Canada National Saint Kateri Shrine


Welcome to the National Shrine of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha in Canada

Saint Francis-Xavier Mission

Kahnawake, Qc

April 17 - Saint Kateri Feast

Covid-19 latest news

PLEASE BE INFORMED THAT THE SHRINE WILL NOW ALLOW NON-RESIDENTS TO BE AT MASS AS OF JULY 3, 2021, MAX 10 PER MASS, EITHER ON SATURDAY AT 5PM OR SUNDAY AT 10:45 AM UPON REGISTRATION ONLY

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE NOT OPEN TO GROUPS AND NO UNEXPECTED VISIT IS ALLOWED. THE SHRINE OPENS ONLY FOR MASSES

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Diocese of Saint-Jean-Longueuil

The diocese of Saint-Jean-Longueuil was established on June 9, 1933 by His Holiness Pope Pius XI

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Pope Francis

His Holiness, Pope Francis

Pope Francis is the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State since 2013. He is the first pope from the Western Hemisphere, the first from South America, and the first from the Jesuit order.T

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Bishop Mgr Claude Hamelin

Mgr Claude Hamelin, Bishop

Mgr Claude Hamelin est né le 10 juillet 1951 à Sherrington, une municipalité dans la région de la Montérégie située sur le territoire du diocèse de Saint-Jean-Longueuil.  He is the sixth bishop of the diocese of Saint-Jean-Longueuil since January 10, 2020. 

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News from the Diocese


sunday liturgy

August 8, 2021, 19th Sunday on Ordinary Time

 READINGS
1ST READING, 1 kings 19. 4-8
PSALMS 34
2ND READING, ephesians 4.30, 5.2
GODSPEL, john 6. 41-51



St.Kateri Tekakwitha
Lily of the Mohawks

In 1656, Kateri Tekakwitha known as “Lily of the Mohawks” was born of an Algonquin mother and Mohawk father in Ossernenon in the Mohawk Valley, now known as Auriesville, New York. Kateri was four years old when the horrible European disease of smallpox devastated her village. Many perished along with Kateri’s parents and younger brother. She survived the deadly disease but her eyesight was greatly affected and her face ravaged with smallpox scars.

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Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine

Saint Francis Xavier Mission in Kahnawake

Masses

Covid-19 latest news
PLEASE BE INFORMED THE SHRINE WILL LET NON-RESIDENTS TO BE AT MASS AS OF JULY 3, 2021, MAX 10 PER MASS, EITHER ON SATURDAY AT 5PM OR SUNDAY AT 10:45 AM UPON REGISTRATION ONLY

SUNDAY Mass is also celebrated on Saturday at 5 pm and Sunday mornng at 10:45 am 

Weekdays Masses 

MON, TUE AND  WED. AT 5:00 PM
THU AND FRI  AT 11:00 AM 

NON-LOCALS MUST REGISTER  

Gift Shop at Saint Kateri Sanctuary in Kahnawake
          Gift shop
 
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE GIFT SHOP IS OPEN BUT ONLY FROM MONDAY TO WEDNESDAY, ONE PERSON AT A TIME, MASK MANDATORY, ENTRANCE THROUGH THE BACK DOOR (the back door is always locked, so you need to ring the bell)
NON-RESIDENTS MUST CALL AHEAD
THE GIFT SHOP IS CLOSED ON WEEKENDS

The Gift shop features a variety of Kateri products: including statues, prayer cards, rosaries, candles, pictures, relic medals, books on her life. 

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Museum at the Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine

Pilgrimage and Tours

PILGRIMAGE INFORMATION 

Please note that tours will resume sometimes in 2022
For Groups, please contact us in advance to request a pilgrimage/tour form or fill out the online form below.
Visiting groups are permitted to celebrate mass at the Shrine, please complete the appropriate section in the “Pilgrimage Request” form.
VIRTUAL TOURS
Tomb of Saint Kateri at the Shrine in Kahnawake Saint Francis-Xavier Mission in Kahnawake Original portrait of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha by Father Cochetière Tomb of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha