Mass in Thanksgiving for the Canonization of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha
Most Reverend J. Peter Sartain Archbishop of Seattle, Presider
Most Reverend Eusebio Elizondo, M.Sp.S. Auxiliary Bishop of Seattle
The Finkbonner family, above. Jacob's miracle, after prayer for the intercession of Kateri, was approved by the Church to bring about the acknowledgement of sainthood of Kateri Tekakwitha. Since this miracle happened to a member of the Lummi Nation, and within the diocese of Seattle, a Mass was said in Thanksiving.
It was held in WEX'LIEM Lummi Community Center January 26, 2013, 10:00 AM. Below are videos of the event - I shot in short segments to be sure I could download them to this site.
For more information on the Lummi Nation go to: http://www.lummi-nsn.org/. For more information on Jacob Finkbonner visit his website at jakefinkbonner.com
Icon "St. Kateri Tekakwitha" written by Mary Katsilometes, Anastasis Studio of Iconography, Portland, OR 97202.
Welcome and introduction by Lummi Chief Bill James.
Prayer before blessing and unveiling of icon by Archbishop Peter Sartain.
Blessing of icon
Homily (con't) #2
Homily (con't) #3
Hail Mary in Native language Kay Knott and her granddaughter, Ashlynne. The language is lushootseed, the language of the Upper Skagit, Swinomish, and many tribes of NW from the Skagit river to the Puyallup.. the Skagit speak nothern lushootseed and as you go south the language changes a bit and becomse southern lushootseed. Most of the words are the same, but there are some words for different things.
Gift presented to Archbishop Sartain in remembrance of this day.
Most Reverend Eusebio Elizondo, M.Sp.S. and the Finkbonner family