Reaching Out

St. James works on behalf of people who are in need through parish-based programs and with local partners. We offer some direct assistance but also work to change unjust policies and structures that perpetuate violence, suffering, and injustice.

Hunger & Poverty

The cathedral sponsors two monthly meal programs and participates in the ReVive Center Christmas Basket program. For more information or to volunteer, email Judith Tribbett.

Refugee Resettlement

Members of St. James Cathedral joined RefugeeOne to co-sponsor a family from Syria in need of practical help and friendship as they adjust to their new setting here in our city. 

Summer in the City

For the past fifteen years, the cathedral has organized Summer in the City, a program providing a three-week enrichment camp in July to help Chicago youth discover treasure in themselves, Chicago, and others.

Social Justice

On St. James Cathedral's behalf, parishioners actively participate in ongoing activities related to issues of justice, including:

  • Annual LGBT Pride Parade
  • RefugeeOne Resettlement
  • Interfaith Coalition Against Racism
  • Cross Walk to Work against Gun Violence
  • Fair Trade Fairs
  • CropWalk for Hunger