21st Annual Healing and Reconciliation Conference

by Kateri Native Ministry of Ottawa

  • Friday, 17 May 2019 from 3:00 PM to Sunday, 19 May 2019 12:00 PM (ADT)
  • Centre De L'Amour 220 Rte 21, Plantagenet, ON K0B 1L0

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Faith, Hope and Love

For over 2 decades Kateri Native Ministry has continuously hosted our Annual Healing and Reconciliation Conference. This year's theme is perhaps the most important.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 13:13)

Reconciliation is not possible without healing, and healing is not possible without love. 

Our special guest for the conference will be Patrick Twohy, SJ. who has lived with and served the Native Peoples of the Pacific Northwest for over 40 years.

Father Twohy’s deep love and respect for the people he serves has led to his work which describes the spiritual traditions of the Native religions and connects them with the Catholic faith. He has two books titled Beginnings: A Meditation on Coast Salish Lifeways and Finding a Way Home: Indian & Catholic Spiritual Paths of Plateau Tribes.



FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2019

Friday evening is the traditional opening of the Conference. After dinner we start with the Sacred Fire that burns throughout the weekend. With the Grand Entry and traditional drumming, we will proceed to the hall. An opening remark will be given by the Executive Director followed by logistics and schedules. Fr Hasina, SJ, will do the opening address and the evening will end with light refreshments.

3:00 PM: Arrival and Registration

5:00 p.m: Dinner 

6:00 pm: Lighting of the Sacred Fire

6:30 pm: Grand Entry

7:00 pm: Praise and Worship

7:15 pm: Greetings and Welcoming Address: Donna Naughton, Ministry  Director

7:30 pm: Opening prayer and presentation:  Hasina Rokotoariosoa SJ

8:00 pm: Praise and Worship



We welcome the day with a traditional Sunrise Ceremony at the sacred fire. Afterwards, we will celebrate mass and people will prepare themselves to open their hearts to God’s grace. In the evening will be the highlight of the whole conference: the Healing Service.

6:00 am: Sunrise Ceremony

7:00 am: Morning Mass

8:00 am: Breakfast

9:00 am: Praise and Worship

9:15 am: Keynote Speaker: Fr. Patrick Twohy, SJ

10:15 am:  CoffeeBreak

10:30 am: Praise and Worship

10:45 am: Testimony (Doris and Dennis  Robinson)

11:30 am: Praise and Worship


1:15 pm: Praise and Worship

1:30 pm: Sharing

2:00 pm: Keynote Speaker: Fr Patrick Twohy, SJ

3:00 pm: Coffee Break

  • Reflection
  • Reconciliation available

5:00 pm: Dinner

6:30 pm: Praise and Worship

6:45 pm: Introduction Prayer: Hasina SJ




SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2019

Since Kateri Native Ministry bridges two distinct cultures and traditions, we will spend the closing day coming together to share their diverse experiences of Faith and the Conference. The weekend will end with celebration and thanksgiving in the form of a Grand Entry leading to a Mass.  We depart as friends, ready to go forth as disciples in our respective communities.

8:00 am: Breakfast

9:00 am: Praise and Worship

              Sharing and Testimonies

10:30 am: Grand Entry

                 Eucharistic Celebration


See you later and Safe travel!

Special Requirements

Please notify us of any dietary, mobility and health needs by calling us at 613-565-4180 or by emailing us at admin@katerinativeministry.ca

Food Allergies: For those living with food intolerances please bring what you need. The Centre is equipped with oven, microwave, fridge and freezer.


Rooms will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. Each room will have 2 single beds. If you have a preferred roommate, please notify us by calling 613-565-4180 or by emailing us at admin@katerinativeministry.ca


We will be staying the whole weekend, so remember to bring a toothbrush and a towel. 

See you soon!

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Centre De L'Amour
220 Rte 21, Plantagenet, ON K0B 1L0

17 May 2019
Friday, 17 May 2019 3:00 PM (ADT)


Please contact Kateri Native Ministry if you would like to help out as a volunteer at the event.  We will need drivers as well as people who can help out generally over the weekend.


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211 Bronson Ave, Suite 308 / 310
Ottawa , ON