The Shrine’s many exciting events celebrate the Italian American culture and are noted for warm hospitality and delicious food.

Please join us for theses upcoming events.


25th Anniversary… Shining On! A Dinner & Casino Gala! Saturday, October 19

Categories: Cultural Event, Homepage Feature

Dear Friends of the Shrine,

Can you believe it? Twenty-five years ago we made a fresh start; Our Lady of Pompeii Parish became The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii.

Whether you helped steer us through the transition, or have joined us along the way, the words “thank you” are not enough, but please know those particular words come from the bottom of my heart.

You have kept us Shining On.

And what is a silver anniversary without a grand gala?!

I hope you will join me in celebrating this amazing milestone – and please consider sharing the Shrine with others. I encourage you to bring other family members, friends, co-workers and neighbors. What better way to introduce, or re-introduce our Shrine than at a fun celebration? I would love for our Shrine community to grow so that we and our future generations will continue to keep us Shining On.

Wishing you God’s Blessings.   Fr. Richard Fragomeni

Join us at the Gala Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii

Charitable Silent Auction and Casino Evening

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Gala Chairman: Dominic Stramaglia

Host Committee: Lissa Druss

Dominic Gambino

Vince Gambino

Patricia & Joseph Perillo

Jonathan Stramaglia

Porretta’s Banquets

3718 North Central Avenue • Chicago, Illinois

Cocktails & Hors d’Oeuvres Six o’clock in the evening

Casino & Silent Auction Seven o’clock in the evening

Buffet Dinner Seven o’clock in the evening

Entertainment & Dancing

Black Tie Optional

$175 per person • Reserved Table for 10 – $1,750

Please click here to purchase a ticket or reserve a table for 10.  Thank, you

Reservations by Friday, October 11 to:

Marcia Piemonte – 312.421.3757 or


Lost Child Pilgrimage -Stitching the Fabric of Our Loss

Categories: Cultural Event, Homepage Feature, Other, Pilgrimage Event

Lost Child Pilgrimage Are you grieving the death of a child?

Saturday, October 26
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. * 8:30 a.m. Check-In, Coffee

A voice was heard in Ramah, sobbing and loud lamentation; Rachel weeping for her children. Mt 2:18

“Stitching the Fabric of Our Loss”

Speaker: Julie Raino M.Div., M.Ed. GC-C Director of Meridian Counseling for Grief and Loss, Bereavement Coordinator for Heartland Hospice, Julie has enjoyed over 30 years’ experience as an educator and grief counselor, specializing in pediatric grief and serving schools, hospitals, hospices, funeral homes and parishes through retreats, workshops, small groups and individual counseling.

PROGRAM: Liturgies of Lamentation & Hope, 4 Facilitated Breakouts:

4 Facilitated Breakouts: 

Precious Babies: Miscarriage/Infant Loss  ~ Julie Raino

Child/Adolescent  ~ Cathy Lentz

Adult Child  ~ Julie Berggren

NEW:  Traumatic/Sudden Loss of a Child of Any Age ~ Emily Tegenkamp

Wall of Remembrance: We invite you to bring a photo of your loved one, no larger than 4″ x 6″, to be included on a special display at the Pilgrimage, Saturday, October 26.

$25.00 Paid Registration due Oct. 23 (Lunch included.)
REGISTER: or 312.421.3757

Pay online; please click here.  Thank you.