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Join with us at the Galilee Centre to mark the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and to honour the Survivors of Indian Residential Schools, their families and communities by reflecting together on our path forward towards right relations.

This year we are honoured to have John Rice, Elder and Knowledge Keeper from Wasauksing First Nations with us to lead us. John is a wonderful teacher and counselor grounded in the Life Affirming Traditional Spiritual Teachings. We have been richly blessed to host events that he has lead and we are deeply grateful to have him back with us.

There is no cost for this event, though good will offerings are always appreciated.

A retreat happening in September being run by the Jusuit Forum. Our Director Donna will be one of the leaders for the retreat. For more information, visit the link below.

https://ignatiancentremtl.org/…/listening-to…/

We want to share this interview with Harry Lafond, an Indigenous Deacon.

https://sojo.net/magazine/august-2022/catholic-church-needs-change-its-thinking-about-indigenous-people

PRAYER GATHERING AT CANADIAN MARTYRS PARISH ON JULY 24

As Canadians and as Catholics, we are all invited to walk the path of reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. Join us at Canadian Martyrs church, 100 Main Street, at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 24, for a half-hour prayer service for reconciliation as Pope Francis’ visit to Canada begins.

LIVESTREAMING OF THE JULY 26 PAPAL MASS FROM EDMONTON 

Holy Redeemer Parish in Kanata (holyredeemer.ca) will livestream the Mass from Commonwealth Stadium starting at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26. You are invited to join the Catholic community for this gathering. Sign up at https://holyredeemerkanata.flocknote.com/signup/94749 or contact Tony Ritchie (ritchieanthony3@gmail.com) so Holy Redeemer can keep track of the numbers attending. 

MASS AND PRAYER AT ST. JOSEPH’S PARISH ON JULY 28

Please join us for noon mass at St. Joe’s parish, 151 Laurier Ave. E., on Thursday, July 28, where we will offer our prayers of support and intercession for the Pope’s visit. Afterwards, we will gather for a short time of discussion, fellowship and prayerful support over a coffee. If you have any questions, please

email reconciliation@st-josephs.ca.

Kateri Native Ministry of Ottawa is very pleased to have Métis Jigger Brad Lafortune joining us for our monthly Kateri Mass this Saturday June 11 at St. Basil’s Parish. All are welcome to attend. Below there is a video profile of Brad.

We would like to say Miigwetch to St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Elementary School for raising over $3400 for the Kateri Native Ministry of Ottawa.

Kateri Native Ministry of Ottawa hosted a Kateri Mass at St. Joseph’s parish. It was an honor to be welcomed so enthusiastically by the community. The mass had the highest attendance at the parish since the beginning of the pandemic.

Kateri Native Ministry of Ottawa will be running a retreat for theology students at Saint Paul University. This is part of an ongoing partnership with the university and the Kateri Native Ministry of Ottawa. The students will get to participate in ceremony and be taught by a group of elders.

Kateri Native Ministry is hosting a Cree Gathering May 20-22. If interested in attending please contact admin@katerinativeministry.ca