The oldest continuing Italian American church in the city of Chicago, located on the west side in the heart of historic “Little Italy.”  The oldest continuing Italian American church in the city of Chicago, located on the west side in the heart of historic “Little Italy.”

As a Shrine we offer healing and hope, we ask for mercy and grace, and we preach the love of Jesus Christ to all like family, proudly celebrating our heritage and tradition.  Here the restless seeking of the soul finds a safe place to explore its sacred journey.

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Saturday Morning Mass
Jan 16 @ 7:30 am – 8:15 am

As required by the Archdiocese of Chicago reopening guidelines, Mass attendance will require registration.

Saturday Morning Mass registration will be completed when you enter the Shrine.  Thank You.

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Sunday 8:30 AM Mass
Jan 17 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

As required by the Archdiocese of Chicago reopening guidelines, Sunday Mass attendance will require registration.

Please click here if you wish to read this Sunday’s Readings.  You will need to select the desired Sunday and then you will  be re-directed to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop’s website for the readings.  Thank You.

Please click on this link to be taken to the Shrine’s reopening page, where you will find more information on the reopening and to make Mass reservations.  Thank You.

Sunday 11:00 AM Mass
Jan 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

As required by the Archdiocese of Chicago reopening guidelines, Sunday Mass attendance will require registration.

Please click here if you wish to read this Sunday’s Readings.  You will need to select the desired Sunday and then you will  be re-directed to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop’s website for the readings.  Thank You.

Please click on this link to be taken to the Shrine’s reopening page, where you will find more information on the reopening and to make Mass reservations.  Thank You.

Jan
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Shrine Office Closed
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Shrine Office is closed today.  Thank You.

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Winter Spirituality Series, Lenten Day of Reflection – One God, Many Faces: Racial Justice in Catholic Spirituality        
8 January 2021

The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, Chicago is conducting its Winter Spirituality Series and Lenten Day of Reflection  – One God, Many Faces: Racial Justice in Catholic Spirituality, as an online program.  Please join us for one, two or all three programs. They will be conducted via zoom. The dates, subject and presenters are listed below.

January 30 – Deacon Jay Woods, 1:30 to 3:00 PM  Topic: “Come Holy Spirit! Help us to listen, unite, heal and make new.”  For the January 30th program, Deacon Jay Woods asks you to review an article by Bryan N. Massingale,  “The assumptions of white privilege and what we can do about it.”  Please click here to read the article.

February 27 – Deacon Akizou Kamina, 1:30 to 3:00 PM  Topic: “Neighbors Without Borders: Building Relationships for Social Justice.”    For the February 27th program, Deacon Akizou Kamina asks you to review Pope Francis’ Encyclical “‘Fratelli Tutti’, Chapter 2 – ‘A Stranger on the Road.'”   Please click here to read the encyclical (you will be redirected to the Vatican’s site).

March 20 – Lenten Day of Reflection (Jay Woods and Akizou Kamina), 1:30 to 3:30 PM

Presenters:

Deacon Jay is a Franciscan friar with Holy Name Province and is in his final semester at Catholic Theological Union; and is gratefully anticipating his ordination to the priesthood in June.  One of Deacon Jay’s ministries during his time in Chicago was as a chaplain at Cook County Jail where he was blessed to share his own recovery and 12 Step Spirituality with men in the drug offense and drug rehabilitation division.  In addition to criminal justice, Deacon Jay’s ministry and expertise lie in racial, housing, economic, and ecological justice.

Deacon Akizou Gerard Kamina is a member of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD), born and raised in Togo, West Africa, where he earned an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Sciences of Education. Upon his arrival in the United States in 2013, he spent a year at Divine Word College at Epworth, Iowa, moving to Techny, Illinois for his novitiate. Deacon Akizou is currently enrolled in a dual degree program at Catholic Theological Union: MDiv and Research MA in Theology with a concentration in Interreligious Dialogue during which he spent two years in Brazil for his Overseas Training Experience as part of the Divine Word Missionaries formation program. He professed his final vows as a SVD in September 2020 and was ordained deacon on October 4, 2020. Deacon Akizou is currently assigned to the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii for his diaconate ministry within the limits of the COVID-19 19 restrictions.

To register, please click here, and you will be taken to Event Brite to complete your registration.  Please register for one, two or all three programs.   A separate email will be sent with the Zoom Invitation Link the day prior to the program.

For Questions or Information, contact Cathy Lentz, clentz@ourladyofpompeii.org at 312.421.3757, ext. 303.

Thank you.

La Befana
2 September 2017

Our traditional La Befana Children’s Program is an online video for 2021.

La Befana, a kindly old witch, wanders from house to house searching for the Christ Child, leaving pleasant gifts for good children…this year watch her story, click on video to see….(adjust your volume as you wish and click on ‘Full Screen’ to enlarge the video).

Thank You, Jean Parisi and company, from all of us at The Shrine of our Lady of Pompeii… Viva La Befana! Viva La Befana! A wonderful, memorable, beautiful celebration of Jesus’ birth and epiphany. Grazie!

 

Just One Little Candle
26 August 2020

We invite you to let us light – Just One Little Candle – in The Shrine!

We ask you to kindly start by by making a candle donation by clicking here.

You will be asked to provide the intention or memorial for the candle as part of the donation process.  Candles will be lit immediately before the 8:30 A.M. Sunday Mass; for Intentions and Memorials received by Friday 3:00 P.M.  The intentions or memorial will be included as part of the Prayers of the Faithful Intercessions.  The candle will remain lit in the Shrine’s sanctuary for approximately seven days.

Thank you.

“Shrine homilies speak to me, shrine liturgies touch my heart, the Shrine brings me closer to God.  My only response is to be generous in my giving”.