From the Archdiocese of Chicago – “Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, (has) mandated the suspension until further notice of all liturgical services effective Saturday evening with the regularly scheduled weekend services. In addition, he has mandated the closing of schools operated by the archdiocese, and to close the Pastoral Center and related agency offices until further notice…”
How this affects us at The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii
All liturgical celebrations are suspended, per the alert from Cardinal Cupich,archbishop of Chicago, above. That means we will NOT have masses on Wednesday evening, Saturday morning or Sunday mornings until further notice from the archbishop.
The Shrine WILL BE OPEN Sundays for private prayer from 8 a.m. to 12 Noon.
While we do not televise or have an online option for Mass at the Shrine, here are some links to televised (or online) Masses:
- Mercy Home Mass (Chicago) – Mercy Home LINK
- EWTN Television: scroll down to Daily Mass LINK
- The CatholicTV Network, is a Catholic television network based in Watertown, Massachusetts. CatholicTV LINK
- The National Catholic Broadcasting Council (NCBC) produces the Daily TV Mass each Monday-Saturday to keep the faithful connected, when it is not possible to get to their local parishes for Mass. Daily at 8am ET / 5am PT | Weekdays at Noon ET / 9am PT NCBC LINK
The Shrine is also in the process of creating a Virtual Novena Prayer starting Wednesday, April 1 so that you can participate from the comfort of your home. Please check your emails, or visit our website as more information gets posted.
Please click on the below video to listen to Fr. Fragomeni’s homily from March 14, 2020.
March 14, 2020