The Diocese of Northern Indiana Summer Camp is offered for kids entering 3rd-9th grade in the upcoming school year. It is held at Camp Alexander Mack in Milford, Ind. on the shores of Lake Waubee. This year’s theme, Journey with Jesus: Never Stop Exploring, is designed to encourage a sense of wonder and adventure in living life with Christ. From being lost and found in the temple to walking the road to Emmaus, Jesus never stopped exploring ways to teach and witness God’s love to all. Visit the camp website for answers to many FAQs as well as some photos from last year.
The Sr. High Mission Week is looking forward to another great year of mission opportunities this summer and are looking forward to their hears being filled with the Holy Spirit in service. The week of missions will be held from a base site at the Hemingway House, located in Killington, VT. This year, there is a limited number of teens (11-12) plus four adults that can go on the trip. Please get your registration forms in early. If you have questions, please email Carol Bianchini, Sr. High Youth Ministries Director.
Join the game night fellowship group for their monthly get-together. Everyone is welcome! This month the group will be attending a South Bend Cubs game at Four Winds Field. RSVP to by signing-up at church or emailing Steven Mast. There is a cost for the tickets.
Join us for the 27th annual Shortcakes on the Blacktop! Each delicious homemade shortcake is served with fresh strawberries, whipped cream, and ice cream. The cost is $5 per serving. All proceeds are donated to local nonprofits. The 2019 recipients are the Madison School Shoe Project, O’Hana Heritage Foundation/A Rosie Place, and St. Margaret’s House.
To schedule a delivery, call (574) 707-5130 by June 7. Deliveries are available on June 14 to Notre Dame and the downtown South Bend area between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Join the Episcopal Dioceses of Indianapolis and Northern Indiana as we celebrate our LGBTQ+ clergy and parishioners as well as share God’s love with the broader LGBTQ+ community!
People come from all across the state to participate in Indy Pride. This is a great opportunity to show the LGBTQ+ community that there are welcoming Episcopal churches in the local communities. Last year, more than 50 people from he Diocese of Indianapolis participated in the parade and volunteered at the festival. This year, the Dioceses of Northern Indiana and Indianapolis are coming together to more fully represent the many Hoosier communities where we strive to make manifest Christ’s love for all.
9 a.m. - Bilingual Prayer Service
10 a.m. - Indy Pride Parade
11 a.m. Indy Pride Festival (EDNIN has a booth!)
Sign-up for an hour time-slot to volunteer at our booth!
Join us for our new book study “Seeing for Ourselves: Biblical Women Who Met Jesus” by Katarina Katsarka Whitley. The book can be purchased through Amazon for $14. We will meet the first Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8 p.m. The first meeting will be June 4 in the Pokagon Room of the Main Library downtown. We will discuss the first four chapters at our first meeting, but it’s ok if you haven’t ready them all. Contact Joni Carlson with questions.
The Order of the Daughters of the King is a fellowship of women who commit their lives to prayer, service, and the spread of the Kingdom of God. The DOK at the Cathedral invites all women and girls to attend their Founders Luncheon.
The Founders Luncheon will be held on Saturday, April 13 from 12-1:30 p.m. in the Social Hall at First Presbyterian Church. Soup, salad, and cookies will be served. In addition to learning about DOK, there will be a guest speaker who will provide insight into the Kairos Outside Ministry. This is an amazing program that supports the wives, mothers, and daughters of the program and ways to get involved, such as knitting prayer shawls, doing specific arts and crafts, and making cookies.
Please come, eat, and learn more about DOK and the Kairos Outside Ministry and feel free to invite your family, friends, and neighbors! Please sign up on the sign-up sheet in the hallway outside the Chapel at First Presbyterian or RSVP by April 9 to Celeste Hilliard.
In this animated retelling of the Book of Exodus, Egyptian Prince Moses (Val Kilmer), upon discovering his roots as a Jewish slave, embarks on a quest to free his people from bondage. When his plea is denied by his brother Rameses (Ralph Fiennes), the new pharaoh, a series of horrific plagues strike Egypt. Moses finally leads the Israelites to freedom by parting the Red Sea and drowning the Egyptian army. God then gives Moses the Ten Commandments, a list of rules for his people to live by.
