Italian Festa Under the Stars 

Categories: Executive Council, Homepage Feature, Other

Dear Shrine Friends,

One of the best things about Chicago is summertime, It’s a great time to celebrate so many things we are grateful for – our health, happiness and the fact that our Shrine family is back together. Let’s “unWINE” together!

Please join us for an extraordinary evening, “Shrine Style!” I hope you will come celebrate as our Shrine continues to Shine On!

Wishing you God’s Blessings,

Sincerely yours, Rev. Richard N. Fragomeni, PhD, Rector

We invite you to join us for Italian Festa to “unWINE Under the Stars” with us

Saturday, August 28, 2021 * 6:30 p.m.

Hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and dessert, a complimentary bottle of red and white wine at each table.  Entertainment and cash bar.

CineCity Studios… in collaboration with CineSpace Studios

2429 West 14th Street * Chicago, IL 60608

* Complimentary Valet Parking *

If you wish to attend, please select an appropriate donation level by August 23, 2021.  We have the following levels; Big Dipper, Venus, Mars or Can’t attend General Donation.

Please click here for the Big Dipper level – $1,500

  • Admission for 10 people: A reserved SELECT table for 10.
  • A bottle of Red and White wine and Buffet dinner for 10.

Please click here for the Venus level – $1,250

  • Admission for 10 people: A reserved table for 10.
  • A bottle of Red and White wine and Buffet dinner for 10.

Please click here for the Mars level – $125 Buffet dinner for 1 (single ticket)

  • Admission for One: buffet dinner for one.
  • A bottle of Red and White wine at the table.

Please click here if you are unable to attend, but wish to make an event donation.

If you wish to print the reservation / donation form, please click here.  Please print the form and mail to the Shrine office or drop in the Sunday collection box with your check.

Please contact Marcia Piemonte at 312.421.3757 or with any questions.

Thank you.

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.

In Person – Prayer Walk with Mary, the Mother of God

Categories: Homepage Feature, Pilgrimage Event

Join us In Person Prayer Walk with Mary, the Mother of God

Saturday, August 21 * 9 – 10:30 a.m.

Arrigo Park (Peanut Park), across the street from the Shrine, provides a perfect place to leisurely walk and reflect on Mary, the Mother to All. We’ll share Scripture, prayer, stories and poetry in the wake of our celebration of the Feast of the Assumption, August 15. Park benches give several opportunities to sit during this gentle walk.

To register (via Event Brite) Click here.  Registration is Open until 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 18.

This pilgrimage will be led by Julie Berggren, MA, a spiritual director, chaplain, and retreat leader.

All events are subject to cancellation, postponement or transfer to a virtual format.

Questions: Please contact: Cathy Lentz: or 312.421.3757, ext. 303

If you wish to make a Freewill offering, please click here.

Thank You.