Please click on ‘News’ Menu (above) to find current Covid-19 Restrictions.  Thank you.

Please click here for information on Mary & Christmas, December 4, 2021, In Person or Live Streamed.

Kick Off the Season…Purchase an early gift of Christmas music for family and friends – “In Person” ticket(s) or a “Live Stream” link to this year’s Mary and Christmas concert, good for Saturday, December 4 only.

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.

 


– Remembering Loved Ones –
Perpetual Light Society PLS
Candle Intentions
Easter Flowers
Memorial Gift
Memorial Paver

Upcoming Events

Dec
8
Wed
Wednesday Evening Mass, Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dec
11
Sat
Saturday Morning Mass
Dec 11 @ 7:30 am – 8:15 am
Musing on Music: Reflections on the Hymns of Advent and Christmas, A Four-Part Virtual Event, December 11 – Julie Berggren on “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”
Dec 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, together with Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, present

Musing on Music: Reflections on the Hymns of Advent and Christmas, A Four-Part Virtual Event

Amid the isolation of a lingering pandemic arises an opportunity for a sacred time to meditate on the promise of Emmanuel, “God with us.” Journey with us, virtually, as we explore four classical hymns of Advent and Christmas, creatively interpreted in the writing of Fr. Richard Fragomeni.

Each week a different presenter will focus on a different hymn, with the opportunity for reflection and small group discussion.

Together let us seize the opportunity to awaken from our slumber and with eyes of faith see in the darkness around us the birthplace of the Light, the Christ, to whom all the music of the heavens is eternally directed.

 

December 11Julie Berggren on “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”

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

 

 

December 18Br. Antony Julius on “Like the Dawning of the Morning”

Br. Antony Julius Milton joined the Franciscan Capuchin Province of Tamil Nadu, India in 2010. Recently ordained a deacon, he is currently at CTU studying for his M.Div. and M.A. in Theology while ministering at The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii.

 

January 8Catharine M. Lentz on “O Little Town of Bethlehem”

Catharine M. Lentz, JD, MA is the Director of Adult Faith Formation and RCIA at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Darien, IL. She has a Masters in Liturgical Studies from Catholic Theological Union and a Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago Law School.

Join us on Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for as many of the sessions as you would like. Each is independent of the others. Register any time between now and the last presentation in January. There will be one link for all four sessions sent when you register, and a reminder with the link sent the day before each session.

Daybreaks: Daily Reflections for Advent and Christmas by Fr. Richard N. Fragomeni, PhD, the book from which our pilgrimage draws its inspiration, will be available for you to pick up at either The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii in Chicago or Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Darien for a $5 suggested freewill donation. You may also purchase it by clicking here. (You will be redirected to Give Central, where you may place a credit card order.  After the Shrine receives your order and payment the program book(s) will be mailed to you).  Please allow enough time to place the order and receive them via the Post Office.

Daybreaks is a prayerful resource that can be used for each and every Advent and Christmas season but it is not required to participate in this virtual event.

Please click here to register (you may register for any single date, various multiple dates, or all dates).

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Carl Wachsmann at carl@ourladyofpompeii.org or 312-421-3757 ext. 315 or Cathy Lentz at catharine.lentz@ourladyofmtcarmel.org or 630-852-3303, ext. 5.

Freewill donations will be gratefully received.

Dec
12
Sun
Sunday 8:30 AM Mass
Dec 12 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Twitter Feed

upcoming shrine EVENTS and news

Coming In December
9 November 2021

Sundays – December 5, 12, & 19, Sacrament of Reconciliation

Between Masses – 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM

Wednesday Evening Mass, December 8, Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Sunday December 12, Feast of Santa Lucia at 11:00 AM Mass

CUCCIA tradizionale follows, freewill donations gratefully received.

Sunday,  December 12, 2021 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (at both the 8:30 am and 11:00 am masses)

Drop off food pantry items prior to both Sunday masses.  The food pantry donations support Our Lady of the Holy Family (Notre Dame) food pantry.  Thank you!

Friday December 24th and Saturday December 25, Christmas

Christmas Eve – Carols at 11:30 PM, Mass at Midnight

Christmas Day Mass at 11:00 AM

If you wish to make a donation to our Christmas Appeal, please click here.  Thank You.

 

 

 

 

Mary and Christmas Concert Celebration (in person or live-streamed)
20 October 2021

Please join The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii in person or live streamed for our 21st Anniversary Mary and Christmas Concert Celebration, on Saturday December 4, 2021 at 7:45 PM sharp, (Doors open at 7:15 PM).  

Purchase an early gift of Christmas music for family and friends – “In Person” ticket(s) or a “Live Stream” link to this year’s Mary and Christmas concert, good for Saturday, December 4 only.

After a year in which the beloved Mary & Christmas concert was held virtually, we are pleased to announce that this year’s concert will be a live event! The sonic splendor of this annual 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. Echoes of Christmases past, the timeless melodies of the season, Neapolitan songs, and favorites of beloved film composer Ennio Morricone will help to ring in the season! Joining in the musical banquet will be harp virtuoso, Lauren Hayes, the incomparable sopranos Carol LoVerde and Josie Falbo, 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.

You are cordially invited to attend by Co-Chairs:
Lydia and David Allen
Tara and Robert Cesario
Patricia and Joseph Perillo
Marietta and Louis Pullano
Louis H. Rago

The event will be live at The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 West Lexington Street, Chicago, and will be live streamed at 7:45 p.m. Saturday, December 4, 2021.

Please click here for Archangel level – $800, which includes;
Includes Admission for Eight
A Reserved Pew for Eight at the Concert in the Shrine
Recognition in the Program Book
Complimentary Valet Parking

Please click her for Seraphim level – $600, which includes;
Includes Admission for Six
A Reserved Pew for Six at the Concert in the Shrine
Recognition in the Program Book
Complimentary Valet Parking

Please click here for Cherubim level – $100, which includes;
Admission for One
Complimentary Valet Parking

Please click here for Angel level -$100, which includes;
Live Stream Concert – from the comfort of your home!
You will receive access instructions to the live streamed concert Friday, December 3rd.

Please click here, If you are unable to attend either the live event or view via streaming, and wish to make a contribution.

Or

Please click here to print the reply card.  Please return the reply card to the Shrine Office.  Thank you.

 

Musing on Music: Reflections on the Hymns of Advent and Christmas (A Four-Part Virtual Event)
4 November 2021

The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, together with Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, present Musing on Music: Reflections on the Hymns of Advent and Christmas, A Four-Part Virtual Event

Amid the isolation of a lingering pandemic arises an opportunity for a sacred time to meditate on the promise of Emmanuel, “God with us.” Journey with us, virtually, as we explore four classical hymns of Advent and Christmas, creatively interpreted in the writing of Fr. Richard Fragomeni.

Each week a different presenter will focus on a different hymn, with the opportunity for reflection and small group discussion.

Together let us seize the opportunity to awaken from our slumber and with eyes of faith see in the darkness around us the birthplace of the Light, the Christ, to whom all the music of the heavens is eternally directed.

December 4Fr. Richard Fragomeni on “O Come, Divine Messiah”

Fr. Richard Fragomeni, PhD is a nationally acclaimed speaker, author, retreat master and teacher; Professor of Liturgy and Preaching, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, Adjunct faculty, Department of Religious Studies, De Paul University.

 

December 11Julie Berggren on “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”

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

 

 

December 18Br. Antony Julius on “Like the Dawning of the Morning”

Br. Antony Julius Milton joined the Franciscan Capuchin Province of Tamil Nadu, India in 2010. Recently ordained a deacon, he is currently at CTU studying for his M.Div. and M.A. in Theology while ministering at The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii.

 

January 8Catharine M. Lentz on “O Little Town of Bethlehem”

Catharine M. Lentz, JD, MA is the Director of Adult Faith Formation and RCIA at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Darien, IL. She has a Masters in Liturgical Studies from Catholic Theological Union and a Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago Law School.

Join us on Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for as many of the sessions as you would like. Each is independent of the others. Register any time between now and the last presentation in January. There will be one link for all four sessions sent when you register, and a reminder with the link sent the day before each session.

Daybreaks: Daily Reflections for Advent and Christmas by Fr. Richard N. Fragomeni, PhD, the book from which our pilgrimage draws its inspiration, will be available for you to pick up at either The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii in Chicago or Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Darien for a $5 suggested freewill donation. You may also purchase it by clicking here. (You will be redirected to Give Central, where you may place a credit card order.  After the Shrine receives your order and payment the program book(s) will be mailed to you).  Please allow enough time to place the order and receive them via the Post Office.

Daybreaks is a prayerful resource that can be used for each and every Advent and Christmas season but it is not required to participate in this virtual event.

Please click here to register (you may register for any single date, various multiple dates, or all dates).

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Carl Wachsmann at carl@ourladyofpompeii.org or 312-421-3757 ext. 315 or Cathy Lentz at catharine.lentz@ourladyofmtcarmel.org or 630-852-3303, ext. 5.

Freewill donations will be gratefully received.

“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”.