You mean every time I
eat a potato chip, I am
helping the Mission?  
Mission of Our Lady of the Angels
How can we raise thousands of dollars for the Mission,
year in and year out,
in about
two minutes per person?
Sounds impossible doesn't it?  It's not.

If you shop at Dominicks
(or their affiliated stores in other parts of the country)

YOU can help build this Mission.
And it costs you…

So, how does it work???

  • Register your Dominick's Fresh Value Card with us today.
  • Shop at Dominick's or one of the following affiliate stores: Safeway, Vons, Pavilion, Genuardi's, or Carr's.
  • The store gives back up to 4% of what you are going to spend anyway to the Mission.
  • This could be a great way to counter any guilt you have for breaking a diet!
  • You do nothing else.  No vouchers. No receipts to turn in.  It is all automatic.
  • Enjoy every meal knowing that you are helping someone else have a better life.
It costs you nothing.
Dominick's gives back up to 4% per cent of the money
you are going to spend....

This sounds absolutely
brilliant and simple.
Can I get my bridge
club, my church and
my colleagues at the
office to sign up too?
Frequently Asked Questions
Great idea! Gimme a
for Fr. Bob!
Can I sign up my
men's group, the
guys in my golf
foursome and the
boys at the club?
The possibilities are limitless.
Even family members in
other parts of the country
can sign up.  Here's how.
Okay, so how do we sign up? It better be easy
and fast. We have places to go and people to
see, you know.
Option 1:  E-mail the following info to Liz at
  • Your Name
  • Your address
  • Phone
  •  The 11 or 16 digit number off the back of your Dominick's Fresh Values card (under the bar code)
  •  If you are registering something other than a Dominick's card, please be sure to indicate that! i.
    e. Safeway, Von's, Pavilions, PW Value, Genuardi's or Carr's. Otherwise we won't be able to register you
  • That is all you do.  We do all the rest.  We register your info with  Third Party Program Administrator

Option 2:  Download this FORM  fill it in and mail, fax or give it to Fr. Bob (or scan and  e-mail to

Option 3:  Sign up the next time you come to the Mission.  Sign up on the Mobile Food Pantry Day.

To Register a Group or Friends:    
Download and make copies of this FORM, have the supporters fill in the information and mail or fax back
to Fr. Bob.  Please check to make sure you can clearly distinguish "4" from "9" and "6" from "8" and "0" as
the form is filled out. It will make our job a lot easier! Thanks.
I think I would like to
hear more.

We love to shop and
we have to eat.
We're "in!"
Nothing, eh?  When was the last
time something cost us nothing?
Here it comes...
Please get a Dominick's card and start!
We will try to have applications you can take with you, fill out
and mail in at the Mobile Food Pantry days.
What kind of
purchases count
toward this
Soap. Do you think
soap counts? I could
use some right about
Do Rice Krispie
cookies count?
Yes, Yes, Yes!
I don't know.
(tic toc, tic toc....
money down the drain...)
My "friend" and I would like to sign
up... together.
I am soooo with you Fr. Bob!  
Sign me up TO-DAY, and thanks
for finding a way we can all help
in a tough economy!

Nothing is more practical
than finding God, that is,
than falling in love in a quite
absolute, final way.

What you are in love with,
what seizes your imagination,
will affect everything.

It will decide what will get you
out of bed in the morning,
what you will do with your evenings,
how you will spend your weekends,
what you read,
who you know,
what breaks your heart,
and what amazes you with joy and

Fall in love,
stay in love
and it will decide everything."
Falling in Love  -- Pedro Arrupe, S.J.  
"Each of us is willed, each of us is loved, each of us is necessary."

~Pope Benedict XVI, Inaugural Mass
3808 W. Iowa St.
Chicago, IL 60651
(773) 486-8431
fax: (773) 486-8432

    A major Chicago law firm put this notice in its firm newsletter a few years ago and sent it to all of their
    employees!   If you feel like doing something similar at your company, they probably would not object if you
    borrow some verbiage.  (Thanks a lot!)  We won't keep posting this stuff, but we thought this was cool, and
    we just enjoy sharing the good news with you!  

Please continue to
encourage your
friends and family
to sign up.  
This is the
easiest thing
we can do.
And again:  
Thank you so
We rock.
We do this for
others, because
He did this for us.
The purpose of this web site is NOT fund raising.  It was built and is maintained by a volunteer who  thought that the
many good people in the Chicago area and across the country who volunteer and donate to the Mission should have a
way to see the good work being done here.  

Many of you, however, continue to ask Father Bob for a way to donate online.  Your web master is not a real IT person,
but an amateur, and Fr. Bob doesn't have money to spend on a real web designer.   We have people to feed!!!   I am
not technically competent to assure your online safety if I were to just add a "Donate" button to this web site.   BUT,
after 7 years, I have realized that there is a way that you can donate online.  It takes only a few minutes and is
probably safer for you than clicking on any "Donate" button.  Moreover, when you donate using this method, 100% of
what you donate will go to the Mission (instead of fees to some organization that handles donations).   Some of the
services that provide the "Donate" links take up to 4% of your donation....  So here is what I suggest:

If you have online checking for your own checking account, sign into your account.  I'll give you the directions that I  
used for JPMorgan Chase to send a donation.  It is probably similar for other banks.   

