The Cathedral of Saint James


Discernment Discussions


Parish Discernment

First, we listen.

Discernment is hearing and responding to God’s call to us. The Cathedral Chapter is excited to begin a formal process of parish discernment in which we listen for the voice of God in conversation with every member of the Cathedral community. We want to hear your stories, your hopes, your ideas and inspirations as we seek God’s will, vision, and direction for our church both now and into the future.

The Listener's are gathering after the 10:15 service on Sunday, August 14th, to share what they have heard from the members of the congregation.

This will assist the Chapter in deciding what our next steps will be. Look for additional information in the coming weeks.

Central Deanery Picnic


Central Deanery Picnic

Potawatomi Park, Pavilion 2, South Bend

Sunday, September 11
12:30 - 3:30 pm

Come enjoy lunch with members of your church and members of other churches within the Central Deanery!

Hamburgers, hot dogs, bunds, condiments, plates, silverware and napkins will be provided.

Please bring a dise dish or dessert to share and provide your own beverages.

RSVP to Holly Henderson by Sunday, September 4.

Welcoming and Seating of the Bishop


Saturday, August 27, 10:00 am

Bishop Sparks will be seated at the Cathedral on Saturday, August 27 at 10 am. A luncheon will follow the service. Please RSVP to the Cathedral Office if you would like to attend the luncheon.

Diocesan Anti-Racism Reading Group


7:00 pm at The Cathedral on the dates listed below

Out of the 2016 Trinity Institute - Listen For a Change: Sacred Conversations on Racial Justice -- arose the desire for a reading group for people across the diocese who are interested in matters of racial justice. our first book selection is Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God, by Kelly Brown Douglas. We invite anyone who is interested to join us.

August 25: Chapter 6—“Prophetic Testimony: the Time of God” and Epilogue—“A Mother’s Weeping for Justice.”


Ecumenical Bible Study


Next Meeting 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, August 16 at 10:15

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

We are on summer hiatus and will resume in the fall.


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