The Cathedral of Saint James


Raising Cane


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, December 16
10:15 am—11:45 am
St. Margaret’s House, 3rd floor

Christmas Services



Christmas Eve Services

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

5:00 PM -- Choral Family Celebration

11:00 PM -- Candlelight Mass (with Incense)

Thursday, December 25, 2014

10:00 AM -- Christmas Day Eucharist

Annual Parish Meeting


Sunday, January 18, 2015

9:00 AM -- Choral Eucharist
(note that we are having only the one service on this Sunday)

10:15 AM -- Brunch

10:45 AM -- Annual Meeting


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 5:30 pm in the Conference Room:

  • Thursday, December 11 - Genesis 24—25:18 -- The Marriage of Isaac & Rebecca

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel


Adult Forum in Advent


Join Fr. Brian Grantz on Sunday December 21 from 9:15—10 am at St. Margaret’s House for a closer look at the imagery in this well-known Advent hymn. We’ll also talk about your family’s Advent traditions, why the church started celebrating Christmas around the time of the winter solstice, and other seasonal lore.

Capital Campaign Updates


Here are some of the items that we have been working on as part of the Heritage and Hope Capital Campaign:

  • Completed the exterior tuck pointing and masonry repairs
  • Installed new chairs in the nave to provide some flexible seating areas
  • Moved the baptismal font from the baptistry chapel to the back of the nave
  • Have a signed purchase agreement for the Marathon Station pending the Phase I and II environmental studies
  • Planning for the relocation of the columbaria to the new Memorial Chapel
  • We also recently received word that the Cathedral was awarded a $15,000 grant from the Center for Congregations to help cover architectural fees related to our disability access project. Many thanks to Hal Culbertson and Steve Wietstock for pursuing that possibility!

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









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 - Friday from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm