Pilgrimage


2013
Jun
01
2013 Annual Pilgrimage and Holy Mass in Tamil

United Tamil Catholics annual pilgrimage 2013 was held at St. Joseph’s shrine, Stirling, NJ. The pilgrimage started with a procession of our lady of velankanni and St. Joseph. Holy mass in tamil was presided by Rev. Fr. Anbu Kumar with a thought provoking homily on the body and blood of Christ. June being the month of Father’s day, it was an apt setting at St. Joseph’s shrine for the commemoration of this special month dedicated to fathers. The mass was followed by a potluck dinner at the shrine garden. For information regarding our upcoming events, please visit our website @ www.unitedtamilcatholics.org or email us at tamilcatholics@unitedtamilcatholics.org.

Indian Apostolate of Metuchen Diocese Appointed Rev. Fr. Antony Arockiadass has been appointed as the new Indian Apostolate of Metuchen Diocese. Rev. Fr. Antony Arockiadass, born is Chennai and raised in Bangalore is currently serving as the Parochial Vicar in St. Bartholomew Church, East Brunswick, New Jersey. Fr. Antony has a Masters Degree in English and Education. He has taught in schools, colleges and seminaries. Father was the provincial bursar for his Congregation in India and served as a member of that council for a term of three years prior to coming to the USA. He worked with the MSC priests in Palm Springs, CA and Nazareth, PA before working for the Diocese of Metuchen. He worked as parochial vicar for St. Helena Catholic Church in Edison. United Tamil Catholics extends hearty congratulations and a warm welcome to Rev. Fr. Antony.

  • June 1st 2013 @3:00 PM
  • The Shrine of St. Joseph,
    1050 Long Hill Road,
    Stirling NJ 07980

2012
Aug
12
Holy Mass in Tamil (Pilgrimage - Blue Army Shrine)

United Tamil Catholics Annual pilgrimage was held this year in Blue Army Shrine, Washington, NJ. The pilgrimage started with procession of our lady’s statue around the upper church with recital of the holy rosary. Our lady’s statue was adorned with traditional Indian silk saree. Assorted flowers of different colors were placed at the feet our lady of Fatima. The pilgrimage mass was presided by Rev. Fr. Susaimanickam (Fr. Raj). Every element of Indian tradition was incorporated into the mass. There was dedication of aarathi and pushpanjali during the mass. The pilgrimage also marked the second birthday of United Tamil Catholics Organization. Rev. Fr. Guerra, parish priest of the shrine also participated in the procession. At the conclusion of the mass celebration, Fr. Guerra thanked the organization for making the pilgrimage to Blue Army and invited the organization to have more such events in the forth coming year. The pilgrimage concluded with grand pot luck dinner. Various palatable delicacies comprising of assorted appetizers, entrée and desserts. The saree adorned by Our lady of Fatima was auctioned after mass and part of the proceeds was donated to UTC.

  • August 12th 2012 @2:00 PM
  • Blue Army Shrine,
    674 Mountain View Rd,
    Washington, NJ 07882

2011
Aug
14
UTC Pilgrimage (Blue Army Shrine) & Holy Mass in Tamil

United Tamil Catholics celebrated its annual pilgrimage on August 14th Sunday in Blue Army Shrine, 674 Mountain View Road, Washington, NJ - 07882. This was special event for UTC as we were celebrating our first year anniversary and also the feast of the Assumption of Our Lady. The pilgrimage started with procession of our lady’s statue around the upper church with recital of the holy rosary. Our lady’s statue was adorned with traditional Indian silk saree. Assorted flowers of different colors were placed at the feet our lady of Fatima. The pilgrimage mass was presided by Rev. Fr. Johnson and Rev. Fr. Cyril (Fr. Raj). Every element of Indian tradition was incorporated into the mass. There was dedication of aarathi and pushpanjali during the mass. The pilgrimage concluded with grand pot luck dinner.

  • August 14th 2011 @2:00 PM
  • Blue Army Shrine,
    674 Mountain View Rd,
    Washington, NJ 07882



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