ST. JOHN'S PAWNEE KATERI GROUP
Interested in joining a Kateri Group? Native American Catholics or non-native, or non-Catholic, are invited to be a part of a ministry under the guidance of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha.
Tekakwitha was born in 1656 of a Christian Catholic Algonquin mother and a traditional Mohawk Chief in a village called Ossernenon along the Mohawk River. On April 5, 1676 she was baptized and was given the name Kateri. Her life was devoted to teaching prayers to children and helping the sick and aged until she became very frail and weak. On January 3, 1943, she was declared Venerable by Pope Pius XII. On June 22, 1980, she was beatified by Pope John Paul II in Rome.
The Kateri Circles (both Adult and Youth) exist under the auspices of the Tekakwitha Conference.
The Conference strives to empower Native Catholics as Church and to deepen and affirm Native Catholic identity and pride in their culture and spiritual traditions. The purpose of the Tekakwitha Conference is the evangelization of Native American Catholics.
Come find out more about the Spiritual, Social, and Educational objectives of ministering through a local Kateri Circle.
An organizational meeting was held Wednesday, October 1st, 2008 and weekly rosaries will be held every Tuesday, from 5 to 6 p.m., at the St John Evangelist Catholic Church located at 8th & Oak in Pawnee, OK.