Tekakwitha Conference
2225 North Bolton Avenue, Alexandria, LA 71303 | 318-483-3908

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Search For Executive Director

Ministry Opportunity

Applications for executive director of the Tekakwitha Conference located in Alexandria are being accepted now.  The selected applicant will begin training in April 2018 and will take over full duties September 1, 2018.  Qualified applicants should be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Catholic Church; skilled in both administration and management; an effective written and oral communicator;and willing to become familiar with the National Tekakwitha Conference and our patroness, St. Kateri Tekakwitha.  Possessision of a professional degree, a working knowledge of finances and budgeting, and a theological backgroud are preferable.  Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references by January 30, 2018 to Gail Rando (chair of the search committee) via email at tcboard6@gmail.com or to 145 Banff Street, Bear, DE 19701.

 


 

Holy Land Pilgrimage
November 6-16, 2018

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PBS story about St. Kateri and Native American Catholics 

Here is the link where you can watch this story about Saint Kateri.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/2015/11/13/november-13-2015-saint-kateri-and-native-american-catholics/27910/ 

 

 


 


Catholicism and Traditional Indigenous Spirituality -
A Reflection on Commonalities

 The National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indidgenous Peoples has been celebrated on December 12 since 2002. The following reflection by the Canadian Catholic Aboriginal Council identifies areas of commonality found in Traditional Aboriginal spirituality and the Catholic faith, seeking to point out bridges for mutual understanding. These will hopefully lead to a deeper respect and appreciation among all Catholics towards traditional Indegenous spirituality, and at the same time show how Aboriginal Catholics see a relationship between their Catholic faith and their cultural and personal identity.

There is a similarity in Catholic and Indigenous spiritualties as both are committed to a relationship with the Divine Being who is honored and loved for His gifts and kindnesses to the human world.

 Together we pray:

O Great Creator, we give praise and thanks to You for our lives and world. You make all things new and good, and you invite your peoples throughout creation to receive and share all that is good with each other. Thank you for how wonderfully and intimately You share Your life with us all. Likewise, we seek deepening relationships with each other and all Creation.

We commit to live and work with one another – our families; our communities; all cultures, nations, and peoples – in union with Mary, all the Saints, and our Grandfathers and Grandmothers who have gone before us and inspire us. We thank Your Great Holy Spirit for the great variety of gifts and talents You give Your people, and we commit to always using Your blessings to help one another and all Creation.

O God, there are many challenges in the world. We thank You for the gift of Your Son – Jesus Christ, Who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. We rely on our friendship in Jesus and the power of Your Great Spirit to help us live good and moral lives. May our journey towards deepening virtue help us to battle evil and to bring blessing to the most difficult challenges.

We commit, O Creator, to share with and care for each other as You continue to do with us: with great reverence, generosity, and respect.

All praise and thanks to you, O Creator, for the privilege and call to share in Your wonderful life!

Amen.