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The Interfaith Chapel at DIA
The Interfaith Chapel at DIA

Those traveling the friendly skies on Easter Sunday will have the opportunity to attend Mass at Denver International Airport this year.

“This will be a first in many years,” explained John Miller, director of the Office of Liturgy for the archdiocese.

An annual Easter Mass at the airport was reinstated at Miller’s request, as well as a Christmas day Mass, which was celebrated for the first time in several years last December.

“We want to avail the Mass to passengers and employees at DIA to be able to go to Mass especially when they are traveling or have complicated work schedules that prevent them from going to Mass at their parish,” he said.

Easter Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. April 5 in the airport’s Interfaith Chapel, which is located on the southeast side of Level 6 of Jeppesen Terminal. The celebrant will be Father Eustace Sequeira, S.J., from Regis University.

Miller said the Office of Liturgy hopes to have Mass once a month starting this summer, as well as on holy days of obligation, and to continue the annual Christmas and Easter liturgies.

DIA, celebrating 20 years this year, is the country’s fifth busiest airport and the 15th busiest in the world, and hosts some 53 million passengers each year. The airport employs 35,000 people. The Interfaith Chapel is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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