The Kateri Native Ministry of Ottawa is going for an outreach in New Brunswick in the beginning of the month of June, 2019.

We will have our first stop in Caraquet, NB on Thursday June 6, and spend the weekend (June 7-9) at St Ann’s Church, Burnt Church First Nation, NB.

Keep us in your prayers, as we travel to be with our people in the Eastern part of Canada.

Since we will have our Annual Healing and Reconciliation Conference on May 17-19, 2019, there will be no mass at our Bronson Centre office on the Third Sunday of May. Our mass will be at the Conference, in Plantagenet, ON. There is already another post for more information on the conference. Miigwetch.


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!

Kateri Native Ministry will go to Chelsea, Quebec on Sunday, June 02, 2019 for a service of Reconciliation. Join us!

Kateri Native Ministry will go to Anishnabe Spiritual Centre, Espanola, ON on Thursday April 25th. If you are interested in joining us, please call us or the Centre. Bring us in your prayers!

We had a great mass!

It will happen on Monday July 29 to Friday August 02, 2019