Saturday, November 5, 2016
Chanting of Names begins at 1:30 PM
Mass will be at 4:00 PM
Feast follows the Mass
St. Lucy’s Church
432 Gifford Street
Syracuse, NY 13204
This is a Native American Liturgy Mass in Mohawk and English to honor the family, friends, and loved ones of Natives and non-Natives who have passed away. (The Mass Booklet is in Mohawk phonetics so everyone can participate.) A tall tree barren of leaves is chosen and placed in the church near the altar. The names of the deceased are written on tissue paper leaves in autumn colors. Very small photos can also be attached to the leaves. These leaves are then hung on the tree transforming it into a beautiful blaze of color. Each name is chanted to a soft drum beat. Because there are over 3000 names, the chanting will begin at 1:30 PM. Each name is also placed into a Memorial Booklet that is handed out with a copy of the Mass Booklet to everyone who attends. After the Mass, a Feast that is an extension of our Mass, is held in the basement dining facility of St. Lucy’s Church. There is no charge for the Feast.
Click on the “Fallen Leaves Memorial Tree” tab at the top for more information
The St. Kateri Committee asks that everyone who attends the Fallen Leaves Mass and Feast bring donations of a different kind to the Church with you. The “Food Pantry” at St. Lucy’s is in need of cleaning supplies and personal hygiene supplies instead of food items. If you shop a “two for one” sale, you could keep one item for yourself and donate the other. Also, there are supplies that can be purchased at the Dollar Stores. Laundry soap, toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, Lysol, shampoo, body soap, women’s feminine hygiene products, etc. cannot be purchased with food stamps thereby making it difficult for those in need to obtain these items.
Your donations can be dropped off in the back of the church.
Your generosity will be sincerely appreciated. Thank you.
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