Mangalorean Catholic Association
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MCA MONTHI FEST 2023
10:30 AM Gathering of children for flower showers (outside Church)
11:00 AM Adoration of Mother Mary & Flower Showers (outside Church)
11:30 AM Mass (at the Church)
1:00 PM Traditional Monthi Festh meal and entertainment program (at the Church Hall)
3:00 PM Tea/Snacks (at the Church Hall)
Members (6 years and up) - $10 & Non Members (6 years and up) - $15 (Children below 5 years are always FREE) Payment can be made via PayPal to Mangalorean Association Inc. @mcapaypal If paying by check, please make checks payable to Mangalorean Association Inc and send to: Attn: Treasurer, Brian Dsouza, 1438 Thornbury Ct, Crofton, MD 21114
The mass is followed by 'Noven Jowan' (ನವೆಂ ಜೆವೊನ್) in the church hall. This will be a POTLUCK EVENT featuring traditional home made delicacies. Sign up for the potluck through this link - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084EACAB2BA7FEC52-monthi
We request that families with children bring cut flowers in a basket/plate for the Veneration of our Blessed Mother.
Please RSVP by 9/3/2023 Sunday so as to give sufficient time to plan and prepare for the event.
Evite link for RSVP: Click here
Committee welcomes volunteers and participants to help with the liturgy and celebration.
Upcoming Events 2023
MCA Summer picnic 2022-Dosa palooza
MCA CARES SUMMER FOOD DRIVE 2022
MaNGI'S GOT TALENT AND FOOD BAZAAR 2022
PRESIDENT’S YEAR END MESSAGE
CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM CARDINAL OSWALD GRACIAS TO MCA MEMBERS
"EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA" ONLINE COMPETITION ENTRIES
"She had amazing creativity. To think of easter underwater surely got me interested"
"Liked the use of eggs to make sharks!"
"I love this but felt it used too many pre made elements, but very cute!!"
"Unusual but put together nicely"
"Looks delicious! Original idea"
"Delicious….made me hungry"
"It was very different to see dinosaur easter. I would have not thought of this!!!"
"Impressive stegosaurus! Love the gold spikes"
"Who doesn’t like a dinosaur? And they started as eggs too"
"Very sweetly related. On this easter follow the goodness of the Lord"
"Cute and detailed characters, great use of materials!"
"Interesting theme for Easter, creative idea"
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St. Mary's, Emmitsburg shrine visit
February 1, 2021
My dear friends,
Welcome. I have great pleasure in congratulating and welcoming the committee members for the
new term. Several of them, including myself, are continuing from the last committee, some in
different roles in this term, who have come forward to sustain the continuity of operations of the
Please check out the COMMITTEE page for the list of new committee members and their brief
introductions with pictures.
The Covid-19 times have been tough on everyone last year and continue to persist for some part
of this year as well. Hence, this would restrain our ability to plan any get-together event for some
time, but we will keep the fingers crossed until the situation gets better.
New committee means new ideas and new initiatives. There are currently some preliminary
discussions ongoing on forming some sub-committees such as the Youth Group and the Women’s
Group to help create a bonding among members having similar interests to lead in community
activities. The association will support these groups in their initiatives to the maximum extent
possible. Also, since our association members are pretty much scattered along the tri-state area,
there are some preliminary discussions on creating localized member groups based on the
geographical proximity so as to have better coordination for future get-together events.
On behalf of the new committee, I would like to thank the outgoing committee members for their
contribution and support during the last term where we delivered several innovative events that
were initially conceptualized as experiments, but ended up being success stories.
Lastly, as I wrote in my introductory message in the year 2019 when I took over as the President
of the association, I want to reiterate that my committee and myself promise to bring positive
changes in our community by adapting to new and innovative ways.
Once again, I look forward to your cooperation, participation and support to the new committee
to bring you many more memorable events during our term, that we can cherish when we look
back upon time.
V James Dante