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The first Station of The Cross prayer meeting was held on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Mr. Raj Macwan’s residence. A snow storm dropped 4 to 5 inches of snow in and around Middlesex county of New Jersey. 15 adults and 4 children were present including the host family despite of the inclement weather. We are never able to measure all that God is doing when his people gather to worship and share the gospel.
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NOTE: The following is a part of a letter was published in the Februay 8, 2018 edition of “The Catholic Spirit”, the official newspaper of the Diocese of Metuchen.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

On February 14, we enter the holy season of Lent while we also celebrate Valentine’s Day throughout our country. Ash Wednesday is not a time for happy celebrations. Chocolates and flowers do not fit in well with the somber mood of the day. So how are we to celebrate Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day this year on the same day? It would be good to postpone dinner and save those chocolates for another day or give them on Mardi Gras the day before. But, we should all keep in mind that both days give us an opportunity to express our love. Valentine’s Day is always associated with love. Ash Wednesday and Lent are times that call us to love of God and others, as we turn to the Lord anew with all our hearts, minds and strength.

I am so pleased that we will begin a new adventure in love February 14.

The Most Reverend James F. Checchio, JCD, MBA
Bishop of Metuchen

Please come and join us for the second “The Stations of The Cross” prayer meeting which will be held at Mr. Prasann Christian's home as per details below:

Day and date: Saturday, February 24, 2018.

Time: 5:30-6:00 arrival and setup.
The prayer will start sharp 6:00PM

Address for Mr. Prasann Christian:
2202 Green Hollow Drive
Iselin, NJ, 08830

Please let us know your intent for participation so the host family can arrange snacks and beverages.

Thanks you and see you.
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As we are approaching the Lenten season 2018 we review our past, we repent, we reconcile and recognize and respect the sacrifice made by son of of God our savior Jesus Christ. We prepare for our journey for this life to the eternal life that God has promised us. During this process we need to pray and pray with one another, pray for one another. Gujarati Catholic Samaj of USA proudly continue the tradition of having The Stations of The Cross prayer meetings once a week during the Lenten season. Please find below the schedule and try to attend.

Please find below the message from our Holy Father Pope Francis for Lent 2018.

Message of the Holy Father Francis for Lent 2018, 06.02.2018

The following is the Message of the Holy Father for Lent 2018 on the theme: “Because of the increase of iniquity, the love of many will grow cold” (Mt 24: 12).



Message of the Holy Father

“Because of the increase of iniquity, the love of many will grow cold” (Mt 24: 12)

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Once again, the Pasch of the Lord draws near! In our preparation for Easter, God in His providence offers us each year the season of Lent as a “sacramental sign of our conversion”.[1] Lent summons us, and enables us, to come back to the Lord wholeheartedly and in every aspect of our life.

With this message, I would like again this year to help the entire Church experience this time of grace anew, with joy and in truth. I will take my cue from the words of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew: “Because of the increase of iniquity, the love of many will grow cold” (24:12).

These words appear in Christ’s preaching about the end of time. They were spoken in Jerusalem, on the Mount of Olives, where the Lord’s passion would begin. In reply to a question of the disciples, Jesus foretells a great tribulation and describes a situation in which the community of believers might well find itself: amid great trials, false prophets would lead people astray and the love that is the core of the Gospel would grow cold in the hearts of many.

False prophets

Let us listen to the Gospel passage and try to understand the guise such false prophets can assume.

They can appear as “snake charmers”, who manipulate human emotions in order to enslave others and lead them where they would have them go. How many of God’s children are mesmerized by momentary pleasures, mistaking them for true happiness! How many men and women live entranced by the dream of wealth, which only makes them slaves to profit and petty interests! How many go through life believing that they are sufficient unto themselves, and end up entrapped by loneliness!

False prophets can also be “charlatans”, who offer easy and immediate solutions to suffering that soon prove utterly useless. How many young people are taken in by the panacea of drugs, of disposable relationships, of easy but dishonest gains! How many more are ensnared in a thoroughly “virtual” existence, in which relationships appear quick and straightforward, only to prove meaningless! These swindlers, in peddling things that have no real value, rob people of all that is most precious: dignity, freedom and the ability to love. They appeal to our vanity, our trust in appearances, but in the end they only make fools of us. Nor should we be surprised. In order to confound the human heart, the devil, who is “a liar and the father of lies” (Jn 8:44), has always presented evil as good, falsehood as truth. That is why each of us is called to peer into our heart to see if we are falling prey to the lies of these false prophets. We must learn to look closely, beneath the surface, and to recognize what leaves a good and lasting mark on our hearts, because it comes from God and is truly for our benefit.

A cold heart

In his description of hell, Dante Alighieri pictures the devil seated on a throne of ice,[2] in frozen and loveless isolation. We might well ask ourselves how it happens that charity can turn cold within us. What are the signs that indicate that our love is beginning to cool?

More than anything else, what destroys charity is greed for money, “the root of all evil” (1 Tim 6:10). The rejection of God and his peace soon follows; we prefer our own desolation rather than the comfort found in his word and the sacraments.[3] All this leads to violence against anyone we think is a threat to our own “certainties”: the unborn child, the elderly and infirm, the migrant, the alien among us, or our neighbour who does not live up to our expectations.

Creation itself becomes a silent witness to this cooling of charity. The earth is poisoned by refuse, discarded out of carelessness or for self-interest. The seas, themselves polluted, engulf the remains of countless shipwrecked victims of forced migration. The heavens, which in God’s plan, were created to sing His praises, are rent by engines raining down implements of death.

Love can also grow cold in our own communities. In the Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, I sought to describe the most evident signs of this lack of love: selfishness and spiritual sloth, sterile pessimism, the temptation to self-absorption, constant warring among ourselves, and the worldly mentality that makes us concerned only for appearances, and thus lessens our missionary zeal.[4]

What are we to do?

Perhaps we see, deep within ourselves and all about us, the signs I have just described. But the Church, our Mother and Teacher, along with the often bitter medicine of the truth, offers us in the Lenten season the soothing remedy of prayer, almsgiving and fasting.

By devoting more time to prayer, we enable our hearts to root out our secret lies and forms of self-deception,[5] and then to find the consolation God offers. He is our Father and he wants us to live life well.

Almsgiving sets us free from greed and helps us to regard our neighbour as a brother or sister. What I possess is never mine alone. How I would like almsgiving to become a genuine style of life for each of us! How I would like us, as Christians, to follow the example of the Apostles and see in the sharing of our possessions a tangible witness of the communion that is ours in the Church! For this reason, I echo Saint Paul’s exhortation to the Corinthians to take up a collection for the community of Jerusalem as something from which they themselves would benefit (cf. 2 Cor 8:10). This is all the more fitting during the Lenten season, when many groups take up collections to assist Churches and peoples in need. Yet I would also hope that, even in our daily encounters with those who beg for our assistance, we would see such requests as coming from God Himself. When we give alms, we share in God’s providential care for each of His children. If through me God helps someone today, will He not tomorrow provide for my own needs? For no one is more generous than God.[6]

Fasting weakens our tendency to violence; it disarms us and becomes an important opportunity for growth. On the one hand, it allows us to experience what the destitute and the starving have to endure. On the other hand, it expresses our own spiritual hunger and thirst for life in God. Fasting wakes us up. It makes us more attentive to God and our neighbour. It revives our desire to obey God, who alone is capable of satisfying our hunger.

