The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii is the oldest continuing Italian-American Roman Catholic Church in the Archdiocese 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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Coming up – this month
1 October 2019

Sunday, December 15, 2019 at the 11:00 a.m. Mass, Feast of Santa Lucia 

Reception follows CUCCIA tradizionale: Raviolis, Sausage, Arancini, Salad, Wine and much more!

 $20 Suggested Donation $150 for a Reserved Table of 8

Contact Lucio or Pina312.933.3913 prontoitalia@yahoo.com to place your reservation by Wed., December 11 so we can prepare!

(% of the proceeds will be donated to Charity.

Advent Day of Reflection
30 October 2018

Advent Day of Reflection and Reconciliation, Prophetic Actions that Pave the Way:

Preparing Hearts and Hands for Christ’s Good News

Saturday, December 14, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  8:30 a.m. Check-In, Coffee

Advent is a time to prepare our hearts for the coming of Jesus. The readings for the Third Sunday of Advent focus on the notion of a prophetic call to rejoice in the Good News that includes the “eyes of the blind will be opened” (Isaiah 35:5) and “the poor have the good news proclaimed to them.” (Matthew 11:5).

Our Advent Day of Reflection will challenge each of us to take a prophetic stance as we look at the meaning of Christ’s Good News and explore what it means to prepare the way with courage and joy.

Speaker: Christina R. Zaker, D.Min.

Chrissy is the Director of Field Education and she teaches in the Spirituality and Pastoral Ministry department at Catholic Theological Union. Her main areas of research and teaching are on theological reflection as it intersects with justice, and family spirituality. Chrissy is married and has four young adult children. She has led workshops, retreats and parish missions throughout the Archdiocese of Chicago for many years.

Program Includes: Presentations, Opportunity for Silence or Small Group Reflection, Lunch Included, Examination of Conscience, Reconciliation Service with individual confession

$25 Paid Registration is due by Wednesday, December 11.

Online: please click here.  *  Call: 312.421.3757

La Befana
2 September 2017

January 5, 2020 at 11 a.m. Mass, 

Our traditional La Befana Children’s Program

La Befana, a kindly old witch, wanders from house to house searching for the Christ Child, leaving pleasant gifts for good children…

Bring your children Sunday, January 5th to the 11 a.m. Mass for the Feast of Epiphany & a visit from La Befana. Hear her story, that your children will not forget, and she will be sharing holiday goodies.

“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”.