The Cathedral of Saint James


Cottage Meetings


Thursday, November 10
7 am or noon or 6 pm

Let’s talk stewardship! This is not only about your 2017 financial pledge to the Cathedral (which is extremely helpful when forecasting available resources for our ministries), it is also about our hopes and dreams for our community of faith in the coming year and beyond. We’ll have some architectural plans to show you, as well as goals developed by the Cathedral Chapter through our Mutual Ministry Review and Listening processes.

So pick a time—Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner—on Thursday, November 10 and come down to Cathedral Hall for an hour for a simple meal and an important message. A session on an alternate date will be scheduled, as well.

Diocesan Convention


Diocesan Convention

Saturday, November 5, 2016
7:30am 3:30pm CST
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
1101 Park Drive Munster, IN, 46321

The 118th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana will be held at St. Paul's Church in Munster, Indiana. The other parishes of the Calumet Episcopal Ministry Partnership (St. Christopher's, Crown Point, St. Barnabas-in-the-Dunes, Gary, and St. Timothy's, Griffith) will assist hosting.

The Cathedral Delegation includes Nan Noecker, Steve Wietstock, Chris Sallak, Dcn. Anne and Fr. Brian. All are invited to come for the Eucharist at 9 am CST and to observe the business portion of the Convention.

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.

We are starting a new book, "Pondering Privilege" by Jody Wiley Fernando. We invite anyone who is interested to join us.

October 13: Chapters 1 (An Appeal to Cultural Humility) & 2 (The Painful Realities of White Privilege)

October 27: Chapter 3 (Myths and Emotions that Keep White People from Talking About Race)

November 10: Chapters 4 (Why White People Need to Talk About Race) & 5 ( Tips to Help White People Talk about Race)

November 24: No Meeting (Thanksgiving)

December 8: Chapter 6 (Where to Start When You're Afraid to Talk About Race) & Appendices

January 12: Chapter 7 (Dealing with Anger in Race Relations) & Epilogue (The Charge)

Fall Festival


Saturday, October 22
5-9 pm

at the home of
Patty and Lester Hans

The Relationship Building Committee invites one and all, family and friends to a Fall Festival. We’ll have face painting, pumpkin coloring (or you can take it home to carve!), a fire pit to roast hot dogs and make s'mores, apple cider, and lots more! Bring lawn chairs to sit on, an instrument to play in our pick-up Harvest Band, and a great big smile to brighten the day of everyone you meet. See you there!


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, Oct. 18 at 10:15 am

3rd Floor, St. Margaret's House

Sunday Adult Formation

3rd floor St. Margaret's House

This fall our Sunday Adult Forum invites you to read and talk about prayer and to learn from each other about ways that we might deepen our own prayer Jimmy Haring, the Forum sets for the following goals:

  • To have a context in which to raise honest questions about prayer;
  • To share ideas and resources with one another that have been helpful in our own prayer lives;
  • To deepen our understanding of several ways of thinking about and practicing prayer;
  • To cultivate a deeper level of prayer in our lives.

The group will begin by considering some selections from C. S. Lewis' book Letters to Malcolm, then from a book to-be-determined by Thomas Keating.

Fall Adult Forum Schedule:

10/16 Prayer Series 3

10/23 Prayer Series 4

10/30 Prayer Series 5

11/6 Pancake Breakfast

11/13 Prayer Series 6

11/20 Open Forum

11/27 Thanksgiving Break

Christian Formation

Christian formation classes for all ages begin: Sunday, September 11! 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

Have you heard...?


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








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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