I would also like my invitation to extend beyond the bounds of the Catholic Church, and to reach all of you, men and women of good will, who are open to hearing God’s voice. Perhaps, like ourselves, you are disturbed by the spread of iniquity in the world, you are concerned about the chill that paralyzes hearts and actions, and you see a weakening in our sense of being members of the one human family. Join us, then, in raising our plea to God, in fasting, and in offering whatever you can to our brothers and sisters in need!

The fire of Easter

Above all, I urge the members of the Church to take up the Lenten journey with enthusiasm, sustained by almsgiving, fasting and prayer. If, at times, the flame of charity seems to die in our own hearts, know that this is never the case in the heart of God! He constantly gives us a chance to begin loving anew.

One such moment of grace will be, again this year, the “24 Hours for the Lord” initiative, which invites the entire Church community to celebrate the sacrament of Reconciliation in the context of Eucharistic adoration. In 2018, inspired by the words of Psalm 130:4, “With you is forgiveness”, this will take place from Friday, 9 March to Saturday, 10 March. In each diocese, at least one church will remain open for twenty-four consecutive hours, offering an opportunity for both Eucharistic adoration and sacramental confession.

During the Easter Vigil, we will celebrate once more the moving rite of the lighting of the Easter candle. Drawn from the “new fire”, this light will slowly overcome the darkness and illuminate the liturgical assembly. “May the light of Christ rising in glory dispel the darkness of our hearts and minds”,[7] and enable all of us to relive the experience of the disciples on the way to Emmaus. By listening to God’s word and drawing nourishment from the table of the Eucharist, may our hearts be ever more ardent in faith, hope and love.

With affection and the promise of my prayers for all of you, I send you my blessing. Please do not forget to pray for me.

From the Vatican, 1 November 2017

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The Lenten season is around the corner and as per our tradition we will have Stations of The Cross prayer meeting every Saturday before Good Friday ( March 30, 2018). There are six Saturdays between Ash Wednesday to Good Friday this year. So far two Saturdays are reserved - February 17, 2018 and March 03, 2018. We have created a Whats-app group and the message is already posted there. Please let us know if you would like to host the prayer meeting at your home for the remaining four Saturdays.

Please come and join us for the first Station or Cross Prayer meeting which will be held at Mr. Raj Macwan's home as per details below:

Day and date: Saturday, February 17, 2018.

Time: 8:30-9:00 arrival and setup.
The prayer will start sharp 9:00PM

Address for Mr. Raj Macwan:
106 Susan Terrace
South Plainfield, NJ, 07080

Please let us know your intent for participation so the host family can arrange snacks and beverages.

Thanks you and see you.
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Dear Friends,

Each January 22 our nation marks the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court case which legalized abortion during all nine months of pregnancy. Since that tragic decision, more than 56 million children's lives have been lost to abortion, and many suffer that loss—often in silence.

As Catholics, we recognize the inherent dignity of every person in every circumstance and at every stage of life—from conception to death. Yet we continue to see many threats to life and violence against it. We cannot look the other way. As Pope Francis noted during his visit to the United States, our "care for one another is care for Jesus himself."

Gujarati Catholic Samaj of USA invites all faithful to come and join us in one day prayer service to pray from each tiny child waiting to be born, to people nearing death, all are precious and deserve our care and protection. Women and men suffering after abortion, individuals tempted to end their lives, expectant mothers facing challenging pregnancies, people pushed to the margins of society by a “throwaway culture,” and every other person—each “has a place in God’s heart from all eternity” (Amoris laetitia, 168).

Time:4:30-5:00 (arrival ભેગા થવું)

5:00 (Prayer start ભક્તિ શરુ)

Address: Mr. Prasann Christian

2202 Green Hollow Dr., Iselin, NJ 08830

Light dinner will be served after the payer meeting.

Please come and join us. We are thankful to Prasann for this wonderful idea to have a prayer meeting for at lease one day if not all nine.

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Dear members of GCSofUSA and Friends,

Mary Mother of God appeared to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal six times in 1917, every 13th of the month, May to October. During this period she told them:

"I want you to return here on the thirteenth of each month for the next six months, and at the very same hour. Later I shall tell you who I am, and what it is that I most desire. And I shall return here yet a seventh time.”

" The Mother of God said "Well then, you will have much to suffer, but the grace of God will be your comfort"

"Pray the rosary every day to obtain peace for the world and the end of the war"

“Jesus wishes to establish devotion to my Immaculate Heart in the world. I promise salvation to those who embrace it.”

This year is a centennial celebrations to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Fatima, Portugal. Gujarati Catholic Samaj of USA has been organizing rosary prayer meeting on every Friday or Saturday during the month of May –The month of mother of God. We are inviting all members and faithful to join us for a special prayer meeting on Friday, October 13, 2017 which marks the 100 year anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun In Fatima.

O Most Holy Virgin Mary, Queen of the most holy Rosary, you were pleased to appear to the children of Fatima and reveal a glorious message. We implore you, inspire in our hearts a fervent love for the recitation of the Rosary. By meditating on the mysteries of the redemption that are recalled therein may we obtain the graces and virtues that we ask, through the merits of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Redeemer.

Prayer meeting will be held at Mr. Jagadish Christian’s residence on:
Friday, October 13, 2017

Time:8:30-9:00PM (arrival ભેગા થવું)
9:00PM (Prayer start ભક્તિ શરુ)

Address: Mr. Jagadish Christian
144 Strawberry Hill Avenue, Woodbridge, NJ 07095

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Dear Friends,

Please note the Novena started from September 01, and it will end on September 08. Due to long weekend and school s are open we are not able to have a daily prayer meeting. Mr. Prasann and family wanted to have a prayer meeting at their new residence. They have invited all the members of GCSofUSA and faithful to join them in special rosary prayer meeting at their residence. They are big believer of Mount Mary and wanted to pray Mother Mary to bless their home and their family.

Short details about Mount Mary:

This beautiful, wooden statue was initially brought by the Jesuits from Portugal during the sixteenth century. It was then placed atop the main altar of a tiny oratory on a hill at Lands’ End in Bandora (Bandra). Over the centuries devotion to this statue grew tremendously as numerous favours were granted. As its popularity increased so did the number of devotees and pilgrims that visited this shrine from all over, often referring to it as...'Our Lady of the Mount'

Novena Prayer

God our heavenly Father,
The day of our salvation dawned
When the Blessed Virgin
Gave birth to your son,
Christ our Lord,
Who set us free from sin
And gave us new life.

As we celebrate her nativity,
And join now in constant prayer with her,
We implore you
To heal the sick,
To comfort the sorrowful,
To pardon sinners,
And to grant us our special petition…

Look graciously upon us
And help us in learn from Mary
The depths of discernment and dedication to service.
Enable us, by the guidance of your Spirit,
To journey with young persons
And support them in their vocational discernment,
In the fundamental choices they make
And in their effort to be joyful witnesses
Of your Son, Jesus

You deigned to do great things
For the Virgin Mary
And brought her body and soul
To the glory of heaven:
Fill the hearts of your children
With the hope of Christ’s glory.
Amen.
Our Lady of the Mount
Pray for us


Time:8:00-8:30 (arrival ભેગા થવું)

8:30 (Prayer start ભક્તિ શરુ)

Address: Mr. Prasann Christian

2202 Green Hollow Dr., Iselin, NJ 08830

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Dear Friends,

Please note The India-Srilankan Apostolate of New Jersey has organized a cultural mass on Sunday, August 13, 2017. All the members of Gujarati Catholic Samaj of USA are invited to attend this event. Please do come for this event as GCSofUSA is a part of the multicultural ministry of Metuchen Diocese and India-Srilankan Apostolate. The event is open for all Catholics from South Asian communities.

The mass will be celebrated by the visiting ordinary Most Reverend George Antonysamy, Archbishop of Madras and Mylapore Archdiocese.

Followed by cultural program and light dinner. Free-will donations are accepted at the venue.
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Dear Friends,

Please note this year we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 3rd apparition of Our Lady Fatima. St. Cecelia Church Iselin held a special service on Thursday, July 13, 2017 in presence of a statue of Our Lady of Fatima. One of our member Mr. Alex Rathod and family belongs to this church. They are fortunate to receive the same statue of Our Lady of Fatima to hold in their home for a week. They have been praying everyday since Saturday. They have invited all the members of GCSofUSA and faithful to join them in special rosary prayer meeting at their residence.

"O Most Holy Virgin Mary, Queen of the most holy Rosary, you were pleased to appear to the children of Fatima and reveal a glorious message. We implore you, inspire in our hearts a fervent love for the recitation of the Rosary. By meditating on the mysteries of the redemption that are recalled therein may we obtain the graces and virtues that we ask, through the merits of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Redeemer." Amen.

Time:8:30-9:00 (arrival ભેગા થવું)

9:00 (Prayer start ભક્તિ શરુ)

Address: Mr. Alex (Ashok) Rathod

13 Ethel St., Metuchen, NJ 08840

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Gujarati mass celebrated by Fr. Jeba Malai and Fr. Savari Nathan on Trinity Sunday, June 11, 2017. Gujarati Catholic Samaj of USA organized this event. There was a get together after the mass to say thank you to Fr. Jeba for his prayers spiritual guidance and celebrating Gujarati mass for our community here in NY/NJ tri-state area. After completing three years of his services in New York he has been asked to go back to Gandhinagar archdiocese to serve that parish. We said thank you, best of luck in your God's work in Gujarat. May God guide you to the path in glorifying God's Love and peace. Farewell Fr. Jeba Malai. We hope and request you to visit again, once a year or once in two year. Take care and keep us all in your prayers.
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Gujarati mass celebrated by Fr. Jeba Malai and Fr. Savari Nathan on Trinity Sunday, June 11, 2017. Gujarati Catholic Samaj of USA organized this event. There was a get together after the mass to say thank you to Fr. Jeba for his prayers spiritual guidance and celebrating Gujarati mass for our community here in NY/NJ tri-state area. After completing three years of his services in New York he has been asked to go back to Gandhinagar archdiocese to serve that parish. We said thank you, best of luck in your God's work in Gujarat. May God guide you to the path in glorifying God's Love and peace. Farewell Fr. Jeba Malai. We hope and request you to visit again, once a year or once in two year. Take care and keep us all in your prayers.

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Dear Friends,

Please come and join us for the summer picnic-BBQ on July 04, 2017. Please bring your family and friends.

Date: July 4, 2017 Tuesday, The Independence Day

Time: 10:00 am to 6:30 pm

Place: Roosevelt Park, 1 Pine Drive, Edison, NJ

Picnic area - Grove 1A.


We try not to spend any money from the funds of our Gujarati Catholic Samaj of USA. We are expecting more than 100 people and it would be difficult to prepare by one or two families. In order to make it comfortable and affordable it would be ideal if each family can bring the following items for this event. This is not mandatory.

1. Family of four or less – at least one small tray of marinated chicken (legs, thighs, breasts etc.) ready for BBQ. Also bring at least one two liter bottle of soda or juice.

2. Family of four and up – at least one big tray of marinated chicken (legs, thighs, breasts etc.) ready for BBQ. Also bring at least one two liter bottle of soda or juice and one gallon of water.

3. Charcoal grill, Tent, folding chairs, rugs, cooler, playing material and any other useful item for picnic.
Besides chicken and beverages we need the following items. We would appreciate if anybody wants to sponsor any particular item.

Food items - Hotdogs, hotdog buns, burgers, cheese, BBQ sauce, tomato sauce, tomato, bag of onions, bag of jalapeno and or bell pepper, lemons, Corns, ice bags, can of salt, Watermelon etc.

Other items – Charcoal, igniting fuel, foils, plates, cups, napkins, garbage bags, hand sanitizer.

BBQ grilling items – BBQ utensils, knifes, metal grill skewers

Please confirm your participation with number of people and the items you are willing to bring, by June 30th 2017 so we can arrange all necessary items.

For more information & registration, please contact:

Raj Macwan (908) 472-9448
Jagadish Christian (201) 240-6019
Shantilal Parmar (973) 338-4186
Joseph Parmar (732)855-0596

Thank you for your cooperation.
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Fr. Jeba Malai will be completing his three years term in USA and he will be going back to Gandhinagar Diocese. During these three years he made himself available to provide us spiritual guidance and celebration of holy mass. We are grateful for his blessings.

Gujarati Catholic Samaj of USA invites all to join us for a farewell party on Sunday, June 11, 2017. Fr. Jeba will celebrate his last Gujarati mass before he goes back to India in the first week of July 2017. We will have a get together after the mass and light refreshment will be served.

Date: Sunday, June 11, 2017

Time: 2:30PM-3:30PM Gujarati Mass

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Place: Holy Family Church
530 35th Street
Union City, NJ 07087
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ગુજરાતી કેથલિક સમાજ ઓફ યુએસએ વતી સર્વે મિત્રોને જણાવવાનુકે તારીખ 5/ 26/2017, શુક્રવારના ના રોજ મે મહિનાની પવિત્ર મારિયાની ગુલાબમાળાની ભક્તિ શ્રી. એલેક્ષ (અશોક) રાઠોડના ઘરે રાખેલ છે. તો આપ સર્વેને પધારવા આમંત્રણ છે. રાઠોડ પરિવારે પોતાનું ઘર લીઘું છે એના માટે એમને હાર્દિક અભિનંદન અને ઈશ્વર એમના પરિવારને હંમેશા સાચવે, સંભાળે અને તારણહાર પ્રભુ ખ્રિસ્તના સાનિધ્યમાં રાખે એવી અભ્યર્થના.

