The Cathedral of Saint James


Shortcakes on the Blacktop


A major fundraiser of the Cathedral, our 25th annual Shortcakes on the Blacktop, is TOMORROW, June 9. As you know, this event raises money for deserving missions, but it cannot happen without help from our Cathedral family.

Betsy VanderBurg & Nan Noecker, as chairs, and their committee are working tirelessly to be sure the event falls into place. Now we need your help, please.

Friday, June 9 : SOTB EVENT:
We need people to help set-up, construct shortcakes, serve, deliver, and clean up. Just come to the blacktop to volunteer

Shortcakes on the Blacktop - PHONE ORDERS


Call 574-707-5130

Delivery orders for Notre Dame and Downtown South Bend may be phoned in for a minimum of 5 shortcakes

Interfaith Service of Prayer


Sunday, June 4th

The Cathedral of Saint James coordinated an Interfaith Service of Prayer as part of South Bend’s Best Week Ever in Howard Park. We had a great turnout. Thank you to all that participants and the community.

Heritage and Hope...


Look for updates to our building program in the near future.

Companies are currently preparing bids for the project. We hope to have additional information by June 13.


Ecumenical Bible Study


TBA , 12:30 PM

Join us for our monthly ecumenical Bible study with our friends from St. Augustine Catholic Church, Kern Road Mennonite Church, and the Cathedral of Saint James. 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 2nd and 4th 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, June 13 and 27 at 10:15 am

3rd Floor, St. Margaret's House

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

3rd floor St. Margaret's House

“I Will Bless You, and You Will Be a Blessing”

A Conversation on Marriage at the Cathedral of Saint James

In 2015, The General Convention of the Episcopal Church authorized rites for same-sex marriage for use in dioceses where the local Bishop permitted their use. At the same time, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled against laws prohibiting same-sex marriage, thus making it legal throughout the country. Last year Bishop Sparks issued a pastoral letter indicating he would extend the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony to same-sex couples in our diocese. The Bishop also required that congregations must first engage in in a process of discernment in an effort to develop consensus among the Body of Christ gathered in each faith community. The Cathedral of Saint James has long strived to be a welcoming and affirming congregation, but now that same-sex marriage is no longer an abstraction and members of the Cathedral community have requested this sacrament, it is time for us to take up this question formally.

During Eastertide, our adult forum will focus on the five discussion topics in I Will Bless You, and You Will Be a Blessing, a study document that was prepared for the Special Committee on Marriage at the General Convention in 2015 and later adapted for broader use. The entire document is available free in pdf format online. All of theses conversations will inform the Cathedral Chapter in their discernment as we move towards this new sacramental possibility in our community.

Christian Formation

Christian formation classes for all ages. We believe that formation in Christ is a life-long process, so come engage your mind, body, and soul as we seek to know Christ more and more.

All Sunday morning groups meet from 9:15 am—10 am in their respective locations.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

PreSchool—1st grade
Catechesis Atrium (by the nursery)
Contact: Mrs. Gail Buechner

Sunday School

2nd grade - 6th grade
Lower Level of the Office Building
Contact: Ms. Erica Vitale


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

The Cathedral of Saint James
Community Cycle of Prayer


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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 currently irregular; please call before stopping by the offices