Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Field Trip at University of Pittsburgh's Heinz Memorial Chapel and more

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.
My daughter also took some photos  using her phone, below are some of them.

This aspect of learning is not part of the  public school system which is why we chose to send our kids to Catholic school.
My daughter was drawn to the aisle windows as it depicts well-known hymns.
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.

19 comments:

  1. omg this is breath taking and what an amazing time for the kids to enjoy at pittsburg! ive never been but it looks so fun!

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  2. This would be such an awesome field trip. I always like checking out churches since there is history in them.

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  3. Your children must go to a private school with the uniforms they are wearing. I love visiting old churches and learning history, but out school district would never take the kids to a church.

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  4. I guess I can say that might be the ONE thing I miss about school. Field Trips! They always opened my eyes to new ideas and places!

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  5. This sounds like a great day out for the children. They covered quite a few chapels in one day which must have made it interesting to see the differences between each.

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  6. I have never been to Pittsburgh myself. It looks like there is a lot to see historically there. With Notre Dame burning down yesterday I think it is important even more nowadays to really embrace our history.

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  7. This looks like a fun experience and a great school field trip. I've never visited Pittsburgh before.

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  8. Wow the cathedral is incredible! Its such a pity the Notre Dame burnt down yesterday, because field trips like this turn kids into knowledgeable adults.

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  9. Wow what an absolutely stunning chapple, those stained glass windows are stunning. There is something wonderful about historical buildings.

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  10. What a great place for learning some history and seeing some impressive architecture. The windows really were beautiful.

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  11. The chapel looks so beautiful and breath-taking. It looks like the Pittsburgh area has so much to offer.

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  12. It is a beautiful chapel. I hope your travels go well and you enjoy yourself in Washington D.C.

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  13. This sounds like a fun trip for the kiddos!

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  14. This is a gorgeous chapel! It must have been an awesome trip for your daughter!

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  15. I love visiting Chapels and Churches when I travel. This looks like a fantastic field trip for the kids. I have been to Pittsburgh once and wished I had taken the time to visit the Pittsburgh's Heinz Memorial Chapel.

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  16. I adore Pittsburgh. I can see that there is so much beauty there. I haven't been to this place but I do adore cathedrals.

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  17. Isn't the architecture of historic churches magnificent? We toured a number of them in Detroit when I was in high school. These kids surely enjoyed their visit to this chapel!

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  18. Wow, this looks great! Thanks for sharing so much! love the pics.

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  19. I've been to that chapel when I used to live in Pittsburgh 20 years ago. It's beautiful. :)

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