Suspension of all liturgical services effective March 14, 2020 – until further notice

Categories: Cultural Event, Homepage Feature, Liturgical

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…”

Read more here…

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:

  • 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



Mary, Star of Evangelization

Categories: Liturgical, Other

Mary, Star of Evangelization – A Morning of Reflection and Renewal
Deepen your appreciation of Marian Spirituality Blessed Art Thou: Mother-Lady-Mystic-Queen
Michael O’Neill McGrath with prayers byFr. Richard N. Fragomeni, Ph.D.

Saturday, 2 May 2020, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Registration Required by
Monday, 27 April 2020
Please register by email at
Free Will donations gratefully received.

All are Welcome!

For more details, please call:
Mr. J. Carl Wachsmann, M.A., Pastoral Associate
312.421.3757 ext. 315
The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii
1224 W. Lexington Street, Chicago IL 60607

Easter Triduum and Easter Sunday

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Holy Thursday, April 9, 2020, Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 7:00 pm.

Good Friday, April 10, 2020, Stations of the Cross, 12:00 pm noon

Good Friday, April 10, 2020, The Passion of the Lord, 7:00 pm

Holy Saturday, April 11, 2020, Easter Vigil, 9:00 pm

Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020,Masses, 8:30 & 11:00 am

The summit of the Liturgical Year is the Easter Triduum—from the evening of Holy Thursday to the evening of Easter Sunday. Though chronologically three days, they are liturgically one day unfolding for us the unity of Christ’s Paschal Mystery.

The single celebration of the Triduum marks the end of the Lenten season, and leads to the Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord at the Easter Vigil.

The liturgical services that take place during the Triduum are:

  • Mass of the Lord’s Supper 
  • Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion
  • Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord

(Source: US Conference of Catholic Bishop’s Website)

Stations of the Cross – Fridays in Lent

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Due to the suspension of Liturgical Celebrations, Stations of the Cross have been cancelled.  Thank you.


Friday, February 28, 2020 to Friday, April 10, 2020, Stations of the Cross will be held in the Church from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm.  Please join us on our Lenten journey every Friday.