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Native American Celebration

LEXINGTON—Over 80 people joined the Diocese of Charleston’s Native American Catholics Heritage Celebration for Mass and a day of prayer and music at Corpus Christi Church on Dec. 5. The annual event is sponsored by the Office of Ethnic Ministry.

Above, Cathy Nelson, who is of Ojibwa descent, performs a flute solo during a drum circle as part of the Diocese of Charleston’s Native American Catholics Heritage Celebration at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lexington, SC. All photos by Jeff Blake/Miscellany

Joann Boineau, who is part Cherokee and part Catawba, receives Communion from Father Raymond Carlo at the heritage celebration.

Joann Boineau, who is part Cherokee and part Catawba, receives Communion from Father Raymond Carlo at the heritage celebration.

Joseph Riddle, left, who is of Cherokee descent, and Chief Gene “White Bull” Norris, chief of the PAIA Lower Eastern Cherokee Nation of South Carolina, bring up the gifts during Mass at the Native American Heritage Celebration at Corpus Christi.

Joseph Riddle, left, who is of Cherokee descent, and Chief Gene “White Bull” Norris, chief of the PAIA Lower Eastern Cherokee Nation of South Carolina, bring up the gifts during Mass at the Native American Heritage Celebration at Corpus Christi.

People of Native American descent join in a drum circle.

People of Native American descent join in a drum circle.

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Mary Louise “Wolf Woman” Worthy, of Cherokee descent, received communion as part of the Diocese of Charleston’s Native American Catholics Heritage Celebration at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lexington, SC. Worthy is the Vice Chief of the PAIA Lower Eastern Cherokee Nation of South Carolina.

 

 






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