October 22, 2012 –
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.
The mass was held in a large tent on the Our Lady of the Snows Church grounds.
There were approximately 375 people in attendance for the mass and meal that followed.
Catherine Adame (PBPN) participated in the mass.
Musicians performed during the celebration.
Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann was the presiding celebrant for the mass.
Other priests also concelebrated for the special occasion.
Tom Spottedhorse played the flute.
There were so many people some sat outside.
Left to right: Steve Ortiz, Milton LaClair, Emery Hale, Roy Hale and Jim Potter.
Micki Martinez smiles for the camera.
Archbishop Naumann gave a blessing at the meal.
Vivien Gonzales and Rey Kitchkumme
Left to Right: Delores Ortiz, Steve Ortiz, Roy Hale, Patty Potter and Jim Potter.