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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Stations of the Cross (Fridays in Lent)
Mar 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Friday, March 8, 2019 to Friday, April 19, 2019, Stations of the Cross will be held in the Church from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm.  Please join us on our Lenten journey every Friday.

Saturday Morning Mass
Mar 23 @ 7:30 am – 8:15 am
Sunday Mass at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Mar 24 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

Wednesday Evening Mass
Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Stations of the Cross – Fridays in Lent
7 March 2017


Friday, March 8, 2019 to Friday, April 19, 2019, Stations of the Cross will be held in the Church from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm.  Please join us on our Lenten journey every Friday.

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.

Feast of St. Joseph March 17th Masses only 8:30 a.m., 10:15 a.m.,  12:15 p.m.

10% of the net proceeds are donated  to a charity that assists Chicago’s west side families. 

Freewill Donations gratefully received in honor of St. Joseph.

THANK YOU for responding in such a timely fashion, we are excited to be of service!

Both the 1st and 2nd Seatings are now filled to capacity.

If you have not yet responded and would like to be waitlisted,

If you would like to be Waitlisted for the Seatings, email

with the Subject: WAITLIST, PLEASE include:

* The Seating Time of your choice,

* The Names & Number of people in your party (Limit of 4)

* An Email to reach you.

We will do our best to seat you, but again, know that right now, BOTH seatings are filled to capacity.

You may also “Show Up and when those who made a reservation are seated, we will know what room, if any, can still be filled.

You may, of course, JOIN US for Mass, (No Reservations needed for Masses.) 8:30 a.m., 10:15 a.m. or 12:15 p.m.

27 February 2019

Communion in the Pascal Mystery Saturday, April 13, 2019

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. * 8:30 a.m. check-in, coffee

This annual Lenten Day of Reflection and Reconciliation  is the time to understand and appreciate the good news that is given to us at Easter.   This year we look into the beauty of the Paschal mystery as an opportunity to find peace in troubled times.  It is a time to celebrate the sacrament of reconciliation and to prepare our house to receive the Lord once again at Easter.

Presenters: Rev. Richard N. Fragomeni, PhD, Rector, & Rev. Conner Danstrom, Chaplain, St. John Paul II Newman Center at UIC

Presenter: Rev. Richard Fragomeni, PhD,  Rector, The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, Chicago, IL

Nationally acclaimed speaker, author, retreat master and teacher; Professor of Liturgy and Preaching, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, Adjunct faculty, Department of Religious Studies, De Paul University.

Central to Fr. Richard’s ministry is a fascination with the power of liturgy and preaching in the transformation of the human heart. He is author of Come to the Feast and co-author with Br. Michael McGrath, O.C.F.S., of both Blessed Art Thou Mother, Lady, Mystic, Queen and At the Name of Jesus: The Way, The Truth and The Light. He has published In Shining Splendor: Fifty Eastertime Meditations, and The Eucharist: 50 Questions from the Pews.

Presenter: Rev. Connor Danstrom, Chaplain, St. John Paul II Newman Center at UIC, Chicago, IL

Rev. Connor Danstrom was ordained in 2014 as a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago. He has an S.T.L. degree in systematic theology from the University of Saint Mary of the Lake. He served as associate pastor at St. Benedict parish in Blue Island, IL until 2018, at which time he was appointed the director and chaplain of the St. John Paul II Newman Center at UIC.




Silence or Small Group Reflection

Examination of Conscience

Reconciliation Service with individual confession

$25 Paid Registration is due

by Wednesday, April 10.

Lunch included. 

3 Ways to Register:

Online: Please click here.

Call: 312.421.3757

 Mail Check or Credit Card information to:

The Shrine of Our Lady of PompeiiAttn: Lenten Day

1224 W. Lexington Street, Chicago, IL 60607

“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”.