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GCSofUSA organized a group prayer meeting online through Facebook messenger – March 30, 2019.

GCSofUSA organized a group prayer meeting online through Facebook messenger – March 30, 2019.

GCSofUSA organized a group prayer meeting online through Facebook messenger – March 30, 2019. It was an innovative and unique attempt to organize the prayer meetings. GCSofUSA has been organizing The Stations of The Cross prayer meetings on Saturday night since its inception during every lent season. We get together at different home of one of the member of GCSofUSA. For some reason there was no family was able to host on the Saturday, March 30 2019. We were disappointed but God gave us an idea and on Friday night we discussed and decided to have an online meeting. We made an announcement on next day Saturday, March 30, 2019 around 12:25PM. We are pleased that we got an overwhelming response and we had 17 adults and two children participated from beginning to end and joined by 4 adults and two children later. Above all we had pregnant Angelina Rathod along with her to be born child who is ready to arrive to this world any day now. We used the social media in a positive manner and benefited from it.  
Thanks to be God and thanks to all participants. May God bless us all! Praise the Lord.  
Please find below the invitation of the event and some pictures of the event and a small video ending our prayer meeting with the traditional evening prayers.  
Stations of the Cross – ક્રુસના માર્ગની ચોથી ભક્તિ – 2019. Live online through Facebook messenger.
Social media has completely transformed a range of our life experiences. People are becoming so addicted to social media that they are spending most of their time on it instead of doing any productive or significant work. Lots of people now prefer online conversations rather than meeting in person, which is weakening their relationships. Social media can give you fantastic returns if you use it positively, on the other hand, you can waste a big chunk of your time on social media if you are doing it just to pass the time.
But at the same time many people truly believe that social media has the power to make the world a better place. 98% of nonprofit organizations have a Facebook presence, and 72% are establishing themselves on Twitter (source). Whether you’re a nonprofit or a for-profit organization, you can successfully use social media for awareness of your cause, fundraising, community growth, engagement, and more.
We the Gujarati Catholic Samaj of USA are using the social media-bringing community together. We have decided to use social media to conduct the Stations of the Cross prayer meeting on Facebook messenger group video chat.
Once you get the Facebook event notification select “Going” if interested by 8PM. We will create a Facebook messenger group for this purpose only. This group will be dissolved once the prayer service is over so no one can use it for any other messages or purpose.
Please use your laptop or PC to join so all your family member can join us together. Keep in mind that you may not be able to connect if your phones aren’t connected to the Internet.
Note: Placing calls through the Messenger app may use your existing data plan. Please contact your mobile operator if you have questions about data charges for calling. Sharp 9PM we will start our prayer service.
Day and Date: Saturday, March 30, 2019
The invite will be sent at 8:45 to those who wanted to participate and who has a Facebook account.
8:45-9:00PM – some instructions and chitchat. Those who join after 9PM requested to please join us quietly. Please do not send any messages in this group during the prayer service.
Thank you
Gujarati Catholic Samaj of USA


GCSofUSA invites for Christmas Carols and Garba/Dance night 2018.

The Gujarati Catholic Samaj of USA invite for the Annual Christmas Celebration.

GCSofUSA presents CHRISTMAS CAROLS & CHRISTMAS GARBA/DANCE NIGHT.

If you have missed those garaba nights during Christmas week, then come and join us for a ramazat of raas/garaba, sanedo with live professional musicians and singers.

Come and get that feeling of home away from home as we celebrate our Lord’s Birthday in similar way as we did back in our beloved homeland India.

Date: Saturday, December 29, 2018
Time: 6:00PM to Midnight

Place: Church of the Sacred Heart
Holy Savior Academy Gym & Cafeteria
149 South Plainfield Ave., South Plainfield, NJ 07080

Tickets: 12 years & older $15.00/per person 
Children under 12 free. 

GCSofUSA is a non for profit organization. We welcome sponsors – $100 to $1,000 plus….

For further information please contact:

Shantilal Parmar-973-338-4186 
Raj Macwan-908-472-9448
Joseph Parmar-732-855-0596

GCSofUSA invites for Christmas Carols and Garba/Dance night 2018.

Gujarati Catholic Samaj of USA invite for the Annual Christmas Celebration.

GCSofUSA presents CHRISTMAS CAROLS & CHRISTMAS GARBA/DANCE NIGHT.
If you have missed those garaba nights during Christmas week, then come and join us for a ramazat of raas/garaba, sanedo with live professional musicians and singers.
Come and get that feeling of home away from home as we celebrate our Lord’s Birthday in similar way as we did back in our beloved homeland India.
Date: Saturday, December 29, 2018
Time: 6:00PM to Midnight
Place: Church of the Sacred Heart
Holy Savior Academy Gym & Cafeteria
149 South Plainfield Ave., South Plainfield, NJ 07080
Tickets: 12 years & older $15.00/per person 
Children under 12 free. 
GCSofUSA is a non for profit organization. We welcome sponsors – $100 to $1,000 plus….
For further information please contact:
Shantilal Parmar-973-338-4186 
Raj Macwan-908-472-9448
Joseph Parmar-732-855-0596

The Summer Picnic – BBQ – 2018 by GCSofUSA

Dear Friends,

Please come and join us for the summer picnic-BBQ on July 04, 2018. Please bring your family and friends. 

Date: July 4, 2018 Wednesday, 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 2018 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.
GCSofUSA