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Native People's Mission - Archdiocese of Toronto
Native People's Mission - Archdiocese of Toronto
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c/o St. Ann's Parish
120 First Avenue
Toronto, ON
M4M 1X1

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c/o St. Ann's Parish
120 First Avenue
Toronto, ON
M4M 1X1

t:  416.466.2127
e nativepeoplesmission@archtoronto.org


Clergy
Rev. Francis Salasiar CSC
Pastor

Parish Staff
Fr. Wilson Andrade CSC
Administrator

Sr. Petite Lao, RNDM
Coordinator

John Robinson & Christopher Spanish
Spiritual Leaders & Elders

Teresa MacKay
Wigwamen Chapel

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Our Story
Our History:In 1972 Native Peoples’ Parish began as a Chaplaincy when Father Barney Mayhew was asked by the Toronto Bishops to represent the church’s response to the increasing number of First Nations people leaving the reserves for permanent urban residences. He has worked with Ojibway and Odawa people in the Sault Ste. Marie diocese. He began the weekly celebrations of the Eucharist in one of the Jesuit houses and then moved to St. Ann Parish. In 1979, Wigwamen Terrace was opened for the Native residents. Fr. Mayhew SJ that had come to live with them, made a chapel for community prayer. ​ From 1983 to 1985 the Native mission in Toronto was looked after by both Oblates and Jesuits priests. Fr. Jack Davis OMI began to celebrate Sunday mass at St. Thomas Aquinas Church. From 1985 to 1995 The Oblates Fathers were asked by Bishop Ambrozic to establish the
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Kateri - Canada’s first native saint
Kateri Tekakwitha Muriella Caputo is a little young to realize she carries the name of North America’s newest aboriginal saint. The 13-month-old from Kamloops, B.C., peered at the fabled aboriginal woman’s marble tomb for a few minutes on Sunday before being distracted by the hubbub preceding a celebratory mass at the shrine housed in a church on the Kahnawake Mohawk reserve near Montreal. But years from now, her parents will be able to tell her she was in her namesake’s presence on the day the woman was elevated by Pope Benedict to the highest pantheon of Roman Catholic role models.
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