In 18th-century England, House of Commons member William Wilberforce (Ioan Gruffudd) and his close friend and a future prime minister, William Pitt (Benedict Cumberbatch), begin a lengthy battle to abolish Great Britain's slave trade. Though Wilberforce's legislation is soundly defeated in 1791, his growing affection for Barbara Spooner (Romola Garai) inspires him to take up the fight once more.
The Cathedral of Saint James is hosting the monthly meeting of the South Bend chapter of Americans on the Camino, a group of people who gather to learn about and share experiences of the Camino de Santiago in Spain. We will meet at First Presbyterian Church on Thursday, February 21, beginning at 7 p.m. for a movie night. All are welcome to attend!
On the afternoon of the third Sunday in February every year, the streets of downtown South Bend are teeming with people who have come to walk a mile in the shoes of many women for whom walking is the only means of transportation. The Winter Walk is a major fundraiser for St. Margaret’s House, a day shelter serving the needs of women and children in our community for over twenty-seven years.
The Cathedral of Saint James proudly houses St. Margaret’s House in the building behind our church, and right now, SMH is returning the favor by housing our offices on the third floor while our building is being renovated. Some come on! Let’s support the Winter walk more than ever financially and with our feet.
Registration starts at 1:30 p.m. and walk at 2:30 p.m. from the County-City Building. Plan on hot chocolate, cookies, and popcorn at St. Margaret’s House following the walk!
Set-up at 4 p.m.; Doors open at 5 p.m.; Awards at 7 p.m.
Get out those chili recipes, grab your wooden spoon, and fire up the crock pot! Saint James Annual Chili Contest is coming to First Presbyterian Church on Saturday, February 2. Challenge friends and neighbors! Presbyterians and Episcopalians! Challenge anyone who makes a tasty bowl of winter blues-chasing chili!
How It Works
Contestants make a pot (about a gallon) of their best chili, carry it to the FBC Social Hall in a crock pot or other similar self-warming apparatus, decorate a table, and prepare to serve. We provide the sampling cups, bowls, and utensils.
Guests (not cooks) pay an admission fee ($7 per person), sample all of the chili they care to, and cast ballots for their favorites. At the end of the evening, the ballots are counted and winners receive not-quite-valuable prizes. Beer and wine—we’re checking on that. Soft drinks are available for purchase. Water is free. Antacid is negotiable.
Habitat for Humanity
It’s all for a good cause! Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County’s Matthew 25 House Build. So come on out, tantalize (or terrorize) your taste buds, and help us help Habitat for Humanity in their outstanding mission to provide quality, affordable housing for those in need.
The Annual Meeting is not only a business meeting at which we review parish finances and elect leadership, it is also an opportunity to reflect on and hone our mission and vision. The Cathedral Chapter is currently considering, pondering, mulling, and praying over the information garnered from the Start From Zero open conversations this past summer, as well as the listening sessions conducted in an every member canvas in 2016. As we look forward to opening renovated facilities in 2019, we also pray for renewal in our mission and ministry, in our congregation, and in our lives.
Is God calling you to a ministry of leadership and service on the Cathedral Chapter? Are you interested in representing our faith community at the annual convention of the Diocese of Northern Indiana? Please speak with Canon Christopher Hillak or send him an email.
Anyone is invited to join the monthly game night group. This month, the group will be doing an escape room hosted at the home of Karen and Frank Gray. Please RVSP to Karen Gray by January 16 and ask for directions to their home.
6 p.m. - Group One begins the escape room
7 p.m. - Fellowship in-between groups. Please bring a snack to share with the group.
7:30 p.m. - Group Two begin the escape room
Bishop Doug Sparks will make his official visitation to the Cathedral of Saint James on the Feast of the Epiphany. This is a traditional baptismal feast, so anyone wishing to be baptized or to have a child baptized should speak with Fr. Brian as soon as possible. The Bishop’s Visitation is also an occasion for anyone wishing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, to be received into the Episcopal Church from another tradition, or to make a formal renewal of the Baptismal Covenant to do so. Again, please speak with Fr. Brian at your earliest convenience to let him know you are interested.