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User currently offlineGULFSTREAM5 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 10 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 4 months 18 hours ago) and read 6653 times:

Catholic Mass is held on Saturdays at 300pm(Sunday Vigil) and onrnSundays at 1200noon at the Airport chapel opposite Delta Shuttle ticketrncounter. The chapel is quite tiny and can only handle 20 people atrnmost. In some cases Mass is 100% airline employees but in most casesrnemployees are just 60% the rest being pax with long layovers or thosernwho checked in very early. I know Boston Loganrnhas a fully fledged Catholic Chapel complete with the BlessedrnSacrament. I have heard ORD is the same. Is it possible for anyone tornpass on info about Mass schedules at other airports or details about the chapels? Our chapelrnat Reagan is multi-denominational with an Evangelical Service at 1100amrnon Sundays preceding the Catholic Mass. It is open 24 hours. I like the idea that people can stop by while traveling or working for a little bit of some quiet spiritual moments. It makes spending time at the airport even more fulfilling! By the way Mass at IAD is at 500pm. The Chapel is next to VS Lounge.

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User currently offlineJjbiv From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1226 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 1 hour ago) and read 6471 times:

PIT at 10am every weekday...perhaps on the weekends, too.

User currently offlineTrndskywrd From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 14 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months ago) and read 6415 times:

I know Orlando has a Chapel, with Catholic services on Sundays as well.

User currently offlineGULFSTREAM5 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 10 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6378 times:

Quoting Bestpilot (Reply 2):
I'll happily answer your questions if you retype it. Trying to read that is giving me a headache. Why do you add n's and r's to every other word? Holy sh*t! Pun intended.

I'm new at A.Net and I cant figure out why those n's and r's appear. They give me a headache too. They are clearly not intentional and please accept my apologies. Having said that, your response to my inquiry will be to my great delight. I'm basically interested in knowing which airports other than BOS and ORD have a Catholic Chapel with the Blessed Sacrament preserved and which Airports have the Sacrifice of the Holy Mass daily or at what times is Mass held at the major airports. I don't think there is a comprehensive listing either with the Bishpos Conference or with any organization out there.

Quoting Jjbiv (Reply 1):
PIT at 10am every weekday...perhaps on the weekends, too.

Which terminal in PIT is the Chapel? Is the Celebrant from the Archdiocese of Pittsburgh or the Military? At Reagan the Celebrant is from the Archdiocese of the Military which (I think) is charged with the duty of catering to the spiritual needs of Commercial Aviation.


User currently offlineCtbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6368 times:

A number of airports have chapels with services at various times. This brochure gives a list of telephone numbers of the various chaplaincies. It's best to phone to get an accurate schedule as they can change:

http://www.usccb.org/mrs/pcmr/onmove/civilaviationbrochure.pdf

Most chapels are multidenominational as well as interfaith in some cases.

Charles, SJ



The customer isn't a moron, she is your wife -David Ogilvy
User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6356 times:

Quoting GULFSTREAM5 (Thread starter):
. It is open 24 hours.

Really? Even though there are no movements from around 1AM to around 6AM?


User currently offlineUA772IAD From Australia, joined Jul 2004, 1730 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6344 times:

Dulles has more than Catholic mass- it caters to the big N. African and Middle Eastern and Indian arrivals to with Muslim prayer service:
The list and times at IAD:
Catholic Mass - Saturday, 5:45 p.m.

Protestant Worship - Sunday, 7:30 a.m.

Muslim Prayer Service - Friday, 1:30 p.m.


At DCA:
Catholic Mass - Saturday, 3:00 p.m., and Sunday, 12:00 noon.

Protestant Worship - Sunday, 11:00 a.m.

And the website:
http://www.airportchapels.com/

Is this to cater to the super-religious, never miss a mass type, or those who are afraid to fly, or both?


User currently offlineCtbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6336 times:

Both... and neither.

In a lot of cases having services at the airport is for the convenience of employees who are unable to otherwise attend because of work schedules and the like. Travelers like it too because of the convenience, and also because it gives them the opportunity they may not otherwise have time for.

In many respects an airport is like a city, and like any city there are spaces for worship and reflection, as well as outreach to travelers and employees in a high-stress anxiety filled environment.

Charles, SJ



The customer isn't a moron, she is your wife -David Ogilvy
User currently offlineDCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4506 posts, RR: 33
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 6328 times:

Gulfstream5: Cleveland Hopkins Airport has a Catholic chapel, with the Blessed Sacrament reserved, just outside of Concourse B. I've stopped there more than once to give thanks for a safe and (on my trips to CLE) on-time flight before claiming baggage.

I found a link to the National Conference of Catholic Airport Chaplains 2004 report, which for some reason I can't cut and paste. I have the brochure for which Charles, SJ produced a link; I think I picked it up at IAD's chapel. IAD's chapel is much nicer than DCA's--bigger, quieter (not across a tiny hall from the police office with radio transmissions going!) and easy to find, in Concourse B.

