The Cathedral of Saint James


Safeguarding God's Children


Are you current with your certification?

The Cathedral will once again off the Safeguarding God's Children certification program for all who work with children in the church (acolytes, Sunday School, youth program, nursery, etc.). Mtr. Terri Bays will facilitate the course on Saturday, November 21 at 2:00 pm. Mark your calednars.

Candidates for the Eighth Bishop of Northern Indiana


After faithful prayer and deliberation, the Search and Standing Committees present these candidates:

The Rev. Canon Lynn Carter-Edmands

Diocese of Southern Ohio
Diocesan Staff, Canon for Formation and Transition (2012-present)
Ordained: Deacon (1992), Priest (1993)
MDiv: General Theological Seminary (1990)

The Rev. Canon Andrew T. Gerns

Diocese of Bethlehem
Rector, Trinity Church, Easton, PA (2002-present)
Ordained: Deacon (1982), Priest (1982)
MDiv: General Theological Seminary (1982)

The Rev. Susan B. Haynes

Diocese of Northern Indiana
Rector, St. Paul's Church, Mishawaka, IN (2008-present)
Ordained: Deacon (2004), Priest (2005)
MDiv: Vanderbilt (1993)

The Rev. Dr. Douglas E. Sparks

Diocese of Minnesota
Rector, St. Luke's Church, Rochester, MN (2004-present)
Received as Priest from Roman Catholic Church (1989)
MDiv: Deandries (1983), DMIN: Seabury-Western (1993)

The Very Rev. Raymond J. Waldon

Diocese of Utah
Dean of St. Mark's Cathedral, Salt Lake City, UT (2011-present)
Ordained: Deacon (1995), Priest (1995)
MDiv: Virginia Theological Seminary (1995)

Feeding Fellowship Groups


Feeding Fellowship Groups

We had a great kickoff brunch for our new Feeding Fellowship groups. 30 + Cathedral family members met to tentatively form 5 fellowship groups to share together in meals and table fellowship.

We would love for many more of you to join in the fun. If any of the groups below sound tantalizing to you, and you would like to join, or if you have ideas for other groups, or if you just would like more information, please contact Steven Mast.


This group will enjoy meals out at local establishments in the area.


These folks would enjoy hosting one another for small dinners at each others' homes. Hosting duties would rotate among members. The next dinner is planned for November 22 at 6pm at the home of Kirk and Lisa Philippsen. Contact Kirk or Lisa to let them know you are coming so they can have copous amounts of whatever the menu might be!


Please let Holly Sparks-Henderson know if you would like to join us.


This group is comprised of folks with children, or folks who enjoy fellowshipping with families with children. They are thinking of meeting at the church, after mass.

Bon appetit!

Restoration Work at the Cathedral


Here are some updates to work happening around the Cathedral

An emergency repair in Virginia bumped our stained glass window project into early November. Associated Crafts will be doing repair work to the Cathedral’s stained glass windows and installing new, vented protective windows.

We have accepted a bid from Schramm Painting for stripping the wallpaper and painting the Cathedral office lobby, stairwell, and Diocesan common areas. No more peeling wallpaper! This project is nearly completed.

We await word on the selection of a contractor by the current owner to remove the tanks at the Marathon site and undertake remediation work. Once that is done, we expect to sign the necessary paperwork to lend the owner the necessary funds and commence work as soon as the contractors can schedule it.

Columbarium niches in the newly created Cathedral Memorial Chapel are available for purchase. Niches cost $450 each. Please see Dean Grantz or call the Cathedral office to inquire.


Trinity Institute 2016


Coming in February 2016

The Cathedral will sponsor the 2016 Trinity Institute -- Listen for a Change: Saacred Convsersations for Racial Justice.

Our presentation will take place on 11-13 February -- specific times and locations will be announced in the future.


Ecumenical Bible Study


Sunday December 20, 12:30 pm
at TBA

Join our friends from St. Augustine Parish and Kern Road Mennonite Church as we continue our study of John 8. We would love to have you join the conversation.

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.


2nd Floor, St. Margaret's House

Have you heard...?


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









Sunday Adult Formation

1st floor St. Margaret's House

Radical Welcome

Hospitality is a key biblical concept and spiritual gift. Receiving and caring for friends and strangers alike is fundamental not only to our life and work as Christians, but also to our understanding of what God in Christ is doing for us. Kyle Lambelet will lead an Adult Forum series on Radical Welcome. Through guest story-tellers and lively group discussion, participants will identify Biblical and theological moorings for practicing hospitality, talk about hospitality that individuals and the Cathedral community are already involved in, and identify new opportunities and practices that will help strengthen the Cathedral of Saint James as a place of radical welcome.

Nov 22: Simply Tuesday, Chater 3

Mtr, Terri Bays

Nov 29: No Formation

Dec 6: Radical Welcome, Session 4
Radical Welcome, Not Assimilation: Creating Space for the Other

Kyle Lambelet & Mtr. Tina Velthuizen


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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The Cathedral of Saint James ||| 117 N Lafayette Blvd ||| South Bend, IN 46601 ||| Phone: 574-232-4837 ||| office at stjamessouthbend dot org

Office hours are Tues 8:00am-4:00pm; Wed noon-4:00pm; Thurs & Fri from 8:00am - 4:00pm