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.

It's time for Pancakes...

Join us this Sunday, September 7, between 9 and 10 am at St. Margaret's House as the men of the congregation provide us with our wonderful bimonthly pancake breakfast. Great food and super fellowship as we gather 'round the tables for a meal. Hope to see you there!

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 11 Genesis 20–21 Sisters, Brothers, Wives and Sons
  • 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 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 14 Introduction and "What's the Story?"
  • September 28 "Digital Media and the Incarnation"
  • October 5 "A Multi-Tasking World and a Liturgical Church"
  • October 19 "Network Theory and a Networked Church"
  • November 9 "Flattened Authority and a Democratic Church"
  • November 23 "Globalization and an Indigenous Church"
  • Later Dates TBA

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

Festival Day 2014

Reserve your space for this Diosecan event

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.