The Icons of the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii
The liturgical year of the Church is made up of six seasons. They are Advent, Christmas, Lent, Sacred Paschal Triduum, Easter and Ordinary Time. The seasons, of course, include Sundays, Holy Days, and Feast Days.
As the liturgical year progresses, The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii will present images from the Shrine’s Icons. We are hopeful that these images will bring you closer to God as your reflect on them and incorporate them into your prayers to God.
We also ask that you remember the individuals, families, or groups who so generously became a Godparent of the icon. If there is a dedication of the icon by the Godparent, we kindly request that you keep those mentioned in the dedication in your prayers. Thank you.
In February we celebrate the Presentaiton of the Lord.
Lo, I am sending my messenger
to prepare the way before me;
And suddenly there will come to the temple
the LORD whom you seek,
And the messenger of the covenant whom you desire.Mal 3:1-2
In January we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord
After Jesus was baptized,
he came up from the water and behold,
the heavens were opened for him,
and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove
and coming upon him.
And a voice came from the heavens, saying,
“This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.” Matthew 3: 16 – 17
The Presentation of the Lord
Feastdate: February 2
Godparent: Dan Overstreet
Dedication: In Tribute to Laura Carter Overstreet, for her enduring patience and love.
The Baptism of the Lord
Feastdate: Second Sunday after Christmas
Godparent: Joseph Cini
Dedication: In Loving Memory of Fannie Lynch & Stella S. Cini