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

Ministry at Our Lady Chapel
Would you or your child like to become involved in ministry at the Chapel? Adults are welcome to join us as lectors, along with students in Grade 5 or higher. Students in Grade 3 or higher can be servers. Please contact Fr. John at blazekj@gilmour.org or (440) 473-3560 to get involved.
 
November Chapel Events

EDGE and LifeTeen Meeting  
Sunday, December 8, 11:30 a.m., Our Lady Chapel
Our EDGE and LifeTeen youth groups will meet following Mass. We will be discussing how to make Advent a meaningful time for us this year.  All middle school and high school students are welcome.
 
EDGE and Life Teen - Shopping for Adopt-a-Family
Sunday, December 15, 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Today our group will be doing a special service project. We will select a family from the Adopt-a-family list from St. Adalbert, and go shopping for some gifts for the family.  

We will have lunch before departing by Gilmour bus. We will return to Gilmour by 3 p.m. Please RSVP to the Chapel office (440) 473-3560.
 
Advent Communal Penance Service  
Monday, December 16, 7 p.m., Our Lady Chapel 
Please join us for our annual Advent Communal Penance Service. The service will consist of scriptural reflections, songs and hymns. The service will last about 45 minutes, and there will be an opportunity for individual reception of the Sacrament of Reconciliation following the service.
 
Volunteer at the Food Pantry 
Our Savior Lutheran Church 
Saturday, December 21, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Join the Chapel community as we head across the street to Our Savior Lutheran Church to assist at their Food Pantry, serving those in need this holiday season. Call the Chapel office at (440) 473-3560 if you would like to volunteer.
 
Giving Tree
Our Lady Chapel is again working with several local agencies who assist the less fortunate this holiday season. By picking an ornament off the tree, located in the narthex of the Chapel, and buying the specified item on the ornament, you can assist the needy. Gifts should be returned UNWRAPPED, with the ornament tag attached, to the Chapel by December 18.

Adopt-A-Family For the Holidays
Once again this year, Our Lady Chapel will have to opportunity to help families from St. Adalbert School for Christmas. We will be given a list of families identified as being in particular need this year. You may select a family, and purchase gifts for each member. You are also asked to donate non-perishable grocery items, or grocery store gift cards, in order to help the family prepare a Christmas dinner! For more information, or to "adopt" a family, please contact Patty in the Chapel office at 440-473-3560, or by email at szaniszlop@gilmour.org

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.