    Step 1:  Click on Payments & Transfers in the top menu bar.
    Step 2:  Click on Add Payee.
    Step 3:  In "Payee Name," put "Mission of Our Lady of Angels." (Leave out the "the" since the space does not    
    allow for that many letters.)
    Step 4: Add Mission Zip Code:  60651
    Step 5: Where it asks if you have an account number, check "no."   Then click on "next."
    Step 6. ON the next page fill in the address for the Mission:  3808 W. Iowa, Chicago, IL 60651 & phone number:
    (773) 486-8431.
    Step 7: In Payee message, you might note "donation." Then click "next."
    Step 8: The next page asks you to verify the info.  Then hit "Add Payee."
    Step 9: Then you can schedule a one-time payment or a repeating payment (for those who wanted to set up a
    regular donation).

That may sound like a lot of steps, but, really, you fill out more information than this when you donate online to an
organization through one of those services (and sending it through your own bank  means you won't be getting any
spam from the vendor or its advertisers and only your bank has your confidential information.)  

The procedure may vary from bank to bank.   At PNC Bank, you would click on "Pay Bills" and then click on "Add a
Bill."  Click on company.  Where it asks for "Account,"  type in "donation."  You will also need the address, etc. and  
put "Mission of our Lady of Angels" in as the company.    

It is tempting to just add a "Donate" button, but our job is to resist temptation.  If we ask you to trust God, can we do
less?  NO!   Together, by the grace of God, we have already renovated the Convent, Kelly Hall, the Rectory and now
almost finished the Church WITHOUT a "donate" button!!!    The people of  Chicago and many others across the
country were unbelievably generous!  The media, the volunteers, the trades, the parishes, the schools and
universities, so many companies, our donors, families of those who died in the fire fifty years ago,  and individuals
who have found their way to the Mission - you are simply unbelievable.  Together, we have built God's house!  
Truly, with God, all things are possible.

Checks should be made payable to "Mission of Our Lady of the Angels," and mailed to:

Fr. Bob Lombardo
3808 W. Iowa St.,
Chicago, IL 60651
Current U.S. postage is $0.45 effective January 22, 2012
(I had to google that...)

Don't forget: If your company has a Matching Gift program, the Mission probably qualifies. I work for a major insurance company and
they matched.  So be sure to check!
FAQ: How to Donate - Online or Otherwise
FAQ:  How can I help?
Thanks to the great coverage by the Chicago media and the
awesome job they have done spreading the good news of the hope
the Mission is bringing to Humboldt Park, Father Bob is always being
asked:  "How can I help?"  Here are some suggestions:

1.  Continue to pray for Fr. Bob, the new religious community, our
volunteers and donors, the neighbors we serve, and the little angels
that are surely looking down and smiling on this holy place.

2.  Volunteer at the Mission. We have LOTS of stuff that still needs to
be done....  Bring your friends and family.

3.  Encourage your parish, company, club or organization to come to
the Mission for a service project (like the Mobile Food Pantry)  or a
retreat.  Just call Fr. Bob for ideas for a project that suits your time
frame and goals.  Come for a morning, a day, a weekend or a week!
Check out the "Retreats" page.

4.  Ask the other employees at your company to register their
Dominick's cards with the Mission. (See below)

5.  Check out the Wish List page.

6.  Consider having your parish or group sponsor a benefit for the
Mission. Two awesome parishes did just that last year.

7.  Join Team OLA and run the good race with us in the Chicago
Marathon.  Watch for more info on this web site!

8.  Share your ideas for other fund-raising projects with Fr. Bob.  

9.  The most asked question Fr. Bob gets is:  "Can we donate online...?"   
The next section answers that question.    If you have read this
far,                                                                THANKS!  
November 2007:   Although the Thanksgiving turkeys   were not to be distributed until 4:00 p.m.,
people began lining up at 12:30. There was a long line down the block by the time we opened at 4
pm.  By 4:20 all 250 turkeys had been distributed.  On Nov. 19, the food was gone so fast, we had
no time to take pictures.   People were still in line when we ran out of food.  Some were not
served.  Some came late into the evening looking for food that was not there.

November 2008:   There were no turkeys to distribute for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

In 2008, we wondered (and still wonder) where is this heading?
How could the economy fall apart so fast?
  • What will the future bring?
  • Will I lose my job?
  • Will I be able to retire when I want?
  • What will I have to cut back on?
  • Just how bad will the economy get?
  • Will my family be okay?
Many are now experiencing what the people
in Humboldt Park feel every day.
Perhaps this experience can be used to give
us renewed compassion for our brothers and sisters - good people,
caught in difficult times.  It can happen to anyone.

As we continue in these stressful times, be assured of Fr. Bob's prayers for you,  and let's pray for each
other, the neighbors we help,  those who God will yet guide to the Mission, and Fr. Bob.
Pray for the whole Mission family.  Remember also the words of St. Teresa of Avila:

"Let nothing disturb you, nothing frighten you, all things are passing, God is unchanging.
Patience gains all; nothing is lacking to those who have God:
God alone is sufficient."