Sacred Heart Catholic Church holds Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Celebration

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Tribal members perform dances at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Celebration Wednesday, July 14. Anza Valley Outlook/Courtesy photo
Native tribal members and church parishioners celebrated the life and good works of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Anza Wednesday, July 14. “Several tribes came to celebrate,” church member Tara Butchart said. “We had Mass, discussions about the saint, a potluck meal and Native dancers and bird singers.” The festivities were colorful and educational. Father Earl, the pastor of Native American ministries for the diocese, celebrated the mass. Saint Kateri Tekakwitha was the first Native American. She was canonized Oct. 21, 2012. Her feast day is July 14. The altar inside the church honors the saint at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Celebration Wednesd
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