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
8:30 AM and 11:00 AM
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.
Happening at the Shrine
We are looking forward to offering the option to worship with us wherever you are.
Blessing of the animals
Join us on Sunday, October 2, 2022 after the 11:00 AM Mass for a Blessing of the Animals in Peanut Park (animlas are not allowed in the Shrine).
Sanctuary Candle Intentions
The intentions for the month of September for the Sanctuary Candle is In Memory of Alex B. Fosco’s 97th birthday by Angela Rinaldi. (Please contact Mary Beth Howard if you are interested in sponsoring the Sanctuary Candle for upcoming months).
finding your heart through grief and loss
November 5, 2022, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Join us for a Pilgramge program. Program facilitated by Amy Florian and Juilie Berggren, small groupd discussions and liturgies by Father Fragomeni
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
Drop off food pantry items prior to both Sunday masses, on October 9, 2022 . The food pantry donations support Our Lady of the Holy Family (Notre Dame) food pantry.
Check out our library of Father Fragomeni’s Mercoledi Moments.
Mary and christmas
Save the date – December 3, 2022
Get to know us
“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
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.
Watch and explore the full library of Fr. Fragomeni’s Mercoledi Moment videos.