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Guide to Airport Chapels Worldwide

When your travel plans allow, you may want to visit one of these airport chapels….for Mass or just a few moments of quiet prayer. Most of these chapels are open to all faiths, but some have a regularly scheduled Catholic Mass on certain days. And, if you are traveling over a weekend, it can be a great opportunity to attend Mass that you otherwise might miss. In addition, if you have a group traveling with a priest, he may be able to celebrate Mass in the chapel.

Some also have reconciliation….a great opportunity if you just came off a flight where the person ahead of you had his seat so far back he was almost in your lap!

And be sure to check ahead, as Mass schedules tend to change. In some cases, we have listed airports with a chapel, but there is no information available, so you will need to check with that airport.

You may find the chapels really busy on Ash Wednesday.…..many say that more people attend Ash Wednesday services than either Christmas or Easter, and travelers are certainly no exception.  And distribution of Ashes has spread to some Protestant denominations as well.

Here are some major airport chapels with Catholic Mass available:

Austria

Vienna:  Vienna Schwechat International Airport(VIE)  Chapel 2 Location: Check-in 3, Level 2 (landside) open 24/7  Worship services: Catholic Mass: Sunday, 8am

 Canada
Toronto (YYZ): Toronto Pearson Terminal 1 (before security)

Toronto Pearson Terminal 3 (before security)

Vancouver (YVR): Vancouver International Airport Chapel

France
Nice: Terminal 2 – Arrivals level – near the services Center

Paris (CDG & ORY): Charles de Gaulle & Orly

Republic of Ireland
Dublin (DUB): Dublin Airport Grounds (Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church)

Shannon (SNN): Shannon Airport (Catholic Mass)

Germany
Frankfurt (FRA): Rhein-Main

Munich (MCH): Munich Airport

Italy

Rome
Fiumicino (FCO)  Catholic Chapel in Terminal 1 departure hall

Malta
Malta (MLA): Malta International (Our lady of the Airways Chapel)

Poland
Krakow (KRK): Krakow-Beliche John Paul II Airport

Wroclaw (WRO): Copernicus Airport

Romania

Bucharest: Bucharest Henri Coandă Airport

Spain
Barcelona (BCN): Barcelona-El Prat Airport

Madrid (MAD): Barajas International Airport

United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland)
London (LGW): London Gatwick

London (LHR) London Heathrow (Chapel of St. George)

U.S.A.
Atlanta (ATL): Hartsfield-Jackson Concourse F  (Blessed Sacrament reserved in Chapel)

Boston (BOS): Logan Airport (Our Lady of the Airways)  (The first known Airport Chapel, opened in 1951 under the direction of Cardinal Cushing)

Charlotte (CLT): Charlotte Airport Chapel

Chicago (ORD & MDW): O’Hare Airport and Midway

Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW): DFW International

Denver ( DEN)  Interfaith Chapel Jeppesen Terminal, Level 6 East. Open 24 hours a day for meditation.  Catholic Mass held on Sundays at 1 p.m. ​

Miami (MIA): Miami International Airport

New Jersey (EWR) Interfaith Chapel Air-side corridor between C2 & C3 Concourses Terminal C

New York City Kennedy Airport (JFK): Our Lady of the Skies Catholic Chapel

New York City LaGuadia (LGA) La Guardia Catholic Chaplaincy

Orlando, Florida (MCO) (no website for the chapel)…Orlando: interfaith chapel within Terminals A and B, located just after the security checkpoint for gates 1-59, which can be accessed by any passenger with a boarding pass. There is also a reflection room at gates 70-99, while in Terminal C there is a room in Palm Court, next to gates C230-C245.

Saint Louis (STL): Lambert-St. Louis International

Washington, D.C (IAD): Washington Dulles International

Washington, D.C. (DCA) Ronald Reagan Washington National

 

For more airports and up-to-date information check with The International Association of Civil Aviation Chaplains….be aware that many of these chaplains are not Catholic, so if you are looking for a Catholic Mass check the details on their website.

4 thoughts on “Airport Chapels Worldwide”

  1. Thank you soooo very much for this Traveling guide aid!!! I had the great wish to find a chapel, and mass in Dubai (phew) airport for Ash Wednesday this week…
    Thank you.

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