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Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the (St.) Kateri Tekakwitha Chapel, Dedicated June 12, 1981 at St. Lucy’s Church Syracuse, New York.


Click the links below to read the story of how the First Chapel Dedicated in honor of (St.) Kateri Tekakwitha came about.


Story of The Stained Glass

Chapel renovations circa 1980 – 1981
Preparations for the Stained Glass Windows

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Finished Stained Glass Chapel Windows

Tree of Life Stained Glass with Clans by Jim Freeman. Turtle, Bear, Eagle, Deer, Wolf, Beaver, Eel, Snipe, Heron

Four Seasons Stained Glass by Jim Freeman


Completed Chapel Photos – Truly a Labor of Love

Mass Book

Dedication of (St.) Kateri Tekakwitha Chapel

St. Lucy’s Church 1981

Mass Book for Dedication of Kateri Tekakwitha Chapel June 12, 1981

A Special Acknowledgement to

The Original (St.) Kateri Tekakwitha (Akokiohwa) Members

and those that contributed to the building of the Chapel

Art Bova Peggy Bova Peter Buckshot
Fr. James Carey Julie Daniels Rose Degonzaque
Margaret Dully Anna Dyer Mary Garrow
Madeline George Sarah Hassenplug Judy Lewis
Anne Nelson Cissy O’Brien Theresa Sweeney
Betty Weismore Sandra Wolfe