The Cathedral of Saint James



The Cathedral of Saint James Welcomes You!

Welcome to the oldest Episcopal congregation in South Bend. We are a thriving and growing downtown urban parish committed to serving the downtown area of South Bend.

We invite you to check out our services and the many happenings at the Cathedral.


Sunday, August 24
Potawatomi Park

Save the date! All Episcopalians from the Central Deanery of the Diocese of Northern Indiana are invited to a picnic on Sunday afternoon, August 24. Details coming soon!

Sex, Lies, & Other Family Matters:
A Study of the Book of Genesis

In the beginning when God created the heavens
and the earth, the earth was a formless void
and darkness covered the face of the deep,
while a wind from God swept over the face of
the waters.

So begins the book of Genesis, the Book of Beginning: with darkness, a formless void and a God who sweeps over it, bringing form and meaning out of the chaos. Thus begins a pattern in which the earth and its inhabitants persist, continually spinning into chaos and deriving meaning from it only with God's help. Join us on 2nd and 4th Thursday evenings at 5:30pm in the Conference Room:

  • Jul 10 Gen 9:18–11 Babel and Other Confusions
  • Jul 24 Gen 12–14 "She's My Sister. . . Really!"
  • Aug 14 Gen 15–17 The Covenant with Abraham
  • Aug 28 Gen 18–19 "We Gotta Get Outta this Place"

Summer Spiritual Adventure

This summer let's dive deeper into spiritual reading and conversation. We'll gather on the (new) deck in the Grantzs' back yard, carry-in, grill out and engage a couple of good books once each month. If you are interested, please speak with Fr. Brian or Tamisyn Grantz to let us know.

The books are both available for purchase or download from

  • Naked Spirituality: A Life with God in 12 Simple Words by Brian D. McLaren
  • Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion by Sara Miles

Our (tentative) schedule:

Friday, July 25, 6 pm

McLaren: Chapters 10-21
Miles: Chapters 9-16

Friday, August 29, 6 pm

McLaren: Chapters 22-27, Afterword
Miles: Chapters 17-25

Capital Campaign

Financial Update:

As of 6/4/14 we have received pledges and gifts from 83 families totalling $893,880 with total cash received against the pledges of $548,197.