Hundreds Attend Kateri Tekakwitha Mass Honoring at Snows Church

MAYETTA:  It was a beautiful day yesterday for the Mass Honoring of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha (1656-1680), A Mohawk-Algonquin sister, who became the first indigenous saint to be recognized by Pope Benedict, VXI in Rome.  Locally, Our Lady of the Snows Church also held a mass celebration and below are some photographs of yesterday’s event.


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The mass was held in a large tent on the Our Lady of the Snows Church grounds.

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There were approximately 375 people in attendance for the mass and meal that followed.

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Catherine Adame (PBPN) participated in the mass.

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The sanctuary.

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Musicians performed during the celebration.

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Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann was the presiding celebrant for the mass.

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Other priests also concelebrated for the special occasion.

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Tom Spottedhorse played the flute.

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There were so many people some sat outside.

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Left to right: Steve Ortiz, Milton LaClair, Emery Hale, Roy Hale and Jim Potter.

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Micki Martinez smiles for the camera.

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Archbishop Naumann gave a blessing at the meal.

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Cornelia Donahue

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Vivien Gonzales and Rey Kitchkumme

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Left to Right:  Delores Ortiz, Steve Ortiz, Roy Hale, Patty Potter and Jim Potter.