Celebrations in honor of the Canonization of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha

Saturday, October 20, 2012

kateri_2The special Webpage on the CCCB website provides information on the events surrounding the Canonization of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha. It includes a listing of the Canadian celebrations that will take place in dioceses and parishes as well as at shrines and other pilgrimage sites across the country. This webpage is regularly updated.  Dioceses, shrines, movements and associations are invited to send information to the CCCB about their upcoming celebrations, so the webpage can continue to be updated. This information should be emailed to communications@cccb.ca.

Secular and religious media are providing extensive coverage on the first Indigenous woman from North America to be canonized. The following events this coming Sunday and Monday are being live-streamed from Rome on Salt + Light TV, and will be also available on the CCCB website: the Mass for the Canonization in Saint Peter’s Square on Sunday, and the Mass of Thanksgiving being organized for Canadian pilgrims the next day at the Basilica of Saint John Lateran.  The Mass for the Canonization will air live on Sunday, October 21, at 3:30 am ET. It will repeat at 10:00 am ET, and again at 9:00 pm ET. The Salt + Light documentary on Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha will make its World Television Premiere on Salt + Light TV that same day at 8:00 pm ET.

In addition to the live broadcasting coverage by Salt + Light TV, the following are links to other media coverage:

-CBC: “Vatican readying for Mohawk Saint Kateri Tekakwitha”

-Radio-Canada: program “Le Jour du Seigneur” : Mass of the Canonization