Please click here for information on our upcoming Autumn Concert Trilogy.  Thank You.

The oldest continuing Italian American church in the city of Chicago, located on the west side in the heart of historic “Little Italy.”

As a Shrine we offer healing and hope, we ask for mercy and grace, and we preach the love of Jesus Christ to all like family, proudly celebrating our heritage and tradition.  Here the restless seeking of the soul finds a safe place to explore its sacred journey.


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Wednesday Evening Mass
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Saturday Morning Mass
Sep 25 @ 7:30 am – 8:15 am
Many Names of Mary (A Virtual Pilgrimage via Zoom) Postponed
Sep 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Please note as of September 18, 2021 this Pilgrimage Event has been postponed.  If you registered previously, we will send you an email with a new date.  We regret have to postpone this event. But please watch for future updates.  Thank You.

The Many Names of Mary A Virtual Program

“Blessed Art Thou,” is a collection of meditations and prayers on Mary, written by Rev. Richard Fragomeni and illustrated by Bro. Michael O. Mc Grath. Fr. Fragomeni will take us on a tour of some of the artwork and will lead us through a meditation of the names of Mary, inspired by titles from the Litany of Loreto, that are in the book.

Includes Q&A

Presented by Rev. Richard N. Fragomeni, PhD, RectorNationally acclaimed speaker, author, retreat master and teacher; Professor of Liturgy and Preaching, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, Adjunct faculty, Dept. of Religious Studies, De Paul University.

The registration link via Event Brite will be available when the event is rescheduled.

All are Welcome!

Freewill Donations will be gratefully received.

Thank you.

Sunday 8:30 AM Mass
Sep 26 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

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A Triduum in October
20 September 2021

Tuesday through Thursday, October 5-7 from 7:00 to 7:45 p.m., we will have A Triduum in October

Join us for three evenings of prayer, or a triduum, and enlightenment as well, leading to the Feast of our Patron Saint, Our Lady of Pompeii, taking place on October 5, 6 and 7, from 7 to 7:45 pm.

We will present three virtual events, first on the ancient tradition of Triduum prayer, next on the rosary prayer of Blessed Bartolo Longo, ending with the Feast Day of Our Lady of Pompeii. All are welcome to this journey of prayer and knowledge.

To register via Event Brite, please click here.  Please note you will only need to register for the October 5 session, the same zoom link will be used on October 6 and 7.

A zoom link will be sent on October 4.

Please contact the Shrine office at 312.421.3757 if you have any questions.  Thank You.

Autumn Concert Trilogy
2 September 2021

Dear Friends of the Shrine,

Music comes from the heart. At The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, your heart always has a home. As a Shrine family, nothing brings us closer together than the sounds of beautiful music.

During this pandemic time, many of us have not been able to visit the Shrine as much as in years past. To ensure that we do not lose that special place in our hearts, we have done our best to make sure that the “Shrine comes to you!”

With the wonderful success of our “Mary & Christmas” recorded concert, we thought it would be a great time to bring the “Shrine to you…” again!

And so, it is with great joy and honor that we invite you to our Shrine “Autumn Concert Trilogy:”

Il Cinema  *  L’Opera  *  Omaggio a Sinatra

On each Sunday evening, we will release one of our virtual concerts.

These three concerts are truly magical moments. I know, I was there when we recorded them! Now, I want to share them with our Shrine family.

I am confident that the music will touch your hearts, as it did mine. After all, that is what beautiful music does best… from our Shrine to your home.

Wishing you God’s blessings & magical music,

Rev. Richard N. Fragomeni, PhD, Rector


Autumn Concert Trilogy presented virtually

“Il Cinema” – Sunday, September 26, 2021 – available at 7:00 p.m.  In this concert, conductor/arranger Paul French and the Shrine Ensemble pay homage to two of the musical greats of Italian cinema, Ennio Marricone and Nino Rota.

“L’Opera” – Sunday, October 3, 2021 – available at 7:00 p.m.  A performance by members of the Chicago Lyric Opera. This program consists of Italian opera songs starting with a rousing number by Luigi Denza, “Funiculi, Funicula.”

“Omaggio a Sinatra” – Sunday, October 10, 2021 – available at 7:00 p.m.  Sinatra favorites performed by Paul Marinaro and the Metropolitan Jazz Quartet.

If you cannot view Concert(s) on initial date(s), the Link is live for viewing 24/7 until Saturday, October 23rd.


Please register by Thursday, September 23rd.

There are two ways to register online via the link or you may print and send in the registration form below.

To register online please click on this link.  You will be redirected to Give Central.  You may select the “Complete Series” for $200.00, or an individual concert – “Il Cinema”, “L’Opera”, or “Omaggio as Sinatra” each $75.00.

Or you may use this form to print, complete and either send the form to the Shrine office or drop in the Sunday collection.  Please click here for the form.

Lastly, after you register a Concert LINK and instructions to the virtual program will be sent  the day before the concert, via the Email Address you provide.

If you have any questions, please contact Marcia at the Shrine office via email or at 312.421.3757 x310.

Thank you.

9/11 – 20th Anniversary Commemoration
1 September 2021

The “Chain of Hope” tapestry will be on display for prayer and viewing, the month of September 2021 at the Shrine.

Reclaiming our Unity – Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to reclaim that spirit of unity that followed 9/11. ~ Barack Obama

“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”.