The Cathedral of Saint James


Muslims Through the Eyes of Jesus


The Rev. Kevin Higgins, who preached at the Cathedral last October, will return on Saturday, May 9 to lead this workshop for the Diocese.

Here is the description:

In this three hour seminar we will cover the historical foundations of Islam, as well as some modern expressions: Sunni, Shia, Sufi, and the rise of radical or militant Islam. We will also explore how Jesus' encounter with the Samaritan woman in John's Gospel might shed light on meaningful relationships with Muslims today. By the end of our time together, we will understand our Muslim neighbors better, and have a clearer picture of how to relate to them as friends and as people of faith.

Click on the picture above to download a copy of the flyer to share with others. We hope to see you at this free event.

Lent 2015


Lent is a forty day season that begins on Ash Wednesday and concludes with the Great Vigil of Easter. Traditionally, Lent is a season of penitence—examining one’s sinfulness and seeking to amend one’s life accordingly in response to the love of God—and fasting—abstaining from or limiting food or engaging in other disciplines for the purpose of highlighting our creaturely needs and our dependence upon God.

Mid-Week Eucahrists

Wednesday, 5:30 pm in the Chapel
Friday, Noon in the Chapel

Chrism Mass with Prayers & Annointing for Healing

Saturday, March 28th
10 am at the Cathedral

Stations of the City
1:00-3:00 pm

Palm Sunday

Sunday, March 29th

8:00 am Rite I with Blessing of the Palms

10:00 am Liturgy of the Palms with
St. Patrick's & St. Hedwig's Church
at the corner of W. Washington & S. Taylor Sts.
followed by the Procession to the Cathedral

Holy Monday

Monday, March 30th
5:30 pm Evening Prayer in the Chapel

Holy Tuesday

Tuesday, March 31st
5:30 pm Evening Prayer in the Chapel

Holy Wednesday

Wednesday, April 1st
5:30 pm Holy Eucharist in the Chapel

Maundy Thursday

Thursday, April 2nd
7:00 pm at the Cathedral
Foot Washing, Eucharist, Stripping of the Altar

Vigil at the Altar of Repose

Good Friday

Vigil at the Altar of Repose

Friday, April 3rd
Noon - 3:00pm at the Cathedral
Proper Liturgy for Good Friday with
Veneration of the Cross &
Communion from the Reserve Sacrament

followed by the Stations of the Cross

The Great Vigil of Easter

Saturday, April 4th
7:00 pm

Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 5th
10:00 am at the Cathedral

Stations of the City




An Exploration of South Bend’s Racial Past, Present and Future

in the Shadow of the Cross

Saturday, March 28

1 pm—3 pm

Join us from 1-3pm on Saturday, March 28 as we revisit sites of significance to South Bend race relations and reflect on their significance for our own life together in Christ. Based on the Stations of the Cross, this walking meditation will take us on a relatively flat, 2.1 mile journey around the neighborhoods to the west and south of the Cathedral of Saint James.

20s/30s Game Night



Saturday, March 28 at 7:30 pm

Attention all 20s/30s! Mark your calendars and come to another Game Night. We’ll meet on Saturday, March 28 at 7:30 pm at a location TBD. Bring games, friends, and snacks to share!

Email nicole . lambelet at gmail . com with any questions.


Lenten Study

Not "A Thing Afar Off"-- Race Relations Here and Now


The Rev. Buford F Gordon, in his 1922 account,The Negro in South Bend, says, “to the people of St. Joseph county in the year 1849 the existence of slavery seemed a thing afar off.” One might argue that many white folks still see racial concerns this way, as a thing afar off and affecting others. In this Lenten Study, we will consider the opposite view, namely that issues of race are up-close and personal, if only we would take a closer look at ourselves.

Join us at 6:30 pm on the 2nd floor of St. Margaret's House on the Thursday evenings of Lent.

Thursday, March 26

What shall virtue do to meet brute force? —James E. Cone, “The Recrucified Christ in Black Literary Imagination,” from The Cross and the Lynching Tree.

Saturday, March 28, 1 pm

Stations of Race in the City: a Walking Reflection on Local History and Personal Responsibility.

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 7
10:15 am—11:45 am
St. Margaret’s House, 3rd floor

Christian Formation - Adults


Marriage: An Overview

Marriage is expected to be a hot topic of conversation at the General Convention in Salt Lake City this summer. A special committee will deal solely with an expected high volume of resolutions concerning marriage. Developments in recent years around the blessing of same-sex unions makes a serious look at the theology and practice of marriage necessary and wise. So let’s talk about marriage...

Mar 22: Marriage & Culture

May 3: Marriage & the Bible

May 17: History of a Liturgical Fragment

9:15 am
St. Margaret’s House, 1st Floor


The Episcopal Way

A Sunday Morning Book Study

As we enter the third part of our Sunday-morning series on Stephanie Spellers and Eric Law's book, The Episcopal Way, we turn from a consideration of how the Episcopal way equips us for encountering the world to a consideration of how "patterns and practices in the church's life that once made sense, now present potential barriers to relationship with the cultures and communities where we live. Please join us on the following Sunday mornings at 9:15am on the 1st floor of St. Margaret's House:

April 12
Part III Introduction: The World Meets a Changing Church

April 26
Chapter 9: Returning to the Via Media

May 10
Chapter 10: Uniting Beauty and Justice

May 24
Chapter 11: Practicing Mutuality with the Other Chapter

June 7
Chapter 12: Falling in Love with God Again

Conclusion: Walking the Episcopal Way.

9:15 am at St. Margaret’s House, 1st Floor

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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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