The Cathedral of Saint James


Saint James Prayer Committee


The prayer committee of the vestry (Deacon Anne & Laura Pankow), with support have decided to promote a program of year-round stewardship. We are seeking volunteers from the congregation to speak on the topic of personal stewardship. Please speak to Anne or Laura if you would be willing to give such a testimony. You can contact Laura and Deacon Anne by phone or email. Thank you for your commitment to help in this community prayer project.

Shortcakes are coming...



Thursday, June 11th

11 am - 5:30 pm

Cathedral of Saint James
North Parking Lot
under the Tent


Volunteers Needed!

Want to give more of your time and talents? Shy? Outgoing? Quiet? Chatty? Ready to connect with project or people? We take (and need!) you all. We have multiple volunteer needs, listed below, that feed the soul of Saint James and the palate (and soul!) of the South Bend community.

Sign-up sheets are on the table in the back of the church.

Friday, May 29: Empty fridge/freezers for defrosting

Sunday, May 31 (after church, lunch provided. Noon to finish): Scrub down kitchen top to bottom, wash baking and mixing equipment

Tuesday, June 2 (9 a.m. to finish): Ingredient mixing

Wednesday, June 3 (1 p.m. - 5 p.m.): Baking shortcakes

Friday, June 5 (6 p.m. - 10 p.m.): Baking shortcakes

Monday, June 8 (6 p.m.—10 p.m.) Baking shortcakes.

Also, bucket cleaning at St. Margaret’s House kitchen

Tuesday, June 9 (4 p.m. - 5 p.m.): Unloading berries into refrigerators

Wednesday, June 10 (7 a.m. - 9 a.m.): Berry washing

Wednesday, June 10 (9 a.m. to finish): Berry slicing

Summer Camp



Now is the time to register for this summer's most exciting kid's event in Northern Indiana. See the camp website for registration forms and details.

Summer 2015: Senior High Mission Work



God has been planting seeds for several years at Sr. High Camp and our Winter Retreats. Over the years we have had clergy, lay people and the teens themselves, teach and share stories with us about how we are called to serve Christ. This summer from June 28 – July 4, the teens of The Diocese of Northern Indiana will have the opportunity to serve. In place of Sr. High Camp, we will host Mission With“IN” for the teens of our diocese. Our home base for the week is located in Winona Lake, IN at Grace College. We are staying in townhouses that are dorms for the upperclassmen. During the week we will travel to locations within an hour of Grace College to do mission work. Here is how you can help:

If you know of a mission opportunity in your area and you are located within an hour of Winona Lake, please email or call Carol Bianchini at cjbianchini @ Examples are: painting, yard work, cleaning, serving at a soup kitchen or a food pantry. Ideas are welcome. We are planning to serve one day at Grace College on the grounds, and are in the process of making contacts to fill our week. We will come ready to work – you provide the supplies for us to do the job.

We need teens that are ready, willing and able to serve on the Mission Team. If you have completed 9 – 12 grades and are interested in this ministry, please visit or find an application at the back of the sanctuary.

If you would like to donate funds to help them with expenses, please send a check to: The Diocese of Northern Indiana, with Sr. High Mission Team on the memo line.

God is good and through him all things are possible. Galatians 6:9 - Let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

Let us go forth in the name of Christ,
Carol Bianchini & Cindy Spice
Sr. High Mission Team Leaders


Bimonthly Pancakes


Sunday, July 5, 2015

9-10 am

First floor of St. Margaret's House. All are welcome!!

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, May 19
10:15 am—11:45 am
St. Margaret’s House, 3rd floor

Christian Formation - Adults


Marriage: An Overview

Marriage is expected to be a hot topic of conversation at the General Convention in Salt Lake City this summer. A special committee will deal solely with an expected high volume of resolutions concerning marriage. Developments in recent years around the blessing of same-sex unions makes a serious look at the theology and practice of marriage necessary and wise. So let’s talk about marriage...

May 17: History of a Liturgical Fragment

9:15 am
St. Margaret’s House, 1st Floor


The Episcopal Way

A Sunday Morning Book Study

As we enter the third part of our Sunday-morning series on Stephanie Spellers and Eric Law's book, The Episcopal Way, we turn from a consideration of how the Episcopal way equips us for encountering the world to a consideration of how "patterns and practices in the church's life that once made sense, now present potential barriers to relationship with the cultures and communities where we live. Please join us on the following Sunday mornings at 9:15am on the 1st floor of St. Margaret's House:

May 24
Chapter 11: Practicing Mutuality with the Other Chapter

June 7
Chapter 12: Falling in Love with God Again

Conclusion: Walking the Episcopal Way.

9:15 am at St. Margaret’s House, 1st Floor

Have you heard...?


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 8:00am-4:00pm; Wed noon-4:00pm; Thurs & Fri from 8:00am - 4:00pm