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President’s Message

I hope this message finds you all in good health and spirits. As we celebrate another year of togetherness and faith, I am honored and blessed to be the President of IACA for the next two years. 

First and foremost, I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you for your unwavering support and dedication to our organization. IACA is in its 26th year and we look forward with your commitment and active participation so we can continue to thrive as a vibrant and united people under the Grace of Our Lady of Good Health, Vailankanni. 

Over the past few years, we have witnessed numerous challenges that have tested our resilience and faith. The global pandemic has reminded us of the importance of solidarity and the power of prayer. In the face of adversity, we have come together, offering support to those in need, and finding strength in our shared values. 

As an association, IACA has strived to create an environment that promotes spiritual nourishment, cultural preservation, and community outreach. Our various events have provided opportunities for prayer, reflection, and fellowship, allowing us to deepen our relationship with God and with one another. A good example is where devout members attend and pay homage to Our Lady of Vailankanni every first Saturday of the month by attending mass at the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. 

Looking ahead, I am filled with optimism and hope for the future of IACA. Together, we will continue to build upon our strong foundation, embrace diversity, and promote inclusivity within our community. We as IACA community will continue to strive to create spaces that welcome individuals from all of Indian sub-continent, where everyone feels valued and respected. 

I encourage each member to actively engage in our activities, share their talents, and contribute their ideas. Your involvement is crucial in shaping the direction of IACA and ensuring that we meet the needs of our community effectively. 

Finally, I would like to express my deepest appreciation to our dedicated volunteers who tirelessly work behind the scenes to make our association thrive. My utmost gratitude also goes to all the past presidents and executive board members of IACA, who have mentored me and provided me confidence to do this job to the best of my ability. 

Through the intersession of Our Lady of Vailankanni, May God bless each one of you abundantly, and may He guide and protect us on this journey of faith. 

With warm regards, 

Gabriel Francis
President – Indian American Catholic Association