The Cathedral of Saint James


Discernment Discussions


Parish Discernment

First, we listen.

Discernment is hearing and responding to God’s call to us. The Cathedral Chapter is excited to begin a formal process of parish discernment in which we listen for the voice of God in conversation with every member of the Cathedral community. We want to hear your stories, your hopes, your ideas and inspirations as we seek God’s will, vision, and direction for our church both now and into the future.

Want to be a listener? Speak with any Chapter member.

Please say "yes" when a listener calls to set up an appointment to listen to your story. Sessions are intended to be no more than 30 minutes in length.

Saint James Sunday


Saint James Sunday

Celebrate the Feast of Saint James with us on Sunday, July 24! Following special celebrations of the Eucharist using the 1789 Prayer Book (the Prayer Book in use at the founding of Saint James Church) at 8 am and 10:15 am, join the parish community at noon for a cookout followed by an afternoon at the ballpark! Nothing says “summer” more than grabbing some food and cheering for the South Bend Cubs—all while getting to know others from the church. This fun event is also a great non-threatening way to invite your friends to experience Saint James!

A block of tickets ($15 each) has been reserved on the first-base side. (Disability accessible seats have also been reserved within our group’s section!) Look for members of the Relationship Building Committee wearing SB Cubs t-shirts after mass to purchase your tickets or stop by the parish office. Tickets will be distributed the day of the event.

Feeding Fellowship Groups


Feeding Fellowship Groups

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.


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!

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. our first book selection is Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God, by Kelly Brown Douglas. We invite anyone who is interested to join us.

July 28: Chapter 4—“A Father’s Faith: The Freedom of God.”

August 11: Chapter 5—“Jesus and Trayvon: the Justice of God.”

August 25: Chapter 6—“Prophetic Testimony: the Time of God” and Epilogue—“A Mother’s Weeping for Justice.”


Ecumenical Bible Study


July 31 at the Cathedral of Saint James

at 12:30 pm

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.

TUESDAY, July 19 and August 16 at 10:15

3rd Floor, St. Margaret's House

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








Sunday Adult Formation

3rd floor St. Margaret's House

We are on summer hiatus and will resume in the fall.


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