The newly designed logo of the RTP Tamil Catholic Association was released by Rev. Fr. Gnanapragasam on the 19th of November 2017, after the monthly Holy Mass. The logo was received by the Association President Mr. Lazar.
Interpreting our logo
Our logo represents who we are. The globe in the logo in Indian tricolors symbolizes our ancestry and culture and where we came from. The church in US colors symbolizes the community we have built in the USA. Our families are at the center of our church and our faith; we have come together under one roof (the triangle area, where we live) and our religious identity (the cross) binds us together.
The final logo design is based on a logo competition held earlier in the year where many enthusiastic children participated. The winners of the logo competition will win prizes during our Christmas get-together.
A big thank you to all those who contributed into creating the logo.
Our first 5K Walk/Run event.
RTPTCA visit to Fr. Gnanapragasam’s new Parish- Eden,NC
Our first successful VBS session. Thanks to all our volunteers.
RTPTCA members spent their precious Saturday morning at the Durham Food Bank on June 17th, 2017.
9800 lbs of food and 8253 meals packaged.
Our first Food Drive on May 21st, 2017 was coordinated by Juliet and delivered to the Food Bank by Savariyar. We collected about 122 lbs of Food items that were donated to Food Bank in Raleigh.
உண்டி கொடுத்தோர், உயிர் கொடுத்தோர்
The very first General Body Meeting of RTP Tamil Catholic Association was held on the 18th of February at Lourdes Matha Syro-Malabar Catholic Church at 7.30 pm. Seventeen families participated in the meeting.
The meeting started with the blessings of Rev.Fr. Gnanapragasam, Spiritual Director of RTPTCA and Rev.Fr Lourduraj Alapathy. President Lazar welcomed the gathering and gave background and context to the starting of the Association. He highlighted that we have been celebrating Tamil Mass for around 15 years and it was time to take this group to the next level. He also introduced the Board of Directors.
Secretary Saveriar traced the formation of the Association from idea to fruition. Antony, one of the Directors of the Board, gave an inspirational speech about coming together for the good of others. He highlighted several initiatives that could be done as part of the Association, including Catechism and volunteering. Another Board Director, Juliet, outline voluntary activities that the Association will take up. She will be communicating more details in due course. Treasurer Joseph outlined the membership structure and fee, followed by a Vote of Thanks by Vice President Francis Albert.
This was followed by a Q&A in which members came up with questions and very good suggestions. After which, the meeting was adjourned.
We are glad to announce that the RTP Tamil Catholic Association has been now registered with the Secretary of State, North Carolina. An application has also been filed to treat it as a tax exempt corporation under 501(3)(c).