IN OUR 17TH YEAR, THE SONIC SPLENDOR OF THE ANNUAL MARY & CHRISTMAS CONCERT WILL RESONATE THROUGHOUT THE ACOUSTICAL JEWEL THAT IS THE SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF POMPEII AS WE WELCOME BACK THE INCOMPARABLE WILLIAM FERRIS CHORALE, UNDER THE DIRECTION OF MAESTRO PAUL FRENCH, IN A PROGRAM OF FAMILIAR AND GLORIOUS CHRISTMAS FAVORITES. JOINING IN THE MUSICAL BANQUET WILL BE A CHILDREN’S CHOIR, HARP VIRTUOSO, KERYN WOUDEN, THE INCOMPARABLE SOPRANOS JOSIE FALBO AND CAROL LOVERDE, BARITONE ANTHONY RAGO AND OUR BELOVED RECTOR, REV. RICHARD FRAGOMENI, ACCOMPANIED BY A CHAMBER ORCHESTRA. JOIN US FOR WHAT PROMISES TO BE AN EXUBERANT AND HEARTWARMING EVENING OF HOLIDAY MUSIC MAKING.
Pre-Concert Buffet prepared by Piccolo Sogno: 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Concert: 7:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Champagne and Pastry Reception
COMPLIMENTARY VALET PARKING
3 Ways to Reserve:
1) Call: 312.421.3757
2) Please print, complete and mail in the attached form. Mary And Christmas Reply 2017
3) Select a Sponsorship level below.
Archangel $1,500 – INCLUDES ADMISSION FOR EIGHT: A RESERVED TABLE AT BUFFET; A RESERVED PEW FOR THE CONCERT IN THE SHRINE; PREMIUM RECOGNITION IN THE PROGRAM BOOK. Click here to be an Archangel Sponsor.
Seraphim $1,100 – INCLUDES ADMISSION FOR EIGHT: A RESERVED TABLE AT BUFFET; A RESERVED PEW FOR THE CONCERT IN THE SHRINE; RECOGNITION IN THE PROGRAM BOOK. Click here to be a Seraphim Sponsor.
Cherubim $825 – INCLUDES ADMISSION FOR SIX: A RESERVED TABLE AT BUFFET; A RESERVED PEW FOR THE CONCERT IN THE SHRINE; RECOGNITION IN THE PROGRAM BOOK. Click here to be a Cherubim Sponsor.
Angel $175 – INCLUDES ADMISSION(S): BUFFET AND CONCERT at $175 EACH. Click here to be an Angel.
Donation Only – Regretfully, if you cannot attend, but wish to contribute, please click here to make a Mary and Christmas donation.
Thank you for your support. We look forward to seeing you!
Birthing God, Franciscan and Dominican Insights on Creation and the Incarnation
How do we bring forth Christ in our world today?
How is God’s solidarity with all of creation expressed through Sts. Francis, Dominic, and the mystical insights of Bonaventure and Meister Eckhart?
A morning retreat on how our image of God affects how we live and relate to others as we prepare a place for the Lord this Advent.
Br. MJ Groark, Capuchin Franciscan friar of the Province of St. Joseph, entered the order in 2008 and made his perpetual vows in 2014. Serving in numerous capacities within the order, he has ministered in Milwaukee, Detroit, on Native American reservations in Montana and is currently stationed on Chicago’s Southside. A graduate of St. Xavier University he has degrees in philosophy and anthropology. Br. MJ is currently in the Master of Divinity program at Catholic Theological Union preparing for the priesthood.
Br. Nicholas Reynolds, O.P. is a Dominican friar and member of the Province of St. Martin de Porres. He holds a BS degree in Physics from Furman University and is currently a 5th year student studying theology and philosophy at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, Missouri. Bro. Nicholas enjoys topics on spirituality and likes to take walks for contemplation. He is a lover of food and cultural cuisines.
Silence or Small Group Reflection
Examination of Conscience
Reconciliation Service with individual confession
3 Easy Ways to Register:
$25 Paid Registration is due by Wednesday, December 6.
Walk-Ins are Welcome!
Call: 312.421.3757 with V/MC information
Mail: Click here for registration Form. Please print, complete and mail in with Check or V/MC information payable to: The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii
Attn: Advent Day
1224 W. Lexington Street, Chicago, IL 60607
Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the 11:00 a.m. Mass, Feast of Santa Lucia
Reception follows in Hall.
Sicilian Cuccina tradizionale:
Ravioli al sugo
Risotto alle erbe e funghi (vegetables or mushrooms)
Salsiccia di casa al pomodoro
(sausage with tomatoes) * Insalata mista, (mix salad)
Patate arrosto (oven cooked potatoes)
Arancine * Caffè * Dolci vari (sweets)
Vino, acqua e bibite gassate (wine, water, and drinks)
For Reservations: Contact Lucio or Pina: 312.933.3913 or firstname.lastname@example.org
by Wednesday, December 6 so we can prepare!
$20.00 Donation * $150.00 to Reserve a Full Table of 8.
% of the proceeds donated to Charity.