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In light of the recent decision by City of Chicago officials to lift the city’s mask mandate on February 28, and the relaxation of COVID mitigations in Oak Park and Evanston, all archdiocesan parishes, churches, schools and offices, will transition to mask-optional environments on February 28.

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.

Sanctuary Candle Intentions

The intentions for the month of July for the Sanctuary Candle is In Memory of George and Florence Tafelski, and is sponsored by the Tafelski Family.  (Please contact Mary Beth Howard if you are interested in sponsoring the Sanctuary Candle for upcoming months).

– Remembering Loved Ones –
Perpetual Light Society PLS
Candle Intentions
Easter Flowers
Memorial Gift
Memorial Paver


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The Prayer of Saint Ignatius of Loyola
1 August 2022

Take, O Lord, and receive my entire liberty, my memory, my understanding and my whole will.

All that I am and all that I possess, Thou hast given me:  I surrender it all to Thee to be disposed of according to Thy will. 

Give me only Thy love and Thy grace;  with these I will be rich enough and will desire nothing more.   Amen.

Food Drive
7 January 2017

Sunday,  August 14, 2022 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (at both the 8:30 am and 11:00 am masses)

Drop off food pantry items prior to both Sunday masses.  The food pantry donations support Our Lady of the Holy Family (Notre Dame) food pantry.  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”.