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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Easter Triduum and Easter Sunday Photos
23 April 2019

Christ is risen! Indeed, He is risen! Alleluia!

Below are a few photos from the Easter Triduum, and Easter Sunday.

Holy Thursday Relics

Good Friday Veneration of the Cross

Easter Vigil – Outside with the Fire 

Easter Vigil – Inside with Paschal Candle

Easter Sunday Flowers below Our Lady of Pompeii


Festa di Tutti I Santi
13 July 2016

Festa di Tutti I Santi – July 28 2019 10:30 am to 5:00 pm – NEW DATE AND TIME!

Scroll down to see information on the event, Tables, Bocce Tournament, Be a Sponsor, Pot of Gold, or to Volunteer. 

ALL ARE WELCOME!  A long-standing tradition in the Italian-American community!

10:30 a.m. Unity Mass, Rev. Richard Fragomeni, PhD, Rector, presiding.

Societies are invited to participate in a Procession of Saints and Banners.

Festa di Tutti I Santi in Arrigo “Peanut” Park, a long-standing tradition in the Italian-American community!

Free Parking!  Tufano’s Vernon Park Tap 1073 W. Vernon Park Place (2 blocks E or Racine)

Shuttle Service from Tufano’s provided to/from the Festa

Great Food and Entertainment all day!

* Great FOOD and Great ENTERTAINMENT all day!

* Many Childrens’ Activities, Pony Rides

* Pot of Gold RAFFLE (See Below)

* BOCCE’ Tournament

* Italian Folk Dancers

* BINGO in the Park

*“Italian-American Experience” Photo Exhibit (provided by Dr. John D’Anca & Mrs. Carolina D’Anca)


Reserved Tables for 10 under a Tent –Scott, move this to under the TABLES heading. We have 1 link for everything (except POG as we cannot sell over the internet ?

$140 each

Please Click here to reserve tables online, or call Marcia reserve.

Bocce Tournament

 * Entrance Fee: $20 per team of 4 (max).

* (If you do not have 4 members, they will be assigned)

* Tournament limited to 16 teams.

* Participants must be 16 or older.

Reserve your spot now!

Cash Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place.

Click here to print and complete Bocce Tournament Entry Form

Reserve by Friday. July 19

Be a Sponsor! 

Click on level 1, 2 or 3 to sponsor online

Level 1            Corporate Sponsor               $2,500

Includes Recognition:

*Individual major donor sign at the Main Stage;

*Your name on the major donor board at entrance to the Festa;

*A Table for 10 under the tent;

*$20 in free Food/Beverage and/or Kids’ Activities tickets;

*Public Announcement recognition throughout the day.

Level 2            Gold Sponsor                        $1,000

Includes Recognition:

*Individual major donor sign in the “Bingo” tent

*Public Announcement recognition throughout the day

Level 3:           Silver Sponsor                       $350   $250   $150

Includes Recognition: *Your name on the major donor board at entrance to the Festa.

Sponsorship Information due by Friday, July 12.

Pot of Gold raffle!

Tickets – $20 each each – or –

BONUS: Buy 5 Tickets – Get a 6th Ticket FREE! ($120 Value!)

1st Prize: $5,000*

2nd Prize: $2,500*

3rd – 7th Prize: $500* each

*Prize amounts based on the sale of 1,000 tickets.

(Winners need not be present to win.)

Please call 312 421 3757 to order POG tickets


BE A Volunteer

Volunteer!  Please provide a 1st & 2nd choice!

Come and enjoy the food, dancing, drink – and a little bit of volunteering to make 2019 Festa di Tutti I Santi a wonderful and successful event.

250 Volunteers are needed to setup on Saturday 7/27 and do a variety of things on Sunday 07/28.   Four (4) ‘shifts’ available.

Please include a 1st & 2nd choice!



Setup:  11 am – 3 pm

SUNDAY  7/28            Festa:

Shift 1                        11 am – 2 pm

Shift 2                        2 – 5 pm

Shift 3                        4 – 6 pm

Please call Laura at the Shrine office to sign up to volunteer with your 2 availabilities or more of the slots.  Thank you.

Laura can be reached via email or at 312.421.3757

For more information on “Anything Festa,” Contact Marcia at 312.421.3757 or

Thank you.



Food Drive
7 January 2017

Sunday,  June 9, 2019 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (at both the 8:30 am and 11:00 am masses)

Drop off food pantry items for Holy Family Church food pantry prior to both Sunday masses.  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.



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