Mangalorean Catholic Association
Connect, Explore, Cherish our awesome Heritage
Mangalorean Catholic residents of Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia have come together to form the Mangalorean Association of DC/MD/VA, also known as Mangalorean Catholic Association DC/MD/VA (MCA-DMV).
We are proud to announce that our Association has been recently recognized as a Non-profit Organization in March 2022. It is an opportunity for all donors to come forward and donate to the Association that would help in raising funds for charitable work as well as help to put up bigger and better events in the future.
We are a volunteer based organization, committed to connecting people in the tri-state area. We host a variety of events not only to connect and bring families together but also to explore and cherish our awesome heritage, culture and beliefs.
The Executive team of MCA-DMV extends a warm welcome to all fellow Mangalorean Catholics residing in the tri-state area of DC/MD/VA.
Together, we can make the difference!
Upcoming Events 2023
April 29th at Providence Hall, behind St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, Fairfax, VA for MCA Ladies Rock in Desi Style - No one works harder than the amazing Mangalorean ladies in our community, so this event is to celebrate the women. We will have food and wine and also some Bollywood music. Let's connect, find new friends, share some laughs and bust a few moves
June 17th at the Carderock Picnic Pavilion, Potomac, MD for our Annual Picnic celebrating the end of a school year, the onset of summer and some delicious Indian food
September 16th at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Annandale, VA for our traditional Monthi Fest event celebrating the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
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
My dearest MCA families,
On behalf of the MCA committee members and families, I want to wish you and your families ‘Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year 2022’.
As every nation is still struggling to get back to normal routine after 2 years of isolation, there are great signs showing the end of the tunnel and a brighter future for all humankind. We were truly fortunate to celebrate the Christmas event live this year where you made the difference by showing up in person to show your support.
We are at the tail end of year as well as the Corona pandemic; hence it is time to cherish and thank the Lord for giving us the good things in this year. Let us look forward to greater, improved, exciting and fulfilling things to take place in the new year 2022.
On behalf of my committee, once again I want to thank you all for your participation, support, and cooperation you have provided to us this year, irrespective of the tolerances everyone had to put up with to adhere to Covid-19 protocols. We want you to be safe while enjoying the holidays with your families and friends.
V James Dante
CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM CARDINAL OSWALD GRACIAS TO MCA MEMBERS
"EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA" ONLINE COMPETITION ENTRIES
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St. Mary's, Emmitsburg shrine visit
16330 Grotto Rd, Emmitsburg, MD 21727, May 2 2021, 12pm Mass, break, Rosary @ Lourdes Grotto
Due to COVID restrictions people are advised to pack lunch and snacks
Please click here to sign up for Mass
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