Walking with Mary

Categories: Homepage Feature, Pilgrimage Event

Walking with Mary, Saturday, August 17, 2019 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Freewill donations gratefully received.

Arrigo Park (Peanut Park), across the street from the Shrine, provides a perfect place to leisurely walk and reflect on Mary, the Mother to All. Join us as we share Scripture, prayer, stories and poetry for the Feast of the Assumption, which is August 15. Benches in the park give several opportunities to sit during this gentle walk. (We will walk in church if there is inclement weather.)


This pilgrimage will be led by Julie Berggren, MA. 

Julie is a spiritual director, chaplain, and retreat leader.

Freewill donations gratefully received.  All are welcome!

Please Register with Name/Email/Phone by Wednesday, August 14 to 

Contact Catharine M. Lentz, JD, MA: Records@ourladyofpompeii.org * 312.421.3757

Where: The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii

1224 W. Lexington Street, Chicago, IL 60607


Food Drive

Categories: Homepage Feature, Liturgical

Sunday,  September 8, 2019 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (at both the 8:30 am and 11:00 am masses)

Drop off food pantry items for Holy Family Church food pantry prior to both Sunday masses.  Thank you!

Low sugar & regular cereal
Low salt & regular canned vegetables
Canned soup,
Crackers (Saltines, wheat, etc.)
Canned tomatoes,
Canned tomato paste
Macaroni & Cheese,
Pasta sauce
Boxed instant potatoes,
Canned Chicken, Turkey, Tuna, Ham
Canned fruit,
Juice (small cans or individual boxes)
Hard candy (sugar free & regular)
Oatmeal – instant and regular
Chunky or Creamy peanut butter
Pudding, Jello, Apple Sauce, or Fruit Cocktail
Snack Foods: crackers, cookies, trail mix, chips, nuts, or granola bars

There are times that the Food Pantry does not have enough to last the month.
Thank You for supporting our monthly Food Drive for Feeding God’s Holy Family.



Padre Pio of Pietrelcina Prayer Cenacle

Categories: Homepage Feature, Liturgical

Join us the first and third Wednesdays of the month 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

On a September morning in 1918, praying before the Crucifix in the choir of the old church, Padre Pio received the gift of the stigmata, or visible wounds of the crucifixion, that remained in his body, fresh and bleeding, for half a century, until his death September 23, 1968.

The Holy Father John Paul II granted the title of “Venerable” on December 18, 1997, and he was canonized a saint on June 16, 2002.

The Shrine has held a prayer service to Padre Pio for many years.  Many pilgrims place their intentions in his care.  Join us the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.