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

SAVE THE DATE! Mary and Christmas 2023, December 2, 2023

This year’s Mary & Christmas will take place at St. Ignatius College Prep, 1076 West Roosevelt Road, due to Capital Campaign Construction at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii.  More information will be coming soon.  Thank You.

Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, October 1 at Arrigo Park (across the street from the Shrine) after the 11:00 a.m. Mass

columbus day mass



from the archbishop

Statement of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, in Response to the Illinois Attorney General Report, May 23, 2023

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.

Mercoledi Moments

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

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

Food Drive

Drop off food pantry items prior to both Sunday masses, on September 10, 2023. The food pantry donations support Our Lady of the Holy Family (Notre Dame) food pantry.  

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.  

Mary Magdalene: Melting the Myth, to Celebrate the Chosen.

Pilgrimage program presented in collaboration with Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Darien, Il.  Please click on the link below to view the recorded presentation (you will be taken the You Tube Page for Our Lady of Mt Carmel- Darien, IL).    

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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