The Baptismal font, a large immersion pool made of Dakota mahogany granite, greets all who enter the chapel with a carved inscription from John 12:24 evoking the death and Resurrection theme that unifies all of the design elements. Traditionally, Catholics bless themselves upon entering a church, making the Sign of the Cross with holy water and reaffirming their baptismal commitment to follow Jesus Christ. The abundant supply of constantly flowing water within the font echoes the fullness of life available in Christ. In the sanctuary are the altar and ambo whose supports are of oak and walnut. The walnut supports for the altar table allude to seedlings growing into stalks to support their fruit; the ambo replicates the theme on a smaller scale. The Tabernacle, made of bronze and gilded wood, is placed within a column made of the same stone as the font, altar table and ambo, thus uniting all the central elements of worship. It provides a focus for the veneration of the Blessed Sacrament housed within. The column is a reminder of the Towers that once stood a short distance away.
"I was honored to have been chosen as the liturgical design consultant for the Chapel. Working with the Memorial Committee to develop the concepts and designs that are now being created has been most rewarding and exciting. Fr. Madigan and the committee have created a profound and enduring sacred space."
- Lawrence R. Hoy, Renovata Studios, Port Chester, NY