St. John Cantius turns steps into art for Corpus Christi

When European Catholics celebrate Corpus Christi, they often make carpets in the street out of flowers or sand to honor Christ in the Eucharist. In that spirit, St. John Cantius Parish, 825. N. Carpenter St., has created eucharistic images on its front steps for the solemnity and the procession that follows Mass for the past 10 years.
Volunteers from St. John Cantius Parish, 825 N. Carpenter St., paint a large image of angels and the Eucharist in a chalice on the steps of the church on June 13, 2020, for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi the next day. For several years, priests, brothers and parishioners have chalked or painted sacred images on the church steps to commemorate Corpus Christi. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Helena Huelke stencils in letters on the steps of St. John Cantius Church, 825 N. Carpenter St., on June 13, 2020. Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic