The oldest continuing Italian American Church in the City of Chicago, located on the west side in the heart of historic “Little Italy”. We are a Catholic community, with Christ as our foundation, that welcomes all like family, that proudly celebrates its heritage and tradition.  Here the restless seeking of the soul finds a safe place to explore its sacred journey.

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Winter Spirituality 2018 – Deep Listening: Being a Loving and Healing Presence
18 January 2018

Saturday, February 24, 2018

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

8:30 a.m. check-in, coffee

“Being listened to is so close to being loved that most people cannot tell the difference.” (D. Augsburger)

Listening is an art.  Deep listening happens in the heart.  Beyond our logical minds there is a ground of knowing where we encounter Divine grace and compassion that heals and transforms us.  Come and learn practices in deep listening where our inner and outer landscapes meet. We’ll experience Centering Prayer (Christian tradition) and the secular aspects of Mindfulness Meditation in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition.

Cultivating silence, noticing and not judging our thoughts opens our hearts to receiving God’s abundant grace and mercyas we know our basic goodness.

Co-Leaders:           

Aarti Lentz Tejuja 

Director of Social Engagement, Shambhala International, creates safe spaces for young people in Chicago teaching how to live mindfully and give back to society.

Susan M. Pudelek, M.Div.

Coordinator of Interreligious Relations, Office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, Archdiocese of Chicago, builds relationships with people of many religious traditions. Susan was the Shrine’s Director of Pilgrimage Ministry for more than 12 years.

Susan and Aarti were delegates with the Buddhist Catholic Vatican Dialogue and met Pope Francis in June 2015.

$25.00 Paid Registration is due by

Wednesday, February 21.

Lunch included.

3 Ways to Register:

  1. Call:312.421.3757 (V/MC) or
  2. Online: Please click here.
  3. Mail Check or Credit Card information to:

The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii

Attn: Deep Listening

1224 W. Lexington Street, Chicago, IL 60607

St Joseph’s Table
1 January 2017

ST. JOSEPH TABLE SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2018
RESERVATIONS for Seatings a MUST!
Please call: 312.421.3757
Email: mlp@ourladyofpompeii.org

 

3 Masses: 8:30 a.m., 10:15 a.m. & 12:15 p.m.

Rev. Richard Fragomeni, Ph.D., Presider
(No reservations needed for Masses)

2 Reserved Seatings:
* 1st Seating: 11:30 a.m.

* 2nd Seating: 1:30 p.m.

RESERVATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED!
OPERATORS ARE STANDING BY!

Freewill Donations gratefully received in honor of St. Joseph
10% of the net proceeds are donated to a charity that assists Chicago’s west side families.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Call Antoinette 773.218.7088

LENTEN DAY OF REFLECTION
12 February 2018

Saturday, March 24, 2018 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

LENTEN DAY OF REFLECTION AND RECONCILIATION IN PREPARATION FOR HOLY WEEK

Three Doorways into Holy Week: Stories that can Change our Lives Glorying in the Cross
Check-in, coffee 8:30 a.m

“We should glory in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ”: these are the first words, the entrance antiphon, of the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, the beginning of the Triduum. The Scriptures of Lent, especially the Gospels of the third, fourth, and fifth Sundays in year B – this year – prepare us to enter into the three most solemn days of Holy Week and focus on the mystery of our salvation: the death and Resurrection of the Lord.

We will spend our time together reflecting on these Gospels to prepare ourselves to Glory in Christ’s Cross.

Speaker: Victoria M. Tufano is Senior Editor and Liturgical Consultant at Liturgy Training Publications. She has served as a parish director of liturgy and Christian initiation, and as a diocesan director of worship. She was as a team member for institutes of the North American Forum on the Catechumenate and served on Forum’s board of directors. She is a frequent writer and speaker on liturgy and Christian initiation and was the editor of Catechumenate: A Journal of Christian Initiation and of several books on initiation. She holds a Master of Arts in liturgical studies and a Master of Divinity, both from the University of Notre Dame.

Program:
Mid-Morning Prayer
Presentations
Silence or Small Group Reflection
Examination of Conscience
Reconciliation Service with individual confession

$25 Paid Registration: due Wednesday, March 21. Includes lunch.
3 Ways to Register:
* Call: 312.421.3757 (V/MC) or
* Online: Please click here.
* Mail Check or Credit Card information to:
The Shrine of Our Lady of PompeiiAttn: Lenten Day

1224 W. Lexington Street

Chicago, IL 60607

Stations of the Cross – Fridays in Lent
7 March 2017

stations

Friday, February 16, 2018 to Friday, March 30, 2018, Stations of the Cross will be held in the Church from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm.  Please join us on our Lenten journey every Friday.

“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”.