Feast of St. Joseph & The Bountiful Table

Categories: Cultural Event, Homepage Feature, Other

Sunday, March 17th, Feast of St. Joseph & The Bountiful Table

The Shrine has upheld this beloved Italian tradition for well over 20 years, giving honor to St. Joseph by extending warm hospitality and sharing delicious cuisine with everyone.

Feast of St. Joseph March 17th Masses only 8:30 a.m., 10:15 a.m.,  12:15 p.m.

10% of the net proceeds are donated  to a charity that assists Chicago’s west side families. 

Freewill Donations gratefully received in honor of St. Joseph.

THANK YOU for responding in such a timely fashion, we are excited to be of service!

Both the 1st and 2nd Seatings are now filled to capacity.

If you have not yet responded and would like to be waitlisted,

If you would like to be Waitlisted for the Seatings, email  mlp@ourladyofpompeii.org

with the Subject: WAITLIST, PLEASE include:

* The Seating Time of your choice,

* The Names & Number of people in your party (Limit of 4)

* An Email to reach you.

We will do our best to seat you, but again, know that right now, BOTH seatings are filled to capacity.

You may also “Show Up and when those who made a reservation are seated, we will know what room, if any, can still be filled.

You may, of course, JOIN US for Mass, (No Reservations needed for Masses.) 8:30 a.m., 10:15 a.m. or 12:15 p.m.


Categories: Homepage Feature, Other, Pilgrimage Event

Communion in the Pascal Mystery Saturday, April 13, 2019

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. * 8:30 a.m. check-in, coffee

This annual Lenten Day of Reflection and Reconciliation  is the time to understand and appreciate the good news that is given to us at Easter.   This year we look into the beauty of the Paschal mystery as an opportunity to find peace in troubled times.  It is a time to celebrate the sacrament of reconciliation and to prepare our house to receive the Lord once again at Easter.

Presenters: Rev. Richard N. Fragomeni, PhD, Rector, & Rev. Conner Danstrom, Chaplain, St. John Paul II Newman Center at UIC

Presenter: Rev. Richard Fragomeni, PhD,  Rector, The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, Chicago, IL

Nationally acclaimed speaker, author, retreat master and teacher; Professor of Liturgy and Preaching, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, Adjunct faculty, Department of Religious Studies, De Paul University.

Central to Fr. Richard’s ministry is a fascination with the power of liturgy and preaching in the transformation of the human heart. He is author of Come to the Feast and co-author with Br. Michael McGrath, O.C.F.S., of both Blessed Art Thou Mother, Lady, Mystic, Queen and At the Name of Jesus: The Way, The Truth and The Light. He has published In Shining Splendor: Fifty Eastertime Meditations, and The Eucharist: 50 Questions from the Pews.

Presenter: Rev. Connor Danstrom, Chaplain, St. John Paul II Newman Center at UIC, Chicago, IL

Rev. Connor Danstrom was ordained in 2014 as a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago. He has an S.T.L. degree in systematic theology from the University of Saint Mary of the Lake. He served as associate pastor at St. Benedict parish in Blue Island, IL until 2018, at which time he was appointed the director and chaplain of the St. John Paul II Newman Center at UIC.




Silence or Small Group Reflection

Examination of Conscience

Reconciliation Service with individual confession

$25 Paid Registration is due

by Wednesday, April 10.

Lunch included. 

3 Ways to Register:

Online: Please click here.

Call: 312.421.3757

 Mail Check or Credit Card information to:

The Shrine of Our Lady of PompeiiAttn: Lenten Day

1224 W. Lexington Street, Chicago, IL 60607

Di Fiore Scholarship

Categories: Other

Scholarship Opportunity for Area Residents, entries due now!

It has been 3 years since lifetime Taylor Street area resident Antoinette “Toni” Di Fiore (nee Arpino) passed away.  With her husband of 49 years, James “Jimmy”, Mrs. Di Fiore lived two blocks from where she was born, in the same building with cousin Barry Dalesandro, husband of the late Suzanne, and across the street from her sister-in-law Peachie Basile.

“While Toni and Jimmy never had children, Toni was extremely generous to her nieces and nephews and even their children,” said her nephew, Vincent Arpino. “Her generosity carried over to the neighborhood, where many of her close friends became ‘cousins.’

A life-long member of The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, she frequently sat in the back row. “There was nothing she loved more than St. Joseph’s Day, which included her hand-painted St. Joseph statues, coveted items during the fundraising auctions,” Arpino said.

“Toni’s legacy is not so much her personal feats or accomplishments, but it is what she did and contributed to the lives of the people that she came in contact with, making others better,” Arpino said. “May Toni be smiling down upon the neighborhood and resting in peace.

In honor of Toni, her nephew, Vincent Arpino, has started an annual $1,000.00 scholarship to be awarded to a neighborhood resident attending a Catholic high school, in the Chicagoland area, so that Toni’s spirit lives on.

The scholarship winner will be announced at the 12:15 p.m. Mass, Sunday, March 17, the Feast of St. Joseph.

** Scholarship winner is expected to attend this Mass to receive the Di Fiore Scholarship. **

To apply for the scholarship, please write a 500 word essay, double spaced (no more than 2 pages), about “The person who has most influenced you in your life”.

PLEASE include your


Mailing Address, City, State, Zip Code


Cell Phone

School and Grade

and SEND to:

Mary Beth Howard

            The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii

1224 W. Lexington Street

Chicago, IL 60607

Essay Deadline is Thursday, February 28, 2019!

Students, Get your essay IN!!