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February 2019

February 2019

World Marriage Day is celebrated every second Sunday of February and honors married couples for their faithfulness, sacrifice and joy. As the foundation of the family, they are the basic units of society. By celebrating World Marriage Day, we emphasize the...

December 2018

December 2018

Christmas celebrates the dawn of the Light of the World. The powers of darkness are overcome by His coming to share our life. The long reign of sin is ended and grace has been poured out upon the earth. The Sun of Justice has arisen, and evil is...

April 2018

April 2018

Tamil Puthandu, also known as Puthuvarudam or Tamil New Year, is the first day of year on the Tamil calendar. The festival date is set with the solar cycle of the lunisolar Hindu calendar, as the first day of the Tamil month Chithirai. It therefore falls...

February 2018

February 2018

Hearts, chocolate, flowers. Probably some of the first things you think of when you hear that it’s Valentine’s Day. But, there are a lot more to the fourteenth of February than you may think. Near the end of the 5th century, “Pope Gelasius declared...

February 2017

February 2017

Happy Marriage Day Celebration. We are celebrating the World Marriage day on Feb 19. We will have a special prayer and marriage oath renewal during the mass. So please plan to attend and receive god’s blessings.

April 2017

April 2017

From Easter egg hunts to receiving delivery of candy from the Easter bunny, Easter has always been an exciting holiday. While these traditions may seem normal to us in America, other countries around the world have their own unique Easter traditions.

September 2017

September 2017

I hope all of you had a great summer. We are celebrating the birthday of Mother Mary and a special mass for our children who are starting a new school year on Sep 10, 2017. We will have a special prayer for our children. So please plan to attend and...

December 2017

December 2017

Every year Christmas celebrations have been a very happy occasion for our TCA members. We start our planning in September. We plan to have a very grand Tamil mass, cultural activities by our kids, friends and families followed by a festive dinner. This...

February 2016

February 2016

On behalf of Executive Committee, I wish you all Happy Valentine's day. Congratulations to the couples who celebrate milestone anniversary this year. We have another wonderful year ahead for us in TCA and I believe we would be able to achieve many goals...

April 2016

April 2016

April 14 is a special day for all Tamil people across the world and marks the first day of the traditional Tamil calendar and is a public holiday in both Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka, This is the month of Chitterai, On the eve of Puthandu, a popular custom is...

June 2016

June 2016

On behalf of the TCA Executive Committee, I welcome all members to our annual pilgrimage to Our Lady of Fatima Shrine. I thank all EC /GB members who helped and volunteered to make this rosary/ procession/mass successful. Congratulations to all those who...

September 2016

September 2016

Mother Teresa is not only appreciated by the Catholic Church but also recognized all around the world for her great deeds as a missionary. She was—and still is— an icon of love, for all people. Mother Teresa believed that people should never be forgotten...

October 2016

October 2016

On behalf of the TCA Executive Committee, I welcome all of you to the special October mass. There are many reasons to come together and celebrate this mass. First, October is a Rosary month and it reminds us of the power of Rosary and intercession of...

December 2016

December 2016

On behalf of the executive committee, I welcome you all to the TCA USA's annual Christmas celebrations 2016. My heartfelt thank you to all of you for the wonderful opportunity to serve in TCA Office for the past two years. We've had an awesome two years...

December 2015

December 2015

On behalf of the executive committee, I welcome you all to the TCA USA's annual Christmas celebrations 2015. We have achieved many things as one family this year in TCA. As a new initiative, we had a spiritual retreat in October this year which was...

September 2015

September 2015

We welcome all of you to the special kid's mass and fellowship. Congratulations to all the kids who just started school. We hope the special blessing in this mass to the kids will make them more stronger and wiser. We are also having special kid's games...

October-2015

October-2015

I would like to extend our best wishes and congratulations to Fr.Theesmas Pankiraj and Fr. John Berchmans on their 25th Anniversary of their priesthood. We are dedicating this mass to both of our beloved priests. Their support and help to our association...

June 2015

June 2015

About midday, after praying the Rosary, as was their custom, they were amusing themselves building a little house of stones scattered around he place where the Basilica now stands. Suddenly they saw a brilliant light, and thinking it to be lightning, they...

