Our Lady of Fatima Chapel

The Our Lady of Fatima chapel was dedicated in April 2019, only a year after the station first went on the air. Then-Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory was the Principal Celebrant, and Msgr. Dan Stack, former Pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas, was the principal concelebrant for the Blessing of the Chapel and Mass of Dedication of an Altar. 

Stef and Bob Eich, who spearheaded the completion of the chapel, and additional talented volunteers and donors gave of their time, talent, and treasure to the project. The Eichs worked with Bob Lehrer, who had built an altar for St. Benedict parish, on finalizing a design for the chapel altar. Lehrer, a parishioner of St. Brigid in Johns Creek, spent 60 hours building and finishing the altar out of red oak from a lumber yard in Suwanee. One of the biggest challenges he faced was matching the stain to the color of the chairs, which were donated by Mary Our Queen in Norcross. After several attempts, the match was made with beautiful results. “It was a labor of love,” Lehrer said.

Another pair of skilled hands crafted the tabernacle, crucifix, and statue base for the exquisite, custom-designed Our Lady of Fatima statue, which was made in Colombia and donated by an anonymous patron. Carl Nelli, a parishioner of St. Peter Chanel, is a sales executive by profession who enjoys woodworking as a hobby. Nelli, who had never built pieces for a church or chapel before, said, “I believe our purpose here on earth is to help others. It was an honor to be able to help with outfitting the chapel.”

An additional volunteer, Isabel Fereira, also contributed to the chapel decor with the donation of a large Divine Mercy picture. Since the dedication, more beautiful elements have been added including the St. Michael the Archangel statue and banners for the different liturgical seasons.

Prayer warriors regularly pray before the exposed Blessed Sacrament on Monday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Tuesday-Thursday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. We invite you to pray with us in the Our Lady of Fatima chapel and write your prayer intentions in the book that is kept near the altar. Visits to the chapel may be made during The Quest’s regular office hours Monday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and by appointment on Friday. Masses in the studio chapel are typically scheduled on Wednesday at 11 a.m. and are posted on the event calendar on TheQuestAtlanta.com.