Each of us has a story of how we have come to know Our Lady of Pompei church. Some of us are the children or grandchildren of the founding members – looking to continue our heritage and spiritual formation. Some of us came for our children – looking for a spiritual home that could help them learn to love themselves and value all life, to be grounded in strong values and active in making the world a better place. Some of us came for the people – a place where we could develop meaningful friendships and find a supportive community in a new city. Some of us came when the world was in turmoil – searching for meaning as war and strife tears lives apart or oppression strangles opportunity. Some of us came when our own lives were in crisis – when we had lost a loved one or been given a frightening diagnosis.
Our Lady of Pompei is the only church in Baltimore founded and built by Italian immigrants. In the 1920s, the Vincentian father, Fr. Luigi Scialdone, C.M, planted the seeds that sprouted into a church serving the Highlandtown community for now 95 years. Rooted in its Italian heritage, grown through the years with American culture, and now branching out to immigrants once again, Our Lady of Pompei stays true to its missionary roots.
Each of us has their own, individual story, but the promise of this parish is only realized when our stories come together as one. This parish brims with the stories of all who have made it the place we love.
Our Lady of Pompei turns 100 in 2023! The cornerstone was laid on January 16, 1923 and construction took over one year to complete. The first Mass inside the church was on June 1, 2024
We will celebrating 100 years of ministry and memories with a Bull & Shrimp Feast on Sunday November 12. Tickets are no longer available. Thank you to everyone who purchased a tickets.
Our next celebration will be in June 2024 when Our Lady of Pompei will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first Mass inside the church with a Mass and fellowship celebration in the gym building. More information will be available at a later time.
100 Year Anniversary Memory Book!
As part of the 100th year celebration, you can be part of Our Lady of Pompei history and contribute to the 100th Anniversary Memory Book. If you have a message or photos to share, please consider purchasing space in the memory book. You can mail your photos to the church (please include your address so they can be mailed back). You can email photos. Please send your check for the program ad to the church office. Or you can submit your photos online.
Donations for the Memory Book are:
¼ Page - $50
½ Page - $100
Full Page - $150
Sponsors - $500
In Memory $10 per name
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Greetings from Fr. Claudio! Welcome to our Faith Community of Our Lady of Pompei. Here you are welcome; here you are loved. I welcome you to visit us in person and join in our celebration as members of God's family. If you are looking for a church home, we invite you to join our Faith Community. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Mass Schedule + Horario de Misa
Saturday ✝ Sábado 4:00 pm (English)
Saturday ✝ Sábado 7:00 pm (Español)
Sunday ✝ Domingo 9:30 am (English)
Sunday ✝ Domingo 11:00 am (Español)
Tuesday ✝ Martes 8:00 am (English)
Thursday ✝ Jueves 8:00 am (English)
Thursday ✝ Jueves 7:00 pm (Español)
Holy Hour/Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Every Thursday from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, followed by Masscelebrated in Spanish
Holy Days ✝ DÍas Santa
Day Mass at 9:30AM in English & 7PM in Spanish
Always refer to bulletin or Facebook page for confirmation
Reconciliation ✝ Reconciliación
Thursday from 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Saturday/Sábado: one hour before Mass time
Or by appointment
Confession heard in English, Italian, and Spanish
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* MASKS RECOMMENDED INDOORS ESPECIALLY AT CROWDED MASS TIME *