S E R V E D B Y :
Msgr. Desmond O'Connor - Pastor
Fr. Peter McGeory - Administrator
Fr. Brian Graebe - Parochial Vicar
Deacon John Barone
Deacon Andrew Daubman
Deacon Robert Horton
Deacon John McCormack
S T A F F :
Mrs. Joan Crowe - Bookkeeper
Mrs. Barbara Kierstead - Parish Secretary
Mrs. Denise Casey - Parish Secretary
Mrs. Mary Biasotti - Co-Director of Faith Formation
Mrs. Heidi Reale - Co-Director of Faith Formation
Mrs. Nina Ricci - Director of Music
Mr. Peter Krauss - Organist
Mrs. Diane McCoach - Assist to DoFF; Web
Mr. Stephen Piehler - Facilities
Contact info : MAP
1925 Route 82, LaGrangeville, N.Y. 12540
Phn # : 845-227-1710
Fax # : 845-227-1734
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Web : email@example.com
Office Hours: 9:30am - 4pm Mon. - Fri.
PARISH OFFICE SUMMER HOURS
FROM JUNE 21
Monday - Wednesday 9:30am - 3:30pm
Thursday & Friday 9:00am -1:00pm
Tues & Thurs Eves 6:30pm - 9:30pm
As stewards and disciples of Christ, we recognize that all the goods and riches in our life are gifts from God. Strengthened by the Eucharist, we respond to God’s generosity in our lives with gratitude by using and sharing our gifts in service of others. Please share your gifts and make a gift to the 2013 Cardinal’s Appeal. For more information, visit www.cardinalsappeal.org
PENTECOST by Jean II Restout (1732)
When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled,
they were all in one place together.
And suddenly there came from the sky
a noise like a strong driving wind,
and it filled the entire house in which they were.
Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire,
which parted and came to rest on each one of them.
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit
and began to speak in different tongues,
as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.
Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven
staying in Jerusalem.
At this sound, they gathered in a large crowd,
but they were confused
because each one heard them speaking in his own language.
They were astounded, and in amazement they asked,
“Are not all these people who are speaking Galileans?
Then how does each of us hear them in his native language?
We are Parthians, Medes, and Elamites, inhabitants of Mesopotamia,
Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia,
Egypt and the districts of Libya near Cyrene, as well as travelers from Rome,
both Jews and converts to Judaism, Cretans and Arabs,
yet we hear them speaking in our own tongues
of the mighty acts of God.” ACTS 2:1-11
Hear our Saint Kateri Choir sing the Hymn to Kateri Tekakwitha
Compendium of the life, virtues and miracles and official records on the cause of
canonization of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha from the archives of the Congregation for the
Causes of Saints.
Habemus Papam !
(We have a Pope!)
Pope Francis - Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires has been elected to be the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church, and the first to take the name Francis. At 76, he isthe first Latin American Pope to lead the church, as well as the first Jesuit priest. Read more here. Find out what happened inside the conclave here.
Group from Saint Kateri Tekakwitha aids Sandy cleanup by Emily Stewart
Volunteers go to NYC with supplies - A group of students, parents and church leaders from Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Roman Catholic Church in LaGrangeville spent Monday helping parishioners at a church on Staten Island recover from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy. read more in PoJo News
Sunday, May 20th, 2012
Edward Cardinal Egan
Archbishop Emeritus of New York
Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of
Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Parish
Mass of Thanksgiving
Click here for photo coverage
Cardinal Tells Teens at Annual Mass for Vocations to Consider Priesthood
By JULIANN DosSANTOS March 21, 2012
SEMINARY SCENE—Father Brian Graebe, a newly ordained priest who serves as parochial vicar at Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha parish in LaGrangeville, views Bibles in the library of St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie along with young men from his parish and from the neighboring parish of St. Martin de Porres in Poughkeepsie. The boys were there for the annual Mass and Dinner for Vocations on the Solemnity of St. Joseph on March 19. See full story here.
LaGrangeville Teen Group Gives Enthusiastic Welcome to Cardinal DolanBy CLAUDIA McDONNELL March 7, 2012
BIG WELCOME—Teens at Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha parish in LaGrangeville, left, pray reverently at Mass celebrated by newly elevated Cardinal Dolan Feb. 26. The teen group, Teens Loving Christ, is very active in the parish and gave Cardinal Dolan a rousing reception,cheering and applauding when he entered the parish church. See full article here.
NY ARCHBISHOP DOLAN ELEVATED TO CARDINAL
Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Roman Catholic Church welcomes
His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan as we
celebrate his elevation to the Sacred College of Cardinals by
His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI. February 18, 2012
Read more from FOX News
|7 ADVANCE CLOSER TO SAINTHOOD|
VATICAN CITY, DEC. 19, 2011 (Zenit.org)
Benedict XVI on Monday met with Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for Saints' Causes, and authorized the promulgation of decrees concerning miracles, martyrdom and heroic virtues for a number of causes. Miracles were recognized for seven (including Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha) who are already beatified, meaning canonization is just a step away, once an ordinary public consistory is held.
POPE ADVANCES BLESSED KATERI'S SAINTHOOD CAUSE
BLESSED KATERI TEKAKWITHA TAPPED FOR SAINTHOOD
CHURCH GIVES THANKS December 27, 2011
Following a morning Mass last week, Monsignor Desmond O’Connor broke with tradition and ended the weekly prayer for the canonization of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha.
Read more in the Poughkeesie Journal
DOLAN TO VISIT AREA AS CARDINAL
New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan will make his first visit to the area wearing a red cardinal’s cap when he celebrates the Teen Mass at 6 p.m. Feb. 26 here at Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Roman Catholic Church. "We are truly honored to have him celebrating Mass here just after coming back from Rome," Msgr. Desmond said.
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