This quiet house of prayer was constructed in 1907 after it was determined that the old sacristy on the east side of the church and the retreat chapel on the west side needed replacement. Besides being dilapidated structures, their lean-to roofs covering most of the two front windows made that part of the church very dark.
These two appendages had to be torn down. The scars of this severing operation are still visible on the front buttresses on both sides of the church.
The new plan called for both the new sacristy and chapel to be erected on the west side in such an arrangement as not to obstruct the flow of light through the church windows.
Construction of Rosary Chapel and the attached Sacristy started in early 1907. The total cost for both was $15,000.
It was dedicated in the spring of 1908. The stained glass windows in the chapel bear the names of the donors and represent the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary.
In 1980, a Reconciliation room was built in the chapel by extending the north-east confessional. This alteration provides an option for the people who do not like the darkness of the confession ‘box.’
The Chapel was restored under the leadership of Father Dan Zorzi, CSB in the 1990’s. Work inculcated repairs to the brickwork, new flooring including hardwood on the altar, and a total repainting of the inside.
Monday to Friday
No mass on Thanksgiving Monday.
Monday to Thursday
8:30am to 9:30am
8:30am to 4:00pm
Other devotions and Holy Hours are currently suspended due to COVID-19.