In 1907 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 and was dedicated in the spring of 1908. The total cost for both was $15,000.
The stained glass windows in the chapel bear the names of the donors,and represent the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary.
The Chapel was restored under the leadership of Father Dan Zorzi, CSB in the 1990’s. Work inculcated repairs to the brick work, new flooring including hardwood on the altar, and a total repainting of the inside.
Rosary Chapel is closed On Holy Thursday, April 13th and will reopen on Easter Monday, April 17th.
Rosary Chapel will be closed from April 24th to June 12th for plaster repairs. See the revised mass and devotion schedule here.
Rosary Chapel Hours:
Monday to Friday – 7:30am to 8pm
Saturday – 7:30am to 9am
Sunday – Closed
Weekday Mass Schedule:
Monday to Friday – 8am
Tuesday and Thursday – 12noon
Wednesdays – 5pm
Student Sunday Mass:
Sundays – 4pm for students and staff of the University of Windsor
Monday to Saturday – 7:40am
Hour of Power:
Every second and fourth Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm.
Come and worship our Eucharistic Lord in song for an hour.
Cenacle to Our Lady of Guadalupe Tuesday at 7pm
Seven Sorrows (1st Tuesday of every month) at 7pm
Divine Mercy Holy Hour Fridays at 3pm
Apostolate of Fatima Holy Mass Fridays at 7pm, with confession at 6:30pm