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 Lexington, Lytle and Cabrini Streets 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

december and christmas mass schedule

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

December 8, 12:00 Noon Mass

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe 

December 12, 12:00 Noon Mass

Christmas Eve Midnight Mass

Saturday, December 24

Doors open at 11:00 p.m. for music and carols. Rector’s Reception follows.

Christmas Day

Sunday, December 25 

8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Mass.

  Solemnity of Mary, Holy Mother of God

Sunday, January 1, 2023  

8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Mass.

Epiphany of the Lord

Sunday, January 8, 2023 

8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Mass.

The 11:00 a.m. Liturgy includes La Befana Children’s Pilgrimage, an Italian Tradition. La Befana, a kindly old witch, wanders from house to house, searching for the Christ Child and leaving gifts for good children.  Contact:

Mary and christmas

Please join us for our Traditional Mary and Christmas Concert with Buffet Dinner on December 3, 2022.    

Santa Lucia

Sunday, December 11 – Feast of Santa Lucia

11:00 a.m. Mass – Reception follows.

CUCCIA Tradizionale: Sausage, Salad, Wine and much more! $20 Suggested Donation. Contact: Lucio or Pina: 312.933.3913, to place your reservation by Wednesday, December 7, so we can prepare! (A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to Charity.)


Explore with the miracle worker on ewtn

Saturday December 10, 2022 at 5:00 PM (6:00 PM ET), the EWTN show ‘Explore with the Miracle Hunter, Pompeii’ will be aired. 

Food Drive

Drop off food pantry items prior to both Sunday masses, on  December 11, 2022 . The food pantry donations support Our Lady of the Holy Family (Notre Dame) food pantry.  

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

Sanctuary Candle Intentions

The Sanctuary Candle intentions for November is for all deceased members of the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii family, from the Shrine Staff.  (Please contact Mary Beth Howard if you are interested in sponsoring the Sanctuary Candle for upcoming months).

Mercoledi Moments

Check out our library of Father Fragomeni’s Mercoledi Moments.

Christmas 2022

A Christmas Message from Blase Cardinal Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago.

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.


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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.

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