Corpus Christi Prayer and Adoration Service will require registration as required by the Archdiocese of Chicago reopening guidelines.
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2020 Summer Spirituality Series – A virtual event via Zoom.
A Morning Retreat – Praying with St. Mary Magdalene – ‘Apostle to the Apostles’
As the first witness to the resurrected Jesus, Mary Magdalene was entrusted to carry the heart of Jesus to others. Through conversation, reflection & creative prayer experience, we will share the story of Mary Magdalene, as we celebrate in anticipation of her Feast Day, July 22.
Led by Julie Berggren, MA, a spiritual director, chaplain, and retreat leader.
All are welcome.
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A freewill offering / donation is gratefully accepted. Please click here to make a freewill donation online.
On the celebration of the Queenship of Mary, we will virtually reflect on Mary, the Mother to All. Joining our minds and hearts we will gather together in spirit, as we share Scripture, prayer, stories and poetry in the wake of our celebration of the Feast of the Assumption, August 15. Please join us!
All are welcome. Freewill donations gratefully received.
Led by Julie Berggren, MA, a spiritual director, chaplain, and retreat leader.
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Led by Julie Berggren, MA is a spiritual director, chaplain, and retreat leader.
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Bishop Januarius I of Benevento, San Gennaro to the Italian community, knew what he was risking when he visited imprisoned Christians during the brutal persecution of Emperor Diocletian. What he did not know was that the blood that flowed from his martyred body would to this day be a miraculous relic that twice a year bubbles up in the vials in which it was collected on the day he died. The people of Naples, Italy, where the body of San Gennaro is preserved, pray to him for protection from natural disasters of every kind, including the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius and the devastation of plagues.
Saturday, September 19 is the anniversary of his birth into eternal life. Join us on that day from 1 to 3 p.m. as Fr. Richard Fragomeni, assisted by Fr. Jerry Boland, takes us on a virtual journey into the life, and the death, of San Gennaro. View a relic from his body and a video of his bubbling blood. Pray with us for the intercession of San Gennaro in our own plague, COVID-19. Celebrate with The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii this Italian saint who, through his miraculous blood, is our powerful champion… Please join us!
All are welcome!
Led by Fr. Richard N. Fragomeni, assisted by Fr. Jerry Boland.
Fr. Richard Fragomeni, Shrine Rector, Nationally acclaimed speaker, author, retreat master and teacher; Professor of Liturgy and Preaching, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, Adjunct faculty, Dept. of Religious Studies, De Paul University.
Fr. Jerry Boland, Frequent traveler to Italy, a place he truly loves, he is currently the pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Glenview. He has served the Archdiocese of Chicago in many ways since his ordination on May 13, 1981, including Associate Dean of Formation at Mundelein Seminary, Executive Secretary of the Priest Placement Board, Archbishop’s Delegate for Extern and International Priests and Chairman of the Presbyteral Council.
Registration is Open until 1:00 PM, Friday, September 18. Register here via Event Brite.
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Freewill Donations gratefully received. An email will be sent with a Link to make a freewill donation. Please click here it you wish to make a Freewill donation at this time.
Join us virtually for our 20th annual Lost Child Pilgrimage
We invite men and women who have lost a child to explore the sacred journey of loss, healing and hope. Saturday, October 24 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii stands with and for men and women who carry the burden of grieving the death of a child. We of Mary’s House open our doors and our hearts to you, standing with you, for Mary’s Bethlehem joy was Mary’s Calvary vigil of sorrow as well. We have faith in the power of prayer to heal the soul and faith in the comfort and support of a community coming together in solidarity.
Speaker: Emily Tegenkamp, LCSW
Emily Tegenkamp is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her master’s degree at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. Emily has a background in providing psychotherapy, psychoeducation, and case management to individuals dually diagnosed with developmental disabilities and mental health disorders. Emily currently coordinates the Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide (LOSS) Program at Catholic Charities, providing individual and group grief counseling to those who are bereaved by suicide loss, as well as administrative programmatic support including program evaluation and intake coordination.
You are invited to virtually share a picture of your loved one by emailing it to email@example.com
All are Welcome!
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For questions or information, contact Cathy Lentz here or call Laura at 312.421.3757, ext. 303.