We super-religious, never-miss-a-Mass types like to know about this sort of thing.  Smile Though I for one am not afraid of flying, I like to give thanks anyway.

Jim



Need a new airline paint scheme? Better call Saul! (Bass that is)
User currently offlineGULFSTREAM5 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 10 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 6309 times:

Quoting DCA-ROCguy (Reply 9):
Gulfstream5: Cleveland Hopkins Airport has a Catholic chapel, with the Blessed Sacrament reserved, just outside of Concourse B. I've stopped there more than once to give thanks for a safe and (on my trips to CLE) on-time flight before claiming baggage.


Thank you. I have been flying to Hopkins for the last 8 years (2 to 4 times a year and never knew that) I will be there in two weeks and I will definately visit this Chapel and spend a few minutes with Our Lord.

Quoting RJpieces (Reply 6):
Really? Even though there are no movements from around 1AM to around 6AM?

Yes! There may not be any traffic on the Runways but there are dozens of employees who are busy cleaning the marble floors or preparing the airport for the next business day. During the summer when we have T-Storms related delays, I usually go there like at 100am to pray. In most cases the chapel is empty. During massive cancellations due to WX most people I find there are there to find a quiet place because Hotels are sold out.

Quoting Ctbarnes (Reply 5):
A number of airports have chapels with services at various times. This brochure gives a list of telephone numbers of the various chaplaincies. It's best to phone to get an accurate schedule as they can change:

http://www.usccb.org/mrs/pcmr/onmove/civilaviationbrochure.pdf

Most chapels are multidenominational as well as interfaith in some cases.

Charles, SJ

This is very helpful thank you.


User currently offlineGULFSTREAM5 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 10 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 6149 times:

Mass is also held at the Airport Chapel on Holy Days of obligation like Ash Wednesday and the Feast of the Assumption/Ascension/Annunciation. It is announced 10 minutes prior on the airport intercom system in two languages. I wonder how announcements are made at other airports. The Evangelical service is also anounced on the intercom albeit in English only.
Reagan Airport does have a Chaplain. He is an Evangelical Chaplain and I don't know how the Airport Authority in this case MWAA made the arrangement. I think he is of great benefit to the Airport community.


User currently offlineMakeMinesLAX From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 566 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 6072 times:

Quoting GULFSTREAM5 (Reply 3):
I'm new at A.Net and I cant figure out why those n's and r's appear. They give me a headache too. They are clearly not intentional and please accept my apologies.

The "n" and "r" pair suggests newline+carriage return. Are you, perhaps, doing cut-and-paste from another application?

BTW, www.masstimes.org is another useful reference.

[Edited 2006-05-24 18:58:08]

User currently offlineB4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2644 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6042 times:

Quoting UA772IAD (Reply 6):
The list and times at IAD:
Catholic Mass - Saturday, 5:45 p.m.

Protestant Worship - Sunday, 7:30 a.m.

Muslim Prayer Service - Friday, 1:30 p.m

In the same room? That's cool. Kinda like in the television series Gilmore Girls where the facility changes from a Christian church to a Jewish temple after the conclusion of one service. I love good utilization of facilities!



B4REAL, spelled like it sounds
User currently offlinePHLJJS From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 417 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 5972 times:

PHL used to have a non-denominational chapel between terminals C and D inside of security. It was very underused and became the TSA support center in 2002.

User currently offlineA330323X From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 3039 posts, RR: 43
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 5929 times:

Quoting GULFSTREAM5 (Reply 3):
Which terminal in PIT is the Chapel?

There's only one airside terminal, with four concourses. The chapel is in the center core, upstairs next to the US Airways Club.

Quoting GULFSTREAM5 (Reply 3):
Is the Celebrant from the Archdiocese of Pittsburgh

That'd be quite a trick, as the Pittsburgh see is but a mere Diocese, suffragan to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  Wink

(Something else for the usual PIT folks to whine about, no doubt.  Silly)


Here's a link you might like: http://www.pittsburghcitypaper.ws/archive.cfm?type=Local%20Vocal&action=getComplete&ref=951.



I'm the expert on here on two things, neither of which I care about much anymore.
User currently offlineLumberton From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 4708 posts, RR: 20
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 5908 times:

Thanks for posting this info. Never realized there was a chapel in the airports. I was always wondering if I'd have to head off into the local community!


"When all is said and done, more will be said than done".
User currently offlineBoeinglover24 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 305 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 5899 times:

Can you get married on these? I am seriously considering getting married in airport chapel just for the heck of it you know....


