Ash Wednesday

Categories: Other


Wednesday, March 6, 2019  Ashes distributed at mass and Liturgy of the Word services.

Distribution of Ashes & Mass at 7:30 a.m and 6:00 p.m.

Distribution of Ashes & Liturgy of the Word at 12:00 noon.


Laura Medina

Categories: Staff


Laura Medina started as a volunteer archivist when Carl recruited her after seeing her attend the Wednesday evening mass in 2001.  In 2006, she became the Shrine’s Receptionist/Archivist. If you have any questions about The Shrine, want to register for an event, or you need a mass card, or a membership in our Perpetual Light Society, Laura can help you. As archivist, Laura can provide you with a copy of your baptismal, wedding, or first communion certificate.  She can be reached via email or at 312.421.3757.

Staff Directory

Categories: Staff


Dave Van Camp

Categories: Executive Council

Dave Van Camp is the President of Van’s Industries Inc., and has been on the Shrine’s Executive Council since 2009.  Dave’s commitment to the Shrine is to help insure that the Shrine will be able to continue its work well into the future, so that others who have not experienced the Shrine’s programs, events and liturgies will be able to do so one day.

Tomasina Perry

Categories: Executive Council

Tomasina is Vice President of Sales for a national company specializing in products for the blind and visually impaired, and has been on the Shrine’s Executive Council since 2006.  Tomasina’s grandparents were among the first parishioners of the former parish and her family has been deeply involved for over 100 years.  Tomasina is committed to the mission of the Shrine so that it continues to be vibrant for her children and grandchildren and all future generations.