The Cathedral of Saint James


Save the Date



Thursday, June 9th

Shortcakes on the Blacktop

$5.00 per shortcake with the proceeds to support three ministries in South Bend.

Opportunities to get involved in this wonderful project will be posted within the next several weeks.

Ascension Day Service

Join Lutherans and Episcopalians from Northern Indiana for our annual celebration of

The Feast of
Our Lord’s Ascension

Thursday, May 5 at 6:30 pm

This year’s joint service will be held at the Church of the Holy Trinity, 915 North Olive Street, South Bend. The Rev. Rudolph W. Mueller, who is the Assistant to the Bishop for Call Process, Leadership Support, and Worship with the Indiana-Kentucky Synod of the ELCA will preach. The Rev. Terri L. Bays will preside. All are welcome!


Family Game Night


Saturday, May 14, 2016

at 7 PM in Cathedral Hall

A Family Game Night hosted by the Cathedral's Relationship Building Committee will take place on Saturday, May 14 at 7:00 pm in Cathedral Hall. Come out for a fun evening of fellowship, food, and friendly competition. Bring your own beverage, a snack to share, and your favorite game. Some food and plenty of games will be on-hand. If you have questions or wish to RSVP, please contact Steven Mast.

Weekly Prayer Breakfast


Thursday Mornings at 9 AM

Tradewinds Restaurant, 921 McKinley Ave, Mishawaka

One of the longest running Cathedral offerings is our weekly prayer breakfast. With the closing of Top Notch Restaurant on Mayflower Rd., the group is moving back to Tradewinds Restaurant. With this move, Fred Buechner is taking over duties as convener from Deacon Joe Illes. The group is open to anyone (it used to be called the Men's Prayer Breakfast, but it hasn't been that for several years). We hope to see you there on Thursday mornings.

Habitat for Humanity Matthew 25 Build


Saturday, May 7

The Cathedral again is building with Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County this season. Saturday, May 7 partner with our friends from Saint Augustine Roman Catholic Church to make a dream come true for a deserving family. We.’ll take two shifts, working from 8 am until 2:30 pm.

The funds raised in the first quarter of 2016 through our Community Engagement committee will go directly to support this year's Matthew 25 house on East Marion St. in Mishawaka. This build marks our 25th house in 22 years!

Volunteers are directed to go to to register under the Matthew 25 House Build. Look for the icon about volunteering, then look for the Cathedral’s logo to sign up.

Soup After School


Monthly on the Third Tuesday
3:30-6:00 pm at Holy Trinity Church
915 N Olive Street, South Bend


Next Serving Day is May 17th

Once a month, Cathedral volunteers provide neighborhood children a simple meal and a couple of hours of care and attention through Holy Trinity's Soup After School program. Donations of homemade soup, bread, desset and beverages are needed as well as folks to help with play time, working on a short Bible lesson, and other activities with children & adults. If you would like to get involved, talk with Dcn. Anne. Questions?? Talk to DeDe Guth, Mike Swadener or Lizzie Willows.

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!


Ecumenical Bible Study


Next Meeting
April TBA

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, April 26 at 10:15

3rd Floor, St. Margaret's House

Sunday Adult Formation

3rd floor St. Margaret's House

Simply Tuesday continues with Mthr Terri on:

May 8 - Chapter 8 | Children & Grown-Ups: An Invitation to Move Downward with Gladness

May 22 - Chapter 9 | Honesty & Maturity: Learning to Relate in the Power of the Spirit

Jun 12 - Chapter 10 | Prayer & Questions: Making Friends with the Fog

Jun 26 - Chapter 11 | Desire & Disappointment: Why Clarity Is Overrated

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