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 shrine EVENTS and news

25th Anniversary… Shining On! A Dinner & Casino Gala! Saturday, October 19
28 August 2019

Dear Friends of the Shrine,

Can you believe it? Twenty-five years ago we made a fresh start; Our Lady of Pompeii Parish became The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii.

Whether you helped steer us through the transition, or have joined us along the way, the words “thank you” are not enough, but please know those particular words come from the bottom of my heart.

You have kept us Shining On.

And what is a silver anniversary without a grand gala?!

I hope you will join me in celebrating this amazing milestone – and please consider sharing the Shrine with others. I encourage you to bring other family members, friends, co-workers and neighbors. What better way to introduce, or re-introduce our Shrine than at a fun celebration? I would love for our Shrine community to grow so that we and our future generations will continue to keep us Shining On.

Wishing you God’s Blessings.   Fr. Richard Fragomeni

Join us at the Gala Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii

Charitable Silent Auction and Casino Evening

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Gala Chairman: Dominic Stramaglia

Host Committee: Lissa Druss

Dominic Gambino

Vince Gambino

Patricia & Joseph Perillo

Jonathan Stramaglia

Porretta’s Banquets

3718 North Central Avenue • Chicago, Illinois

Cocktails & Hors d’Oeuvres Six o’clock in the evening

Casino & Silent Auction Seven o’clock in the evening

Buffet Dinner Seven o’clock in the evening

Entertainment & Dancing

Black Tie Optional

$175 per person • Reserved Table for 10 – $1,750

Please click here to purchase a ticket or reserve a table for 10.  Thank, you

Reservations by Friday, October 11 to:

Marcia Piemonte – 312.421.3757 or


Columbus Day!
27 September 2018

Join us for Columbus Day! Monday, October 14

Start at the Shrine for 9:00 a.m. Mass.

You are also invited to join us on the Shrine Parade Float with staff & friends, about 12 Noon. 




Lost Child Pilgrimage -Stitching the Fabric of Our Loss
23 July 2018

Lost Child Pilgrimage Are you grieving the death of a child?

Saturday, October 26
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. * 8:30 a.m. Check-In, Coffee

“Stitching the Fabric of Our Loss”

Speaker: Julie Raino M.Div., M.Ed. GC-C Director of Meridian Counseling for Grief and Loss, Bereavement Coordinator for Heartland Hospice, Julie has enjoyed over 30 years’ experience as an educator and grief counselor, specializing in pediatric grief and serving schools, hospitals, hospices, funeral homes and parishes through retreats, workshops, small groups and individual counseling.

PROGRAM: Liturgies of Lamentation & Hope, 4 Facilitated Breakouts:

4 Facilitated Breakouts: 

Precious Babies: Miscarriage/Infant Loss  ~ Julie Raino

Child/Adolescent  ~ Cathy Lentz

Adult Child  ~ Julie Berggren

NEW:  Traumatic/Sudden Loss of a Child of Any Age ~ Emily Tegenkamp

$25.00 Paid Registration due Oct. 23 (Lunch included.)
REGISTER: or 312.421.3757

Pay online; 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”.