Mangalorean Catholics are an ethnic-religious community of Roman Catholics, who trace their heritage to Mangalore and speak the Konkani language.
We are a close knit well-rounded community. We strive to preserve our culture through the various events organized. One of them is Monti Fest.
Monti Fest is one of the major festivals of the Mangalorean Catholic community, celebrating the Nativity feast and the blessing of new crops.
The history of Konkani dates back to the 4000 BC. It possibly involved three cycles of migration. Keeping the Konkani language existent is challenging for a person residing outside Mangalore.
The problem is further compounded for Mangaloreans residing abroad.
MCA-EC aims to preserve the essence of our identity, our mother-tongue – ‘Konkani’.
To connect people and promote culture.
To strengthen our community and establish a firm foundation for the future.
To foster among all the members of the association the spirit of Christian life, service, unity and co-operation.
In 2009, a few families came together, envisioned and founded the Mangalorean Catholic Association, East Coast. The formation of the association led to spreading culture, tradition and values among members of the community.
In 2015, the organization achieved a milestone by establishing itself as a 501(3)(c). This brings forth more opportunities for the organization and its members.