Morning News-Lisa Lete
Parishioner Larry Sant and Deacon Jeff Powers work to build a backdrop outside the St. Kateri Tekawitha Catholic Church in Fort Hall in preparation for a "Feast Day" celebration. The area's Catholic community invites everyone of all faiths to come together for this special event at 3 p.m. on Sunday to celebrate St. Kateri Tekawitha, one of the few Native Americans to be declared a Saint by the Catholic Church.
Worshipers of all faiths are invited to join the area's Catholic Community on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the St. Kateri [Tekawitha] Catholic Church (Sheepskin Road) in Fort Hall for a special mass and "Feast Day" Celebration in honor of St. Kateri Tekawitha.
Saint Kateri Tekawitha lived more than 300 years ago in what is now the state of New York. Her mother was a Catholic and her father a member of the Algonquin Tribe. In 1980, she became one of the few Native Americans to be beatified. In 2012, Pope Benedict XVI canonized her as a Saint at the Vatican after documenting her miracles, one as recently as 2006.
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