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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Walking with Mary
22 May 2018

Walking with Mary, Saturday, August 17, 2019 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Freewill donations gratefully received.

Arrigo Park (Peanut Park), across the street from the Shrine, provides a perfect place to leisurely walk and reflect on Mary, the Mother to All. Join us as we share Scripture, prayer, stories and poetry for the Feast of the Assumption, which is August 15. Benches in the park give several opportunities to sit during this gentle walk. (We will walk in church if there is inclement weather.)


This pilgrimage will be led by Julie Berggren, MA. 

Julie is a spiritual director, chaplain, and retreat leader.

Freewill donations gratefully received.  All are welcome!

Please Register with Name/Email/Phone by Wednesday, August 14 to 

Contact Catharine M. Lentz, JD, MA: * 312.421.3757

Where: The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii

1224 W. Lexington Street, Chicago, IL 60607


Food Drive
7 January 2017

Sunday,  September 8, 2019 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (at both the 8:30 am and 11:00 am masses)

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

Low sugar & regular cereal
Low salt & regular canned vegetables
Canned soup,
Crackers (Saltines, wheat, etc.)
Canned tomatoes,
Canned tomato paste
Macaroni & Cheese,
Pasta sauce
Boxed instant potatoes,
Canned Chicken, Turkey, Tuna, Ham
Canned fruit,
Juice (small cans or individual boxes)
Hard candy (sugar free & regular)
Oatmeal – instant and regular
Chunky or Creamy peanut butter
Pudding, Jello, Apple Sauce, or Fruit Cocktail
Snack Foods: crackers, cookies, trail mix, chips, nuts, or granola bars

There are times that the Food Pantry does not have enough to last the month.
Thank You for supporting our monthly Food Drive for Feeding God’s Holy Family.



“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”.