Benvenuti nel santuario della Madonna di Pompei, a Chicago

Welcome to the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, Chicago

The oldest continuing Italian American church in Chicago, located on the west side in the heart of historic “Little Italy.”

As a Shrine we offer healing and hope, we ask for mercy and grace, and we preach the love of Jesus Christ to all like family, proudly celebrating our heritage and tradition.  Here the restless seeking of the soul finds a safe place to explore its sacred journey.

Worship With Us

Mass Schedule

Sunday Masses
8:30 AM and 11:00 AM

Weekday Masses
6:00 PM Wednesdays
7:30 AM Saturdays

Holy Days of Obligation
12:00 or 6:00 PM


For Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday Masses, parking without a residential permit is permitted on Lytle, from Lexington to Flournoy ( both sides of the street);  Flournoy (from Loomis to Lytle – both sides of the street); and Lexington, (from Ada to Lytle – south side of street only);  during Mass times.

Please check all parking signs as tickets will be issued in tow zones and fire hydrant areas. The Shrine is not responsible for payment of tickets.

Live Stream Mass

We are streaming the Sunday 11:00 AM Mass. 

Happening at the Shrine

Remembering Loved Ones

Click here to make a donation to Remember a Love One via Perpetual Light Society PLS, Candle Intentions, Memorial Gift or Memorial Paver

sunday schola

Sunday Schola at both Masses every 2nd Sunday of the month (For June the Schola will at the June 2nd Mass).

The Shrine’s newest ensemble, Second Sunday Schola, will be at both the 8:30 a.m. and the 11:00 a.m. masses.  The quartet includes singers who regularly sing with some of the top choral groups in Chicago. The musical selections we will pray have been hand picked like the perfect tomatoes for a pasta sauce, bringing the most flavorful Italian culture to our present world: Nourishing, comforting and beautiful.

mass memorials

We are pleased to offer several ways to remember family and friends through Mass Intentions, Mass In Memorum Cards, and Mass In Memorum Books.  

Light a Virtual Candle

We invite you to ‘Light a Virtual Candle’ for your prayer intentions.  We ask you to submit your intention(s) via the link below, and we will update the Virtual Candle Intentions page in a short period of time.

Food Drive

Drop off food pantry items prior to both Sunday masses, on June 9, 2024. The food pantry donations support Our Lady of the Holy Family (Notre Dame) food pantry.  

Get to know us

Shrine Icons

“Images shape our imagination and impact the way we live.  Images encourage us and sustain us.”     Rev. Richard N. Fragomeni, PhD., Rector

Blessed Bartolo Longo Shrine

Please click here to read more about our Blessed Bartolo Longo Shrine.  A gift from  the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre.

From Joe Mantegna

In 2007 Joe Mantegna returned to The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii to share his talents by recording a video which introduced the Shrine to a broader community

Paver Stones

A unique gift idea for weddings, baptisms, graduations, anniversaries, birthdays.  honor your Family Name, remember a Loved One, or celebrate a Precious Memory.


Please click here to read our most recent bulletins.


We thank you for your continued support of the Shrine.

Messages From Father Fragomeni

Explore Fr. Richard Fragomeni’s messages & blog posts.

Mercoledi Moments

Watch and explore the full library of Fr. Fragomeni’s Mercoledi Moment videos.

Upcoming Events

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