Our Lady of the Assumption Chapel
"A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was with child and wailed aloud in pain as she labored to give birth." —Revelation 12:1-2
Established in 2001, Our Lady of the Assumption Chapel is situated on the northern edge of Enders Island. Its eastern-facing windows overlook Mason's Reef. Panes of stained glass capture the rising sun's illuminating rays, creating a serene atmosphere for morning Mass attendees. The Chapel's rugged exterior, constructed of Connecticut fieldstone interlocked with stones from Marian Shrines around the world (Fátima, Knock, Lourdes, Medjugorje, and Rome), symbolize its unwavering connection to the Universal Church.
Iconography and blessed relics, including the incorrupt arm of St. Edmund of Canterbury (1175 - 1240), adorn the Chapel’s consecrated interior, producing an intricate display of sacred art and history. The original works of art, designed by master artists affiliated with the Sacred Art Institute on Enders Island, are a physical manifestation of the Island's ministry. Stations of the Cross, depicted in 12th and 13th century monastic style, add a complementary ambiance for silent prayer and mediation. The unique pieces were created using a nautical theme, with each Station illustrating a distinct location on Enders Island.
Guests are invited to attend daily Mass at 9:00 a.m., in addition to the many devotional services held at Our Lady of the Assumption Chapel. The Chapel’s doors are always open for visits outside of liturgical hours. Visitors are encouraged to reflect upon the Chapel's beautiful sacred art while visiting Enders Island.
We invite you to join us as we live stream our Masses and community prayer. In these times where distance may separate us share the link to Mass or community prayer with your friends and family and feel connected as we all come together to pray.
The Church considers the Mass the greatest possible prayer of intercession because it is the perfect offering of Christ to the Father by making present the Paschal Mystery of His death and resurrection. It is a longstanding tradition in the Church that a Priest may be requested to offer a Mass for a specific intention, even when one cannot be physically present at the Mass.
The faithful make a free will offering, called a stipend, in order to apply the Mass to a specific intention. By making this offering, the faithful, by making their own offering, associate themselves more intimately with Christ who offers Himself in the Sacred Host, and obtain thereby more abundant fruits (refer to Pope Paul VI's letter "Firma in Traditione" of June 13, 1974).
“The Christian faithful who give an offering to apply the Mass for their intention contribute to the good of the Church and by that offering share its concern to support its ministers and works” (945 §2)
Holy Mass is offered daily at 9 am in the Chapel of Our Lady of the Assumption on Enders Island. If you would like to request one of these Masses, please call our office at (860) 536-0565 or fill out the form below.
Please note: The Chapel of Our Lady of the Assumption is not a diocesan parish and therefore cannot offer funerals, memorial services, baptisms or weddings.