Eucharistic Chapel is Consecrated and Blessed at US Airport

Father Kevin Peek said that the chapel was greatly needed and is placed in a perfect location, considering the high number of travelers that go by on daily basis.


Newsroom (21/02/2023 10:09, Gaudium PressOn Monday, February 13, the Archbishop of Atlanta (USA), O.F.M Conv., dedicated and blessed a Eucharistic chapel located at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

The chapel, which will remain open uninterruptedly, was approved by the local Archbishop and received the tabernacle in November 2022, however, the prelate was only able to bless it in February due to the fact that it is in a restricted area for employees and travelers.

Christ’s Presence in the Lives of Travelers and Airport Employees

In an interview with the ICA group, Father Kevin Peek said that the chapel was badly needed and is in a perfect location, considering the high number of travelers (about 300,000) and employees (about 64,000) who pass through every day.

“The chapel allows airline employees and travelers to bring Christ into their lives and into the world,” assured the priest, who said he has seen many people moved by visiting the chapel.

Communion and Celebration of Holy Masses

The airport has three Catholic chaplains, all of them deacons, who offer communion daily to travelers, always at 11:30 a.m. (local time) on Thursdays and Fridays. Holy Masses are celebrated on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, always at 4:30 pm (local time).

The chapel was initially designed for shared use with other religious denominations, so it was necessary to adapt the space so that it could house the Eucharist on a permanent basis. (EPC)

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