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 Events

Sunday Mass – at 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM
Sep 24 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Please click here to see ‘Upcoming Month’s Presider Schedule‘.

Saturday Morning Mass
Sep 30 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Piazza Pompei (after the 8:30 am and 11:00 am masses)
Oct 1 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Please join us after the 8:30 am or 11:00 am masses for Piazza Pompei!

Sunday Mass – at 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM
Oct 1 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Please click here to see ‘Upcoming Month’s Presider Schedule‘.

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6th Annual Cook Off – Looking for Teams!
17 November 2016

Family Secrets: Is it Sauce or Is it Gravy?

Will it “stack up” against the competition?

If you are interested in entering a team of 4 for the

6th Annual Shrine Cook Off on Sunday, October 15. 2017.

Contact Marcia for details: 

or call at 312.421.3757

Please respond by Monday, August 28!

Lost Child Pilgrimage
15 August 2017

Please click here for complete program information and registration.

Are you, or someone you love, grieving the death of a child?  The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii invites Men and Women to join us for this very special day of reflection, healing and hope.

We welcome you or someone you know in the peace of Christ Jesus.

Saturday, October 28, 2017 

9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. * 8:30 a.m. Check-In, Coffee

17th Annual Lost Child Pilgrimage

Explore the Sacred Journey of Loss, Healing and Hope

Feast of St. Jude Thaddeus

Patron Saint of Hope and Impossible Causes

Speaker:  Rev. Richard N. Fragomeni, Ph.D.

Padre Pio of Pietrelcina Prayer Cenacle
27 June 2017

Join us the first and third Wednesdays of the month 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

On a September morning in 1918, praying before the Crucifix in the choir of the old church, Padre Pio received the gift of the stigmata, or visible wounds of the crucifixion, that remained in his body, fresh and bleeding, for half a century, until his death September 23, 1968.

The Holy Father John Paul II granted the title of “Venerable” on December 18, 1997, and he was canonized a saint on June 16, 2002.

The Shrine has held a prayer service to Padre Pio for many years.  Many pilgrims place their intentions in his care.  Join us the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.


Food Drive
7 January 2017

Sunday, October 8, 2017 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”.