The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii’s ministry is dedicated to prayer and pilgrimage and serves the entire Archdiocese of Chicago. Our ministry differs from a parish church which serves a specific local geographic community. Therefore the Catholic Sacraments of Baptism and Marriage are celebrated at the Shrine only under special circumstances.
Please see below for more information on Baptism, Marriage, and Obtaining Sacramental Records.
The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii has been given limited permission by the Archbishop of Chicago to celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism. Couples who are registered parishioners at a local church must ask for a letter of permission from their parish and notify them of your intention to baptize a child at the Shrine. Please observe the guidelines for infant baptisms at the Shrine which can be found below under ‘Baptismal Guidelines’.
For the Sacrament of Marriage, couples who are registered parishioners at a local church must ask for a letter of permission from your parish pastor to be married at the Shrine. Please observe the guidelines for the Sacrament of Marriage at the Shrine which can be found below under ‘Wedding Guidelines’.
Obtaining Sacramental Records
As these are legal documents, please fill out the Sacramental Request Form and return with a clear copy of your Driver’s License or State ID. There is a $10 Processing Fee for every requested certificate. The turn-around time is approximately two(2)weeks. Please contact Laura Medina via email if you have further questions.
The Shrine of Our of Pompeii has records on file for the following sacraments and years:
- Baptismal (February 14, 1987 to current date)
- First Communion (May 10, 1975 to current date)
- Marriage (March 11, 1949 to current date)
- Death (January 18, 1983 to current date)
- Confirmation (none)
For records that are not available thru The Shrine, please contact:
Archdiocese of Chicago
Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Archives & Records Center
711 W. Monroe St.
Chicago, IL 60661