New Chapel a 'welcoming' place


IHM ChapelIt's easy to picture the small, stone chapel topped with a Celtic cross in the midst of the emerald Irish countryside. Instead, it's nestled next to the red and yellow bricks of Bishop O'Connell High School in Arlington. The $3.5 million worship space is part of a $24 million construction project that has given the school a new atrium, campus ministry center, a turf field and more classrooms.

Bishop Michael F. Burbidge dedicated the Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel July 16. In his homily, he spoke about the mission that animates the school. "Every day, no matter what subject area, no matter what part of the building we're in, we are able to share with our students that Jesus is alive and with us, to invite them to encounter him, to turn to him in your time of need," he said.

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View a video of the July 16 dedication, and listen to Bishop Burbidge's Homily below: