Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Airport chapel

What a great service! Midway has a chapel with the Blessed Sacrament, too. And O Hare. Where else?


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful place to visit during those long delays. I hope that this chapel inspiration will catch on in many more airports.

Anonymous said...

Cleveland used to have a nice chapel. Is it still maintained?

Karen said...

I just left your fair city. Wish you'd been there.

Also, I just tagged you for the "six quirks" meme.

I didn't visit any airport chapels, but Fr. Matt took me to a lovely adoration chapel (that he had established) somewhere in the suburbs. Wish I could remember the name of the church ... it will come to me.

Anonymous said...

I just came across this post while doing a search on "airport chapels", a subject I've become very interested in. And amazed at how many airports do have chapels, though certainly not all are Catholic.

Two US chapels that have Mass every Sunday and the Blessed Sacrament at all times are Boston's Logan airport has Our Lady of the Airways and New York's JFK has Our Lady of the Skies. It also has separate chapels for Protestants, Jews and Muslims.

I've heard that Pittsburgh's airport chapel also has Mass and Blessed Sacrament but have not yet had the opportunity to go there.

Pisa, Italy has a chapel dedicated to St Bona of Pisa, the patron saint of those making pilgrimmages and of flight attendants! Madrid has a chapel dedicated St Jose Maria Escriva. I know that Frankfurt, Germany's airport has Mass, but I do not recall if the Sacrament is there at other times.

I'm sorry to report that Cleveland Hopkins Airport's lovely Catholic chapel closed last year. Which saddened me because I always stopped in there on my way to or from a visit with my mom in Ohio. They say it will be reopened as a nondenominational chapel when renovations are completed, but airport employees I spoke with were skeptical.