The Birmingham Clean Air Zone comes into force on Tuesday 1st June 2021 which will affect parishioners, staff and volunteers who travel to the Cathedral by car. If you own a non-compliant vehicle, you will be subject to a daily charge of £8 to enter the zone. Information relating to the changes can be found by visiting www.brumbreathes.co.uk This includes the facility to check if your vehicle is exempt from the charge to enter the zone.
NEW WEEKEND MASS TIMES FROM THE FIRST WEEKEND OF JULY 2021
Saturday Vigil returns to 4.30pm
Sunday Masses will be at the new times of 9.30am and 11.30am
During this time of National Lockdown we ask those attending Mass to please read this Track & Tracing before attending. Thank you.
The Cathedral now has the QR code facility for you to register your attendance through the Covid 19 app, as an alternative to giving in your details.
The Immaculate Heart of Mary
Diaconate Day Mass – Live Stream only
Renewal of Commitment to Diaconal Service
Diocesan Vision Prayer
Spirit of God,
descend on me this day.
Grant me the Spirit of joy, to lift me,
the Spirit of hope to inspire me,
the Spirit of love to surround me and
the Spirit of truth to enlighten my path.
I pray for a new outpouring of your grace,
so that I may grow in worship of your name
in love of you in my prayer
and in my actions towards others.
Come Holy Spirit into my life to guide me.
Strengthen and defend me,
so that I may be drawn ever closer to you.
Help me this day and always
to be a channel of grace
in all I say and do
and invite others into relationship with you.
Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday Vigil 2.00pm
For the Mission of the Kenelm Youth Trust
Celebrant: Bishop Stephen Wright
Mass Participation Sheet
Sunday 10.00am &
Mass Participation Sheet
Mon – Weds 12.15pm
9.30am Live Stream School Mass
Prayer of Spiritual Communion for the Year of St Joseph (2021)
Jesus Christ, our Redeemer,
Son of God and Son of Mary,
through the intercession of St Joseph,
your earthly Guardian and guardian of the Church,
unite us with the gift of your Real presence,
your Sacrament and Sacrifice,
which feeds your Church along the path of holiness.
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.
Prayer of Spiritual Communion
(St Alphonsus Liguori)
I believe that you are present in this Holy Sacrament of
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.
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.