Cultural & Recreation


The Cultural & Recreation sub-committee is perhaps the most popular with KCA members, their families & guests!

Committed to addressing the primary aim & objective of the KCA ie 'to foster a spirit of union, friendship and self help among the members of the Association and others', the Cultural & Recreation team has, over the years, been instrumental in bringing members together & creating the bonhomie that has been the hallmark of the KCA.

The Cultural & Recreation sub-committee is responsible for the 4 major events in the KCA calendar each year.  The plan is that once every quarter, members would have an opportunity to come together at the KCA premises in Bandra; the 4 events are as follows:

1. Thanksgiving Mass - on the first Saturday after Easter Sunday, usually in April
2. Raindrops - a monsoon get-together (that would encompass a special event in July
3. Monti Fest - the biggest festival of Kanara Catholics, in September
4. Christmas Cheer - with a Kodial style celebration of Christmas, in December 

With the weekly Housie requiring a special focus, it was felt that a separate sub-committee be set-up to manage the Housie sessions, while the Cultural & Recreation sub-committee would continue to plan & manage other cultural events & get-togethers for members.

The cultural team looks forward to seeing you at the KCA events & functions.  Keep an eye on our website closer to the event date to get details of the dates, coupon availability etc

Sub-committee Members: Cultural & Recreation

With effect from October 13, 2018

Ms Clara Menezes - Chairperson
Mr Lancy D'souza - Secretary
Mr Albert Machado - Member

Sub-committee Members: Housie

With effect from October 13, 2018

Ms Denita Gomes - Chairperson
Mr Henri Saldanha - Secretary
Ms Rowena D'souza - Member

Members who would like to join either of the above sub-committees are requested to contact the Chairpersons by sending an e-mail to member.relations@kcamumbai.org

'Raindrops' Monsoon Social 2018

posted Sep 8, 2018, 4:49 AM by IT Administrator   [ updated Sep 9, 2018, 4:52 AM ]

Update:

The Raindrops Monsoon Social 2018, which was celebrated on July 7, 2018, was attended by over 200 Members, their families, and friends at the premises of KCA, Mumbai.

Click here to read a report and view photographs of the function.



Event Announcement:

The 'Raindrops' Monsoon Social will be held at 7:00 PM on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at the premises of KCA, Mumbai.

An evening to liven the spirit of monsoon, an opportunity to leisurely interact, dress in your best casual rainwear, and 'pitter-patter' to the beat of raindrops with live music, food, and entertainment.  Let the rains not dampen your spirit, bid adieu to your evening blues, invite your family and friends, and make a splash this monsoon with a happening get-together at KCA, Mumbai.

Passes for the 'Raindrops' Monsoon Social will be available at the KCA Administrative Office from June 25, 2018 to July 6, 2018.

Rs. 200 (Members)
Rs. 300 (Guests)
Rs. 150 (Children between 5 to 12 years of age)

Bookings can also be made by calling the KCA Administrative Office at 2643 1584 / 2642 1037 or by sending an e-mail to member.relations@kcamumbai.org.

Payments for the Passes can also be made by Mobile Wallet (PayTM) to the KCA Mobile Number 98694 58632.

Cost of Passes will cover snacks and cold drinks.  A variety of cuisine for dinner will be available for purchase at an additional cost; drinks will also be available at cost at the venue.

We look forward to seeing you and your family on July 7, 2018.

Annual Thanksgiving Mass and Dinner 2018

posted May 6, 2018, 12:00 AM by IT Administrator   [ updated May 6, 2018, 12:05 AM ]

Update:

The Annual Thanksgiving Mass and Dinner 2018, which was celebrated on April 14, 2018, was attended by over 200 Members, their families, and friends at the premises of KCA, Mumbai.

Click here to read a report and view photographs of the function.



Event Announcement:

The traditional Annual Thanksgiving Mass and Dinner will be held at 6:00 PM on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at the Ground Floor Hall, at the premises of KCA, Mumbai.


The Annual Thanksgiving Mass and Dinner is a time for remembrance and thanksgiving, an opportunity for our community to come together in fellowship, celebrate progress, and partake in constructive collaboration in taking forward this wonderful 117 year old community institution.