પોતાના આનંદમાં સમાજના સભ્યોને ભાગીદાર બનાવવા સાંજના ભોજનની વ્યવસ્થા કરેલી છે. તો તેમને અભિનંદન આપવા અને એમની ખુશીમાં સામેલ થવા આવશો એવી અપેક્ષા અને વિનંતી.

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13 Ethel St., Metuchen, NJ 08840

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ગુજરાતી કેથલિક સમાજ ઓફ યુએસએ વતી સર્વે મિત્રોને જણાવવાનુકે તારીખ 5/ 19/2017, શુક્રવારના ના રોજ મે મહિનાની પવિત્ર મારિયાની ગુલાબમાળાની ભક્તિ શ્રી. પ્રસન્ન ક્રિશ્ચિયનનના ઘરે રાખેલ છે. તો આપ સર્વેને પધારવા આમંત્રણ છે.

Prasnn Christian
505 Rahway Avenue
Woodbridge, NJ 07095

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ગુજરાતી કેથલિક સમાજ ઓફ યુએસએ વતી સર્વે મિત્રોને જણાવવાનુ કે મે મહિનાની ગુલાબમાળાની બીજી ભક્તિ શ્રી રાજ મેકવાનના ઘરે મેની બાર તારીખે રાત્રે નવ વાગે સાઉથ પ્લેનફીલડ ખાતે રાખેલ છે. આપ સર્વેને પધારવા આમંત્રણ છે

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106 Susan Terrace, South Plainfield, NJ 07080
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Dear Friends - members of GCSofUSA,

May, the month in which the earth springs into bloom and we start thinking about planting gardens, family picnics, and making vacation plans.

It’s also the Month of Mary.

For centuries, the Catholic Church has set aside the entire month of Mary to honor Mary, Mother of God. Not just a day in May, mind you, but the entire month.

The custom spans both centuries and cultures, with roots going back as far as the Ancient Greeks. In early Greece, May was dedicated to Artemis, the goddess of fecundity.

In Ancient Rome, May was dedicated to Flora, the goddess of blooms, or blossoms. They celebrated ludi florals, or floral games, at the end of April and asked the intercession of Flora for all that blooms.

Gujarati Catholic Samaj of USA has also created a tradition to pay homage to mother Mary by reciting Rosary prayers at least once a week during the month of May. We go to different household who invites for the prayers.The very first prayer meeting will be held at Mr. Ketan Christian's residence at 202 Caffery Terrace, South Plainfield, NJ 07080. Time to gather 8:30-9PM. 9-10PM prayer service.

પ્રિય મિત્રો – ગુજરાતી કેથલિક સમાજ ઓફ યુએસએના સભ્યો.

ગુજરાતના સ્થપના દિવસથી મે મહિનાની શરૂઆત થઈ ગઈ છે. મે મહિનો એટલે વસંતનું આગમન. રંગબરંગી ફૂલોનું મહોરવું અને લીલોતરીનો માહોલ. કાચી કેરીને કાપી એમાં જીરું, મરચું અને મીઠું ભભરાવીને ખાવાનો સમય, અથાણું આથવાનો સમય. એજ રીતે કેથલિક શ્રધ્ધાળુઓ મે મહિનો માતા મરિયમના મહિના તરીકે મનાવે છે. માતા મરિયમનું ભક્તિભાવ પૂર્વક અભિવાદન/પ્રાર્થના કરવાનો મહિનો.

ગુજરાતી કેથલિક સમાજ ઓફ યુએસએના સભ્યો પણ આ મહિના દરમ્યાન મા મરિયાની સ્તુતિ માટે સપ્તાહના એક દિવસ અલગ અલગ સભ્યોના ઘરે ભેગા થઈ રોસરી બોલે છે. આ વરસની પહેલી ભક્તિસભા શ્રી. કેતન ક્રિશ્ચિયનના ઘરે (202 Caffery Terrace, South Plainfield, NJ 07080) શુક્રવાર, મેની પાંચમી તારીખે રાખવામાં આવી છે. લગભગ સાંજના ૮:૩૦ થી ૯ દરમ્યાન ભેગા થવું અને ૯ થી ૧૦ પ્રાર્થના.

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મિત્રો,

ગુજરાતી કેથલિક સમાજ ઓફ યુ.એસ.એ. દ્વારા સર્વે મિત્રોને જણાવવાનુ કે મે મહિનાની ગુલાબમાળાની પ્રથમ ભક્તિ શ્રી કેતન ક્રિશ્ચિયનના નિવાસસ્થાને તારીખ ૦૫-૦૫-૨૦૧૭ ના રોજ રાત્રે નવ વાગે ખાતે રાખેલ છે. આપ સર્વેને પધારવા હાર્દિક આમંત્રણ છે

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202 Caffrey Terrace,
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
Home : 908 – 822 -2756
Cell: 732-331-5192
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GCSofUSA invites for a “Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration” on Saturday, April 08 2017..

Place: Off the church Convent
St. Nicholas Church
122 Ferry Street
Jersey City, NJ 07307

Day and Date: Saturday, April 08, 2017

Time: Gather by 7:45PM
Service: 8:00 to 9:00PM
Refreshment: 9:00 to 9:45PM

Refreshment will be served by Mrs. Regina Parmar and her children Philomena, Deepak and Nitin Parmar.
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મિત્રો ,

ગુજરાતી કેથલિક સમાજ ઓફ યુએસએ વતી સર્વે મિત્રોને જણાવવાનુકે તારીખ 4/01/2017 (તપઋતુના પાંચમા શનિવાર)ના રોજ ક્રુસના માર્ગની ભક્તિ શ્રી જગદીશ ક્રિશ્ચિયનના ઘરે રાખેલ છે. તો આપ સર્વેને પધારવા આમંત્રણ છે.


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144 Strawberry Hill Avenue
Woodbridge, NJ 07095
Phone# Home: 732-855-0596
Cell: 201-240-6019
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PLEASE COME AND JOIN US FOR A LENTEN RETREAT 2017 LED BY FR. PARESH PARMAR DURING HOLY WEEK 2017.

GUJARATI CATHOLIC SAMAJ OF USA PROUDLY PRESENT LENTEN RETREAT 2017 LED BY RENOWNED CHARISMATIC RENEWAL PRIEST, FR. PARESH PARMAR.

ALL GUJARATI CHRISTIANS ARE WECOMED!

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN BIBLE.

Lenten Retreat Theme:

What is the real purpose of Human Life…Why do we exist?
If God is a loving Father, why do we suffer?
What is Sin?
What is true Repentance?
What is Faith?
What is Salvation…what is eternal life?
How am I saved through JESUS?

