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Dowd Chapel

​​​​​Dowd Chapel  

​Standing ​​in the ​center of the Village, Dowd Chapel is home to Father Flanagan’s Tomb.

​For more than 60 years, ​​Dowd Memorial Chapel of the Immaculate Conception has stood ​at the center ​​of the Village of ​Boys Town.

Rising from the landscape in the tradition of a 15th-century Gothic church, is a symbol of our commitment to h​elping troubled youth find a positive balance of the spiritual, intellectual and physical.

The timeless beauty of Dowd Chapel’s Gothic influence is evident in the use of Indiana Bedford ​limestone inside and out. Strong buttresses line the nave and support a simple timber ceiling inside and a variegated English tile roof outside. Adjacent to the ​nave on the west side is Father Flanagan’s Tomb. ​Father Flanagan often said, “All boys need to learn how to pray, how they pray is up to them.” Visitors are welcome to attend Mass at Dowd Chapel throughout the year.

Mass times:​

Join us for daily Mass at 11:40 a.m. and for Sunday Mass at 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m. or 11:00 a.m.

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