Lesson Notes: A Trip to the Cathedral

For this week’s lesson, the activity is the lesson and we hope that will lead you to an even more meaningful lesson!  A Trip to the Cathedral is the story of a family that is going to Mass at their cathedral for the first time and how the parents prepare their kids for the experience.  There are lots of good reasons for our story family to visit their cathedral:

  • A cathedral is a local connection to the Universal Church.
  • A cathedral is probably a beautiful building, lovingly built by craftsmen with pride in their skills, pleased for the opportunity to offer glory to God.  (At least I know that’s the case with our cathedral.)
  • A cathedral is full of symbolism which teaches meaningful truths of the Faith.  It can be a delightful treasure hunt to find and interpret it all!

Of course, all of this holds true for your family as well so we hope that part of this lesson will be a family field trip to visit your cathedral!  (If not immediately, please make time for it sometime soon.)

If you’re in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, our Visit Our Cathedral handout may be a helpful aid in planning your trip.  Either way though, your cathedral certainly has a website with lots of useful information on Mass times, tours, history, etc.  Do a little homework before your trip and make the experience even more effective.

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