My name is Carl Lefevre and at the present time I am the current leader of what is officially known as the “Columbus Diocese Kateri Circle”. Our circle is open to all. It makes no difference whether you are Native American or Catholic or neither. Our main purpose is to talk and pray about our needs, blessings and to increase our faith in the Creator and to learn more about St Kateri who is becoming known as one of the more powerful saints in the Americas.
Do not hesitate to contact me about any questions that you may have about our circle or St Kateri. Our meetings are normally held at St Mark in Lancaster Ohio at the activity center on the 3rd Sunday of the month at 1:00 p.m. This is not written in stone and we as a group may go to any appropriate location to hold our meetings.
I also am willing to bring the EWTN presentation ” In Her Footsteps” , the story of St Kateri, to any location and also talk about St. Kateri and the many miracles that have attributed to her intercession.
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Local parishes/missions have groups consisting of parish members who try to emulate the life of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, a young Mohawk-Algonquin Indigenous woman, who was canonized on October 21, 2012 by the Roman Catholic Church in Rome, Italy.
Kateri Circles both adult and youth exist under the auspices of the Tekakwitha Conference. Circles must register and pay an annual twenty-five dollars ($25.00) Kateri Circle Membership Fee with this National Center to receive a Certificate of Recognition and Poster of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha. Kateri Circles members are encouraged to abide by the following guidelines as established by the Tekakwitha Conference.
- To promote Tekakwitha Conference Individual Membership among Indigenous peoples and other cultures.
- To develop the spirit of the Tekakwitha Conference by assisting indigenous people to express themselves and their beliefs within the developing Indigenous Catholic Church, in both Roman Catholic ways and traditional Indigenous ways.
- To help develop catechetical resources to fit local needs, assisting Indigenous people to educate their children in Indigenous Catholic ways, and to share these methods with the Tekakwitha Conference.
- To encourage Indigenous Catholic leadership in various ministries needed to meet the needs of the local community and the universal Church.
- To share the story of her life and to follow the examples of her holiness.
- To work for unity and to encourage and support the formation of other Adult Kateri Circles and Youth Kateri Circles/Groups.
- To become knowledgeable about Indigenous issues, especially topics relevant to a reservation (reserve) community and urban concerns related to our own moral, intellectual and spiritual growth.