On March 29th, the 8th graders had their field trip in Pittsburgh, PA. They toured the Heinz Memorial Chapel inside the University of Pittsburgh. They also went to the Cathedral of Learning and attended a mass at St. Paul's Cathedral.
I would like to thank their Homeroom Mom, Mrs. Arnold for organizing this event and for spending her day off from work to be with these young individuals. The photos she took are also greatly appreciated.
The Heinz Memorial Chapel began as a gift. Henry John Heinz, the founder of the the H.J. Heinz Co., wanted to honor his mother, Anna MarThe go=round was broken for this building in 1933, the cornerstone was laid in 1934, and it was dedicated in 1938.garetta Heinz, with a building at the University.
Various religious services are held in the chapel, but it belongs to no one. From its beginnings, the chapel was intended to be interdenominational. The chapel is open daily throughout the year except for the University holidays.
The chapel has stood more than half a century. Through it all, the chapel has fulfilled its mission as a vital part of the University of Pittsburgh and the community. If you are interested in seeing this place, it is located 4200 Fifth Avenue in Pittsburgh, PA.
This aspect of learning is not part of the public school system which is why we chose to send our kids to Catholic school.
I would love to see all of these chapels they went to on that day. I love looking at churches especially the very old ones.
Their next field trip will be a big one, it's going to be in Washington DC. I will be accompanying my daughter since she will be the one to offer the wreath. We will be dead tired since we will be leaving the day after we come back from Charleston, the championship round for the History Bowl. This is going to be a rough week for us but it's okay, we will be gaining a lot of learning from it. Hopefully, we will have a safe travels for all these activities.