Help Build the National Shrine to Christ the King!

In Phase I, our friends and supporters helped raise over $3 million to construct an entirely new roof structure as well as to stabilize and clean the historic edifice, damaged by fire in October 2015.

The Institute of Christ the King received the deed for the property following the fire and, now owning the site, is dedicated to building a National Shrine, more beautiful than before, in honor of Christ our Holy Infant King.

The Institute is ready to launch Phase II. The goal is to build the interior mechanical and architectural structures, which will be beautified in Phase III. Completion of Phase II will allow us to open the doors of the Institute’s National Shrine to you for the first time in over three years, Bringing Us Home!

Will you help us build this National Shrine to Christ the King? May the Holy Infant Jesus bless you now and forever.

Phase I (Completed)
Securing the Building Envelope
Total Funds Raised: $3.25 Million
Phase II
Preparing the Interior & Reinstalling Mechanical Systems
  • New Thermal Windows
  • Demolition of Damaged Interior
  • New Slab Work
  • Step and Ramp Repair, Code Compliance
  • Installation of HVAC Systems
  • Fire Protection
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Tower and Church Facade Lighting
Phase III
Interior Work: Ceiling, Floor, Walls, Steps & Decoration
Total Cost Under Study
  • Installation of Vaulted Ceiling
  • Repair Walls
  • Windows & Decorative Grilles for Sacristy and Side Altars
  • Floor Prep for Final Finish
  • Extension of Sanctuary Floor
  • Installation of Finished Floor
  • Millwork in the Nave
  • Painting
  • Altars and Shrines
  • Stained Glass Windows
  • Decorative Mechanical Return Grilles
  • Chandeliers & Accent Lighting
  • Sound Systems
  • Pews
  • Confessionals
  • Pulpit and Pulpit Access
  • Organ
Total Estimated Cost
Under Study

If you would like to give a donation that does not fit into one of our sponsorship levels, you may do so online by clicking the Donate button below, or by mail, phone, or in person. All donors will receive a receipt of payment for tax purposes. Thank you most graciously.

Make a Recurring Pledge

You can set up a recurring pledge of an amount of your choosing by filling out and mailing in this pledge form.

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Donate by Mail, Phone, or in Person

Donations for the building fund are gratefully received at the Shrine’s neighboring office building in person or by mail, or can be taken over the phone.

Address: Shrine of Christ the King 6415 S. Woodlawn Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60637-3817
Phone: (773) 363-7409
Fax: (773) 363-7409