Place: Holy Savior Academy Cafeteria (Basement)
Church of Sacred Heart
149 South Plainfield Avenue
South Plainfield, NJ 07080

Please find below the detailed schedule:

Maundy Thursday-April 13, 2017:
2-5pm Retreat
5-5:15PM Break
5:15-7:15PM Retreat
In Church 7:30-9:00PM Mass of the Lord’s Supper/washing of the feet services.

Good Friday-April 14, 2017:
10AM-1pm Tetreat/Talk.
1PM-1:45PM Break.
1:45-2:45pm Retreat/Talk
2:45PM-3:00PM Break.
In Church =3PM-5PM The Passion of the Lord
5PM-6PM Retreat/Talk
6PM-6:45PM Break.
In Church =7-7:30PM Rosary-Sorrowful Mystries
7:30-9PM Bhajan Sandhya with Mrs. Sarojben Gundani & Fr. Paresh Parmar

Holy Saturday-April 15, 2017:
10Am-1Pm Retreat/talk
1PM-2PM Break
2PM-4:30PM Retreat/Talk
4:30PM -4:45PM Break
5:00PM-5:45PM Retreat/Talk
6:00PM-7:30PM Dinner
In Church 8:00PM-10:00PM Easter Vigil – Mass

A free will donations are accepted at the venue.

Please contact for more information:
Ketan Christian – 732-331-5192
Raj Macwan – 908-472-9448
Shantilal Parmar – 973-338-4186
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મિત્રો ,

ગુજરાતી કેથલિક સમાજ ઓફ યુએસએ વતી સર્વે મિત્રોને જણાવવાનુકે તારીખ 03/18/2017 (તપઋતુના ત્રીજા શનિવાર)ના રોજ ક્રુસના માર્ગની ભક્તિ શ્રી. સિરિલભાઈ ડાભીના ઘરે રાખેલ છે. તો આપ સર્વેને પધારવા આમંત્રણ છે.

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શ્રી. સિરિલભાઈ ડાભીના ઘરનું સરનામું અને ફોન નંબર :
401 Edgar Avenue
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
Phone No: 732-372-5993
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Shri. Joseph Parmar from USA Visiting Honorable Arch Bishop Fr. Thomas Macwan at Ahmedabad to hand over 'Request Letter' of "Gujarati Catholic Samaj" of USA" by Mr. Joseph Parmar & Mr. John B. Macwan (John Saheb)-represent ones-on behalf of "GCS of USA" for providing a Gujarati Priest to our Diocese Metuchen, NJ USA on March 11, 2017-
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PLEASE COME AND JOIN US FOR A LENTEN RETREAT 2017 LED BY FR. PARESH PARMAR DURING HOLY WEEK 2017.

GUJARATI CATHOLIC SAMAJ OF USA PROUDLY PRESENT LENTEN RETREAT 2017 LED BY RENOWNED CHARISMATIC RENEWAL PRIEST, FR. PARESH PARMAR.

ALL GUJARATI CHRISTIANS ARE WECOMED!

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN BIBLE.

Lenten Retreat Theme:

What is the real purpose of Human Life…Why do we exist?
If God is a loving Father, why do we suffer?
What is Sin?
What is true Repentance?
What is Faith?
What is Salvation…what is eternal life?
How am I saved through JESUS?

Place: Holy Savior Academy Cafeteria (Basement)
Church of Sacred Heart
149 South Plainfield Avenue
South Plainfield, NJ 07080

Please find below the detailed schedule:

Maundy Thursday-April 13, 2017:
2-5pm Retreat
5-5:15PM Break
5:15-7:15PM Retreat
In Church 7:30-9:00PM Mass of the Lord’s Supper/washing of the feet services.

Good Friday-April 14, 2017:
10AM-1pm Tetreat/Talk.
1PM-1:45PM Break.
1:45-2:45pm Retreat/Talk
2:45PM-3:00PM Break.
In Church =3PM-5PM The Passion of the Lord
5PM-6PM Retreat/Talk
6PM-6:45PM Break.
In Church =7-7:30PM Rosary-Sorrowful Mystries
7:30-9PM Bhajan Sandhya with Mrs. Sarojben Gundani & Fr. Paresh Parmar

Holy Saturday-April 15, 2017:
10Am-1Pm Retreat/talk
1PM-2PM Break
2PM-4:30PM Retreat/Talk
4:30PM -4:45PM Break
5:00PM-5:45PM Retreat/Talk
6:00PM-7:30PM Dinner
In Church 8:00PM-10:00PM Easter Vigil – Mass

A free will donations are accepted at the venue.

Please contact for more information:
Ketan Christian – 732-331-5192
Raj Macwan – 908-472-9448
Shantilal Parmar – 973-338-4186
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ગુજરાતી કેથલિક સમાજ ઓફ યુએસએ વતી સર્વે મિત્રોને જણાવવાનુકે તારીખ ૩/૧૧/૨૦૧૭ ના રોજ ક્રુસના માર્ગની ભક્તિ શ્રી. અમીત મેકવાન ના ઘરે રાખેલ છે. તો આપ સર્વેને પધારવા આમંત્રણ છે.

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Updates on the “Lenten Retreat 2017 led by Renowned Charismatic Renewal Priest, Fr. Paresh Parmar”.

After some discussion we have decided to have three days program instead of four days as earlier announced. Plus we have added a “Bhajan Sndhya” on Thursday night.

Please find below the tentative schedule which is more likely be the final:

*Maundy Thursday, April 13, 2017:
2PM-5PM Retreat
5:15-6:15PM Mass of the Lord’s Supper/Washing of the feet services

7:30-9:00PM “BHAJAN SNDHYA” with renowned Gujarati Sugam Sangeet artist Mrs. Sarojben Gundani, Fr. Paresh Parmar and Mr. Dipak Gundani on Tabla .

* Good Friday, April 14, 2017:
10AM-1PM Retreat/Talk.
1-2PM Tea break.
2-4PM Retreat/Talk
5-7PM The Passion of the Lord/Stations of the Cross.

* Holy Saturday, April 15, 2017:
10AM-4PM Retreat/Talk
4:30-5:30PM Easter Mass.

The venue is not finalized yet but will make an announcement once confirmed.

Please contact for more information:
Ketan Christian – 732-331-5192
Raj Macwan – 908-472-9448
Shantilal Parmar – 973-338-4186
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Gujarati Catholic Samaj of USA proudly present Lenten Retreat 2017 led by Renowned Charismatic Renewal Priest, Fr. Paresh Parmar.

The place will be published as soon as it is finalized. Please Mark in to your calendar the below dates and please don’t miss out this opportunity. We will have 3 days of retreat starting from the Holy Thursday to Saturday. Fr. Paresh will celebrate an Easter Mass on Sunday Morning. Your suggestions are welcomed.

Please find below the tentative schedule:

*Maundy Thursday:
April 13, 2017
2pm to 5pm Retreat
followed by washing of the feet services.

* Good Friday:
April 14, 2017
Morning 10 to 1pm talk.
Tea break.
2pm to 4pm talk continues…
5pm onwards Good Friday services.

