News from our chaplaincies

Please to hold in prayer the Rev Edward Nambute of the Nairobi Airport Chaplaincy. Edward recently underwent major surgery and, while he he is expected to make a good recovery, he has some paralysis on his left side. Once he is well enough he will receive physiotherapy to aid him in returning to good health.

On Sunday, July 24th, the memorial day of St. Christopher, the Munich Chaplaincy celebrated their 30th anniversary. They planned a religious service, a vehicle blessing and the official opening of the newly designed corridor. The Munich Chaplaincy team had asked for pictures of many chapels, churches and prayer rooms in / at airports worldwide to decorate the walls in front of their offices.

It was with sadness that we have learned of the passing Chaplain Emeritus Layne Daggett of the Vancouver Chaplaincy. Vancouver has had a long history of airport chaplaincy and was one of the founding members of IACAC. The 1974 conference was hosted in Vancouver but, sadly with the passing of Rev Tom Elden, the Chaplaincy fell away. In 1982 the Rev Layne Daggett worked with the YVR Airport Authority to restore the Vancouver Airport Chaplaincy (VAC) and officially opened a chaplain’s desk in the domestic terminal in 1983. After 30 years of exemplary service, Layne became VAC Chaplain Emeritus in 2013. The YVR Airport Authority has agreed to honour Layne by dedicating the new post-security Prayer Room in his name. May Layne rest in peace and rise in glory.

Our friends at the Tampa Chaplaincy in Florida send their greetings and best wishes for the conference. They are unable to attend this year but will participate on line. They plan to be in St Louis next year and are looking forward to seeing everyone in person then.

Fr Michael Zaniolo from Chicago O’Hare also sends his best wishes and greetings for the conference and is planning on being in St Louis next year.