Day Breaks

Categories: Homepage Feature

With his unique musical approach to Advent meditations, Fr. Richard Fragomeni taps into our Church’s treasure trove of hymns this Christmas as the author of Liguori’s popular Daybreaks. For each day of Advent through the octave of Christmas, pray and reflect with these cherished hymns to use year after year, and this booklet will make a wonderful gift for family and friends too.

Price breaks for this perpetual booklet of daily reflections:

1 booklet $7.00 + $.80 S/H = $7.80

5 booklets $6.00 each = $30.00 +$3.00 S/H = $33.00

10 booklets $5.00 each = $50.00 + $3.30 S/H = $53.30

To order, click here.

For quantities greater than 10, call 312.421.3757 for pricing.

Thank you.

Lost Child Pilgrimage, via Zoom

Categories: Homepage Feature, Pilgrimage Event

Join us virtually for our 20th annual Lost Child Pilgrimage

We invite men and women who have lost a child to explore the sacred journey of loss, healing and hope. Saturday, October 24 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii stands with and for men and women who carry the burden of grieving the death of a child. We of Mary’s House open our doors and our hearts to you, standing with you, for Mary’s Bethlehem joy was Mary’s Calvary vigil of sorrow as well. We have faith in the power of prayer to heal the soul and faith in the comfort and support of a community coming together in solidarity.

Speaker: Emily Tegenkamp, LCSW

Emily Tegenkamp is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her master’s degree at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. Emily has a background in providing psychotherapy, psychoeducation, and case management to individuals dually diagnosed with developmental disabilities and mental health disorders. Emily currently coordinates the Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide (LOSS) Program at Catholic Charities, providing individual and group grief counseling to those who are bereaved by suicide loss, as well as administrative programmatic support including program evaluation and intake coordination.

You are invited to virtually share a picture of your loved one by emailing it to

All are Welcome!

EventBrite Registration is Open until 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 23. Register here.

A separate email will be sent later Friday, October 23 with the Zoom Invitation Link.

Please click here to make a freewill donations.   Thank you.

For questions or information, contact Cathy Lentz here or call Laura at 312.421.3757, ext. 303.

Just One Little Candle

Categories: Homepage Feature, Liturgical

We invite you to let us light – Just One Little Candle – in The Shrine!

We ask you to kindly start by by making a candle donation by clicking here.

You will be asked to provide the intention or memorial for the candle as part of the donation process.  Candles will be lit immediately before the 8:30 A.M. Sunday Mass; for Intentions and Memorials received by Friday 3:00 P.M.  The intentions or memorial will be included as part of the Prayers of the Faithful Intercessions.  The candle will remain lit in the Shrine’s sanctuary for approximately seven days.

Thank you.

Fr. Fragomeni’s 45th Ordination Anniversary Celebration

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It seems like just yesterday that we were celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Shrine… Shining On!

This August, we have another special anniversary – Father Richard N. Fragomeni, PhD, Rector, will be celebrating his 45th anniversary in the priesthood.

Tickets / Reservations for the event are no longer available as we have reached our seating capacity, and due to Covid-19 restrictions we can not accept any additional seating requests.


Thank you.  

Voices From The Heart

Categories: Cultural Event, Homepage Feature

Dear Shrine Family,

With the Shrine opening coming soon, we wanted to share a message from several members of our Shrine Family.  We ALL look forward to coming together again to Shine On!  Thank You.


Please click here to see ‘These Trying Times’ video.




Please click here to see ‘I am Missing You’ video.




Please click here to see Mercoledi Moments – Shrine Bloopers.




Please click here to see the ‘Grazie Padre’ Video.




Please click here to see the ‘Voices From The Heart’ Video.