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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Upcoming Events

Feast of St. Anne, Mother of the Blessed Virgin – Mass at: 6 p.m.
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Feast of St. Anne, Mother of the Blessed Virgin (Mass at: 6 p.m.)

Saturday Morning Mass
Jul 29 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Sunday Mass – at 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM
Jul 30 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

Padre Pio Prayer Cenacle
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm

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Shrine Auxiliary “Stuff the Shelter”
6 July 2017

Sunday, August 13, 2017 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (at both the 8:30 am and 11:00 am masses)

The Shrine Auxiliary will be hosting a “Stuff the Shelter” drive for a domestic abuse shelter before and after both masses. The requested items are:

* Gently used women’s clothing

* Gently used children’s clothing

* Small kitchen items and glassware

* Shoes (women’s and children’s)

* Toys, board games, children’s books

Space constraints do not allow for bigger items to be accepted.

Volunteers will be in the church hall to accept donated items.

Thank you in advance for your participation

Upcoming Feast Day Masses
6 July 2017

Please join us for these upcoming Feast Day Masses:

Sunday, July 16: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Masses at: 8:30 & 11 a.m.)

Wednesday, July 26: Feast of St. Anne, Mother of the Blessed Virgin (Mass at: 6 p.m.)

Saturday, August 5: Memorial of Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major (Mass at:7:30 a.m.)

Tuesday, August 15: Feast of The Assumption, Holy Day of Obligation (Mass at:12 Noon)

Tuesday, August 22: The Queenship of Mary (Mass at: 12 Noon)

Praying with St. Mary Magdalene
6 June 2017

Saturday, July 22, 2017 10:00 am to 12:00 noon

Praying with St. Mary Magdalene 

‘Apostle to the Apostles’

A Morning Retreat

Feast of St. Mary Magdalene

Led by

Julie Berggren, M.A., Spirituality

Director of Pastoral Care, Holy Name Cathedral

* When were you surprised by God?

* How is God calling you to witness to Jesus Christ?

* Discover what Mary Magdalene’s story means for us today.

A morning of prayer and reflection on Gospel witness in our time.

Julie Berggren is a spiritual director, Secular Franciscan, grief group facilitator and retreat leader. She enjoys weaving Franciscan and Ignatian spirituality both in life and work. Julie is Director of Pastoral Care at Holy Name Cathedral, MA in Spirituality, Loyola University Chicago.

 Freewill donations gratefully received.

Please register with

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by Monday, July 17.

or call 312.421.3757

Comments from last year’s session:

This was a beautiful Mary Magdalene morning.  Great mix of Scripture, history, myth, debunking, time for reflection and sharing and prayer. Thank you! – Marilyn Antonik

I very much appreciate the careful analysis of Scripture in discerning the true biblical Mary Magdalene.  Also the source information throughout our tradition that contributed to our images of M.M. that have come down to us. – Maureen Schuneman

Excellent presentation. Gave me a different insight into M of M.  I’d recommend the program to others.              – Dave French

Mind-opening material.  Inspiration to pursue Mary of Magdala. – Pat Hamill

Filipino Community Celebration
6 January 2017

Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 11:00 am mass

11:00 am Mass, followed by Procession & Reception with traditional Filipino Cuisine 

Our Lady of Manaoag has a permanent home at the Shrine

Folk tradition has it that the Blessed Mother showed herself to a middle aged farmer and gave him the message on where she wanted her church to be located, She showed herself on a low tree amidst the glow of heavenly light. Manaoag is known more as a pilgrimage town than anything else.

This feast has been celebrated at the Shrine since 2003.   The Shrine’s Filipino community celebrates our Blessed Mother Mary with their gift of song, worship and tradition.   Much like the Italian custom, you depart full of the Holy Spirit and good food.

“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”.