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 June for the Sanctuary Candle is In Memory of Dominic DiFrisco, and is sponsored by the Lissa Druss.  (Please contact Mary Beth Howard if you are interested in sponsoring the Sanctuary Candle for upcoming months).

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


upcoming shrine EVENTS and news

Mary Magdalene, Fortress of Faith, A Virtual Morning Retreat
15 June 2020

Saturday, July 23, 2022, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

As first witness to the resurrected Jesus, Mary Magdalene was entrusted to carry the heart of Jesus to others. Through conversation, reflection and creative prayer experience in this morning retreat, we will share the story of Mary Magdalene as we celebrate her July 22 feast day.

Co-presenters Julie Berggren and Cathy Lentz

Julie Berggren, MA, is a hospital chaplain, retreat leader, spiritual director and long-time friend of the Shrine.


Catharine Lentz, JD, is the Director of Adult Faith Formation and RCIA at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Darien, Illinois.  She has a Master’s in Liturgical Studies from Catholic Theological Union and a JD from the University of Chicago Law School.

Please register by clicking here.  You will be sent a registration email and on Friday July 22, 2022 you will receive the Zooon link.

Freewill donations will be gratefully received, please click here if you wish to make a donation.

Please call the Shrine office at (312) 421-3757 with any questions.  Thank You.


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.

Food Drive
7 January 2017

Sunday,  July 10, 2022 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (at both the 8:30 am and 11:00 am masses)

Drop off food pantry items prior to both Sunday masses.  The food pantry donations support Our Lady of the Holy Family (Notre Dame) food pantry.  Thank you!

Low sugar & regular cereal
Low salt & regular canned vegetables
Canned soup,
Crackers (Saltines, wheat, etc.)
Canned tomatoes,
Canned tomato paste
Macaroni & Cheese,
Pasta sauce
Boxed instant potatoes,
Canned Chicken, Turkey, Tuna, Ham
Canned fruit,
Juice (small cans or individual boxes)
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.



“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”.