We will have our monthly Indigenous Mass on Sunday 15 September at 11 am at 211 Bronson Ave, Suite 310. It will be followed by our usual potluck and the Annual General Meeting.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

We will have our first Community potluck and sharing circle this coming Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 10:00 am to 3 p.m

Hope to see you there!

We will have our Monthly Indigenous Mass on the third Sunday of the month of June, which is Sunday 16 June, at 11 a.m at Bronson Centre, Room 310.

All are welcome!

On behalf of the Kateri Native Ministry of Ottawa, Miigwetch to those who travelled from near and far to attend our 21st Healing and Reconcilliation conference. A special thank you to Reverand Archbishop Terrence Prendergast SJ for celebrating mass, and taking time out of his busy schedule to be with us. We were very blessed to have Father Pat Twohy, SJ and Christine Roberts from Seatle Washington who told the most inspiring stories of hope, love and reconciliation. Larry Gagnon from Mobert First Nation gave a beautiful moving witness of the power of prayer. We were tremendously blessed to have Doris and Dennis Robinson from Biigtigong First Nation who shared her story of surving a brain aneurysm. Our God is an awesome God. Miigwetch to all the musicians, the cooks, and our Elder Tom Dearhouse , the fire keepers and all others who gave of their time. What a blessed weekend it was. Much gratitude is extended to our priest in charge Father Hasina SJ for all that he did to make this another successful conference. Miigwetch to Wanda Renton Calvert, Board member of the Kateri Native Ministry for her support.

It was deep spiritual experience of faith, hope and love. I will carry in my heart forever. Love to you all.

Donna Naughton, Executive Director

For more photos from our conference please click this link:

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!