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.

Christian Formation for Children and Youth

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Preschool—1st Grade
9—10 am in the Catechesis Atrium

Elementary Sunday School

2nd– 6th Grade
9:15—10 am in the Sunday School Room

Youth Group

7th—12th Grade
12—1:30 pm in the Youth Room

Parish Meeting October 12

Dean Grantz outlined five mission priorities for the Cathedral in 2014: 1) Heritage & Hope; 2) The Cathedral Project; 3) Christian Education; 4) A Priority of Prayer; and 5) Relationship Building. The Cathedral Chapter is adopting these priorities as core committees to organize their work and engage the congregation more deeply in the ongoing mission of the Church. Come learn more about this project as well as get an update on our budget and finances at a Parish Meeting on Sunday, October 12 from 9:15—10:00 am at Saint Margaret's House.

Fall Cleanup

Since Saturday, October 18, is a FREE DAY (The Notre Dame football team will be in Tallahassee to take on Florida State), we welcome you to come to the Cathedral from 9:00-Noonfor a fall clean-up day.will spend the morning in working outside (weather permitting) to do some much needed fall clean-up.Making our buildings and grounds appealing and welcoming to our neighbors and to all who pass by is a part of our basic commitment of stewardship of our facilities and a wonderful way to say, "Come on in,"the community.will see you there on the morning of the 18th!

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:

  • Sept 25 Genesis 22–23 The Sacrifice of Isaac
  • Oct 9 Genesis 24–25:18 The Marriage of Isaac and Rebecca 
  • Oct 23 Genesis 25:19–26 "Of What Use is a Birthright to Me?"
  • Nov 13 Genesis 27–28 The Blessing of Jacob
  • Nov 27—Thanksgiving Day -- No meeting

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.