Sundays in Advent

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“Advent is a journey towards Bethlehem. May we let ourselves be drawn by the light of God made man.”, Pope Francis, December 2013

Please join us for Sundays in Advent as we journey towards Bethlehem.  Masses at 8:30 a,m. and 11:00 a.m. on December 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2017.


Advent Day of Reflection and Reconciliation

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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.


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.



Mid-Morning Prayer


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.

Walk-Ins are Welcome!

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

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Sunday, December 16, 2018 at the 11:00 a.m. Mass, Feast of Santa Lucia 

La Festa di Santa Lucia Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018 11 a.m. Mass

Reception follows in Hall 

CUCCIA tradizionale: Raviolis, Sausage, Arancini, Salad, Wine and much more!

$20 Suggested Donation 

$150 for a Reserved Table of 8

Please Contact Lucio or Pina: 312.933.3913

to place your reservation by Wednesday, December 12 so we can prepare!