* Holy Saturday:
April 15, 2017
10 to 4pm Retreat talks

* Easter Sunday:
April 16, 2017
Gujarati mass at 10am.
Lunch

Please read below the confirmation letter from Fr. Paresh Parmar.

My dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Thank you for the love and respect you gave me while I was in US during the month of June last year. A good number turned up for the one day Retreat program we had in New Jersey. Some of you expressed your desire to Archbishop Thomas Macwan if you could have a priest from Gujarat for the services in Gujarati.

As if your prayers are answered… I am glad to let you all know that I will be in US once again during the Holy Week soon after Palm Sunday.

I propose that we have a full three days program on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and we conclude of Easter Sunday. The topics I would be covering are as follows…

Lenten Retreat Theme:

What is the real purpose of Human Life…Why do we exist?

If God is a loving Father, why do we suffer?

What is Sin?

What is true Repentance?

What is Faith?

What is Salvation…what is eternal life?

How am I saved through JESUS?

Do pray for the success of our three days program.

Yours in Christ,
Fr. Paresh Parmar.

Please contact for more information:
Ketan Christian – 732-331-5192
Raj Macwan – 908-472-9448
Shantilal Parmar – 973-338-4186
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આ તપઋતુમાં ક્રુસના માર્ગની પ્રથમ ભક્તિ શ્રી રાજ મેકવાનના ઘરે શનિવાર, માર્ચ ૦૪, ૨૦૧૭ ના રોજ રાત્રે ૯(નવ) વાગે રાખેલ છે.

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શ્રી રાજ મેકવાન ના ઘરનું સરનામું :
106 Susan Terrace
South Plainfield, NJ, 07080


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"Gujarati Catholic Samaj of U.S.A” a not-for-profit organization established in 2010 had a grand and a highly successful celebration of "Christmas Garba / Dance Night ", thanks to Mr. H.R. Shah, Chairman of TV Asia.
GCS of USA’s vision is to bring our community together to unite, preserve and propagate and grow the rich cultural heritage of Gujarati Catholics from around the world. We organize various Programs, Events, Educational Fund Raising Activities, and Education Developmental Projects for the community, Social Events; Various yearly Celebrations, Entertainments, Various Seminars on Social Awareness, Religious Awareness in Regards of Gujarati Speaking Catholics Residing in Unites States of America. To stay connected to families, relatives and friends back home to Gujarat, India.
With this in mind this extraordinary Event was organized in the gorgeous “Sardar auditorium” of the very popular "TV Asia” in Edison, NJ on Friday, December 23, from 7:30PM into early AM hours. More than 250 people of various denominations from all over United States participated enthusiastically and enjoyed this first of its kind live Gujarati Christian Garba. This was a first time in North America that such an event of this scale was organized.
At 8 pm the evening many dressed in typical and colorful Indian costumes created a distinctive and homely environment that many Indians miss in USA.
A very popular and talented artist Mr. Prakash Parmar, lead the group of other musicians and brought the entire crowd on their feet with his singing. The well-known Mr. Dipak Gundani also joined the Mr. Jayesh Saraiya and Monty Lalani of the percussion team and made the crowd go wild with beats on Dhol. Mr. Renison Macwan who came all the way from Houston and shared his masterful skills on keyboard. Hensu Macwan a very young artist, supported with his skills with Guitar.
Mr. Ketan Christian made this event very interactive, connecting with the crow such an enthusiasm and created a family get-together environment. Mr. Raj & Amit Macwan handled the DJ system successfully.
We were privileged to have this selfless individual who has made extraordinary contributions for the cause of humanity and community at large, the well-known entrepreneur, philanthropist and community leader, Mr. H.R. Shah, the Chairman and CEO of TV Asia, to visit this event at 9:30. He was greeted and welcomed with a loud, joyful & Cheerful applause by the attendees. GCS of USA, President Mr. Shantilal Parmar and Chairman Mr. Jagadish Christian along with the other committee members lead Mr. Shah to the stage and greeted him flowers. Founder-President Mr. Joseph Parmar, presented a Plaque to Mr. H.R. Shah. Mr. Shah applauded and expressed his happiness to see this kind of community celebrations in USA. Mr. Shah pointed out his joy by saying “It is so good to see traditional Guajarati Garba in celebrations of Christmas. He welcomed the entire Christian Community and wished everyone “Merry Christmas”. He also assured his support and extended an invitation to GCS of USA for use of this fabulous venue in any upcoming events like this. The entire crowd was cheerful of this announcement and applauded in a gesture of a gratitude.
This event was made complete by the presence of Mrs. Sarojben Gundani, a well-known, very popular singer-composer of Gujarati Geet-Bhajans. She has made a special and loving place in Gujarati Christians’ hearts with her Christian psalms, songs and Bhajans. She was welcomed with flowers and was honored with presenting a Plaque for her services to Gujarati Christian community. She reminded everyone of her long and happy relations with Gujarati Christian Community. As a token of her love for this enthusiastic and cheery crowd, she lead the celebrations with her singing couple of her popular Gujarati Christian renditions, which was appreciated by all. Mr. Raj Macwan joined with her as well to sing.
This event was supported by many local non-Christians and well-wishers, notably Mr. Vijay Thakkar, a Doordarshan fame and Radio Personality and an established writer. A young and upcoming poet, composer and singer Mr. Rathin Mehta also made this event more meaningful by his presence. Both were greeted with flowers.
Mr. Raja Bhatty of TV Asia and Mr. Gunjesh Desai showed their support throughout this event by video recording and providing live feed on Facebook.
As Prakash Parmar, the Lead singer and all the musicians were making sure that the atmosphere stayed energetic and everyone was enjoying, Mrs. Sapna Gandhi and Miss. Rinni Hamilton, as a designated judge were busy observing carefully to choose a male and a female winners for best traditional costumes and a best Garba players. Sharon Macwan and Eric Christian were declared as winners for best costume and Irena Leo and Joy Christian were declared the winners for best garaba. Winners were presented with $50.00 gift certificates.
As the end was approaching, the energy level was at the pick and “Sanedo” style was being enjoyed by everyone there. There were few who sat on the side watched this amazing display of celebrations.
Finally, this festival was ended by a closing prayer by pastor Kanubhai. Everyone left with joyful hearts and suggesting to continue this type of celebrations!
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Gujarati Catholic Samaj of USAThis picture was taken by dear friend Mr. Gunjesh Desai at our event 2016 Christmas Garba/dance night on Friday, December 23, 2016 at TV asia auditorium.

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Please watch the brief highlight of the 2016 Christmas celebration organized by “Gujarati Catholic Samaj of USA” on TV Asia, Please tune in to TV Asia the only Indian TV channel at 7:30PM ET for Community roundup program.

The 2016 Christmas Garba/Dance night was held at the TV Asia Auditorium on Friday, December 23, 2016.