April 2015

April 2015

During Tamil New Year Tamil people offer all types of fruits and pongal to God. Three types of fruits sweet, sour and bitter have a special place in Tamil new year. These three tastes represent the Happiness, Sadness and Sacrifice in the lives of...

February 2015

February 2015

நமது சங்க நிர்வாக குழு சார்பாக "தம்பதியர் தின" வாழ்த்துக்கள். 2015-ம் வருடத்தில் பொறுபேற்றிருக்கும் புதிய நிர்வாக குழு உறுப்பினர்களையும் புதிய நிர்வாகிகளையும் வாழ்த்தி வரவேற்கிறேன். நமது நிர்வாகக்குழு சங்க உறுப்பினர்களுக்கும், குழந்தைகளுக்கும் மற்றும் இளம்...

December 2014

December 2014

We all like Christmas -the most wonderful time of the year. We like to travel around to see the lights in our neighborhood and in the city. Tree lighting ceremony is so big in some parts of the city. Where ever you go, you could hear Christmas songs though...

October 2014

October 2014

TCA USA was blessed with the presence of Most Rev Dr. Neethinathan, Bishop of Chingelput diocese for the Sept 7th special mass celebration. All the TCA USA children who were present and who were starting their new academic year received a special blessing....

September 2014

September 2014

On Saturday, Sept 27th, 2014, Indian/Srilankan apostolate will hold its first Indian cultural mass. TCA USA is honored to work with other Indian Catholics Organizations (like Goan, Telugu, Mangalorean, etc) in planning and organizing this event. There will...

February 2014

February 2014

தமிழ் கத்தோலிக்க சங்க அங்கத்தினர்கள் அனைவருக்கும் பைந்தமிழ் பூங்கா தமிழ் பள்ளியின் மாணவர்களின் இதயம் கனிந்த தம்பதியர் தின நல்வாழ்த்துகள். நமது தமிழ் பள்ளி மாணவர்கள் பெப்ரவரி மாதம் 8 ஆம் தேதி நியூ ஜெர்சி தமிழ் சங்க விழாவில் "பராசக்தி" திரைப்படத்தின் சிவாஜி...

December 2013

December 2013

On behalf of the executive committee, I welcome you all to TCA USA's Christmas celebrations 2013. TCA USA is an esteemed organization where all members come together as one family to celebrate our religion and culture. TCA USA has grown tremendously...

September 2013

September 2013

இந்த புதிய கல்வியாண்டின் முதல் தமிழ் திருப்பலியை, அன்னைமரியின் பிறந்த நாள் அன்று கொண்டாடும், அருள் தந்த நம் இறைவனுக்கு நன்றி. நமது சங்கத்தின் பிள்ளைகள் அனைவரும் கல்வியில் சிறந்து, அறிவிலும் ஒழுக்கத்திலும் செழித்தோங்க நம் இறைவனிடம் வேண்டிகொள்வோம். நமது...

June 2013

June 2013

நமது சங்கத்தின் வளர்ச்சியில் ஒரு மைல்கல்லாக முதன்முறையாக மின்வழியில் நமது செய்திமடலை வழங்குகிறோம். நமது பொருளாளர் திரு ராஜா மரிய அந்தோணி அவர்களின் உழைப்பாலும், விடாமுயற்சியாலும், துணைத்தலைவர் திரு ஸ்டீபன் அலெக்ஸ் அவர்களின் தூண்டுதலாலும் இப்பிரதியை...

February 2013

February 2013

Only one person in the history of the United States has had the good fortune to be inaugurated four times asPresident. He was Mr. Franklin Delano Roosevelt. As his biographer Doris Kearns Goodwin will attest, Mr. Franklinwas not an especially religious...

December 2012

December 2012

Looking around us, we see the bright lights, the sparkling trees, the ribbons, and presents. All of these have come to represent the “Christmas Spirit” as we know it, but when you take away all the decorations and festivities, what is truly left? What sits...

October 2012

October 2012

The month of October is also dedicated to our Blessed Mother and this year, in a special way, the holy rosary is being recited in every Catholic Church all over the world for the "World Peace." St. Francis of Assisi gave us this beautiful road map that...

