21 Annual Healing And Reconciliation Conference


FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2019

Friday evening is the traditional opening of the Conference. After dinner we start with the Sacred Fire that burns throughout the weekend. With the Grand Entry and traditional drumming, we will proceed to the hall with the Statute of St Kateri leading the way. An opening remark will be given by the Executive Director followed by logistics and schedules. Fr Hasina, SJ, will do the opening address and the evening will end with light refreshments.

3:00 PM: Arrival and Registration

5:00 pm: Dinner 

6:00 pm: Lighting of the Sacred Fire

6:30 pm: Grand Entry

7:00 pm: Praise and Worship

7:15 pm: Greetings and Welcoming Address: Donna Naughton, Ministry  Director

7:30 pm: Opening prayer and presentation:  Hasina Rakotoarisoa SJ

8:00 pm: Praise and Worship



We welcome the day with a traditional Sunrise Ceremony at the sacred fire. Afterwards, we will celebrate mass and people will prepare themselves to open their hearts to God’s grace. In the evening will be the highlight of the whole conference: the Healing Service.

6:00 am: Sunrise Ceremony

7:00 am: Morning Mass: Celebrant: His Grace Terrence Prendergast, SJ, Archbishop of Ottawa 

8:00 am: Breakfast

9:00 am: Praise and Worship

9:15 am: Keynote Speaker: Fr. Patrick Twohy, SJ

10:15 am:  Coffee Break

10:30 am: Praise and Worship

10:45 am: Testimony (Doris and Dennis  Robinson)

11:30 am: Praise and Worship


1:15 pm: Praise and Worship

1:30 pm: Sharing

2:00 pm: Keynote Speaker: Fr Patrick Twohy, SJ / Christina Robert

3:00 pm: Coffee Break

  • Reflection
  • Reconciliation available

5:00 pm: Dinner

6:30 pm: Praise and Worship

6:45 pm: Introduction Prayer: Hasina SJ



SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2019

Since Kateri Native Ministry bridges two distinct cultures and traditions, we will spend the closing day coming together to share their diverse experiences of Faith and the Conference. The weekend will end with celebration and thanksgiving in the form of a Grand Entry leading to a Mass.  We depart as friends, ready to go forth as disciples in our respective communities.

8:00 am: Breakfast

9:00 am: Praise and Worship

              Sharing and Testimonies

10:30 am: Grand Entry

                 Eucharistic Celebration


See you later and Safe travel!