Winter Spirituality Series, Lenten Day of Reflection – One God, Many Faces: Racial Justice in Catholic Spirituality        

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The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, Chicago is conducting its Winter Spirituality Series and Lenten Day of Reflection  – One God, Many Faces: Racial Justice in Catholic Spirituality, as an online program.  Please join us for one, two or all three programs. They will be conducted via zoom. The dates, subject and presenters are listed below.

January 30 – Deacon Jay Woods, 1:30 to 3:00 PM  Topic: “Come Holy Spirit! Help us to listen, unite, heal and make new.”  For the January 30th program, Deacon Jay Woods asks you to review an article by Bryan N. Massingale,  “The assumptions of white privilege and what we can do about it.”  Please click here to read the article.

February 27 – Deacon Akizou Kamina, 1:30 to 3:00 PM  Topic: “Neighbors Without Borders: Building Relationships for Social Justice.”    For the February 27th program, Deacon Akizou Kamina asks you to review Pope Francis’ Encyclical “‘Fratelli Tutti’, Chapter 2 – ‘A Stranger on the Road.'”   Please click here to read the encyclical (you will be redirected to the Vatican’s site).

March 20 – Lenten Day of Reflection (Jay Woods and Akizou Kamina), 1:30 to 3:30 PM

Presenters:

Deacon Jay is a Franciscan friar with Holy Name Province and is in his final semester at Catholic Theological Union; and is gratefully anticipating his ordination to the priesthood in June.  One of Deacon Jay’s ministries during his time in Chicago was as a chaplain at Cook County Jail where he was blessed to share his own recovery and 12 Step Spirituality with men in the drug offense and drug rehabilitation division.  In addition to criminal justice, Deacon Jay’s ministry and expertise lie in racial, housing, economic, and ecological justice.

Deacon Akizou Gerard Kamina Akizou Gerard Kamina professed his final vows as a member of the Society of the Divine Word in September 2020 and was ordained deacon in October. Born and raised in Togo, West Africa, where he earned an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Sciences of Education, he is currently enrolled in a dual degree program at Catholic Theological Union: MDiv and Research MA in Theology with a concentration in Interreligious Dialogue. He spent two years in Brazil for his Overseas Training Experience and is now assigned to The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii for his diaconate ministry within the limits of the COVID-19 restrictions.

To register, please click here, and you will be taken to Event Brite to complete your registration.  Please register for one, two or all three programs.   A separate email will be sent with the Zoom Invitation Link the day prior to the program.

If you would like to make a freewill offering, please click here.

For Questions or Information, contact Cathy Lentz, clentz@ourladyofpompeii.org at 312.421.3757, ext. 303.

Thank you.

La Befana

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Our traditional La Befana Children’s Program is an online video for 2021.

La Befana, a kindly old witch, wanders from house to house searching for the Christ Child, leaving pleasant gifts for good children…this year watch her story, click on video to see….(adjust your volume as you wish and click on ‘Full Screen’ to enlarge the video).

Thank You, Jean Parisi and company, from all of us at The Shrine of our Lady of Pompeii… Viva La Befana! Viva La Befana! A wonderful, memorable, beautiful celebration of Jesus’ birth and epiphany. Grazie!

 

Just One Little Candle

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We invite you to let us light – Just One Little Candle – in The Shrine!

We ask you to kindly start by by making a candle donation by clicking here.

You will be asked to provide the intention or memorial for the candle as part of the donation process.  Candles will be lit immediately before the 8:30 A.M. Sunday Mass; for Intentions and Memorials received by Friday 3:00 P.M.  The intentions or memorial will be included as part of the Prayers of the Faithful Intercessions.  The candle will remain lit in the Shrine’s sanctuary for approximately seven days.

Thank you.