April 2012

April 2012

Tamil Puthandu is the breath and the length, height, and depth, and to know the love of whole Tamil family, That surpasses the love of unity among the Tamils .breaks the barriers of all preconceptions of evils, brings the whole land of the earth together,...

February 2012

February 2012

I welcome you to the first meeting of our TCA USA in 2012. World Marriage Day is celebrated across the world on Feb 12th and its theme has been permanently adopted as "Love One Another". This phrase is the commandment given to us by Jesus in John 15:12. It...

December 2011

December 2011

We are approaching one of the most mirthful and hectic times of the year. Christmas! The commercialization doesn't really bother me too much because whether people like to admit it or not, every light that is lit, every bell that rings and every ribbon...

October 2011

October 2011

The Rosary is an ancient form of prayer. The term Rosary comes from the Latin Rosarium meaning rose garden. Its prayers were regarded as a crown of flowers on our lady’s head. In fact Italians often refer to the rosary as a corana or crown. Pious tradition...

August 2011

August 2011

August 15 is s special day for us Indian Catholics. We celebrate the double happiness of our country’s independence and our Mother Mary’s Assumption into heaven. It is a great joy for us because our Mother Mary has been given the privilege of being taken...

April 2011

April 2011

The Varushapirapu is the Tamil New Year, it is a time for celebrating new and prosperous beginnings. The 14th of April is the beginning of the first month Chittirai of the Tamil year (Kara year), which is celebrated as the New Year and is also known as...

February 2011

February 2011

February is mostly loved for being the lovers’ day. Love is the basic energy of life. I'd like to share a few thoughts with you about family love. I am aware that your family people are in a better position to talk about this, for you yourselves are the...

December 2010

December 2010

Christmas is a most joyful celebration for us Christians the world over. It brings forth the happy memories of Santa Claus, the Christmas tree, the Crib, the Christmas cake, the Happy Christmas greeting, the Cards that we exchange, the Love that we have...

October 2010

October 2010

welcome you all to our October Holy Mass. We have nearly 100 kids in our association. As our kids begin a new school year, we dedicate this mass to our children. October is considered the month of Mother Mary. Our children will pray the Rosary before the...

April 2010

April 2010

Dear members of the Tamil Catholic Association family, I wish you all a very happy Tamil New Year. I wish to share a few facts about our language in the following paragraphs, I hope this would help our kids to know the value of our language. Tamil...

February 2010

February 2010

True love will have the characteristics listed in 1 Corinthians 13. Love is slow to lose patience. It does not demonstrate irritations or reflect anger or have a quick temper. It has fully accepted the character of the one loved. Love looks for a way to be...

December 2009

December 2009

American constitution guarantees the pursuit of happiness to all. The past 10 years has been an ‘‘all about me decade” via MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, and other outlets. We have spent increasing amounts of time being self-absorbed and self-focused. Many...

February 2009

February 2009

I welcome you all for the first meeting of our Association. World Marriage Day is being celebrated today, Feb 8th,2009. Marriage is one of the most vital institutions in our society and can be the bedrock for stable and loving families, so essential to...

October 2009

October 2009

Philosophers have long said it. Scientists have proven it. „Yes,‟ you can teach yourself to be happy. Like so many other things you can learn, a new language, climbing mountains, treat being happy as a challenge. It calls for singlemindedness and requires...

August 2009

August 2009

One of the greatest men in the history of India is unarguably Mahatma Gandhi. The way he gave shape and character to India's freedom struggle is worthy of a standing ovation. He sacrificed his own life for the sake of his country. The respect that he...

June 2009

June 2009

Welcome you all to our annual Pilgrimage to our Lady of Fatima Shrine Washington, NJ. June is the month dedicated by the Church to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This extraordinary devotion is said to draw souls close to the heart of Our Lord. Blessed be the...

April 2009

April 2009

What are the ‘first things’ in your life? Are these receiving the care, emphasis and time you really want to give? We cannot gain control of everything in life by doing things faster, better and harder. Our desire to control everything in our life leads to...