The Cathedral of Saint James


A Taste of New Orleans


Calling all Saints - Mark your calendars for Friday October 30!

Come celebrate All Saints and All Souls with a taste of New Orleans! The Community Engagement Committee is planning a rollicking good time with good food, good music and good fellowship.

Bring a favorite gumbo, jambalaya or other Southern dish to share. The festivities will take place in St. Margaret's House beginning at 7 PM.

Donations, (monetary or non-perishable food items,) will be accepted to support the 3rd quarter Care and Share ministries: Clergy discretionary fund and the Food Bank of Northern Indiana .

Come dressed as your favorite Saint. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes -

Laissez le bon temps rouler!

Feeding Fellowship Groups

Feeding Fellowship Groups

We had a great kickoff brunch for our new Feeding Fellowship groups. 30 + Cathedral family members met to tentatively form 5 fellowship groups to share together in meals and table fellowship.

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. The next meal for this group is being planned for Friday, October 16 at 6:00 pm. We will be feasting and fellowshipping at Doc Pierce's in Mishawaka. Please contact Jay Love BY OCTOBER 9, if you wish to attend.


These folks would enjoy hosting one another for small dinners at each others' homes. Hosting duties would rotate among members. The first dinner is tentatively planned for October 3 at the home of Hal & Rhonda Culbertson.


This group would meet at various pizzerias to taste a variety of pies. They are looking at a first dinner meeting on Sunday, October 11, at 5:00 pm at Bruno's Pizza on Prairie Ave. 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.


This group is looking for more members who would enjoy meeting for breakfast at various spots on different days.

Bon appetit!

Education for Ministry

Education for Ministry (EfM) is a unique four-year distance learning certificate program in theological education based upon small-group study and practice. Since its founding in 1975, this international program has assisted more than 80,000 participants in discovering and nurturing their call to Christian service. EfM helps the faithful encounter the breadth and depth of the Christian tradition and bring it into conversation with their experiences of the world as they study, worship, and engage in theological reflection together.

We are planning to start EFM in January 2016, so there is still time to register your interest with Mother Terri.

Matt 515 Talent Show


No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lamp stand, and it gives light to all in the house.” 5:15

Mark your calendars for the "Matt 515" Talent Show and Old-Fashioned Potluck on Friday, October 9th! Relationship Building Committee is planning an evening of food, fellowship and fun! a hidden talent? to share it with others for the good of all? ’t hide your light under a bushel…let it shine for your church community! “outside the pew” and join in the fun. Prizes will be awarded! evening begins at 5:15pm (of course!) with details as follows.

  • 5:30-6:30PM - Potluck at St. Margaret’s House: your favorite supper dish, side dish, or sweet dish to share. (Drinks will be provided.)
  • 6:30PM - Short break for clean-up and set-up
  • 7-8:30PM - “Matt 515” Talent Show in the St. James Sanctuary: your talent or just come for the show!

Donations of $1 per person, max $5 per family, will be accepted to support the Clergy Discretionary Fund. contact Kim Gray to submit your name and the title of your act. (Don’t have a talent, but would like to submit a funny YouTube video? email the link!)


Trinity Institute 2016


Coming in February 2016

The Cathedral will sponsor the 2016 Trinity Institute -- Listen for a Change: Saacred Convsersations for Racial Justice.

Our presentation will take place on 11-13 February -- specific times and locations will be announced in the future.


Ecumenical Bible Study


Sunday October 18, 12:30 pm
at St. Margaret's House.

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, October 13 and 27th
(note the date changes for Oct)
10:15 am—11:45 am
St. Margaret’s House, 3rd floor

Have you heard...?


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






Sunday Adult Formation


October 11th at 9:15
1st floor St. Margaret's House

Sometimes our awareness of God’s presence is huge, like fireworks lighting up the night and filling the sky with sound. Other times it’s small, like fireflies silently flickering in the dusk. Simply Tuesday: Small-Moment Living in a Fast-Moving World, is a new book by Emily P. Freeman that takes us among the fireflies, helping us become more mindful of God’s presence in the everyday moments of our lives. Join Mtr. Terri on selected Sunday mornings beginning September 13th at 9:15 as we explore ways “to release our obsession with building a life, and believe in the life Christ is building within us--one simple Tuesday at a time.” The book is available in multiple formats from both Amazon and Barnes and Noble.


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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