Please join us at The Shrine for Sunday and other weekday liturgies.

Food Drive

Categories: Liturgical

Sunday,  February 9, 2020 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (at both the 8:30 am and 11:00 am masses)

Drop off food pantry items for Feeding God’s Holy Family 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.



Christmas Decorations – Thank you!

Categories: Liturgical, Other

Through the Nativity of Our Lord, we welcomed into the world, Jesus, the light of all nations, the light of all generations, the light that overcomes all darkness.

We were able to celebrate our Christmas masses in a wonderfully  decorated and brilliantly illuminated church.

A big ‘Thank you’ to the volunteers who gave up their time and worked so hard to put up and arrange the beautiful decorations.

Sam & Josephine Rizzo
Charlie & Nancy Cunov
Katy Murr
Pete Cesaroni
Anna Novotny
Catarina Novotny
Jan Gemino
Colin Colette
Mike & Aden Johannesen
Mario Leggero
Joe Puccini
Mario & Mark Tortoriello
Jim Parenti
Paul Marnell, Jr
Andrew Lisowski
Bob Provenzano
Tina Tricoci
James Janossy
Jenny Fitzpatrick
Chris Butz
Rich Panico
Sera Jean Alioto
Lisa Marie Laskero
Margarita Guillen
Nella Davy
Lionel & Jean Botari
Daniel Pizzoferrato
Lucio & Pina Barbarotta



Flower Donations

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Christmas flower fund!  Those funds helped to provide the lovely floral arrangements and poinsettias which wonderfully decorated our church.

Mille Grazie‘ to all!

Anointing of the Sick

Categories: Homepage Feature, Liturgical, Other

Sunday, January 29, 2020 at the 8:30 a.m. Mass

For those experiencing any serious illness:

♥ physical, emotional, mental;

♥ those preparing for surgery;

♥ for caregivers and Ministers of Care.

Contact Carl Wachsmann:

312.421.3757 ♥

Padre Pio of Pietrelcina Prayer Cenacle

Categories: Liturgical

Join us the first and third Wednesdays of the month 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

On a September morning in 1918, praying before the Crucifix in the choir of the old church, Padre Pio received the gift of the stigmata, or visible wounds of the crucifixion, that remained in his body, fresh and bleeding, for half a century, until his death September 23, 1968.

The Holy Father John Paul II granted the title of “Venerable” on December 18, 1997, and he was canonized a saint on June 16, 2002.

The Shrine has held a prayer service to Padre Pio for many years.  Many pilgrims place their intentions in his care.  Join us the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.