TV Asia is the first Information and entertainment channel for the South- Asian community in North America. The network was founded in April-1993, by legendary Indian movie star Mr. Amitabh Bachchan. In 1997 as part of a restructuring the network, a well-known entrepreneur and community leader Mr. H.R. Shah, took TV Asia and grew it to what it is today, A channel that focuses on the Indian community within the US and a medium that reaches out to the masses and brings them under the umbrella of culture, tradition and family. Mr. HR Shah’s backing, resources and the fact that he is based in the U.S., gave TV Asia a huge boost, making it the premier South- Asian network in North America.

We are thankful to Mr. H.R. Shah, Ms. Gayathri Mr. Bhupnedra Raja Bhatty (for recording the video) and Mr. Gunjesh Desai.
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Gujarati Catholic Samaj of USA added 108 new photos — with Raj Macwan and અમીત મેકવાન at TV ASIA Channel.

"Gujarati Catholic Samaj of U.S.A” a not-for-profit organization established in 2010 had a grand and a highly successful celebration of "Christmas Garba / Dance Night ", thanks to Mr. H.R. Shah, Chairman of TV Asia.
GCS of USA’s vision is to bring our community together to unite, preserve and propagate and grow the rich cultural heritage of Gujarati Catholics from around the world. We organize various Programs, Events, Educational Fund Raising Activities, and Education Developmental Projects for the community, Social Events; Various yearly Celebrations, Entertainments, Various Seminars on Social Awareness, Religious Awareness in Regards of Gujarati Speaking Catholics Residing in Unites States of America. To stay connected to families, relatives and friends back home to Gujarat, India.
With this in mind this extraordinary Event was organized in the gorgeous “Sardar auditorium” of the very popular "TV Asia” in Edison, NJ on Friday, December 23, from 7:30PM into early AM hours. More than 250 people of various denominations from all over United States participated enthusiastically and enjoyed this first of its kind live Gujarati Christian Garba. This was a first time in North America that such an event of this scale was organized.
At 8 pm the evening many dressed in typical and colorful Indian costumes created a distinctive and homely environment that many Indians miss in USA.
A very popular and talented artist Mr. Prakash Parmar, lead the group of other musicians and brought the entire crowd on their feet with his singing. The well-known Mr. Dipak Gundani also joined the Mr. Jayesh Saraiya and Monty Lalani of the percussion team and made the crowd go wild with beats on Dhol. Mr. Renison Macwan who came all the way from Houston and shared his masterful skills on keyboard. Hensu Macwan a very young artist, supported with his skills with Guitar.
Mr. Ketan Christian made this event very interactive, connecting with the crow such an enthusiasm and created a family get-together environment. Mr. Raj & Amit Macwan handled the DJ system successfully.
We were privileged to have this selfless individual who has made extraordinary contributions for the cause of humanity and community at large, the well-known entrepreneur, philanthropist and community leader, Mr. H.R. Shah, the Chairman and CEO of TV Asia, to visit this event at 9:30. He was greeted and welcomed with a loud, joyful & Cheerful applause by the attendees. GCS of USA, President Mr. Shantilal Parmar and Chairman Mr. Jagadish Christian along with the other committee members lead Mr. Shah to the stage and greeted him flowers. Founder-President Mr. Joseph Parmar, presented a Plaque to Mr. H.R. Shah. Mr. Shah applauded and expressed his happiness to see this kind of community celebrations in USA. Mr. Shah pointed out his joy by saying “It is so good to see traditional Guajarati Garba in celebrations of Christmas. He welcomed the entire Christian Community and wished everyone “Merry Christmas”. He also assured his support and extended an invitation to GCS of USA for use of this fabulous venue in any upcoming events like this. The entire crowd was cheerful of this announcement and applauded in a gesture of a gratitude.
This event was made complete by the presence of Mrs. Sarojben Gundani, a well-known, very popular singer-composer of Gujarati Geet-Bhajans. She has made a special and loving place in Gujarati Christians’ hearts with her Christian psalms, songs and Bhajans. She was welcomed with flowers and was honored with presenting a Plaque for her services to Gujarati Christian community. She reminded everyone of her long and happy relations with Gujarati Christian Community. As a token of her love for this enthusiastic and cheery crowd, she lead the celebrations with her singing couple of her popular Gujarati Christian renditions, which was appreciated by all. Mr. Raj Macwan joined with her as well to sing.
This event was supported by many local non-Christians and well-wishers, notably Mr. Vijay Thakkar, a Doordarshan fame and Radio Personality and an established writer. A young and upcoming poet, composer and singer Mr. Rathin Mehta also made this event more meaningful by his presence. Both were greeted with flowers.
Mr. Raja Bhatty of TV Asia and Mr. Gunjesh Desai showed their support throughout this event by video recording and providing live feed on Facebook.
As Prakash Parmar, the Lead singer and all the musicians were making sure that the atmosphere stayed energetic and everyone was enjoying, Mrs. Sapna Gandhi and Miss. Rinni Hamilton, as a designated judge were busy observing carefully to choose a male and a female winners for best traditional costumes and a best Garba players. Sharon Macwan and Eric Christian were declared as winners for best costume and Irena Leo and Joy Christian were declared the winners for best garaba. Winners were presented with $50.00 gift certificates.
As the end was approaching, the energy level was at the pick and “Sanedo” style was being enjoyed by everyone there. There were few who sat on the side watched this amazing display of celebrations.
Finally, this festival was ended by a closing prayer by pastor Kanubhai. Everyone left with joyful hearts and suggesting to continue this type of celebrations!
Report: Joseph Parmar/Ketan Christian, Photo/Video: Gunjesh Desai/Ketan Christian/Neeraj Gamadia
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Gujarati Catholic Samaj of USA added 27 new photos — with Raj Macwan and 6 others at TV ASIA Channel.

