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April 6, 2013 at 5pm
The Annual Kateri Mass and Feast for 2013 is scheduled for April 6th, and is held at St. Lucy's Church, 432 Gifford Street, Syracuse, New York. Reception to follow.
Annual Kateri Tekakwitha Powwow Location TBA
July 4 - July 7 - 2013
This is a very family oriented "DRUG-FREE & ALCOHOL - FREE" Powwow. Join in the fun of traditional Native American dancing, crafts and food. Here is your opportunity to experience the taste of Buffalo Burgers, Venison Stew, and Indian tacos. (Non-Native food also available).
Journey back in time with Tribal dancers dressed in traditional regalia as they entertain you with traditional dancing such as The Crow Hop, Sneak Up, Two Step, and Switch dances, to name a few. Take part in the Inter-Tribal dancing, the Veteran's Dance, the Snake Dance and the special Children's Candy Dance in the circle around the Sacred Fire.
These dances allow Natives and non-Natives to come together to experience the fun and camaraderie of the powwow. Stroll through the beautiful scenic baptismal place of our Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha and visit the remains of the Mohawk village where she lived most of her life. Whatever direction you turn, there is a peacefulness that is unsurpassed. The chirping of the birds emit a totally different and soothing tone. A visit to the spring and the sound of the water brings an indescribable restfulness to your soul and the Native American Burial Ground as a reminder of what used to be. At the Fonda Shrine, you can follow the path from the village through the woods to the Sacred Spring and partake of the Holy water. Admission fee required for the Powwow only.
**Powwow is promoted by Robert Ross**
**Sound For Powwow Is Provided by Silhouettes Co, DJ Service A Spectrum Entertainment Company**
For Information, Please Contact:
Father George Belgarde SJ, Director at The Shrine Of Our Lady of Martyrs 1-518-853-3033 log on at
The 2013 Conference will be in El Paso, Texas. Please Contact the National Conference Information Center at (406)727-0147 or 1-800-842-9633.
You may also email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org
See a Committee Member For Time & Travel Information, or you many contact the Kateri Shrine
at 1-518-853-3646, or log on to www.Katerishrine.com
Mass to be Held in Fonda, New York.
November 9th, 2013
Chanting Starts at 1:30pm, Mass is at 4pm
This is a Native American Liturgy Mass in Mohawk and English to honor the family, friends and loved ones of Natives and non-Natives who have passed away. A tall tree, barren of leaves is chosen and placed in the church near the altar. The names of the deceased are written on paper leaves in autumn colors. Very small photos can also be attached to the leaves. There is a fee of $1.00 per leaf. These leaves are then hung on the tree until it is completely covered transforming the once barren tree into a beautiful blaze of color. Because there are over 2500 names, the chanting of the names to a soft drum beat will begin approximately 2 1/2 hours before the Mass. These names are also listed in the Fallen Leaves Mass Booklet that is handed out to everyone who attends. After the Mass, a Feast, which is an extension of our Mass, is held in the basement dining facility of St. Lucy’s Church. Depending on the number of people expected, some of our “Feasts” are held in the auditorium across the street from the church. There is no charge for this Feast. For more information, contact St. Lucy's Church. Please note: During these Native Liturgies a Sacred Smoke Blessing is shared with the congregation. This consists of a "cleansing" smoke (in minimal amounts) from a mixture of sweet grass, sage and cedar that is fanned with feathers to carry our prayers to the Creator. If you have asthma or other allergies that would be provoked by this smoke, please let someone know, and they will try to make accommodations for you.
Committee Bake sales are on the second Sunday of each Month. They are held in the basement of St. Lucy's Church following the 9:00 AM Sunday Mass. Food items include: Pies, Cakes, Muffins, Cookies, and the all time favorite, Brownies. There are also items available that are low in sugar.
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