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.

Feast of St. Joseph & The Bountiful Table
1 January 2017

Sunday, March 17th, Feast of St. Joseph & The Bountiful Table

The Shrine has upheld this beloved Italian tradition for well over 20 years, giving honor to St. Joseph by extending warm hospitality and sharing delicious cuisine with everyone.

10% of the net proceeds is  donated to a charity assisting needy families on Chicago’s west side.

3 Mass Times:

8:30 a.m., 10:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

2 Reserved Seatings!

1st Seating:  11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

2nd Seating:  1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Reservations Open Feb. 1 

Please contact Marcia at or 312.421.3757 with:

1) The Seating Time of your choice and

2) The Names and Number of people in your party.

Reservations are a Must for “The Bountiful Table!”

Christmas Decorations – Thank you!
5 January 2018

Through the Nativity of Our Lord, we welcomed into the world, Jesus, the light of all nations, the light of all generations, the light that overcomes all darkness.

We were able to celebrate our Christmas masses in a wonderfully  decorated and brilliantly illuminated church.

A big ‘Thank you’ to the volunteers who gave up their time and worked so hard to put up and arrange the beautiful decorations.

Chris & Christopher & Joey Butz, picked up & delivered
Rich Panico, donated Christmas trees
Pete Cesaroni
Jim Parenti
Andrew Lisowski
Mike Johannsen
Mario Leggero
Josephin & Sam Rizzo
Anna & Catarina Novotny
Nancy & Charlie Cunov
Jan Gemino
Kathy Murr
Gina & Lionel Battari, La Befana actor/actress
Jenny Fitzpatrick with daughter
Bob & Jan Provenzano
Gary DeLeonardis

Flower Donations

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Christmas flower fund!  Those funds helped to provide the lovely floral arrangements and poinsettias which wonderfully decorated our church.

Mille Grazie‘ to all!

“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”.