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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6 August 2018

The Icons of the Shrine of Our Lady Of Pompeii

Please click on the above image to view the Icons or to find more information on becoming a Godparent to an available icon.

Thank you.

18th Annual Mary and Christmas
2 October 2017

Saturday, December 8, 2018, starting at 6:00 PM

The Eighteenth Annual Mary & Christmas Celebration

The sonic splendor of the 18th annual Mary & Christmas concert will resonate throughout the acoustical jewel that is The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii as we welcome back the incomparable William Ferris Chorale, under the direction of Maestro Paul French, in a program of familiar and glorious Christmas favorites. Joining in the musical banquet will be harp virtuoso, Lauren Hayes, the incomparable soprano Carol Lo Verde, baritones Anthony Rago and our beloved rector, Rev. Richard N. Fragomeni, PhD, accompanied by a chamber orchestra. Echoes of Christmases past, the timeless melodies of the season and even the “Charlie Brown Christmas Special” will help to ring in the season! Join us for what promises to be an exuberant and heartwarming evening of holiday music making.








to attend Mary and Christmas 2018 Saturday, December 8

The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii 1224 West Lexington Street, Chicago

Pre-Concert Buffet prepared by Piccolo Sogno: 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Concert: 7:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Champagne and Pastry Reception

Complimentary Valet Parking

Three ways to Reserve

Call: 312.421.3757


Click here, Print and Return this card with reservation by Tuesday, November 27, 2018.


Select Mary and Christmas Sponsor Level below (the link will direct you to our Payment Page)

Archangel  $1,500

Includes Admission for Eight: a reserved table for 8 at buffet;  a reserved pew for 8 at the concert in the Shrine;

premium recognition in the Program Book.

Seraphim  $1,100

Includes Admission for Eight: a reserved table for 8 at buffet;  a reserved pew for 8 at the concert in the Shrine;

special recognition in the Program Book.

Cherubim  $825

Includes Admission for Six: a reserved table for 6 at buffet; a reserved pew for 6 at the concert in the Shrine;

special recognition in the Program Book.

Angel  $175 

Includes Admission(s): Buffet and Concert.

Donation  (any amount)

Thank you.

******* New for 2018 *******

BE THE CONDUCTOR! Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus”


Conducting Handel’s masterpiece, the Hallelujah Chorus, is one of life’s rare pleasures. Standing in front of an orchestra and chorus leading the resounding “King of kings, and Lord of lord’s” can send shivers down one’s spine. Here is your opportunity to experience that very thrill! The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii is raffling off the opportunity to lead the assembled musicians at this year’s 2018 Mary and Christmas concert, Saturday, December 8.

Included in this package is a commemorative baton, one conducting lesson with Maestro Paul French and your place on the conductor’s podium at both the dress rehearsal and the concert. In addition, you will receive a framed photo of you in action. This opportunity is not to be missed!

Please print and return ticket by November 27th, 2018.

(Winner will be drawn Wednesday, November 28th and notified.)

The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii Rev. Richard N. Fragomeni, PhD, Rector

Executive Council:

John Calfa

Velda Davino

Tracey Di Buono

Patricia Perillo

Tomasina Perry

Brian Roman

Gerald Saviano

Regina Scannicchio

Dave Van Camp

Lunch with Santa
16 October 2017

Sunday, November 25, 2018 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., in the Shrine Hall

12:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Shrine Hall

$7 per person: 1st come, 1st served!

Magic by Randy!

Chicagoland’s best in magical entertainment, fun and interactive participation will be here at the Shrine! Magic Show starts at 1 p.m.

Cotton Candy * Popcorn

Sno-Cones * Activities * Hotdogs

Gift Bags

Take a picture with Santa for an additional charge!

“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”.