Tacoma kateri circle
Tacoma Kateri Circle is a group whose purpose is to provide a safe and welcoming environment for Native Americans to practice and promote Native American spirituality and Saint Kateri Tekakwitha within the Catholic Church. The Kateri Circle is an intertribal group with members from over a dozen Native American tribes located throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. We conduct and participate in a variety of community activities, including our annual Kateri Feast Day Mass each July, healing masses, and traditional giveaways. We also hold barbecues and provide Thanksgiving dinners for the local Tahoma Indian Center. We celebrate the Native American Mass every Sunday at 1:30 pm at St. Leo’s with Fr. Patrick Twohy, S.J. Kateri Circle meetings are held after Mass on the first Sunday of each month.
This year, Tacoma is hosting the annual Tekakwitha Conference July 18 - 22, and the Kateri Circle is a key member of the planning team. One thousand people are expected to attend. To learn more, visit Tekakwitha Conference.