Please click on ‘News’ Menu (above) to find current Covid-19 Restrictions, the update is also  directly below for your convenience.  Thank You.

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 May for the Sanctuary Candle is for all Mothers, and is sponsored by the children of Madlyn Howard.  (Please contact Mary Beth Howard if you are interested in sponsoring the Sanctuary Candle for upcoming months).


Please click the image below to hear a special video message from Cardinal Cupich about Easter and to continue reading his entire message please click here.

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


upcoming shrine EVENTS and news

Laudato Si’ Mass
26 April 2022

Laudato Si’ Mass

Praise Be to You!

Sunday, May 22 at 2:30 p.m.
The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii
1224 West Lexington Street, Chicago, IL

Fr. Richard Fragomeni, presider

All are welcome to the attend this year’s Laudato Si’ Mass to celebrate the 7th anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the care for our common home. A reception will follow the Mass.

La Festa della Repubblica – June 5, 2022 (Save the Date)
7 January 2017


Sunday, June 5 Festa Della Repubblica

11:00 Mass followed by a street procession to Garibaldi Park for a wreath-laying ceremony.

NEW THIS YEAR! A street festival featuring a DJ, a classic Italian auto show and historic photo exhibit.  Food will be available for purchase.


6 August 2018

The Icons of the Shrine of Our Lady Of Pompeii

Please click on the above image to view the Icons. 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”.