The Shrine’s many exciting events celebrate the Italian American culture and are noted for warm hospitality and delicious food.

La Festa della Repubblica Italiana

Categories: Cultural Event

La Festa della Repubblica Italiana   – Sunday, June 4, 2017

All Italian Clubs and Organizations are invited to participate. 

Sponsorships are available and welcomed!

Celebration begins with 11:00 a.m. Mass followed by



to Garibaldi Park wreath-laying ceremony

The procession will return to the Shrine for entertainment by DJ Musica Italiana, weather permitting. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase and, throughout the day, visit the classic Italian auto display.

We look forward to seeing you!

Questions?  Call Carlo: 708.217.1004

Filipino Community Celebration

Categories: Cultural Event

Filipino Community Celebration – Sunday, July 23, 2017

11:00 am Mass, followed by Procession & Reception with traditional Filipino Cuisine 

Our Lady of Manaoag has a permanent home at the Shrine

Folk tradition has it that the Blessed Mother showed herself to a middle aged farmer and gave him the message on where she wanted her church to be located, She showed herself on a low tree amidst the glow of heavenly light. Manaoag is known more as a pilgrimage town than anything else.

This feast has been celebrated at the Shrine since 2003.   The Shrine’s Filipino community celebrates our Blessed Mother Mary with their gift of song, worship and tradition.   Much like the Italian custom, you depart full of the Holy Spirit and good food.

Festa di Tutti I Santi

Categories: Cultural Event

Festa di Tutti I Santi is coming! – September 17, 2017

A long-standing tradition in the Italian-American community!


* Procession of Saints and Banners * Bocce * Great Food * Entertainment * Childrens’ Activities  “The Italian Experience – a pictorial history” *

11 AM UNITY MASS Rev. Richard N. Fragomeni, Ph.D, Rector, presiding

PROCESSION: Your Italian Society is invited to join us for the Procession of Saints and Banners. Please remember to bring a stand for your banner.

PICNIC: immediately follows the procession, in Arrigo Park (across from the church) until 5 PM

Contact Marcia via email.