Pope Francis on Transforming A Broken World
In his recently published encyclical entitled “On Fraternity and Social Friendship,” Pope Francis first sketches a bleak but accurate picture of the broken world of which we are a part and then provides a program for transforming it. He offers the story of the Good Samaritan as an example of how we are all called to open our hearts to the whole world. Join us as we explore and reflect upon this new encyclical.
A Sister of St. Agnes of Fond du Lac, WI, Dianne Bergant served on the faculty at Catholic Theological Union from 1978 to 2014. She has earned numerous awards and served on many boards related to theology and Scripture. She has taught and lectured in various places in the United States, as well as in South Africa and Namibia, Trinidad, England and Ireland, Kiribati, Philippines, Thailand, Mexico, Nicaragua, Rome, Australia and New Zealand.
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From Greccio to Naples – The Nativity Scene of Our Lord
On the eve of the Epiphany of the Lord, join us as we explore the history, theology and beauty of the humble birthplace of Jesus. Brought to life by St. Francis and made into a work of art by the Neapolitans, the creche, or presepe, is a time-honored symbol of our faith in a God who so loved the world as to be born among us.
January 2, 2021 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Presented by Fr. Richard Fragomeni, Fr. Jerry Boland and Carol D’Anca
Carol Amendola D’Anca is a speaker, author and frequent traveler to the Amalfi Coast of Italy and Naples, where her family of origin resides and where for the past 7 years she has hosted an annual weeklong Italian Lifestyle Immersion trips. Ms. D’Anca is a nutritionist who has been the recipient of the “Women in Leadership” award by the In Her Shoes Foundation and of the “Leonardo da Vinci” award by the Sons of Italy for her contribution to medicine through nutrition.
A separate email will be sent later Friday with the Zoom Invitation Link on January 1, 2021.
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The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, Chicago is conducting its Winter Spirituality Series and Lenten Day of Reflection – One God, Many Faces: Racial Justice in Catholic Spirituality, as an online program. Please join us for one, two or all three programs. They will be conducted via zoom. The dates, subject and presenters are listed below.
January 30 – Deacon Jay Woods, 1:30 to 3:00 PM Topic: “Come Holy Spirit! Help us to listen, unite, heal and make new.” For the January 30th program, Deacon Jay Woods asks you to review an article by Bryan N. Massingale, “The assumptions of white privilege and what we can do about it.” Please click here to read the article.
February 27 – Deacon Akizou Kamina, 1:30 to 3:00 PM Topic: “Neighbors Without Borders: Building Relationships for Social Justice.” For the February 27th program, Deacon Akizou Kamina asks you to review Pope Francis’ Encyclical “‘Fratelli Tutti’, Chapter 2 – ‘A Stranger on the Road.'” Please click here to read the encyclical (you will be redirected to the Vatican’s site).
March 20 – Lenten Day of Reflection (Jay Woods and Akizou Kamina), 1:30 to 3:30 PM Topic: “Faith and Praxis: Living Out Our Baptismal Call to Social Justice.”
Deacon Jay is a Franciscan friar with Holy Name Province and is in his final semester at Catholic Theological Union; and is gratefully anticipating his ordination to the priesthood in June. One of Deacon Jay’s ministries during his time in Chicago was as a chaplain at Cook County Jail where he was blessed to share his own recovery and 12 Step Spirituality with men in the drug offense and drug rehabilitation division. In addition to criminal justice, Deacon Jay’s ministry and expertise lie in racial, housing, economic, and ecological justice.
Deacon Akizou Gerard Kamina professed his final vows as a member of the Society of the Divine Word in September 2020 and was ordained deacon in October. Born and raised in Togo, West Africa, where he earned an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Sciences of Education, he is currently enrolled in a dual degree program at Catholic Theological Union: MDiv and Research MA in Theology with a concentration in Interreligious Dialogue. He spent two years in Brazil for his Overseas Training Experience and is now assigned to The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii for his diaconate ministry within the limits of the COVID-19 restrictions.
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Wednesday, February 17, 2021 – Ashes will be distributed at Liturgy of the Word services at 7:30 a.m, 12:00 Noon and 6:00 p.m. Due to COVID-19 precautions, all celebrations will be Word services only. In accordance with the Archdiocese of Chicago COVID-19 Lenten guidelines, ashes will be sprinkled over the recipient’s head.
As required by the Archdiocese of Chicago reopening guidelines, service attendance will require registration.
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