NEWS & EVENTS

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GROUNDSKEEPER/MAINTENANCE WORKER
FULL-TIME 40 HOURS/WEEK

Skills/requirements: Must have general handyman skills (basic plumbing, electric, etc.) and grounds experience (be able to operate/do basic maintenance on a small tractor, riding mower, snowblower, chainsaw, etc.). Must be able to lift 50 pounds, climb ladders, and work outside. Must have a cell phone and be available for emergencies.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

-Maintains the grounds to be sure they are appealing and safe for visitors: mowing, trimming trees and shrubs, weed whacking as needed, shoveling walks, snow blowing, maintaining hiking trails and picnic grove, repairing ruts.

-Keeps workshop clean and organized.

-Inspects all buildings daily for any maintenance issues.

-Cleans the bathrooms in Grassmann Hall weekly.

-Sets up and breaks down tables and chairs for events.

-Replaces burnt out candles in the candle chapel.

-Empties garbage cans/recycle bins in all the buildings and puts the garbage out for weekly pickup.

During the open season, May 1-October 31, cleans the public bathrooms. Informs the Operations Manager when low on paper towels, toilet paper, soap, cleaning products, garbage bags, etc. Cleans the Pavilion on Fridays (vacuum the altar, sweep/leaf blow the floor/dust off the benches) if this is not done being done by volunteers on Saturday. Monitors the Kateri Spring for leaks and other damage.

Prepares the Shrine for the opening of the season so that everything is ready by May 1st & closes the Shrine down after October 31st: general inspection of buildings, grounds, and trails; placement or removal of outdoor statues, reopening or closing the public bathrooms, adjusting the Kateri Spring water level, etc.


Must complete Virtus training. All employees and volunteers who have contact with children must attend the program as a condition of employment or service. EOE employer.

Please email resume/work history and 2-3 references to nationalkaterishrine@gmail.com.

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JUNE CASH CALENDAR SWEEPSTAKES

Our June Cash Calendar Sweepstakes is an important fundraiser for Saint Kateri's Shrine. Every day in June, we will hold a drawing for cash prizes ranging from $50 to $500. Cash prizes total $3,000!


You can get your entry tickets here.

WINNERS

June 1 - Michael P. of Pearland, TX

June 2 - Timothy S. of Ballston Spa, NY

June 3 - Janice M. of Albany, NY

June 4 - Virginia B. of Gansevoort, NY

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SUMMER CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Our Summer Season starts May 1! Check out the events we have planned through August.

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SEARCHING FOR VOLUNTEERS

We are in great need of more volunteers to help us keep the Shrine running smoothly and looking beautiful. The areas we need the most help with over the Winter Season are helping out with monthly mailings and clearing trails. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please fill out a form available at Mass, the gift shop, and the office. Or you may call the office at 518-853-3646. Thank you!!

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BECOME A SAINT KATERI PRAYER VOLUNTEER

Become a Saint Kateri prayer volunteer. We are all busy. There are many times during our busyness when there are pauses, such as driving, waiting in line, waiting for someone to join us. During these pauses we can pray Hail Mary's to our Blessed Mother through the intercession of St. Kateri and join her in prayer for a special intention for healing, peace, relationship building, personal intentions, etc. Let me start, "Saint Kateri, I want to quit smoking, make me brave enough to achieve this goal." "Hail Mary, ..." ~Fr. Tim

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SEEK A CAREER AND A LIFESTYLE AS A FRANCISCAN PRIEST OR BROTHER

God is still calling. Answer that call. Spend a weekend with the friars to begin your journey. Contact Friar Russell Governale, Vocation Director for Our Lady of the Angels Province.