Year 6 will be visiting Metropolitan Cathedral and Basilica of St Chad, Birmingham on 17th February 2022.
The visit to the Cathedral is seen as a pilgrimage, a grace filled encounter with the Lord in a particular holy place which he has blessed and set apart. The aim of the visit is to give the children a deeper insight into their faith, and to enlarge and deepen their understanding of what it means to be Catholic.
Cathedral Visits focus in particular on
- Devotion to St Chad, Patron of the Diocese, at the Shrine of his relics
- The centrality of the sacraments, especially Confirmation, in the life of faith and the ministry of the bishop as Christ’s representative and the successor of the apostles.
- The diocese as the ‘ particular church’ and St Chad’s Cathedral as its Mother Church
A secondary aspect of the visit is to help the children appreciate the cathedral as an important part of our Midlands Catholic historical and artistic heritage.