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.

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Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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Margaret’s Lemonade Stand is coming to the Shrine June 27!  (after both masses)
Jun 27 @ 9:15 am – 12:30 pm

Margaret’s Lemonade Stand is coming to the Shrine June 27!  (after both Masses)

Margaret is a young entrepreneur who, in 2019 at the age of 8 years old, created a lemonade stand that would change the way people viewed a cup of lemonade. At first, Margaret’s stand was in her house for her family and friends as practice for an outside one the following year.

When the next year approached – things did not go according to plan – the Covid-19 pandemic had begun. While watching the news one day on the reopening of schools, it was reported that the children would be returning in person. Margaret stood in front of the TV with a concerned look and said, “Kids are going to be scared to wear a mask, especially the little ones. They need a fun mask to wear and I’m going to buy them.” How would she do that? With her lemonade stand!

Margaret surpassed her goal and with the remaining funds, applied them to other places in need. The stand closed for the school year so Margaret could concentrate on schoolwork. She still manages to do a pop-up stand here and there to help her community.

Margaret finds a recipient, advertises that she is fundraising for, in this case, The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii. You can follow her progress on InstaGram & FB, where you can see her goal, and what she raises daily. She also travels to farmers’ markets and other places to raise money for her goal.

Margaret’s Lemonade Stand BEGINS Shrine fundraising Sunday, June 27, following the 8:30 & 11 a.m. Masses. She is raising funds to repair the arm of our 100-year-old statue of Christ on the crucifix and will continue until she reaches her goal. Lemonade donations are freewill, any amount is welcome. Monies that exceed her Shrine goal, go to other community needs.

What does the future of Margaret’s Lemonade Stand hold as she gets older? It is a question that is often asked. Hopefully by the time she comes of age, Margaret will have a “Margaret’s Lemonade Stand” food truck. It will sell more than lemonade and her lemonade sales will continue to benefit charities.

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Margaret’s Lemonade Stand is coming to the Shrine June 27!  (after both Masses)
13 June 2021

Margaret is a young entrepreneur who, in 2019 at the age of 8 years old, created a lemonade stand that would change the way people viewed a cup of lemonade. At first, Margaret’s stand was in her house for her family and friends as practice for an outside one the following year.

When the next year approached – things did not go according to plan – the Covid-19 pandemic had begun. While watching the news one day on the reopening of schools, it was reported that the children would be returning in person. Margaret stood in front of the TV with a concerned look and said, “Kids are going to be scared to wear a mask, especially the little ones. They need a fun mask to wear and I’m going to buy them.” How would she do that? With her lemonade stand!

Margaret surpassed her goal and with the remaining funds, applied them to other places in need. The stand closed for the school year so Margaret could concentrate on schoolwork. She still manages to do a pop-up stand here and there to help her community.

Margaret finds a recipient, advertises that she is fundraising for, in this case, The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii. You can follow her progress on InstaGram & FB, where you can see her goal, and what she raises daily. She also travels to farmers’ markets and other places to raise money for her goal.

Margaret’s Lemonade Stand BEGINS Shrine fundraising Sunday, June 27, following the 8:30 & 11 a.m. Masses. She is raising funds to repair the arm of our 100-year-old statue of Christ on the crucifix and will continue until she reaches her goal. Lemonade donations are freewill, any amount is welcome. Monies that exceed her Shrine goal, go to other community needs.

What does the future of Margaret’s Lemonade Stand hold as she gets older? It is a question that is often asked. Hopefully by the time she comes of age, Margaret will have a “Margaret’s Lemonade Stand” food truck. It will sell more than lemonade and her lemonade sales will continue to benefit charities.

Just One Little Candle
26 August 2020

We invite you to let us light – Just One Little Candle – in The Shrine!

We ask you to kindly start by by making a candle donation by clicking here.

You will be asked to provide the intention or memorial for the candle as part of the donation process.  Candles will be lit immediately before the 8:30 A.M. Sunday Mass; for Intentions and Memorials received by Friday 3:00 P.M.  The intentions or memorial will be included as part of the Prayers of the Faithful Intercessions.  The candle will remain lit in the Shrine’s sanctuary for approximately seven days.

Thank you.

Praying with Mary Magdalene, ‘Apostle to the Apostles’ – A Virtual Morning Retreat
15 June 2020

Praying with Mary Magdalene, “Apostle to the Apostles” A Virtual Morning Retreat

Saturday, July 24 * 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

As the first witness to the resurrected Jesus, Mary Magdalene was entrusted to carry the heart of Jesus to others. Through conversation, reflection & creative prayer, we will share the story of Mary Magdalene, as we celebrate her recent Feast Day, July 22.

To register (via Event Brite) Click hereRegistration is Open until 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 23.

Then watch for your Zoom Invitation Saturday morning at approximately 8:00 AM.

This pilgrimage will be led by Julie Berggren, MA, a spiritual director, chaplain, and retreat leader.

All events are subject to cancellation, postponement or transfer to a virtual format.

Questions: Please contact: Cathy Lentz:  clentz@ourladyofpompeii.org or 312.421.3757, ext. 303

If you wish to make a Freewill offering, 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”.