Uhhh What?
User currently offlineOzGlobal From France, joined Nov 2004, 2721 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 5891 times:

Here's an article on airport chapels, with useful links:

http://www.acfnewsource.org/religion/faith_in_flight.html



When all's said and done, there'll be more said than done.
User currently offlineGulfstream5 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 10 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5845 times:

Quoting PHLJJS (Reply 13):
PHL used to have a non-denominational chapel between terminals C and D inside of security. It was very underused and became the TSA support center in 2002.

Does this mean that there is no Chapel whatsoever in all of PHL airport? If that is the case then its sounds like PHL is not in the general trend which can disturb some travellers who by now are used to worshiping at Airports as lives get busier and more dynamic. I hope that the decision is reversed and the Chapel is restored. I have a hard time believing that it was underused.


User currently offlineUAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2147 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5835 times:

PHL currently has no chapel as far as I know. For an airport with its capacity, I find it hard to believe it was underused.

User currently offlineDCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4506 posts, RR: 33
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5830 times:

In the same room? That's cool. Kinda like in the television series Gilmore Girls where the facility changes from a Christian church to a Jewish temple after the conclusion of one service. I love good utilization of facilities!

As an undergraduate, I used to sing in the parish folk choir, and we'd sing at a local state prison's Mass once a month. The chapel had a cylindrical revolving-door-like altar. One section was the Catholic altar, one section a table used for Protestant services with a no-corpus cross, the last section for Jewish services. You simply rotated it for each type of service. The prison chapel also had stained glass between the bars in the windows.

If the PHL chapel was "underused," could it be because of being between C and D concourses. If it's going to be in a connector between terminals, between B and C seems more natural because of high US foot traffic. Of course with F open perhaps there's high foot traffic all the way along, but I still wonder if a B-C location would be better.

Jim



Need a new airline paint scheme? Better call Saul! (Bass that is)
User currently offlinePHLJJS From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 417 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5761 times:

The B-C connector would be a perfect place for a chapel, but that is where the marketplace is and I'm sure that there is no way in hell that the airport or the company that manages the retail areas is going to give up the space or money that a store would bring in to provide a chapel.

User currently offlineNavairjax From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5756 times:

STL has two masses on Sunday. IIRC the first is at 9:00 and the later one at Noon. The chapel is located in the main terminal down the hall from the concourse C checkpoint. ORD also has at least two scheduled masses on Sundays. That chapel is located in Terminal Two on the upper level above the ticketing area.

User currently offlineGULFSTREAM5 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 10 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5727 times:

Quoting Boeinglover24 (Reply 16):
Can you get married on these? I am seriously considering getting married in airport chapel just for the heck of it you know....

I doubt it. Marriage is a complex Sacrament that comes along with a lengthy pre-cana programme. It is only done at Parishes or other places with the Bishops approval. I don't see how it would get authorised to take place in an airport. Maybe if you were in the Military it would be easier since Airports are part of the Military diocese from what I gather.I must say that this is strictly a llaymans opinion. You may want to speak to a Priest about this since it is clearly an issue within the confines of Faith.

Quoting Navairjax (Reply 22):
STL has two masses on Sunday. IIRC the first is at 9:00 and the later one at Noon. The chapel is located in the main terminal down the hall from the concourse C checkpoint. ORD also has at least two scheduled masses on Sundays. That chapel is located in Terminal Two on the upper level above the ticketing area.

Thanks for the info. I always felt that STL airport had as much Catholic traffic as ORD or BOS.

Quoting A330323X (Reply 14):
That'd be quite a trick, as the Pittsburgh see is but a mere Diocese, suffragan to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Wink

(Something else for the usual PIT folks to whine about, no doubt. Silly)


Here's a link you might like: http://www.pittsburghcitypaper.ws/ar...=951.

Thanks. A330323X whoever you are I think you have breathtaking knowledge veiled only by a humorous literary prowess. I'm sure you have been told that before. I liked the article about the PIT chaplain. It more than satisfied my curiosity about Catholicism at the PIT airport.


User currently offlineDstc47 From Ireland, joined Sep 1999, 1477 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5689 times:

I got married at the Church in Dublin Airport.

(One way to get your girl friend to spend more time at the Airport.)

This is a regular R.C. church, once on the airport edge, it is now surrounded by airport car parks - and is not just a small chapel in the terminal building. Built in the 1960's, it served the once deeply observant airport community and as elsewhere in Ireland, probably much less busy now.

Ironically, it is probably the only airport related facility that has lost traffic as DUB expanded.


25 GULFSTREAM5 : I find this to be truly interesting. For a moment, it gave me ideas. I figure that during your wedding there was no problem with parking since that i
26 Ctbarnes : Actually, it depends. If you are both Catholic you would need to speak with the Catholic airport chaplain. If the space is considered to be a Catholi
27 Post contains images Electech6299 : I can only suggest that you put more effort into selecting the bride than the location of the wedding! But if she goes along with this, she couldn't
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