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

May
27
Sat
Saturday Morning Mass
May 27 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
May
28
Sun
Ascension Sunday Masses at 8:30 am & 11:00 am
May 28 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

May 28; Ascension Sunday

“And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.  Matthew 28:20

The above photo is of The Shrine’s Great Bronze Doors and shows The Glorious Mystery of the Ascension of the Lord.  On this or any Sunday, please take a moment to gaze upon the Great Bronze doors and reflect on the The Glorious Mystery and the Ascension of the Lord.

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

La Festa della Repubblica Italiana
May 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:45 pm

La Festa della Repubblica Italiana   

All Italian Clubs and Organizations are invited to participate. 

Sponsorships are available and welcomed!

Celebration begins with 11:00 a.m. Mass followed by

CHICAGO’S ONLY TRADITIONAL PROCESSION

THROUGH THE STREETS OF LITTLE ITALY

to Garibaldi Park wreath-laying ceremony

The procession will return to the Shrine for entertainment by DJ Musica Italiana, weather permitting. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase and, throughout the day, visit the classic Italian auto display.

We look forward to seeing you!

Questions?  Call Carlo: 708.217.1004

May
31
Wed
Wednesday Evening Mass
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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La Festa della Repubblica Italiana
7 January 2017

Sunday, May 28, 2017

All Italian Clubs and Organizations are invited to participate.

Sponsorships are available and welcomed!

Celebration begins with 11:00 a.m. Mass followed by Chicago’s only Traditional Procession through the streets of Little Italy to Garibaldi Park wreath-laying ceremony.

The procession will return to the Shrine for entertainment by DJ Musica Italiana, weather permitting. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase and, throughout the day, visit the classic Italian auto display.

We look forward to seeing you!
Questions? Call Carlo: 708.217.1004

Ascension Sunday
10 May 2017

Please joins us for Ascension Sunday masses on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 8:30 am and 11:00 am.

The above photo is of The Shrine’s Great Bronze Doors and shows The Glorious Mystery of the Ascension of the Lord.

“And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.  Matthew 28:20

Moving on With Grace: A Spiritual Journey for Men and Women Grieving the Death of a Spouse
1 January 2017

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017.

View event information and registration. 

Or, please click here to immediately register and pay by credit card (you will be redirected to Give Central).

What people who have attended say about this program:

  • Even after being widowed for 12 years, I learned so much – beautifully and thoroughly presented. Thank you! – Anna Marie Pettigrew
  • Everything was more wonderful than I ever expected. Amy was phenomenal. If possible, I’ll be back next year. I’m telling all my friends about this and want to bring them. – Carol Smith
  • The dance prayer was beautiful! It really reflected what I’m feeling. Thank you! – anonymous
  • Wonderful day! Love the integration of prayer and ritual with understanding grief and healing. – Christine Trausch
  • Thank you especially for the power of the liturgical prayer. It was very healing. – Judith Flanigan
Food Drive
7 January 2017

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

Drop off food pantry items for Holy Family Church food pantry prior to both Sunday masses.  Thank you!

GROCERY SHOPPING LIST
Low sugar & regular cereal
Low salt & regular canned vegetables
Canned soup,
Crackers (Saltines, wheat, etc.)
Canned tomatoes,
Canned tomato paste
Pasta,
Macaroni & Cheese,
Pasta sauce
Boxed instant potatoes,
Rice
Canned Chicken, Turkey, Tuna, Ham
Canned fruit,
Juice (small cans or individual boxes)
Chocolate,
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.
THANK YOU FOR SHARING FROM YOUR THOUGHTFUL ABUNDANCE!

“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”.