The programme for the Annual Thanksgiving Mass and Dinner is as follows:

6:00 PM        Annual Thanksgiving Mass 
                       (Celebrated by Bishop Percival Fernandez)

7:00 PM        Presentation by the Managing Council

7:15 PM        Release of the next issue of Amchi Khobor

7:30 PM        Snacks, Beverages & Live Music by 'One Man Band cum DJ Kenneth Joseph'

9:00 PM        Fellowship Banquet (Mangalorean Cuisine and Delicacies)

Passes for the Annual Thanksgiving Mass and Dinner will be available at the KCA Administrative Office from April 2, 2018 to April 12, 2018.

Rs. 200 (Members)
Rs. 300 (Guests)
Rs. 150 (Children between 5 to 12 years of age)

Bookings can also be made by calling the KCA Administrative Office at 2643 1584 / 2642 1037 or by sending an e-mail to member.relations@kcamumbai.org.

Payments for the Passes can also be made by Mobile Wallet (PayTM) to the KCA Mobile Number 98694 58632.

We look forward to seeing you and your family on April 14, 2018.

Christmas Cheer 2017

posted May 5, 2018, 7:18 AM by IT Administrator   [ updated May 5, 2018, 8:23 PM ]

Update:

The Christmas Cheer Function, on December 10, 2017, was attended by over 200 Members, their families, and friends at the premises of KCA, Mumbai.

Click here to read a report and view photographs of the function.



Event Announcement:


Christmas...a time of reflection, a time of good cheer, a time for friends and family, during a special time of the year!  Giving, and not getting, brings to full bloom the spirit of Christmas.  Christmas comes but once a year; let's get together for some Christmas Cheer!

The KCA Cultural and Recreation Team is putting together a one-of-a-kind programme, to bring to our Members, their families, and friends an evening of fun and fellowship; of Christmas joy and cheer, of peace and goodwill to all in our community, to foster and celebrate the spirit of Christmas.

To showcase talent within the Kanara Catholic Community, the KCA Cultural and Recreation Team invites Members and their families to come forward and participate in the following on the occasion of Christmas Cheer at KCA.

1) Community carol singing, both in English and Konkani.
2) Singing - Solo / Duet.
3) Instrumental - Solo / Accompanist.

Interested Members may please contact the KCA Administrative Office with details of their participation in any or all of the aforementioned activities.


Passes for Christmas Cheer will be available at the KCA Administrative Office from November 20, 2017 to December 8, 2017.

Rs. 200 (Members)
Rs. 300 (Guests)
Rs. 150 (Children between 5 to 12 years of age)

Bookings can be made by calling the KCA Administrative Office at 2642 1037 / 2643 1584 or by sending an e-mail to member.relations@kcamumbai.org.  Payments for Passes can also be made by Mobile Wallet (PayTM and FreeCharge) to the KCA Mobile Number 98694 58632.

Please note the cost of Passes will cover snacks and high tea.  For those of you staying on for dinner, a variety of cuisine will be available for purchase at an additional cost; drinks will also be served and available at cost at the venue.

Monti Saibinishi Fest 2017

posted Aug 17, 2017, 1:14 AM by IT Administrator   [ updated May 5, 2018, 8:24 PM ]

Update:

The Monti Saibinishi Fest 2017, on September 3, 2017, was attended by 200 Members and their families at the premises of KCA, Mumbai.

Click here to read a report and view photographs of the function.



Event Announcement:

After the grand success of the first celebration of Monti Fest last year, we once again invite you to attend the celebration of our cultural roots on September 3, this year. Like the last year, the KCA AGM will be held on the same day.

Based on your feedback from last year's programme, the Cultural and Recreation Team, in conjunction with the Managing Council, has made certain changes, as highlighted in the programme below.

September 3, is the Sunday before the Feast Day, so it was felt that attending the Novena and Mass at Mount Mary's Church, before the programme, would be a better way to start the celebration.  The Bandra Feast rush and heavy traffic is also avoided.  Thereafter, we will assemble at the KCA for the MONTHI SAIBINISHI FEST and the KCA AGM.

