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New Cover PhotoSt. Kateri Tekakwitha Annual

Fallen Leaves Mass and Feast

November 2, 2019 at 5:00 PM

St. Lucy’s Church

432 Gifford Street

Syracuse, NY 13201

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. 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. A $1.00 donation for each leaf is appreciated, however it is not required. These leaves are then hung on the tree until it is completely covered transforming the once barren tree into a beautiful blaze of color. Because there are over 3000 names, the reading of the names to a soft drum beat will begin approximately 2 1/2 hours before the Mass (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. Depending on the number of people expected, some of our “Feasts” are held in the auditorium across the street from the church. There is no charge for this Feast but donations are always appreciated.

For more information, contact St. Lucy’s Church at 315-475-7273.

Our committee is blessed with a 1st Class Relic of St. Kateri Tekekwitha.  This Relic will be made available after the Mass for anyone seeking intercessions through the Relic.

The Chapel is located in the room off to the right of the main altar.

The Committee will be sharing the Sacred Smoke Blessing that consists of a pleasant smelling cleansing smoke (in minimal amounts) from a mixture of Sweetgrass, Sage and Cedar that is fanned with feathers to carry our prayers to the Creator.

We hope you can join us for this very special Memorial Mass and Feast . 

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