This past week a delegation of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit leaders met with Pope Francis in Rome. The delegation concluded with the full delegation having an audience with Pope Francis. The video of this audience can be found here.

Kateri Native Ministry of Ottawa will at the Sacred Fire and Prayer Vigil, in support of the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Delegates meeting with the Pope in Rome During the week of March 28. For more information, please visit the Galilee Centre Website.

Our Holy Father invited catholics to express their dreams, ideas and concerns in preparation for the Synod of Bishops scheduled for 2023. The sharing circles on synodality is to discern a path forward for the church. Our synodal gathering will ask two questions: 1) How do you experience church today and 2) What are your dreams and hopes for the future. These will be the 2 questions we engage in listening. There will also be a time of reflection.

The synodal process began at the Vatican on October 9-10 and was launched in October 16-17th in dioceses worldwide.  

The synodal process is simply listening and hearing one another and how to engage with one another. All dioceses are asked to send in a report. Kateri will submit its own report.  

Please plan on attending our Synodal sharing circle at St. Basil’s parish located at 940 Rex Avenue, Ottawa on April 2, 2022 from 9am to 12 noon.  For those who cannot attend in person, there will be an option to attend via Zoom.

There will be coffee and light refreshments.  

Carol David and Donna Naughton will guide you through the process.  

The Canadian Council of Catholic Bishops have issued an apology to Indigenous people for the Residential School System.

Please join us at our monthly Indigenous mass at St. Basil’s Parish on September 11, 2021 at 5:00 pm. It will be celebrated by Archbishop Marcel Damphousse, Father Daryold Winkler and Father Peter Bisson SJ. Hope to see everyone there! For those who are interested there is music practice at 4:00 pm.

On behalf of the Kateri Native Ministry of Ottawa we would like to extend our gratitude to the Columbus Club-Council 485 of St. Basil’s parish for their generous donation to the ministry.
The parishioners of St. Basil’s have always supported the ministry and we are so very grateful to everyone. 

Blessings to everyone. 
Donna Naughton

Executive Director 

Kateri Native Ministry of Ottawa