Join us for Columbus Day! Monday, October 14
Start at the Shrine for 9:00 a.m. Mass.
You are also invited to join us on the Shrine Parade Float with staff & friends, about 12 Noon.
Can you believe it? Twenty-five years ago we made a fresh start; Our Lady of Pompeii Parish became The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii.
Whether you helped steer us through the transition, or have joined us along the way, the words “thank you” are not enough, but please know those particular words come from the bottom of my heart.
You have kept us Shining On.
And what is a silver anniversary without a grand gala?!
I hope you will join me in celebrating this amazing milestone – and please consider sharing the Shrine with others. I encourage you to bring other family members, friends, co-workers and neighbors. What better way to introduce, or re-introduce our Shrine than at a fun celebration? I would love for our Shrine community to grow so that we and our future generations will continue to keep us Shining On.
Wishing you God’s Blessings. Fr. Richard Fragomeni
Charitable Silent Auction and Casino Evening
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Gala Chairman: Dominic Stramaglia
Host Committee: Lissa Druss
Patricia & Joseph Perillo
3718 North Central Avenue • Chicago, Illinois
Cocktails & Hors d’Oeuvres Six o’clock in the evening
Casino & Silent Auction Seven o’clock in the evening
Buffet Dinner Seven o’clock in the evening
Entertainment & Dancing
Black Tie Optional
$175 per person • Reserved Table for 10 – $1,750
Reservations by Friday, October 11 to:
Marcia Piemonte – 312.421.3757 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lost Child Pilgrimage Are you grieving the death of a child?
Saturday, October 26
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. * 8:30 a.m. Check-In, Coffee
A voice was heard in Ramah, sobbing and loud lamentation; Rachel weeping for her children. Mt 2:18
“Stitching the Fabric of Our Loss”
Speaker: Julie Raino M.Div., M.Ed. GC-C Director of Meridian Counseling for Grief and Loss, Bereavement Coordinator for Heartland Hospice, Julie has enjoyed over 30 years’ experience as an educator and grief counselor, specializing in pediatric grief and serving schools, hospitals, hospices, funeral homes and parishes through retreats, workshops, small groups and individual counseling.
PROGRAM: Liturgies of Lamentation & Hope, and 4 Facilitated Breakouts:
4 Facilitated Breakouts:
Precious Babies: Miscarriage/Infant Loss ~ Julie Raino
Child/Adolescent ~ Cathy Lentz
Adult Child ~ Julie Berggren
NEW: Traumatic/Sudden Loss of a Child of Any Age ~ Emily Tegenkamp
Wall of Remembrance: We invite you to bring a photo of your loved one, no larger than 4″ x 6″, to be included on a special display at the Pilgrimage, Saturday, October 26.
$25.00 Paid Registration due Oct. 23 (Lunch included.)
REGISTER: email@example.com or 312.421.3757
Pay online; please click here. Thank you.
Sunday, October 27, The Shrine Auxiliary will be hosting a “Stuff the Shelter- Winter Items” drive for a domestic abuse shelter before and after both masses.
Collecting before and after both masses.
Shrine Auxiliary Shelter Drive
Sunday, October. 27*
Winter Clothing for Women and Children (aged 2-15)
*NOTE: NO Drop-Offs before Sunday, October 27, Thank You!
Coats and Jackets
Hats, Earmuffs, Winter Headbands
Gloves and Mittens
Scarves, Boots, Sweaters
New and Gently used toys for ages Infant to 15 years, such as game boards, dolls, cars, trucks, DVDs, Children’s books (PLEASE, No Stuffed Animals!