Having a socially and culturally active Association, as well as having more Members take an active interest in the affairs of the institution - we felt that both objectives are met by having the AGM and Monti Fest celebration on the same day.  We hope to see you in large numbers and we are sure that once again, it will be a rewarding day for the entire family. We will do our best to give you a true feeling of being in Kodial on a Feast Day!

Cultural and Recreation Team 


The Programme:

8:30 AM : KCA Members may attend Mass at Mount Mary Church, Bandra.
                  Note:- After Mass, bus service from Mount Mary Church to KCA may be provided subject to confirmation of its availment from sufficient number of Members, latest by September 1, 2017. 

9:45 AM : Assemble at the Ground Floor Hall of KCA for light refreshments.

10:15 AM : Prayers and Konkani Hymns, during which new paddy and sugarcane will be blessed for distribution to Members, their families, and friends.

11:00 AM : The voting Members will remain in the Ground Floor Hall for the AGM. The rest of their family and friends will proceed to the Second Floor Hall for games and cultural activities, both in English and Konkani, and soak in the warmth of quintessential Cultural Group 'Konkani Melodies'.
 
1:30 PM : Enjoy specially prepared buffet lunch with different Mangalorean vegetable dishes, coconut fish curry for those who want some variety, and traditional sweet dish.

The Flyer for Monti Fest is available for download at the bottom of this page.
 

Passes for Monthi Saibinishi Fest:

Passes for the Monthi Saibinishi Fest are available at KCA Administrative Office from August 17, 2017 to September 2, 2017.

Rs. 200 (Members)
Rs. 300 (Guests)
Rs. 150 (Children between 5 to 12 years of age)

Drinks will be served and available at cost.

Members attending only the AGM and not staying for the Monti Fest celebration and lunch, need not purchase Passes.

Bookings can also be made by calling the KCA Administrative Office at 2643 1584 / 2642 1037 or by sending an e-mail to member.relations@kcamumbai.org.
 
Payments for the Coupons can also be made by Mobile Wallet (PayTM and FreeCharge) to the KCA Mobile Number 98694 58632.

We look forward to seeing you and your family on September 3, 2017.

Good Time. Good Entertaintment. Good Memories.

'Raindrops' Monsoon Social 2017

posted Jun 20, 2017, 1:41 AM by IT Administrator   [ updated May 5, 2018, 9:49 PM ]

Update:

The Raindrops Monsoon Fiesta, on July 8, 2017, was attended by over 200 Members, their families, friends, and children at the premises of KCA, Mumbai.  

Click here to read a report and see photographs of the function



Event Announcement:

Hey, hey,…Members and guests, We’ll be humming, clapping and dancing in the rains. Come Saturday, July 8th 2017 at 7 pm onwards to celebrate the rain madness at the KCA…

Shhhh ! Silence. Just for 30 minutes or so to reward our members children for their achievements in their respective fields.
(Click here to download the application forms and for more details of the KCA Young Achievers Awards)

Then we start to celebrate the Monsoon Fiesta with the talented and lively duo Michael & Sunita who will lead us with the monsoon beats and set the dance floor on fire with live music and to set the feet tapping to the beat of the rain drops. 

We intend to liven up the monsoon mood by inviting you all to dress in your best casual rain wear dress or do anything unusual with your dressing creativity that would liven up the feeling of the monsoon spirit, and a little bit of your personal style and decor would definitely put you in the running for the “Rain Wear Special Award” cash prize!

Yes, we intend to keep the mood Rainy and Swingy with snacks to delight and drinks to swing…but hold on tight to your partners on the dance floor, till the last beat of the music fades away into slence...sses are available at the KCA office for Rs. 200 (Members), Rs. 300 (Guests) and Rs. 100 (Children between 5 to 12 years of age). Children below 5 are free

Charges will include heavy snacks and cold drinks only. Plated dinner can also be purchased at Rs.100 from the counter 

You can also reserve your pass by calling the KCA Administrative Office at 2643 1584 / 2642 1037 or by sending an e-mail to member.relations@kcamumbai.org.

Payments for the passes can also be made by Mobile Wallet (PayTM and FreeCharge) to the KCA Mobile Number 98694 58632.

Annual Thanksgiving Mass and Dinner 2017

posted Apr 5, 2017, 2:29 AM by IT Administrator   [ updated May 5, 2018, 8:25 PM ]

Update:

The Annual Thanksgiving Mass and Dinner, which was held at the KCA premises on Saturday, April 22, 2017, was well attended by 225 Members, their families, and friends.  

