Discover St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham



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(Public Masses are highlighted by the *)

Mon – *Tues 12.15pm

*Weds 12.15pm
Memorial of St Bonaventure

Memorial of Our Lady of St Carmel
9.30am School Mass – Year 6 Leavers

Fri 12.15pm

Sat 10am

Vigil (Saturday) *12noon and *2pm

Sunday 19th July
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
*10am and *12noon

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Prayer of Spiritual Communion
(St Alphonsus Liguori)

My Jesus,
I believe that you are present in this Holy Sacrament of
the altar.
I love you above all things
and I passionately desire to receive you into my soul.
Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally,
come spiritually into my soul
so that I may unite myself wholly to you now and forever.


A Prayer of Spiritual Communion
for Vocations to the Priesthood

Lord Jesus Christ,
Eternal High Priest,
offered as a Sacrifice on the Cross
to take away the sins of the world:

I unite myself with your sacrifice on the altar,
with the Eucharist which I cannot receive.

You have given to your Church the Sacrament of Baptism
through which your people are made holy.

You have given to your Church the Sacrament of the Priesthood
by which the banquet of the Eucharist is set before us.

I pray today for all priests,
who through their consecration
make present in your Church
your real and abiding presence.

I thank you for the gift of the Priesthood,
I praise your wonderful presence in the Eucharist.


A Prayer of Spiritual Communion
for the Year of the Word

Lord Jesus Christ,
I have come before you at this Mass, as at every Mass,
seeking your blessing and offering you my life.

I am not able to receive you
in this Sacrament of your Body and Blood
but I have received the grace
of being called into your presence.

May my present hunger for the Eucharist,
my longing to be reunited with you, Lord,
and your holy people,
lead me to a deeper appreciation
of my faith and its place in my life.

During these days, in particular,
and during this Year of the Word,
may I draw strength and
nourishment from the Scriptures:
the Gospels which speak directly of you,
and those passages
with which you opened the minds of the disciples
on the Road to Emmaus.


Welcome to St Chad’s, the first Catholic Cathedral erected in Great Britain in 1841 following the Reformation of the 16th Century.

St Chad’s was designed by the great Gothic Revivalist Augustus Welby Pugin, who was also responsible for the Palaces of Westminster and the iconic clock tower of Big Ben.

The Cathedral is home to the relics of St Chad, which were originally interred in a shrine at Lichfield Cathedral in the year 672 AD.

The Cathedral celebrated its centenary in 1941 and was designated a Minor Basilica by Pope Pius XII.

St Chad’s is known across the world as a beautiful building with a remarkable history and a rich heritage. But it is first and foremost a House of God. St Chad’s is the Mother Church of the Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham which covers five counties. It is a place for worship and prayer, a place where we can meet God and offer him our praise and thanksgiving and bring him our needs and concerns.

I hope that you will capture something of the beauty and the love of God as you explore our web-site. Catholics believe that we all need God, and that we discover and know him through faith in his Son Jesus Christ. Jesus founded the Church so that his message of faith, hope and love could be passed on to every generation. Our mission at St Chad’s is to offer that message of faith to everyone.

God wants to touch your life and to help you achieve your full dignity as a human being. In other words, to become like Jesus the perfect man. I pray that all of us here at St Chad’s can help you in your journey of faith.

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