Our province’s Fonda, NY Shrine Ministry ~ Saint Kateri Tekakwitha National Shrine and Historic Site will hold a “World Peace and Prayer Day” today, June 21, 2022:
Itinerary of the Day
Welcome: Fr. Joe Angelini, OFM Conv., Shrine Chaplain
Smudging: Explained & led by Terry Steele, Shrine Advisory Council Member and Member of the Algonquin Nation, as group sings “O Great Spirit”
Thanksgiving Address and a few brief words: Tom Porter, (Sakokwenionkas – “The One Who Wins”), Elder of the Mohawk Bear Clan
Prayer for Our Earth by Pope Francis: Layna Maher, OFS, Shrine Advisory Council Member
Those Present Sang “Canticle of Sun”
Litany of Gratitude for All Faiths: Sue Cridland, Shrine Advisory Council Chair
The True Peace Prayer by Black Elk: Melissa Miscevic Bramble
Closing Prayer: Friar Joe
Be sure to visit the Shrine’s website for more information on upcoming events and for the history of the establishment of Shrine, and for more information on St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the Lilly of the Mohawks. During the Summer Season (April 30 – October 31), the Shrine grounds are open from sunrise to sunset daily. St. Peter’s Chapel and Native American Exhibit are open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Saturday – Wednesday) and 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Thursday – Friday). The Gift Shop is open Saturdays (10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.), Sunday -Wednesday (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) Thursday by appointment (518-853-3646) and Friday, (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.), with a limited online version also available. The Shrine Office is open 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. Mass Schedule: Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. and Sundays at 10:30 a.m., with the opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation available a half hour prior to Mass.
The Shrine’s Candle Chapel, Outdoor Sanctuary, and Hiking Trails are open sunrise to sunset year-round!