Renew My Church

The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii participated in the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Renew My Church initiative.  This Archdiocesan wide initiative ‘will chart the course for greater vibrancy and vitality’ in the Archdiocese of Chicago ‘for generations to come’.  (Above is a photo of The Shrine’s Cross of San Damiano).

Carl Waschmann is the coordinating ambassador from Our Lady of Pompeii to the neighborhood grouping.  Please contact Carl for further information or any questions you might have.  He can be reached via email or at 312.421.3757 x315.

Please click here to read Cardinal Cupich’s Column, from Chicago Catholic, titled; “Renew My Church, abridged version”.”

Please click here to Link to Archdiocese of Chicago’s Renew My Church web Page.  There you will find further information.

Please click here to read the decree from the Archdiocese of Chicago, dated February 28, 2019, regarding the Little Italy Group.  The decree indicates that The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii remains in its ‘existing canonical state’ as a Archdiocesan Shrine.

Prayer for “Renew My Church” 

Lord Jesus, you speak to us today,
as you spoke to holy men and women
who have gone before us.
In every age and in our own time,
you call to us and say: Renew My Church.
Pour out the gift of your Holy Spirit upon us,
and so enable us
to hear you clearly
to listen to each other attentively
to imagine our future boldly
to discern your direction wisely
to persevere in your holy will courageously
to stay together in charity
to surrender our own plans readily
to embrace the greater good
to hand on your gifts to future generations.

May we remain in the holy company of
the Blessed Virgin Mary, the apostles, and all the saints.
May their example and presence
inspire us with patient confidence
in the work of your grace.

We ask this of you who live and reign
with the Father
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God,
forever and ever. Amen