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Niskayuna school fetes namesake’s sainthood

St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish School(former St. Helen’s School on upper Union Street) Niskayuna,held a special Mass on Tuesday morning
to mark Sunday’s canonization of Kateri Tekakwitha, The 5th grade students Kelsey Barber and Emily Chotkowski celebrate during the Litergy of the Eucharist during the mass.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish School(former St. Helen’s School on upper Union Street) Niskayuna,held a special Mass on Tuesday morning to mark Sunday’s canonization of Kateri Tekakwitha, The 5th grade students Kelsey Barber and Emily Chotkowski celebrate during the Litergy of the Eucharist during the mass.
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“What are we called now?” Principal Jennifer Chatain asked the sanctuary full of children. “Saint Kateri!” they yelled back in unison. “How many people watched it yesterday in their classroom and saw her become a saint?” she asked. Just about every one of the little hands shot up. The entire student body of St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish School gathered for a Mass at their Union Street church Tuesday morning to celebrate the canonization of their ...


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