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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Padre Pio Prayer Cenacle
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wednesday Evening Mass
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Saturday Morning Mass
Jul 21 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Praying with Mary Magdalene, A Morning Retreat
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As the first witness to the resurrected Jesus, Mary Magdalene, was entrusted to carry the heart of Jesus to others.

How can we continue to carry the love of Jesus to those we meet in everyday life? How does the story of Mary Magdalene translate to the lives of men and women today? What do we know about this woman who has been called “Apostle to the Apostles”?

Through conversation, reflection, and creative prayer experience we will share the story of Mary Magdalene as we celebrate on the eve of her Feast Day, from 10-11:30 AM, Saturday, July 21 in the Shrine Center.

All are welcome.  Julie Berggren, MA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julie is a spiritual director, chaplain, and retreat leader.

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Pot of Gold Raffle – Tickets on Sale Now!
12 July 2017

Grand Prize: $5,000.00!2nd Prize: $2,500.00!3rd – 7th Prize (yes, 5!): $500.00* each

 * ALL prize amounts based on the sale of 1,000 tickets.  (Winners need not be present to win.)

Click here to purchase your Raffle Tickets online.

There you can choose between Buy 5 and get 6th ticket free (6 tickets for $100 – a $120 value!)

Individual POG raffle tickets ($20 each).

Click here to print off and mail in your Raffle purchase form.

 

 

Praying With Mary Magdelane, A Morning Retreat
22 May 2018

Saturday, July 21, 2018 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 

As the first witness to the resurrected Jesus, Mary Magdalene, was entrusted to carry the heart of Jesus to others.

How can we continue to carry the love of Jesus to those we meet in everyday life? How does the story of Mary Magdalene translate to the lives of men and women today? What do we know about this woman who has been called “Apostle to the Apostles”?

Through conversation, reflection, and creative prayer experience we will share the story of Mary Magdalene as we celebrate on the eve of her Feast Day, from 10-11:30 AM, Saturday, July 21 in the Shrine Center.  All are welcome. Julie Berggren, MA

Julie is a spiritual director, chaplain, and retreat leader.

FILIPINO COMMUNITY CELEBRATION
4 June 2018
Sunday July 22, 2018 at 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Filipino Community Pilgrimage and Celebration at the 11 a.m. Mass, with a blessing and procession.

Our Lady of Manaoag has a permanent home at the Shrine.

All are invited to join us for a Reception immediately following in the school hall featuring traditional Filipino cuisine.

Freewill donations gratefully received.

All are Welcome!

LOCATION: The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii

1224 W. Lexington Street * Chicago, IL 60607

312.421.3757 * ourladyofpompeii.org

Our Lady of Manaoag has a permanent home at the Shrine

Folk tradition has it that the Blessed Mother showed herself to a middle aged farmer and gave him the message on where she wanted her church to be located, She showed herself on a low tree amidst the glow of heavenly light. Manaoag is known more as a pilgrimage town than anything else.

This feast has been celebrated at the Shrine since 2003.   The Shrine’s Filipino community celebrates our Blessed Mother Mary with their gift of song, worship and tradition.   Much like the Italian custom, you depart full of the Holy Spirit and good food.

 

Walking with Mary
22 May 2018

Saturday, August 4, 2018 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Join us as we gather to pray with Mary and take a closer look at the Salve Regina prayer. The Salve Regina is a prayer for all people—whether you are in a place of peace or at a crossroads.

Bring your prayers of joy and sorrow as we pray together and share the company of Mary, Mother of Mercy.

Saturday, August 4 9-10:30 we will meet on the front steps of the Shrine and walk across the street to Arrigo (Peanut Park) for a slow paced conversation and reflection on Mary.

All are welcome. Julie Berggren, MA

Julie is a spiritual director, chaplain, and retreat leader.

“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”.