Saint Kat eri Tekakwitha parish was established in 1983 to serve Native American Catholics in the city of South Tucson and on nearby reservations. Trinity Missionaries have served this community since the beginning. Our emphasis has always been to develop a sense of ownership among the people. With your help, we strive to create a unique and sustainable Catholic identity among the Tohono O’odom Nation, the Yaquis, and other native tribes served by the parish.
We do this by offering programs for all ages and every member of the family. The focus is on educating the entire family in the Catholic faith, engaging those who are new to the faith and enriching the spiritual life of those who have grown up in the Catholic Church. Programs are offered for children and teens during the school year and in the summer, adults interested in learning about the Catholic faith and adults who would like to deepen their faith.
Many hands are needed to keep these programs running. In addition to the committed parishioners, a new member of the Trinity Missions team — Brother Andres Rivera, S.T. — has joined the effort. He comes to Saint Kateri from our mission in Compton, California.
Brother Andres worked with marginalized youth in Compton, striving to instill in them a true belief in God. After all, God’s love is transformative — knowing God and His love is key to loving yourself and others. He hopes to do the same thing with the teens and young adults of Saint Kateri — to develop their faith and help them recognize God in themselves and others.
Brother Andres and all of our Trinity Missionaries realize that our good works would not be possible without you. You are right there — standing beside us — planting seeds of faith in what our founder called “the tangled portion of God’s vineyard.”