The Cathedral of Saint James


Advent 2016


Advent 2016

Advent 2 - Sunday, December 4, 2016

8:00 am - Rite 1, Spoken Eucharist
10:15 am - Rite 2, Sung Morning Prayer and Holy Eucharist


Advent 3 - Sunday, December 11, 2016

8:00 am - Rite 1, Spoken Eucharist
10:15 am - Rite 2, Sung Morning Prayer and Holy Eucharist


Advent Fellowship Day - Saturday, December 17, 2016

Please join us as we hang greenery in the sanctuary in preparation for Christmas, exchange our favorite cookies & treats in Cathedral Hall, and go out caroling to our shut-ins.

12 pm The Greening of the Church

Join us as we not only work together to prepare the sanctuary for Christmas, but also learn about the symbolism of greens and wreaths in our Christian tradition.

1 pm Christmas Treat Exchange & Samples & “Reindeer Games”

Bake a batch of your favorite holiday treats to trade in an old-fashioned cookie exchange.details to follow, but you will take home a variety of tasty treats., games for all ages will be offered.

3 pm Christmas Caroling

We will divide into “choirs” to go out to serenade our shut-ins and other friends/family of the Cathedral.The more, the merrier!

If you can't join all day, come when you can. Sign-up sheets are available in the rear of the sanctuary, and on-line.This will help the organizers plan, but you can also drop in without signing up in advance.


Advent 4 - Sunday, December 18, 2016

8:00 am - Rite 1, Spoken Eucharist
10:15 am - Rite 2, Sung Morning Prayer and Holy Eucharist

Christmas Pageant


Rehearsals after 10:15 service
on Sundays in Advent

All pre-school and elementary school aged children are invited to join us for rehearsals for our simple Christmas pageant immediately after the Sunday services in Advent. We will present the pageant on Christmas Eve at the 5 pm Family Service.

Diocesan Anti-Racism Reading Group


7:00 pm at The Cathedral on the dates listed below

Out of the 2016 Trinity Institute - Listen For a Change: Sacred Conversations on Racial Justice -- arose the desire for a reading group for people across the diocese who are interested in matters of racial justice.

We are starting a new book, "Pondering Privilege" by Jody Wiley Fernando. We invite anyone who is interested to join us.

December 8: Chapter 6 (Where to Start When You're Afraid to Talk About Race) & Appendices

January 12: Chapter 7 (Dealing with Anger in Race Relations) & Epilogue (The Charge)




Join us on Friday, 23 December 2016 at 7 pm for the Ordination of Joshua Nelson (Cathedral of Saint James) and Tom Adamson (Saint Andrew's, Valparaiso) to the Sacred Order of Deacons. Please come share this glorious day with the ordinands!

Contact the Cathedral Office to assist with the reception following the service if you are so inclined.


Soup After School



3rd Tuesday of Each Month

at 4-6 pm

Next opportunity: December 20th

The Cathedral is hosting Soup after School at Holy Trinity on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. We need assistance to setup, serve and interact with the families that attend this ministry to the west side neighborhood of South Bend. See Dcn. Anne if you are interested in helping with this vital ministry in our local neighborhood.


Ecumenical Bible Study


December 11, 12:30 PM
Cathedral of Saint James

Join us for our monthly ecumenical Bible study with our friends from St. Augustine Catholic Church, Kern Road Mennonite Church, and the Cathedral of Saint James. All are welcome!!

Raising Cane


Resolved to learn more about the Bible this year? Interested in getting to know some of the wonderful people at the Cathedral a little bit better? Come share faith and fellowship at Raising Cane! This group for Senior Citizens (or whomever) meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month. We dig into the Gospel for the upcoming Sunday and reflect upon what it means in our lives. All are invited (but by no means required!) to bring a treat to share.

TUESDAY, Dec. 6 and 20 at 10:15 am

3rd Floor, St. Margaret's House

Sunday Adult Formation

3rd floor St. Margaret's House

The Cathedral Christian Formation Committee is drafting scripts and recruiting actors for a series of brief dramatic skits during Advent. This intergenerational event will draw on talent across the age spectrum to present the stories of Elizabeth & Zechariah (Dec 4), John the Baptizer (Dec 11), and Mary & Joseph (Dec 18) on Sundays at 9:15a. Age-appropriate group discussions and readings will follow. Please make plans to join us for this special series

Christian Formation

Christian formation classes for all ages begin: Sunday, September 11! We believe that formation in Christ is a life-long process, so come engage your mind, body, and soul as we seek to know Christ more and more.

All Sunday morning groups meet from 9:15 am—10 am in their respective locations.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

PreSchool—1st grade
Catechesis Atrium (by the nursery)
Contact: Mrs. Gail Buechner

Sunday School

2nd grade - 6th grade
Lower Level of the Office Building
Contact: Ms. Erica Vitale

Have you heard...?


The weekly newsletter of events and activities along with the readings for Sunday's Masses are found in this document.





11/6/16 -- No Connections







Service Times



8:00 am -- Spoken Eucharist, Rite I
10:15 am -- Choral Eucharist, Rite II


9:00 am -- Morning Prayer


5:30 pm -- Eucharist


12:00 noon -- Eucharist

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