Welcome To Our Lady Chapel

Our Lady Chapel, located at the heart of the Gilmour Academy campus, anchors the Gilmour Academy community in the Holy Cross tenets of building family and embracing diversity. Students in grades 7-12 gather in the chapel weekday mornings for Convocation and prayer, and Catholic Mass is observed daily.

Our Lady Chapel was gifted to Gilmour Academy in 1995 by manufacturer, philanthropist and longtime Hunting Valley resident Fred Lennon and has been led by Father John Blazek ‘58, C.S.C. since its founding. The chapel also contains a Vatican treasure—originally called Our Lady of Vladimir and rechristened to Our Lady of Gilmour—gifted and blessed by Pope John Paul II.

We extend an invitation to worship to Gilmour Academy families past and present and to the community at large.

Contact Us

Our Lady Chapel
34001 Cedar Road
Gates Mills, OH 44040
(440) 473-3560
blazekj@gilmour.org

Chapel is located in the Upper School, directly across from the Athletic Center rear exit.

Mass Schedule

Monday-Friday 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 5 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.

Chapel Chatter

Sacrament of Reconciliation
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available every Saturday from 3:30-4 p.m., and at other times by appointment. To schedule, call the Chapel office at (440) 473-3560. The sacrament is offered in the small Chapel across from Fr. John's office.
 
R.C.I.A. Program Begins Soon
If you are not fully initiated into the Catholic Church (Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation), please consider joining our RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) program. 

Contact Fr. John at (440) 473-3560 for more information. Please share with anyone who might be interested.
 
Ministry at Our Lady Chapel
Would your child like to become an altar server or lector? Students in Grade 3 or higher can be servers, and students in Grade 5 or higher can be lectors. If interested, please have your child give their name to their religion teacher of Fr. John, or you can contact the Chapel Office at (440) 473-3560.
 
 
Upcoming Chapel Events:
 
Life Teen & EDGE Meeting
Sunday, October 20, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Lennon Boardroom
Our youth group will meet following the 10 a.m. Mass.  All middle school and high school students are invited to attend. Our topic of discussion will be our newly canonized saint - Saint John Henry Newman. Lunch will be provided.
 
Women's Fall Retreat
Tuesday, October 22, 5:30-9 p.m., Lennon Boardroom  
Women in the Chapel and Gilmour communities, and their friends, are invited to come to our annual Fall Retreat. The evening will begin with Mass in the Chapel at 5:30 p.m. followed by a delicious dinner and a spiritual retreat, directed by Fr. John. The cost for the evening is $20.  Please RSVP by Monday, October 21 to Patty in the Chapel Office at szaniszlop@gilmour.org or (440) 473-3560.
 
All Saints Day Masses
Thursday, October 31 - Vigil Mass, 5:30 p.m.
Friday, November 1 - Holy Day Masses, 9:15 a.m. (Lower School students), 11:10 a.m. (Middle & Upper School students) & 5:30 p.m. (community) 
 
Life Teen & EDGE Service Trip 
Sunday, November 3, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Calvary Cemetery
We will be travelling to Calvary Cemetery in Cleveland to provide our services to help beautify their grounds for the fall. Some of our duties will be cleaning, trimming and raking. Please dress for the weather (boots and gloves are suggested). Bus transportation and lunch will be provided.  We will return to Gilmour by 3 p.m.
 
Please RSVP to Patty in the Chapel Office at szaniszlop@gilmour.org or (440) 473-3560 so that we will have a proper count for food and the bus.   

Mailing Address

34001 Cedar Road, Gates Mills, Ohio 44040
phone: (440) 473-8000

Campus Addresses
An independent, Catholic, coed, day and boarding school in the Holy Cross tradition. Toddler-grade 12.