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.

Pope Francis on Transforming A Broken World
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

Please click here to read the Pope Francis’ Encyclical prior to the event.  Thank you.

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.

Questions? Contact Cathy Lentz 312.421.3757, ext. 303 or via email

Please click here to register via Event Brite.  The event will be via zoom and the link to the zoom meeting will be sent on Friday November 20.

Please click here if you wish to make a Freewill offering.  Thank you.