Advent, celebrating the great mystery of Christmas ~ the One who was born; the One who died; the One we await. In ancient tradition, Advent and Christmas were considered to be Easter in the wintertime. Join us as we celebrate this great mystery of life and learn how life and death are a communion of love.
Speaker: Rev. Richard Fragomeni, PhD
Rector, The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, Chicago, IL
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.
Central to Fr. Richard‘s ministry is a fascination with the power of liturgy and preaching in the transformation of the human heart. He is author of Come to the Feast and co-author with Br. Michael McGrath, O.C.F.S., of both Blessed Art Thou Mother, Lady, Mystic, Queen and At the Name of Jesus: The Way, The Truth and The Light. He has published In Shining Splendor: Fifty Eastertime Meditations, and The Eucharist: 50 Questions from the Pews.
Opportunity for Silence or Small Group Reflection
Examination of Conscience
Reconciliation Service with individual confession
$25 Paid Registration is due by Wednesday, December 12. Call: 312.421.3757
La Festa di Santa Lucia
Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018
11 a.m. Mass
Reception follows in Hall
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!
Music, Carols, Midnight Mass & Rector’s Reception
Doors open at 11:00 PM