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.

Cathedral of Saint James
Stewardship Tailgate

Saturday, November 1
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

· Tailgate in the Parking Lot
(Burgers, Brats, and Chicken Corn Soup provided)

· Stewardship Presentation

· All Saints’ Day Community Eucharist

It’s About Time to Change Time and…
 It’s Time for Pancakes!!

On Sunday, November 2nd, we “fall back” and set our clocks back an hour. On that day, we also have our next Pancake Breakfast!!

Date: Sunday, November 2
Time: 9 – 10 AM (between services)
Location: St. Margaret’s House 1st floor
Menu: Pancakes, sausage, fruit, juice

Those Saint James men or boys wishing to help out on cooking, serving or clean up…let Keith LaPierre know thru the sign-up sheet in the back of the Cathedral.

Raising Cane: A Tuesday Morning Seniors Group

Eat, Pray, Talk.

Raising Cane is definitely able! Our new Tuesday morning Bible reflection and conversation group has been a great success so far. Beginning in November, we will meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month on the third floor of St. Margaret’s House. We are also moving our meeting time an hour earlier: from 10 am—11:30 am. We’ll provide beverages, you bring a snack (for yourself or to share) and your curiosity about the Bible and life. Next gathering:

Tuesday, November 4
10:00 am—11:30 am
St. Margaret’s House, 3rd floor

20s/30s: Get Your Game On!

Bring your poker chips, or your Cranium, your Bananagrams, or your Settler's of Catan and mark your calendars for Friday, November 7th at 7:00 pm for 20s/30s game night! We'll plan to meet below the sanctuary at St. James and do snacks and drinks potluck style. Extra friends and games also welcome! Contact Nicole Lambelet for any outstanding questions or concerns.

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:

  • Thursday, November 13 - Genesis 24—25:18 -- The Marriage of Isaac & Rebecca

The Episcopal WayEpiscopal Way

A Sunday Morning Book Study

This fall we will consider from a missional perspective what it means to walk "the Episcopal Way" in a rapidly changing world. Examining a number of cultural shifts in turn, Stephanie Spellers and Eric Law "dig deep to discover how this church's traditions, teachings, and practices speak to, participate in, and challenge the culture within which we live out the good news." They then turn around to consider the light and shadow that coexist in "the Episcopal Way," urging us to consider how "the world's wisdom may help to redeem the church and return us to the Way." Join us a couple of Sunday mornings a month as we consider how our experiences as Episcopalians can equip us and others to meet the challenges of contemporary life. The chapters are short and the book is available on Amazon!

  • September 28 "Digital Media and the Incarnation"
  • October 19 "A Multi-Tasking World and a Liturgical Church"
  • November 9 "Network Theory and a Networked Church"
  • November 23 "Flattened Authority and a Democratic Church"
  • Later Dates TBA

All meetings will begin at 9:15am at St. Margaret's House.

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 is $596,719.