You can view photographs, and also read a report about the Annual Thanksgiving Mass and Dinner celebration by clicking here.



Event Announcement:

The traditional Annual Thanksgiving Mass and Dinner will be held at 6:00 PM on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the Ground Floor Hall at the premises of KCA, Mumbai.

The Annual Thanksgiving Mass and Dinner is a time for remembrance and thanksgiving, an opportunity for our community to come together in fellowship, celebrate progress, and partake in constructive collaboration in taking forward this wonderful 115 year old community institution.

The programme for the Annual Thanksgiving Mass and Dinner is as follows:

6:00 PM    Annual Thanksgiving Mass (Celebrated by Bishop Percival Fernandez)

7:00 PM    Presentation by the Managing Council

7:15 PM    Inauguration & Blessing of KCA Sports and Fitness Centre
                   Release of the next issue of Amchi Khobor

7:30 PM    Snacks, Beverages and Live Music by 'Two Girls and a Guitar'

9:00 PM    Fellowship Banquet (Mangalorean Cuisine and Delicacies)  


Coupons for the Annual Thanksgiving Mass and Dinner are available at the KCA Administrative Office from April 5, 2017 to April 20, 2017.

Rs. 200 (Members)
Rs. 400 (Guests)
Rs. 150 (Children between 5 to 12 years of age)

Please note the cost of the Coupons covers refreshments and dinner.  Alcoholic beverages will be available at an additional cost at the venue.

Bookings can also be made by calling the KCA Administrative Office at 2643 1584 / 2642 1037 or by sending an e-mail to member.relations@kcamumbai.org.
 
Payments for the Coupons can also be made by Mobile Wallet (PayTM and FreeCharge) to the KCA Mobile Number 98694 58632.

Christmas Cheer 2016

posted Dec 8, 2016, 1:10 AM by IT Administrator   [ updated May 5, 2018, 8:38 PM ]

Update:

The Christmas Cheer function, which was held at the KCA premises on Sunday, December 18, 2016, was well attended by over 160 Members, their families and friends, including 30 children.  

You can view the photographs and videos, and also read a report about the Christmas Cheer function by clicking here.



Event Announcement:

KCA Mumbai for the first time brings to its members, their families and friends an evening of fun & fellowship - with Santa, Christmas Carols & Christmas Kuswar - as we prepare for the birth of Christ. 

The Cultural & Recreation team has put together a one-of-a-kind program, compered by our very own MC Rolin Furtado & assures you an evening full of Christmas joy and cheer that will help you begin the Christmas season in the required frame of mind of peace and goodwill to all. 

The Program begins at 5.00 pm and will continue till 10 pm.  

You can download the flyer with the detailed program from the link below.

Coupons are available at the KCA office from December 1, 2016 for Rs 200 (members) and Rs 300 (guests).  Please note the cost of the coupons covers tea & refreshments, snacks & a box of Mangalorean 'Kuswar'.  Dinner & drinks will be available at an additional cost at the venue.

You could also make your bookings by calling the KCA office 26421037 / 26431584 or sending an email to member.relations@kcamumbai.org. Please provide your name, membership no. and number of coupons required.

In keeping with the spirit of the cashless economy, you can pay for your coupons via mobile wallet (Paytm & Freecharge). Don't let demonetization dampen the Christmas spirit!!

Mobile wallet payments can be made to the KCA Mobile Number 9869458632.

Monti Saibinishi Fest 2016

posted Sep 3, 2016, 9:17 PM by IT Administrator   [ updated May 8, 2018, 11:51 PM ]

Update:

On September 25, 2016 Monti Fest was celebrated with much fervour & gaiety for the first time at KCA Mumbai.  

You can view the photographs & read a report about the Monti Fest celebration by clicking here.



Event Announcement:

AGM! Sounds boring Yeah? We feel from attendance in the past AGMs most Members of KCA may feel as you do, especially if a Sunday morning or evening is to be spent travelling long distances, just to listen to some statistics and speeches! 

