Monday, November 5, 2012

Pope's Intentions November 2012 - Kahnawake Shrine & St. Joseph's Oratory Mass of Thanksgiving

These are the Holy Father's Prayer Intentions for November 2012:

General Intention: That bishops, priests, and all ministers of the Gospel may bear the courageous witness of fidelity to the crucified and risen Lord.

Missionary Intention: That the pilgrim Church on earth may shine as a light to the nations.

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Yesterday, seven busloads of pilgrims from Ottawa and the surrounding dioceses journeyed to St. Joseph's Oratory for the Mass of Thanksgiving for the Canonization of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the Lily of the Mohawks

Our buses stopped off en route at St. Francis Xavier Parish Church in Kahnawake, on the South Shore of Montreal, joined the parish for the Sunday Eucharist (at which I was invited to be principal celebrant, assisted by the Pastor Father Esprit and Deacon Ron Boyer), then had lunch at the Oratory restaurant and joined the joyful throng in the upper basilica church for the Mass presided by Bishop Lionel Gendron of St. Jean-Longueuil Diocese, where the new saint's remains are located in the Kahnawake church.

I did not give my camera to anyone for photos of the Mass at the Oratory, but here are others from the day-long joyous event:

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