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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Prayer Walk with Mary
1 August 2017

in Arrigo “Peanut” Park, (across from the Shrine)

Saturday, August 19, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

* In Case of Rain, Prayer Walk will take place in the Shrine. *

Connecting with the sacredness of all God’s creation,we’ll gather in Arrigo “Peanut” Park,

across from the Shrine, for a prayerful walk with Mary, Mother of God.

Join Us for a walk in nature with Mary, a sign of hope for humanity.

Led by Julie Berggren, M.A.

Director of Pastoral Care, Holy Name Cathedral

Julie Berggren is a spiritual director, Secular Franciscan, grief group facilitator and retreat leader. She enjoys weaving Franciscan and Ignatian spirituality both in life and work. Julie is Director of Pastoral Care at Holy Name Cathedral, MA in Spirituality, Loyola University Chicago.

 Please Register with Name, Phone and Email by WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16

Call: 312.421.3757 or

Please click here to Register Online.

Freewill donations gratefully received!

Comments from Last Year’s Program:

“I appreciated the thoughtful, contemplative atmosphere that truly felt welcoming to all.”
“It spoke to my heart and renewed my spirit.  Thank you.”
“Thank you for a lovely morning and opportunity to pray.”
“Love the walk and prayers and sharing of ideas.”

Festa di Tutti I Santi
13 July 2016

Festa di Tutti I Santi – September 17, 2017

Scroll down to see Links to purchase Pot of Gold Raffle Tickets, Reserve Tables or to Volunteers!

A long-standing tradition in the Italian-American community!


* Procession of Saints and Banners * Bocce * Great Food * Entertainment * Childrens’ Activities  “The Italian Experience – a pictorial history” *

11 AM UNITY MASS Rev. Richard N. Fragomeni, Ph.D, Rector, presiding

PROCESSION: Your Italian Society is invited to join us for the Procession of Saints and Banners. Please remember to bring a stand for your banner.

PICNIC: immediately follows the procession, in Arrigo Park (across from the church) until 5 PM

Contact Marcia via email.

Click on Pot of Gold to purchase Raffle Tickets!

Click on Tables to purchase and reserve Tables!

Click on below photo to Sign Up to Volunteer – 250 Volunteers Needed!

Pot of Gold Raffle
12 July 2017


Grand Prize: $5,000.00!2nd Prize: $2,500.00!3rd – 7th Prize (yes, 5!): $500.00* each

 * ALL prize amounts based on the sale of 1,000 tickets.  (Winners need not be present to win.)

Click here to purchase your Raffle Tickets online.

There you can choose between Buy 5 and get 1 free or Single POG raffle tickets.

Upcoming Feast Day Masses
6 July 2017


Please join us for these upcoming Feast Day Masses:

Sunday, July 16: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Masses at: 8:30 & 11 a.m.)

Wednesday, July 26: Feast of St. Anne, Mother of the Blessed Virgin (Mass at: 6 p.m.)

Saturday, August 5: Memorial of Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major (Mass at:7:30 a.m.)

Tuesday, August 15: Feast of The Assumption, Holy Day of Obligation (Masses at: 12:00 noon and 6:00 p.m)

Friday, September 8: Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Mass at 12:00 noon)

Tuesday, September 12: Holy Name of Mary (Mass at 12:00 noon)

Friday, September 15: Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows (Mass at 12:00 noon)

“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”.