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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Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
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Aug 8 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
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Urban Autism Solutions presents Growing Solutions Farm Stand 2021 at The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington Street.

Sundays 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, while products last.  June 27 – October 3, Weather permitting.

Restaurant quality produce available.  Proceeds support Urban Autism programs.  Thank you.

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Italian Festa Under the Stars 
14 July 2021

Dear Shrine Friends,

One of the best things about Chicago is summertime, It’s a great time to celebrate so many things we are grateful for – our health, happiness and the fact that our Shrine family is back together. Let’s “unWINE” together!

Please join us for an extraordinary evening, “Shrine Style!” I hope you will come celebrate as our Shrine continues to Shine On!

Wishing you God’s Blessings,

Sincerely yours, Rev. Richard N. Fragomeni, PhD, Rector

We invite you to join us for Italian Festa to “unWINE Under the Stars” with us

Saturday, August 28, 2021 * 6:30 p.m.

Hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and dessert, a complimentary bottle of red and white wine at each table.  Entertainment and cash bar.

CineCity Studios… in collaboration with CineSpace Studios

2429 West 14th Street * Chicago, IL 60608

* Complimentary Valet Parking *

If you wish to attend, please select an appropriate donation level by August 23, 2021.  We have the following levels; Big Dipper, Venus, Mars or Can’t attend General Donation.

Please click here for the Big Dipper level – $1,500

  • Admission for 10 people: A reserved SELECT table for 10.
  • A bottle of Red and White wine and Buffet dinner for 10.

Please click here for the Venus level – $1,250

  • Admission for 10 people: A reserved table for 10.
  • A bottle of Red and White wine and Buffet dinner for 10.

Please click here for the Mars level – $125 Buffet dinner for 1 (single ticket)

  • Admission for One: buffet dinner for one.
  • A bottle of Red and White wine at the table.

Please click here if you are unable to attend, but wish to make an event donation.

If you wish to print the reservation / donation form, please click here.  Please print the form and mail to the Shrine office or drop in the Sunday collection box with your check.

Please contact Marcia Piemonte at 312.421.3757 or with any questions.

Thank you.

Just One Little Candle
26 August 2020

We invite you to let us light – Just One Little Candle – in The Shrine!

We ask you to kindly start by by making a candle donation by clicking here.

You will be asked to provide the intention or memorial for the candle as part of the donation process.  Candles will be lit immediately before the 8:30 A.M. Sunday Mass; for Intentions and Memorials received by Friday 3:00 P.M.  The intentions or memorial will be included as part of the Prayers of the Faithful Intercessions.  The candle will remain lit in the Shrine’s sanctuary for approximately seven days.

Thank you.

In Person – Prayer Walk with Mary, Mother of Resilience
15 June 2020

2021 Summer Spirituality Series Continues

Join us In Person Prayer Walk with Mary, Mother of Resilience

Saturday, August 21 * 9 – 10:30 a.m.

Arrigo Park (Peanut Park), across the street from the Shrine, provides a perfect place to leisurely walk and reflect on Mary, the Mother to All. We’ll share Scripture, prayer, stories and poetry in the wake of our celebration of the Feast of the Assumption, August 15. Park benches give several opportunities to sit during this gentle walk.  If inclement weather, we will move inside the Shrine.

To register (via Event Brite) Click here.  Registration is Open until 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 18.

You may also register by calling the Shrine Office at 312.421.3757.

This pilgrimage will be led by Julie Berggren, MA, a spiritual director, chaplain, and retreat leader.

All events are subject to cancellation, postponement or transfer to a virtual format.

Questions: Please contact: Cathy Lentz: or 312.421.3757, ext. 303

If you wish to make a Freewill offering, please click here.

Thank You.

“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”.