"Gujarati Catholic Samaj of U.S.A” a not-for-profit organization established in 2010 had a grand and a highly successful celebration of "Christmas Garba / Dance Night ", thanks to Mr. H.R. Shah, Chairman of TV Asia.
GCS of USA’s vision is to bring our community together to unite, preserve and propagate and grow the rich cultural heritage of Gujarati Catholics from around the world. We organize various Programs, Events, Educational Fund Raising Activities, and Education Developmental Projects for the community, Social Events; Various yearly Celebrations, Entertainments, Various Seminars on Social Awareness, Religious Awareness in Regards of Gujarati Speaking Catholics Residing in Unites States of America. To stay connected to families, relatives and friends back home to Gujarat, India.
With this in mind this extraordinary Event was organized in the gorgeous “Sardar auditorium” of the very popular "TV Asia” in Edison, NJ on Friday, December 23, from 7:30PM into early AM hours. More than 250 people of various denominations from all over United States participated enthusiastically and enjoyed this first of its kind live Gujarati Christian Garba. This was a first time in North America that such an event of this scale was organized.
At 8 pm the evening many dressed in typical and colorful Indian costumes created a distinctive and homely environment that many Indians miss in USA.
A very popular and talented artist Mr. Prakash Parmar, lead the group of other musicians and brought the entire crowd on their feet with his singing. The well-known Mr. Dipak Gundani also joined the Mr. Jayesh Saraiya and Monty Lalani of the percussion team and made the crowd go wild with beats on Dhol. Mr. Renison Macwan who came all the way from Houston and shared his masterful skills on keyboard. Hensu Macwan a very young artist, supported with his skills with Guitar.
Mr. Ketan Christian made this event very interactive, connecting with the crow such an enthusiasm and created a family get-together environment. Mr. Raj & Amit Macwan handled the DJ system successfully.
We were privileged to have this selfless individual who has made extraordinary contributions for the cause of humanity and community at large, the well-known entrepreneur, philanthropist and community leader, Mr. H.R. Shah, the Chairman and CEO of TV Asia, to visit this event at 9:30. He was greeted and welcomed with a loud, joyful & Cheerful applause by the attendees. GCS of USA, President Mr. Shantilal Parmar and Chairman Mr. Jagadish Christian along with the other committee members lead Mr. Shah to the stage and greeted him flowers. Founder-President Mr. Joseph Parmar, presented a Plaque to Mr. H.R. Shah. Mr. Shah applauded and expressed his happiness to see this kind of community celebrations in USA. Mr. Shah pointed out his joy by saying “It is so good to see traditional Guajarati Garba in celebrations of Christmas. He welcomed the entire Christian Community and wished everyone “Merry Christmas”. He also assured his support and extended an invitation to GCS of USA for use of this fabulous venue in any upcoming events like this. The entire crowd was cheerful of this announcement and applauded in a gesture of a gratitude.
This event was made complete by the presence of Mrs. Sarojben Gundani, a well-known, very popular singer-composer of Gujarati Geet-Bhajans. She has made a special and loving place in Gujarati Christians’ hearts with her Christian psalms, songs and Bhajans. She was welcomed with flowers and was honored with presenting a Plaque for her services to Gujarati Christian community. She reminded everyone of her long and happy relations with Gujarati Christian Community. As a token of her love for this enthusiastic and cheery crowd, she lead the celebrations with her singing couple of her popular Gujarati Christian renditions, which was appreciated by all. Mr. Raj Macwan joined with her as well to sing.
This event was supported by many local non-Christians and well-wishers, notably Mr. Vijay Thakkar, a Doordarshan fame and Radio Personality and an established writer. A young and upcoming poet, composer and singer Mr. Rathin Mehta also made this event more meaningful by his presence. Both were greeted with flowers.
Mr. Raja Bhatty of TV Asia and Mr. Gunjesh Desai showed their support throughout this event by video recording and providing live feed on Facebook.
As Prakash Parmar, the Lead singer and all the musicians were making sure that the atmosphere stayed energetic and everyone was enjoying, Mrs. Sapna Gandhi and Miss. Rinni Hamilton, as a designated judge were busy observing carefully to choose a male and a female winners for best traditional costumes and a best Garba players. Sharon Macwan and Eric Christian were declared as winners for best costume and Irena Leo and Joy Christian were declared the winners for best garaba. Winners were presented with $50.00 gift certificates.
As the end was approaching, the energy level was at the pick and “Sanedo” style was being enjoyed by everyone there. There were few who sat on the side watched this amazing display of celebrations.
Finally, this festival was ended by a closing prayer by pastor Kanubhai. Everyone left with joyful hearts and suggesting to continue this type of celebrations!
Report: Joseph Parmar/Ketan Christian, Photo/Video: Gunjesh Desai/Ketan Christian/Neeraj Gamadia
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ઢોલીડા ઢોલ રે વગાડ મારે હીંચ લેવી છે,
હે હીંચ લેવી છે ને (મારે ગરબે ઘૂમવું છે)… ઢોલીડા…
ઢોલીડા ઢોલ રે વગાડ મારે હીંચ લેવી છે.

ટીવી એશિયાના સહયોગથી ગુજરાતી કેથલિક સમાજ ઓફ યુએસએ યોજીત નાતાલના ગરબા/ડાન્સ માટે આપ સૌને ભાવભીનું આમંત્રણ છે. પોતાના મલકનો નાતાલના માહોલને અભિભૂત કરવાનો આ લ્હાવો રખે ચૂકતા.
આપણા જીવનદાતાના જન્મદિવસનો મહિમા ગાવા માટે ખ્યાતનામ સાજીંદાઓ અને ગાયકો દ્વારા જીવંત ગરબા ગાવા માટે આવો અને આનંદો.

આપણા પારંપારિક ગુજરાતી પરિવેશમાં આવો અને સૌથી સુંદર સ્ત્રી અને પુરૂષ પરિવેશનું પારિતોષિક મેળવો. સાથે સાથે સૌથી સારા ગરબા રમનારા સ્ત્રી અને પુરુષને પણ ઈનામ આપવમાં આવશે.

તો આવો અને માણો, તમે પણ આવો અને તમારા મિત્રો અને કુટુંબિજનો પણ લાવો.

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ટીવી એશિયાના સહયોગથી ગુજરાતી કેથલિક સમાજ ઓફ યુએસએ યોજીત નાતાલના ગરબા/ડાન્સ માટે આપ સૌને ભાવભીનું આમંત્રણ છે. પોતાના મલકનો નાતાલના માહોલને અભિભૂત કરવાનો આ લ્હાવો રખે ચૂકતા.

આપણા જીવનદાતાના જન્મદિવસનો મહિમા ગાવા માટે ખ્યાતનામ સાજીંદાઓ અને ગાયકો દ્વારા જીવંત ગરબા ગાવા માટે આવો અને આનંદો.

આપણા પારંપારિક ગુજરાતી પરિવેશમાં આવો અને સૌથી સુંદર સ્ત્રી અને પુરૂષ પરિવેશનું પારિતોષિક મેળવો. સાથે સાથે સૌથી સારા ગરબા રમનારા સ્ત્રી અને પુરુષને પણ ઈનામ આપવમાં આવશે.

તો આવો અને માણો, તમે પણ આવો અને તમારા મિત્રો અને કુટુંબિજનો પણ લાવો.

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શાંતિલાલ પરમાર – ૯૭૩-૩૩૮-૪૧૮૬
રાજ મેકવાન – ૯૦૮-૪૭૨-૯૪૪૮
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Due to inclement weather house to house tour was cancelled but we all got together at Sharda Parmar & Deepak Parmar house at 8PM. Pictures by Maulik Parekh.
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Due to inclement weather house to house tour was cancelled but we all got together at @[100003035471534:2048:Sharda Parmar] & @[100000248950697:2048:Deepak Parmar] house at 8PM. Pictures by @[100001638454109:2048:Maulik Parekh].

Due to inclement weather house to house tour was cancelled but we all got together at @[100003035471534:2048:Sharda Parmar] & @[100000248950697:2048:Deepak Parmar]  house at 8PM. Pictures by @[100001638454109:2048:Maulik Parekh].

Nicee to c u all together again.....

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