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News Release - Bishops Approve Canonical Step for Sainthood Cause for Lakota Catechist - Read the news release about how the U.S. Bishops approved the canonical consultation of canonization for a Lakota Catechist at their annual fall General Assembly in Baltimore.
Catholic News Service (CNS) - Sainthood cause of Lakota catechist moves forward by Rhina Guidos - Read the CNS article about the how the U.S. bishops voted to move forward the sainthood cause of Nicholas W. Black Elk, a 19th-century Lakota catechist who is said to have introduced hundreds of Lakota people to the Catholic faith.
August 10, 2019 - Archdiocese of Santa Fe's Native American Pueblo Meeting will be held in the Sandia Room at the Catholic Center in Albuquerque, NM. The meeting will begin with Mass at 10:00am.
August 17, 2019 - Archdiocese of Santa Fe's 30th Annual Native American Mass will be held at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Santa Fe, NM. Traditional dress is encouraged.
September 24, 2019 - Archdiocese of Santa Fe's Native American Ministry Retreat will be held in the Sandia Room at the Catholic Center in Albuquerque. This year’s theme will be “Healing the Mind and Spirit.” Please RSVP for the retreat by September 9, 2019.
October 11, 2019 - Archdiocese of Santa Fe's Wisdom Mass will be held at St. Augustine Parish in Isleta Village Proper, NM. The Mass is to honor all the Elders of the Pueblos, to bring them all together and let them know we love and respect them. Also, to give them thanks for they are the ones who have guided us to where we are today. If you are planning on attedning, you must RSVP. A reception will follow.
November 10, 2019 - The Subcommittee on Native American Affairs meeting will be held in Baltimore, MD.
June 9, 2020 - The Subcommittee on Native American Affairs meeting will be held in Detroit, MI.
July 15-19, 2020 - The 81st Annual Tekakwitha Conference will be held in Raleigh, NC. Check back for more information.
November 15, 2020 - The Subcommittee on Native American Affairs meeting will be held in Baltimore, MD.
Congregation of the Great Spirit is a predominantly Native American Indian parish of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. The mission statement for the parish proclaims: We the Congregation of the Great Spirit, a Catholic American Indian Parish in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, with the help of our sister, Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, commit ourselves to the fulfillment of our Baptism in Jesus Christ. Treasuring the priceless heritage of our American Indian Culture and Spirituality, we seek to be His Church-Native to this time, this place, and this culture. Please visit the parish's website for Mass times, events, bulletins, and ways to become involved.
August 2017 - This edition included highlights from Fr. Michael Carson about the 2017 Annual Tekakwitha Conference held in July. Also included is a save the date reminder for the BICM training being held at the Mid-Atlantic Congress on February 15-17, 2018 in Baltimore, MD and an article by Dr. Ansel Augustine about the wild Tchoupitoulas Mardi Gras (Black Masking) Indians of New Orleans.
Easter/April 2017 - This edition included a special Easter season greeting from Fr. Michael Carson and the importance of how the Native American Community carries out Christ's two-fold mission especially during this time of year.
February 2017 - This edition included a message from Fr. Michael Carson about the importance of building bridges in our faith as well as providing a quick update on Native American ministry in different arch/dioceses.
Christmas/December 2016 - This first edition of the quarterly e-newsletter introduced us to Fr. Michael Carson, Assistant Director of Native American Affairs. He provided a special Christmas and New Year's greeting and gave thanks for all the gifts received and given.
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