The Kateri Native Ministry of Ottawa is growing its partnership with the Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall and Archbishop Marcell Damphousse. The bishop’s office released the following statement regarding their ongoing work in reconciliation alongside Kateri Native Ministry:
Archbishop Damphousse is working closely with Kateri Native Ministry based here in the Ottawa to develop opportunities for education for clergy and parishes led by Indigenous people. This is an ongoing effort, and it will take some time to plan and do
well. It may seem the archdiocese is not ‘doing much,’ but at this moment of time, a lot of work is in listening and consulting, working with the Indigenous peoples and relying on their wisdom, learning and expertise.
There are discussions underway for listening circles, the blanket exercise, teaching and a special Mass in the Fall at Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica.