Praying with Mary Magdalene, ‘Apostle to the Apostles’ – A Morning Retreat
Jul 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

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. 

Questions: Please contact: Cathy Lentz: or 312.421.3757, ext. 303

A freewill offering / donation is gratefully accepted.  Please click here to make a freewill donation online.

Thank You.

Fr. Fragomeni’s 45th Ordination Anniversary Celebration
Aug 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

It seems like just yesterday that we were celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Shrine… Shining On!

This August, we have another special anniversary – Father Richard N. Fragomeni, PhD, Rector, will be celebrating his 45th anniversary in the priesthood.  We invite you to honor this occasion in a special way.

Tickets / Reservations for the event are no longer available as we have reached our seating capacity, and due to Covid-19 restrictions we can not accept any additional seating requests.


Thank you.  

Prayer Walk with Mary, the Mother of God – 2020 Summer Spirituality Series 
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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.

To register, please click here, and you will be taken to our registration page on Event Brite.

To make a Freewill offering, please click here and you will be taken to Give Central to make your donation.

For Questions or Information, contact Cathy Lentz, at 312.421.3757, ext. 303, or Laura at 312.421.3757.  Thank you.

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








* Register with Name/Email/Phone to Cathy Lentz * 312.421.3757, ext. 303

All events are subject to cancellation, postponement or transfer to a virtual format.


Sep 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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.

A separate email will be sent later Friday with the Zoom Invitation Link.

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.

Thank You.


Lost Child Pilgrimage via Zoom
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

All are Welcome!

EventBrite Registration is Open until 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 23. Register here.

A separate email will be sent later Friday, October 23 with the Zoom Invitation Link.

Please click here to make a freewill donations.   Thank you.

For questions or information, contact Cathy Lentz here or call Laura at 312.421.3757, ext. 303.