Lenten Day of Reflection and Reconciliation, Running the Paschal Mystery

Categories: Pilgrimage Event

Lenten Day of Reflection and Reconciliation – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Check-In & coffee, 8:30 a.m.)

Dr. Terry Nelson-Johnson, Running the Paschal Mystery

Dr. Terry Nelson-Johnson’s art is the written and spoken word. His passion for narrative theology expresses the yearning of 2,000 years to connect our life stories with The Story of the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus. Through storytelling, poetry, and humor, Dr. Nelson-Johnson challenges us to enter more deeply into the mystery of grace, the mystery of spirit, the mystery of God.

Author and leader of the acclaimed Beloved retreat, Dr. Nelson-Johnson works with parents, teachers, pastoral staff and faith communities to design and conduct formation programs that encourage, affirm, and inspire.

Dr. Nelson-Johnson is Founder as well as Creative & Animating Partner of Soul Play LLC, which can be found at soulplayonline.com. He is also Resident Theologian and Animator of Faith at Old St. Patrick’s Church. Dr. Nelson-Johnson served on the faculty of the Loyola Academy Jesuit High School for eighteen years. He holds a Master’s degree from the Institute of Pastoral Studies, Loyola University and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the University of St. Mary of the Lake. He and his wife Holly are the parents of Ian and Clare.

$25 Registration due by Wednesday, April 1, includes lunch.

Contact Cathy Lentz at 312.421.3757 ext. 306 or clentz@ourladyofpompeii.org for more details or to register.

Lenten Bible Study  Explore the Gospel of St. Matthew 

Categories: Pilgrimage Event

Lenten Bible Study  Explore the Gospel of St. Matthew 

5 Sessions – Starts 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month after the 6:30 p.m. liturgy

February 26, March 11 & 25, April 8 & 22 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Deepen your Lenten experience this year with a Bible study on The Gospel of Matthew. Written with the expertise of Barbara E. Reid, OP, PhD, professor of New Testament studies at Catholic Theological Union, this Little Rock Scripture Study enlightens us on the Gospel that “provides a bridge from the Jewish world awaiting a Messiah to the emerging Christian world of Jesus and his followers.” Part One is five sessions, beginning Ash Wednesday, February 26. $15.00 (cash /check) covers the workbook we will be using.

Space is limited and Pre-registration is required. Please bring your Bible.

Contact Cathy Lentz at 312.421.3757 ext. 306 or clentz@ourladyofpompeii.org for more details or to register.

Winter Spirituality Series (3 parts), Pilgrimage for the Planet, Care for our Home

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Winter Spirituality 3-Part Series: Pilgrimage for the Planet

 Saturdays: 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.  January 25, February 22 & March 28, Come to 1 or all 3

What do aquaponics, community gardening, composting and food deserts have to do with the Bible?   Come to our Winter Spirituality Series, as we join a Scripture scholar, Dianne Bergant, CSA, an environmental interpreter, Amy Lentz, and an agriculturist, Tucker Kelly, as we continue to find out!

If you liked our “Fall Spirituality Series”, you won’t want to miss this complimentary 3-part series. Come to 1 or all 3.  Free Will Donations gratefully accepted.

Contact: Cathy Lentz: 312.421.3757, ext. 306 clentz@ourladyofpompeii.org

PLEASE REGISTER with Name/Email/Phone by Wednesday before each date.

Where: The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington, Chicago, IL

All are welcome to this Complimentary Series.  Freewill donations gratefully received.

January 25A Sister of St. Agnes of Fond du Lac, WI, Dianne Bergant, served on the faculty at Catholic Theological Union from 1978 to 2014. She has earned numerous awards and served on many boards related to theology and Scripture. She has taught and lectured in various places in the United States, as well as in South Africa and Namibia, Trinidad, England and Ireland, Kiribati, Philippines, Thailand, Mexico, Nicaragua, Rome, Australia and New Zealand.



February 22 An environmental interpreter, Amy Lentz  is a master’s student in the School of Freshwater Science at University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee and has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and History from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. Although she grew up in the Chicago area, she has been working with low income and at risk youth in the city of Milwaukee for almost five years. Her presentation will address Food Deserts and their implications for public health and social justice. She will also be discussing the science of less conventional agriculture methods such as aquaponics and vermicomposting.  Her hope with this presentation is that it will encourage us all to live a more just and sustainable lifestyle.


March 28 An Agriculturist, Tucker Kelly…joined Urban Autism Solutions (UAS) as the Lead Grower of Growing Solutions Farm in fall 2018. He works closely with young adults with autism and related disabilities from Chicago Public Schools, Easter Seals, and UAS residents, at the farm, providing vocational programming on customer service, food safety, principled agriculture, and environmental stewardship.

Join us at Growing Solutions farm for a brief tour of the facility, after which we will roll up our sleeves and do some planting. Along the way we will learn what a small scale, neighborhood level agricultural production does for our environment.

Please Register

clentz@ourladyofpompeii.org or 312.421.3757, ext. 306

with Name/Email/Phone by Wednesday before each date.

The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington, Chicago, IL