The oldest continuing Italian American church in the city of Chicago, located on the west side in the heart of historic “Little Italy.”  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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Sep
20
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Sunday 8:30 AM Mass
Sep 20 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

As required by the Archdiocese of Chicago reopening guidelines, Sunday Mass attendance will require registration.

Please click on this link to be taken to the Shrine’s reopening page, where you will find more information on the reopening and to make Mass reservations.  Thank You.

Sunday 11:00 AM Mass
Sep 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

As required by the Archdiocese of Chicago reopening guidelines, Sunday Mass attendance will require registration.

Please click on this link to be taken to the Shrine’s reopening page, where you will find more information on the reopening and to make Mass reservations.  Thank You.

Sep
23
Wed
Wednesday Evening Mass
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

As required by the Archdiocese of Chicago reopening guidelines, Mass attendance will require registration.

Wednesday Evening mass registration will be completed as you enter the Shrine.  Thank You.

Sep
26
Sat
Saturday Morning Mass
Sep 26 @ 7:30 am – 8:15 am

As required by the Archdiocese of Chicago reopening guidelines, Mass attendance will require registration.

Saturday Morning Mass registration will be completed as you enter the Shrine.  Thank You.

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The Miracle of San Gennaro, Italian Martyr, Universal Champion, A Virtual Event
27 August 2020

Bishop Januarius I of Benevento, San Gennaro to the Italian community, knew what he was risking when he visited imprisoned Christians during the brutal persecution of Emperor Diocletian. What he did not know was that the blood that flowed from his martyred body would to this day be a miraculous relic that twice a year bubbles up in the vials in which it was collected on the day he died. The people of Naples, Italy, where the body of San Gennaro is preserved, pray to him for protection from natural disasters of every kind, including the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius and the devastation of plagues.

Saturday, September 19 is the anniversary of his birth into eternal life. Join us on that day from 1 to 3 p.m. as Fr. Richard Fragomeni, assisted by Fr. Jerry Boland, takes us on a virtual journey into the life, and the death, of San Gennaro. View a relic from his body and a video of his bubbling blood. Pray with us for the intercession of San Gennaro in our own plague, COVID-19. Celebrate with The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii this Italian saint who, through his miraculous blood, is our powerful champion… Please join us!

All are welcome!  Led by Fr. Richard N. Fragomeni, assisted by Fr. Jerry Boland.

Fr. Richard Fragomeni, Shrine Rector, Nationally acclaimed speaker, author, retreat master and teacher; Professor of Liturgy and Preaching, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, Adjunct faculty, Dept. of Religious Studies, De Paul University.

Fr. Jerry Boland, Frequent traveler to Italy, a place he truly loves, he is currently the pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Glenview. He has served the Archdiocese of Chicago in many ways since his ordination on May 13, 1981, including Associate Dean of Formation at Mundelein Seminary, Executive Secretary of the Priest Placement Board, Archbishop’s Delegate for Extern and International Priests and Chairman of the Presbyteral Council.

Registration is Open until 1:00 PM, Friday, September 18. Register here via Event Brite.

A separate email will be sent later Friday with the Zoom Invitation Link.

Freewill Donations gratefully received.  An email will be sent with a Link to make a freewill donation.  Please click here it you wish to make a Freewill donation at this time.

Thank You.

 

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.

Fr. Fragomeni’s 45th Ordination Anniversary Celebration
23 July 2020

It seems like just yesterday that we were celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Shrine… Shining On!

This August, we have another special anniversary – Father Richard N. Fragomeni, PhD, Rector, will be celebrating his 45th anniversary in the priesthood.

Tickets / Reservations for the event are no longer available as we have reached our seating capacity, and due to Covid-19 restrictions we can not accept any additional seating requests.

HOWEVER, IF YOU STILL WOULD LIKE  TO MAKE A DONATION;  PLEASE CLICK HERE

Thank you.  

Voices From The Heart
10 June 2020

Dear Shrine Family,

With the Shrine opening coming soon, we wanted to share a message from several members of our Shrine Family.  We ALL look forward to coming together again to Shine On!  Thank You.

 

Please click here to see ‘These Trying Times’ video.

 

 

 

Please click here to see ‘I am Missing You’ video.

 

 

 

Please click here to see Mercoledi Moments – Shrine Bloopers.

 

 

 

Please click here to see the ‘Grazie Padre’ Video.

 

 

 

Please click here to see the ‘Voices From The Heart’ Video.  

 

 

 

“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”.