So what can be done to make it rewarding. While we will definitely like your views at the meeting on how to make our Association more active socially and culturally, while we meet the obligations laid down in the objects of the Association, we want to also make it a fun cultural day for you and your family 

Hence, it was decided, (as far as we are aware for the first time in the history of our Association), to bring to you the MONTHI SAIBINISHI FEST on the same day as the AGM. We had to postpone it by a couple of weeks to avoid clashing with the Bandra Feast during which the there is heavy traffic near Yuvakalaya. The function is strictly for members and their families only. 

If you prefer, next time we will have it on the Sunday before the feast day. 

We will do our best to give you a true feeling of being in Kodial on a feast day!! 

The flyer can be downloaded from the bottom of this page

Cultural & Recreation team


Coupons for the Buffet Lunch will be available @ Rs 100 per person upto September 23rd at the KCA office during office hours. Children below 6 years are free

Drinks will be served and will be available at cost at the venue

Please note that purchase of coupons for the Buffet lunch is optional. Members attending only the AGM, need not purchase coupons.

The Programme:

9.30 AM: Members received with flowers at the entrance 

10.00 AM: Konkani Mass begins promptly at the ground floor hall, celebrated by Bishop Percival Fernandez, with Konkani hymns, during which new paddy will be blessed for distribution to members later 

10.45 AM: Adoration & Procession of Mother Mary including offering of flowers ('Aboli' and 'Shivnti') by children and then the adults 

11.15 AM: Light refreshments will be served 

11.30 AM: The voting Members will remain in the ground floor Hall for the AGM. The rest of the family will proceed to the first floor Hall for games & a Cultural programme both in English and Konkani. The cultural group 'Konkani Melodies' will regale you with songs from Amchi Gaon! 

1.00 PM: Enjoy a specially prepared Buffet lunch with 9 different Mangalorean vegetable dishes, a fish coconut curry for those who want some variety, the traditional sweet dish 'vorn' and other savouries, for just a nominal amount of Rs. 100/-

Buffet Lunch Menu: 

Vegetable Dishes
(1) Channa Sukke, (2) Bhindi Thale, 
(3) Pio Suke, (4) Green Banana Suke, 
(5)Tendli and cashew Suke, (6) Pathrade Gassi, 
(7) Turiya Mung Gassi, (8) Walche Bajee with Dhal curry, 
(9) Aloo Dhento curry.

Non Veg - Mangalore Kane coconut fish curry

Rice Dishes - Boiled Rice & Sannas 

Starter - Milk with Noveo 

Salad - Cucumber Karamb 

Pickles - Sweet lime pickle, Minced Mango pickle 

Sweet - Worne

'Raindrops' Monsoon Social 2016

posted Jun 26, 2016, 1:30 AM by IT Administrator   [ updated May 5, 2018, 8:36 PM ]

Update:

You can view the photographs & read a report about Raindrops 2016 by clicking here.



Event Announcement:

The rains are finally here!!!  Yes, it’s one of those days when it just keeps pouring cats and dogs. Leave your blues behind and pop by the KCA for an evening that will lift your spirits.  

Join us at the KCA Hall, for an informal get-together on Saturday, July 23, 2016, 7 pm onwards. Trust us when we tell you that it will be an informal evening, which means dress as you wish. Yes, you can even turn up in your shorts and rain wear!

Hot snacks on offer, straight off the BBQ pit!!! And of course something appropriate to wash it all down. For those who would like to stay on for dinner, we will have some mouth watering Chinese cuisine. 

From oldie numbers like “Rain drops keep falling on my head” to the more recent ones “Let it rain over me” - Yes, we promise you’ll a wide selection of music - Rock & Roll to Waltz, Hip Hop to our very own Desi Mixes. 

Members please come in large numbers with your families and friends. Lets make the KCA Raindrops night one to remember. 

Booking of passes will commence on 6th of July upto the 20th of July, 2016 at the KCA office during office hours.

Annual Thanksgiving Mass and Dinner 2016

posted Jun 24, 2016, 5:49 AM by IT Administrator   [ updated May 8, 2018, 10:56 PM ]

Update:

The Thanksgiving Mass, held after several years was a joyous affair with over 250 members & their families attending.

You can view the photographs & read a report of the event by clicking here.



Event Announcement:

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