Mass celebrated in Albany for new saint (photos)
ALBANY On Sunday afternoon, Bishop Howard Hubbard celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving for Saint Kateri Tekakwitha at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.
On Oct. 21, Kateri Tekakwitha was canonized as a saint by Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. Kateri Tekakwitha is the first Native American to achieve sainthood,
The Albany celebration also marked the last weekend for music director Thomas Savoy at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Savoy, a graduate of Keveny Academy in Cohoes, has taken a new position in Charlotte, N.C.