.

Canons Regular Benefit 2016
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2016 Ad Book

A very special thank you to all our patrons who sponsored an ad in our 2016 Benefit Ad Book. We reached a record for participation this year. Thank you! You helped make this event possible.

Also, a special thanks to all those individuals and organizations listed below that donated items for the various auctions to help the cause. We couldn’t have done this with out you!


    Anonymous Donor
    Ms. Andrea Eisenberg
    Mr. Arthur Roden
    Ms. Cynthia Carter
    Rev. C. Frank Phillips, C.R.
    Ms. Dee O’Dwyer
    Rev. James Isaacson, S.J.C.
    Mr. Jed Gibbons
    Ms. Lois Loumis
    Mr. Mark Leger
    Br. Mark Visconti, S.J.C.
    Ms. Marta Kiss
    Ms. Melody Vasquez
    Ms. Pam Ahearn.
    Mr. Richard Korsak
    Rev. Sebastian Glentz, O.S.B.


    10 Pin Bowl
    312 Chicago
    Adobe Gila’s
    Anthony Cristiano Salon
    ArcLight New City
    Augustine Institute
    Baisi Thai Restaurant
    Beauty & Balance Salon
    Bella Bacino’s
    Bonnie Roszczewski
    Carnivale Restaurant
    Chicago Bears
    Chicago Architecture Foundation
    Chicago Athletic Hotel
    Chicago Helicopter Experience
    Connie’s Pizza
    D4 Irish Pub
    Devon Seafood Grill
    Dita Day Spa
    Early Society Restaurant
    Emerald Loop Bar and Grill
    Estee G. Photography
    Fleming’s Steakhouse
    Gaylord Indian Restaurant
    Gethsemane Garden Center
    Grand Lux Café
    Greek Islands Restaurants
    Hilton Hotel
    Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza
    Hollywood Nails
    Honey Baked Ham Co. & Café
    Hotel Felix
    Hotel Palomar Chicago
    House of Kahn
    Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House
    iFly Indoor Skydiving
    Jerk Modern Jamaican Grill
    Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville Bar
    John Montalto Salon
    Kathleen Carr Fine Art
    Kendall College
    Kings Bowl America
    Lakeshore Bike
    Le Colonial
    Le Pain Quotidien
    Les Nomades
    Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants
    lll Forks
    Local Foods
    London House Hotel
    Lux Bar
    Mahoney’s Pub & Grille
    Maple and Ash
    Mariano’s - New City
    Max & Leo’s Pizza
    McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum
    Mei Shung Chinese Restaurant
    MileNorth Chicago Hotel
    Nando’s Peri Peri Nico Osteria
    Northbrook Sports Club
    Osteria Via Stato
    Piccolo Sogno
    Pizza Paninos / Pizzaiolo
    Pizzeria Uno
    Quarrtino Ristorante
    Red Robin Express
    RL Restaurant
    Rosebud Restaurants
    Roy’s Restaurant
    Ruth’s Chris Steak House
    Saint Augustine Academy Press
    Sayat Nova
    Sharper Image Salon & Barber Shop
    Slurping Turtle
    Smith & Wollensky
    Stanley’s Fruits & Vegetables
    Tavern On the Green
    Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland
    The Kerryman
    The Sports Store
    Tortoise club
    Toys Et Cetera
    Trio Salon
    Vaughan Hospitality Group
    Vin Chicago
    Waldorf Astoria
    West Marine
    Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront Hotel
    Yard House