On Monday, July 14th, members of St. Patrick church and a number of visitors to our parish came together to worship and celebrate a meal in honor of the feast day of Kateri Tekakwitha. Our own Kateri Circle sponsored this event and Sister Adelangela Paita coordinated the liturgy which resulted in a grand celebration for our parish.
After celebration of Holy Mass, all in attendance processed to the shrine on the grounds where Father Vernon Huguley blessed the Eagle, a statue which helps to now complete the Kateri Shrine. Charlene Tuckaleechee Story, Chief of the Northeast Cherokee of Alabama, provided a brief summary of the medicine wheel which was placed near the shrine during last year's celebration.
Members of the organization provided food such as home made corn bread, fresh berries and corn on the cob for all to enjoy. St. Joseph's Hall was filled with Native American music as those in attendance enjoyed fellowship and a great meal. At the end of the meal, Sr. Adelangela presented Chief Story and Father Vernon special tokens of appreciation, hand made shawls.