A Highlandtown parish since 1923
Our Lady of Pompei is a Roman Catholic church ministering to the community of Highlandtown in Baltimore, Maryland since 1923.
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. 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.
On the first Sunday of the month, Mass is celebrated in Italians for all to join who appreciate and identify themselves with the Italian culture.
Since the early 2000s, Our Lady of Pompei has worked with Operazione Mato Grosso (Operation Mato Grosso or OMG), an Italian led missionary group who has been helping poor areas in South America. The work of OMG is to educate and involve the youth in charity for those in need. The group is working on forming volunteer groups in the Baltimore area and Our Lady of Pompei is the central hub for the missionary work.
Compromised of Italians, Americans, and Latinos, our Faith Community is intergenerational and multicultural.
The feast day for Our Lady of Pompei is celebrated on the first weekend in October.