WHO WE ARE

The Tacoma Kateri Circle is a group consisting of parish members who try to emulate the life of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, a Mohawk Indian girl who is canonized in the Catholic Church.

Our priest for the Native American Mass is Jesuit Father Patrick Twohy. Our church, St Leo's, is a Jesuit parish and is a Catholic community centered in the Eucharist, enriched by diversity, committed to Gospel values, and continually seeking to be Christ's servant presence in the world.

Kateri Circles both adult and youth exist under the auspices of the Tekakwitha Conference. 

our priest, Fr. PAt Twohy

Our priest is Fr. Patrick Twohy, a Jesuit priest who has lived with and served the Native Peoples of the Pacific Northwest for over 40 years. He has lived with the Swinomish and Tulalip Tribes of the Coast Salish Peoples for the past 25 years, and with the Colville Confederated Tribes in Eastern Washington State from 1973 to 1984. You can watch a video of him below: