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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Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mass at 6:00 pm
Nov 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesday Evening Mass
Nov 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Thanksgiving Day, The Shrine office is closed.
Nov 23 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

The Shrine office is closed.

Happy Thanksgiving.

 

 

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Friday after Thanksgiving, The Shrine office is closed.
Nov 24 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

The Shrine office is closed.

 

 

 

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17th Annual Mary and Christmas
2 October 2017

Saturday, December 2, 2017, buffet at 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., concert 7:45 p,m. to 9:00 p.m.

IN OUR 17TH YEAR, THE SONIC SPLENDOR OF THE ANNUAL MARY & CHRISTMAS CONCERT WILL RESONATE THROUGHOUT THE ACOUSTICAL JEWEL THAT IS THE SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF POMPEII AS WE WELCOME BACK THE INCOMPARABLE WILLIAM FERRIS CHORALE, UNDER THE DIRECTION OF MAESTRO PAUL FRENCH, IN A PROGRAM OF FAMILIAR AND GLORIOUS CHRISTMAS FAVORITES. JOINING IN THE MUSICAL BANQUET WILL BE A CHILDREN’S CHOIR, HARP VIRTUOSO, KERYN WOUDEN, THE INCOMPARABLE SOPRANOS JOSIE FALBO AND CAROL LOVERDE, BARITONE ANTHONY RAGO AND OUR BELOVED RECTOR, REV. RICHARD FRAGOMENI, ACCOMPANIED BY A CHAMBER ORCHESTRA. JOIN US FOR WHAT PROMISES TO BE AN EXUBERANT AND HEARTWARMING EVENING OF HOLIDAY MUSIC MAKING.

Pre-Concert Buffet prepared by Piccolo Sogno: 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Concert: 7:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Champagne and Pastry Reception

COMPLIMENTARY VALET PARKING

3 Ways to Reserve: 
1) Call: 312.421.3757

2) Please print, complete and mail in the attached form.  Mary And Christmas Reply 2017 

3) Select a Sponsorship level below.

Archangel $1,500 – INCLUDES ADMISSION FOR EIGHT: A RESERVED TABLE AT BUFFET; A RESERVED PEW FOR THE CONCERT IN THE SHRINE; PREMIUM RECOGNITION IN THE PROGRAM BOOK.  Click here to be an Archangel Sponsor.

Seraphim $1,100 – INCLUDES ADMISSION FOR EIGHT: A RESERVED TABLE AT BUFFET; A RESERVED PEW FOR THE CONCERT IN THE SHRINE; RECOGNITION IN THE PROGRAM BOOK.   Click here to be a Seraphim Sponsor.

Cherubim $825 – INCLUDES ADMISSION FOR SIX: A RESERVED TABLE AT BUFFET; A RESERVED PEW FOR THE CONCERT IN THE SHRINE; RECOGNITION IN THE PROGRAM BOOK.     Click here to be a Cherubim Sponsor.

Angel $175 – INCLUDES ADMISSION(S): BUFFET AND CONCERT at $175 EACH.  Click here to be an Angel. 

Donation Only – Regretfully, if you cannot attend, but wish to contribute,  please click here to make a Mary and Christmas donation.

Thank you for your support.  We look forward to seeing you!

 

Lunch with Santa
16 October 2017

Sunday, November 26, 2017 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., in the Shrine Hall

Advent Day of Reflection and Reconciliation
2 November 2017

Saturday, December 9, 2017, 9 am – 3 pm

Birthing God, Franciscan and Dominican Insights on Creation and the Incarnation

How do we bring forth Christ in our world today?

How is God’s solidarity with all of creation expressed through Sts. Francis, Dominic, and the mystical insights of Bonaventure and Meister Eckhart?

A morning retreat on how our image of God affects how we live and relate to others as we prepare a place for the Lord this Advent.

Presenters:

Br. MJ Groark, Capuchin Franciscan friar of the Province of St. Joseph, entered the order in 2008 and made his perpetual vows in 2014. Serving in numerous capacities within the order, he has ministered in Milwaukee, Detroit, on Native American reservations in Montana and is currently stationed on Chicago’s Southside. A graduate of St. Xavier University he has degrees in philosophy and anthropology. Br. MJ is currently in the Master of Divinity program at Catholic Theological Union preparing for the priesthood.

 

Br. Nicholas Reynolds, O.P. is a Dominican friar and member of the Province of St. Martin de Porres. He holds a BS degree in Physics from Furman University and is currently a 5th year student studying theology and philosophy at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, Missouri. Bro. Nicholas enjoys topics on spirituality and likes to take walks for contemplation. He is a lover of food and cultural cuisines.

 

Program:

Mid-Morning Prayer

Presentations

Silence or Small Group Reflection

Examination of Conscience

Reconciliation Service with individual confession

3 Easy Ways to Register:

$25 Paid Registration is due by Wednesday, December 6.

Lunch included.

Online:  Click here to register online via Give Central.

Call:  312.421.3757 with V/MC information

Mail: Click here for registration Form.  Please print, complete and mail in with Check or V/MC information payable to:

The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii

Attn: Advent Day

1224 W. Lexington Street, Chicago, IL 60607

 

 

Santa Lucia
15 November 2017

Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the 11:00 a.m. Mass, Feast of Santa Lucia 

 

Reception follows in Hall.

Sicilian CUCCIA tradizionale:

Ravioli al sugo

Risotto alle erbe e funghi (vegetables or mushrooms)

Salsiccia di casa al pomodoro

(sausage with tomatoes) * Insalata mista, (mix salad)

Patate arrosto (oven cooked potatoes)

Arancine * Caffè * Dolci vari (sweets)

Vino, acqua e bibite gassate (wine, water, and drinks)

For Reservations: Contact Lucio or Pina: 312.933.3913 or  prontoitalia@yahoo.com

by Wednesday, December 6 so we can prepare!

$20.00 Donation * $150.00 to Reserve a Full Table of 8.

% of the proceeds donated to Charity.

“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”.