Canada National Saint Kateri Shrine


Welcome to the National Shrine of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha in Canada

Saint Francis-Xavier Mission

Kahnawake, Qc

April 17 - Saint Kateri Feast Day

October 21, Anniversary of Canonization


OPENING HOURS
MONDAY TO THURSDAY
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
MASS SCHEDULE
SUNDAY 10:45 am
WEDNESDAY 10:30 am
Access ramp at the entrance to the Tea Room, for disabled people
TOURS: GROUPS ARE ALLOWED IN THE SHRINE ONLY UPON PREVIOUS REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT OF THE FEES (Read more)
Virtual tour

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha's Feast day (April 17)

The Saint Kateri Feast has been celebrated on
Sunday, April 21, 2024 by 
Msgr. Claude Hamelin,
bishop of the Diocese of Saint-Jean-Longueil.
A light lunch has been offered afterward by The Knights of Columbus Hall


Saint Kateri Tekakwitha was declared Saint on October 21, 2012

To relive the emotional moments of the event, please click here: "Canonization of Saint Kateri"
The 11th Anniversary of the Canonization of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha has been celebrated on

Sunday, October 22 at 10:45 am

Picture gallery courtesy of Gabriel Berberian

Saint Francis-Xavier Mission, Shrine of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha welcomes the new permanent priest

Responding to the pastoral need, Most Rev. Claude Hamelin, Bishop of St. Jean – Longueuil, assigned Fr. Michael Nguyen Dinh VINH, CSSp, a Vietnamese and religious priest of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans) as full time pastor of our parish.
He was born in 1973 in Vietnam. In 2008, He joined the Congregation of the Holy Spirit in Saigon, Vietnam. In August 3, 2013, he took his first religious vows and after that he moved to Manila, Philippines to study Theology. From September 3, 2013 to June 2016, he was sent to the UK for the Pastoral Mission Experience (PME). In July 2016 he returned to the Philippines to continue his study and in 2020, graduated in LST (Loyola School of Theology) of Ateneo de Manila University. In March 25, 2021 (Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord) He was priestly ordained by Most Rev. Ronald I. Lunasin, Bishop of Pagadian Diocese, the Southern Philippines. After his priestly ordination, he remained in the Philippines as a formator assistant of the Spiritan Formation House – Manila. He arrived in Montreal on August 18 2023 and on October 1st, 2023, he was assigned to be the pastor of Saint Francis Xavier Mission Church in Kahnawake.
His appointment is effective on Oct 1 st , 2023 and will remain until July 31 st , 2029.

Pray for our new priest

ORANGE SHIRT DAY
SEPTEMBER 30, 2023
A mass remembering all the children who perished in Residential Schools, and those who survived, has been celebrated on Sunday, September 24, 2023, at 10:45 am 
Synod 2021-2023
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Diocese of Saint-Jean-Longueuil

The diocese of Saint-Jean-Longueuil was established on June 9, 1933 by His Holiness Pope Pius X

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Bishop Mgr Claude Hamelin

Mgr Claude Hamelin, Bishop

Mgr Claude Hamelin est né le 10 juillet 1951 à Sherrington, une municipalité dans la région de la Montérégie située sur le territoire du diocèse de Saint-Jean-Longueuil. He is the sixth bishop of the diocese of Saint-Jean-Longueuil since January 10, 2020.

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St.Kateri Tekakwitha
Lily of the Mohawks

In 1656, Kateri Tekakwitha known as “Lily of the Mohawks” was born of an Algonquin mother and Mohawk father in Ossernenon in the Mohawk Valley, now known as Auriesville, New York. Kateri was four years old when the horrible European disease of smallpox devastated her village. Many perished along with Kateri’s parents and younger brother. She survived the deadly disease but her eyesight was greatly affected and her face ravaged with smallpox scars.

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Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine

Saint Francis Xavier Mission in Kahnawake

Masses

The Church front door opens only for Sunday Mass at 10:45 am and Wednesday Mass at 10:30 am
REQUEST A MASS
SUNDAY at 10:45 am
Weekdays Masses Wednesday at 10:30 a
Gift Shop at Saint Kateri Sanctuary in Kahnawake

Gift Shop

OPEN FROM MONDAY TO THURSDAY

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

ENTRANCE BY THE BACK DOOR
The Gift shop features a variety of Kateri products: including statues, prayer cards, rosaries, candles, pictures, relic medals, books on her life.

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Museum at the Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine

Pilgrimage and Tours

PILGRIMAGE INFORMATION 

Previous registration and payment of the fees required
For Groups, please contact us in advance to request a pilgrimage/tour form. Visiting groups are permitted to celebrate mass at the Shrine. For more information click here
VIRTUAL TOURS
Tomb of Saint Kateri at the Shrine in Kahnawake Saint Francis-Xavier Mission in Kahnawake Original portrait of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha by Father Cochetière Tomb of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha