The oldest continuing Italian American Church in the City of Chicago, located on the west side in the heart of historic “Little Italy”. We are a Catholic community, with Christ as our foundation, that welcomes all like family, that proudly celebrates its heritage and tradition.  Here the restless seeking of the soul finds a safe place to explore its sacred journey.

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upcoming shrine EVENTS

Stations of the Cross – Fridays in Lent
7 March 2017


Friday, March 3, 2017 to Friday, April 14, 2017, Stations of the Cross will be held in the Church from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm.  Please join us on our Lenten journey every Friday.

Lenten Day of Reflection and Reconciliation, on April 8, 2017
1 February 2017

Saturday, April 8, 2017 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

in Preparation for Holy Week
Being Christ for One Another
Learning the ‘Art of Accompaniment’
A Bus Pilgrimage
Saturday, April 8, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. * 8:30 a.m. check-in, coffee
For I was a stranger and you welcomed me… Matt 25:35-36
 Presenters: Taller de José * St. Joseph’s Workshop
* How are we to accompany those who encounter difficulties due to illness, lack of food, shelter,
schooling and more?
* How do we walk respectfully alongside them, listening, supporting and being present as compassionate friends?
A community resource center with more than 150 partnerships including Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, connecting people to services and services to people. Together they work “welcoming the stranger” and giving clients the tools they need to overcome obstacles when seeking assistance.  Located in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood they are a sponsored ministry of the Congregation of St. Joseph. Taller de José works so that “all may be one.”
Pope Francis invites us all to practice the “‘art of accompaniment’ which teaches us to ‘remove our sandals before the sacred ground of the other” (EG). We are to welcome the stranger as we would welcome Christ. As we prepare for Holy Week, join us on a unique bus pilgrimage to deepen our understanding on how we may do this today. We’ll stop at places in Chicago where people find themselves in need of help such as hospitals, courthouses or social service agencies as we explore the art of accompaniment.
Taller de José staff will lead us, inviting reflections and sharing stories of their ministry of accompaniment. Beyond the hours, training and experience, the most important thing staff members offer others is their ability to listen with their heart.


Program Begins at

The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii

Morning Prayer / Bus Pilgrimage / Lunch /
Reconciliation Service with individual Confession
Registration: $40 per person. 
Includes transportation and lunch.
Limited Seating. 
Reservations a must, due Wednesday, April 8.
3 Ways to Register:

Call: 312.421.3757 (V/MC) or

  Online: at Give Central or

Mail: Check to:

The Shrine of Our Lady of PompeiiAttn: Lenten Day

1224 W. Lexington St., Chicago, IL 60607
Food Drive
10 January 2017


Sunday, April 9, 2017
8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Drop off food pantry items for Holy Family Church food pantry prior to both Sunday masses.  Thank you!

“Shrine homilies speak to me, shrine liturgies touch my heart, the Shrine brings me closer to God.  My only response is to be generous in my giving”.