The Cathedral of Saint James


Formation for Children -- Catechesis of the Good Shepherd


Who: Older 3-year-olds through Kindergarteners
When: 9:15 –10:00 am
Where: Catechesis Room (main level of the office building)
Leaders: Gail Buechner and Kim Gray. One or two additional leaders are needed.
What: Montessori-based learning through story, reflection, and hands-on activity.

The Cathedral of Saint James Cathedral was one of the first churches in the Michiana area to implement the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, an internationally renowned program for teaching children to learn about and explore the Christian faith. Grounded in the Montessori Method, the program is centered in the Bible, lived out in liturgy, and supported by beautiful yet simple materials that make the mystery of God concrete. The program cultivates in children a deep relationship with Jesus, the Good Shepherd, and encourages the development of three essential qualities of Christian faith: Simplicity, Contemplation and Joy.

Formation for Children -- Elementary Children


Who: Children in grades 1-6
When: 9:15 –10:00 am
Where: Sunday School Room on the lower level
Volunteers staff various units throughout the year



The nursery at the Cathedral of Saint James is located on the main level of Cathedral House and is accessible to the Cathedral through the Chapel Hallway located in the southwest corner of the nave. The nursery is a place where parents can gather to watch their children play, as well as a place they can feel confident to leave their children, knowing they will be in a safe, secure and in a fun environment. The nursery is designed primarily for babies and toddlers; older children, such as siblings, are encouraged to attend the service with their parents. If you have any questions, stop by on Sunday morning and speak with the Nursery Staff. Nursery Hours: Sundays 9:15 am to the Passing of the Peace. The nursery is also available during other select events held at the Cathedral.


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 currently irregular; please call before stopping by the offices