Airport chapels celebrate jubilee year honoring Our Lady

Celebrations for a jubilee year at the chapels of O’Hare and Midway airports had just gotten underway when COVID-19 hit and airline travel was drastically curtailed.
Father Michael Zaniolo, chaplain of the Catholic Chaplaincy at O’Hare and Midway Airports, delivers a homily on Feb. 21, 2020, during Mass in the interfaith chapel in O’Hare’s Terminal 2. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the devotion to Our Lady of Loretto, the patron of air travelers, Pope Francis called for a jubilee year to be celebrated at airport chapels. Catholics who make a pilgrimage to chapels at O’Hare or Midway Airports and complete the necessary requirements before Dec. 10, 2020, the feast of Our Lady of Loretto, can receive an indulgence. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Flight attendants, pilots and others attend Mass at the Interfaith Chapel in Terminal 2 at O’Hare Airport on Feb. 21, prior to the COVID-19 restrictions that drastically reduced air travel. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic )