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In the past I noticed there was a MATRIMONIAL section for interested parties to introduce themselves and make connections. I have a nephew who was born in the Middle East and was brought to the States as a child by their parents. He is Christian, with good moral character, very immature about socializing with women, (that is why this effort) works and studies. Looking for a life partner age between 20 and 30, U. S. Citizen. Interested individuals may contact by email or by text message.
Submitted by: D Stephen    Published: 4/1/2020 6:16:35 AM    See Details    Reply to This
Congratulations to our Probashi Bengali Christian Associations new elected President Mr.Dhilip Gomes and his cabinet members. We wish all of you good luck for coming year.
Submitted by: James Gomes    Published: 9/26/2016 6:38:16 PM    See Details    Reply to This
Want to see the Picnic photos
Thank you for a nice picnic. Please upload photo gallery for this year's Picnic.
Submitted by: Shamal    Published: 7/27/2016 5:31:38 PM    See Details    Reply to This
Great picnic location. Thanks PBCA.
Submitted by: Jack De laboy    Published: 7/25/2016 11:09:38 AM    See Details    Reply to This
4th Bengali Christian Convention
A very well managed and organized convention. Thanks to the convention committee. PBCA president Ms. Dipty has been really working well with members and well wishers. We enjoyed the program and look forward for continued success! Very best regards to PBCA!
Submitted by: Rony    Published: 8/10/2015 10:18:50 AM    2 Replied See Details    Reply to This
Probashi Convention 2015
It was overall a good convention . Thanks to all those volunteers who helped to make this a success event. Thank you.
Submitted by: Mr. Probashi    Published: 8/5/2015 5:02:49 PM    See Details    Reply to This
Its nice to see people from previous cabinet showing up at Christmas program. Bigger crowd always better..Thanks probashi for good get together.
Submitted by: Jesse    Published: 3/4/2015 3:33:31 PM    See Details    Reply to This
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2015
It was truly a nostalgic experience this evening to celebrate Christmas Family get-together. Creating a forum like this can take our community to greater height. We are able to create a field for creativity, innovative music and performance that can make family ties even stronger. Being away from our homeland, you are creating a home away from home an ultra village of fellowship, friendship and togetherness. May your efforts bear much fruit and remind all Bengali community to come forward in strengthening the bond to create a better future for all. May the joy of Christmas remain will all during the coming year 2015 and this community may be ready to march forward to fight the battle of facing new challenges. Thanks for inviting me to celebrate Mass with Fr. Stanley. His presence, his guidance, his ever willingness to help all is definitely praiseworthy. In our post-modern age, you have shown women's role of leadership and their specific charism to bring all under one umbrella.I will keep you always in my prayers and may God bless you and your efforts to build a new community of love. Fr. Sunil Rosario
Submitted by: Francis Sunil Rosario    Published: 12/30/2014 5:00:43 AM    See Details    Reply to This
2014 picnic
One of the best organized and planed picnic by PBCA.Cogratulation to President Agatha dipti,Taposh and many others who worked very hard to make this successfull event.
Submitted by: Anthony D'costa    Published: 7/28/2014 4:36:07 PM    See Details    Reply to This
We are so proud of our current president, this is the first time she celebrate Easter Reunion at New Jersey. It was a wonderful program, and we are so happy to see all the young children was there, we also enjoy a lot. we like to congratulate our President Mrs. Dipty Gomes because she work really hard for this show, everybody watch her on that day. Food was very delicious, excellent gift for kids, games, and lottery. Over all it was a great program. Thanks Good Luck PBCA
Submitted by: Prodip Rodrick    Published: 4/29/2014 11:28:33 PM    See Details    Reply to This
good luck
Dipti might be the best president probashi ever had. Lets help her. Go Dipti Go!! Probashi Forever.
Submitted by: XYZ    Published: 2/15/2014 10:25:25 AM    See Details    Reply to This
The Division of Christians must stop
“No, Christ is not divided”, said the Holy Father. “But we must recognise sincerely, although with suffering, that our communities continue to experience divisions, which are a scandal. There is no other word for it: the divisions between Christians are a scandal”. Evoking the words of St. Paul, he added, “Each one of you is saying, 'I am of Paul', and 'I of Apollos', and 'I of Cephas', and 'I of Christ'. Even those who named Christ as their leader were not applauded by Paul, because they used Christ's name to separate themselves from others within the Christian community. But the name of Christ creates communion and unity, not division! Baptism and the Cross are central elements in our common Christian discipleship. Divisions, on the other hand, weaken the credibility and effectiveness of our commitment to evangelization”. ~ Pope Francis
Submitted by: N. Mendes    Published: 2/15/2014 10:25:00 AM    See Details    Reply to This
Great Christmas Reunion
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all my Probashi Members. What a great Christmas Program we ever saw at PBCA!!! We are highly pleased to see all young people participation. we really appreciate. There are few cabinet members were working but we are very thankful to president because she worked very hard for this event. THANK YOU VERY MUCH
Submitted by: Scar P. Rozario    Published: 1/15/2014 9:08:16 PM    See Details    Reply to This
Marry Cristmas
Submitted by: Annana D' Costa    Published: 12/12/2013 2:15:51 AM    See Details    Reply to This
Moving forward
Lets just move forward and help each other. Our focus should be kirton and Christmas now. Lets bring the Christmas spirit and help Probashi grow.
Submitted by: Jason Bourne Gomes    Published: 12/4/2013 1:31:27 AM    See Details    Reply to This
Picnic was still still horrible. Even some people who were lucky to get food , experienced tasteless food. Dipti cannot run Probashi alone. Most of the current cabinet members dont help her. She needs to fire those individuals and select some new people. Those cabinet members are only interested to post their picture on probashi magazine and website. We need to move ahead not going backwards. Good Luck Prabshi
Submitted by: Anonymous    Published: 11/5/2013 8:01:36 PM    See Details    Reply to This
Comments on PICNIC 2013
I think the picnic was great! Its true that it was not managed at many of ours satisfaction, but we need to remember that its arranged by our association and we need to cooperate to make it more successful! We love to see each other on this kind of arrangements! Dipty is working hard for the association like all other ex-presidents. Let's cooperate to make her successful!
Submitted by: Anonymous    Published: 9/24/2013 1:33:18 PM    See Details    Reply to This
Picnic 2013
Picnic was horrible. We can do better . Please improve next time. We look bad to guests. Hope current cabinet will work hard to make our Probashi events better. Good luck
Submitted by: Jacob    Published: 7/26/2013 11:41:55 AM    See Details    Reply to This
Picnic spot was beautiful. Please call PBCA cabinet members at least a week earlier, so they can organize & prepare for a large crowed. So we will be able to enjoy the day with everyone. It was nice to see lot of respected seniors and old friends. Thank you.
Submitted by: Simon Gomes    Published: 7/24/2013 10:37:37 PM    See Details    Reply to This
Picnic 2013
Worst picnic ever. Not enough food /drinks. Nothing properly planned. What is the point of being part of the cabinet and not able organize a simple picnic program? I support probashi but have to blame the current cabinet members. Its a broken cabinet where few persons are just working and rest of the cabinet members are not helping. Please resign if you cannot offer your help and claim as part of current cabinet member. My request to all members: pls really think about this since we have to do something to elect/select new cabinet people who are capable to improve our community and those will not take us backwards. I love my probashi bengali community and want better future.
Submitted by: Probashi Member    Published: 7/20/2013 2:15:56 PM    1 Replied See Details    Reply to This
Very disappointing. Very little amount of breakfast and lot of people didn't get it. Lunch was the worse. Very low quality of food with no taste at all. Difficult to understand if they serve naan bread or paratha. I don't know which restaurant they got the food from but they should not order from them anymore. Lot of people didn't get the food because of shortage and they have to wait until 6pm. No soda, no good snacks and no entertainment made the whole day very boring and uncomfortable. I don't want to criticize but I believe management should have more planning what they were doing. You can not have just 1 or 2 people doing everything there should be more people involved. I am Christian and I support my community and I want to see it is doing good in the future. Thanks.
Submitted by: XYZ    Published: 7/17/2013 10:17:02 AM    1 Replied See Details    Reply to This
I have a suggestion for current Probashi cabinet. Please come up with different type of event/programs besides just picnic/religios tour/christmas reunion etc. Fewer people show up in Probashi event now-a-days. Thats why lot of these events are taking place in much smaller auditorium. We used to have christmas reunion event in much bigger place. I think people are loosing interest and we have to do something to bring people who are missing. We have to move forward. Good Luck Probashi cabinet.
Submitted by: Xavier    Published: 3/5/2013 6:46:33 PM    See Details    Reply to This
Current Tepantori
We are not happy to read current Tepantori because of numerous spelling mistakes in almost all articles. Without mistakes looks good and careful editing is essential for this named and famed magazine of PBCA. Spelling mistakes changed the articles completely. I will appreciate if this is given priority for future publication in the days to come.
Thanking you and assuring you all cooperation at all times.
Submitted by: John Rodrigues    Published: 1/21/2013 10:19:52 PM    See Details    Reply to This
Thanks Probashi for christmas reunion event. People enjoyed this get together. And also have to agree with previous post about Richard's absence in Probashi. Besides Kirton, He was actually popular among old and young Probashi members in our community. He can be a good candidate for furture Probashi president . Good luck Probashi cabinet!!
Submitted by: Elizabeth    Published: 1/17/2013 6:44:52 PM    See Details    Reply to This
Merry Christmas to all Probashi folks!! Thanks cabinet for kirton!! And I agree to the other comment!!..Richard is missed in Probashi kirton...He should return to Probashi......
Submitted by: Daniel    Published: 12/27/2012 10:29:17 PM    See Details    Reply to This
Merry Christmas!!
Nice kirton pictures. Where are Simon, Richard, Bikash? They are being missed in Kirton. Wish you all a very merry christmas!! Good luck Probashi!!
Submitted by: Jessi    Published: 12/16/2012 12:19:11 PM    See Details    Reply to This
Submitted by: MYJA VAI    Published: 11/25/2012 3:27:05 PM    See Details    Reply to This
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Submitted by: Theotonius Gomes    Published: 9/25/2012 3:58:29 PM    See Details    Reply to This
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Submitted by: Theotonius Gomes    Published: 9/25/2012 3:58:23 PM    See Details    Reply to This
Thanks Probashi
Submitted by: John    Published: 7/19/2012 9:10:43 AM    See Details    Reply to This
Best cabinet Ever
Congrats to new PBCA cabinet. This might be the best cabinet Probashi ever produced. Good luck.. Women Power rules!!
Submitted by: Joshna    Published: 6/24/2012 4:48:58 PM    1 Replied See Details    Reply to This
Happy new year 2012
Hi congratulation
I appriciate this site .
Submitted by: MD JAKIR HOSSAIN    Published: 1/25/2012 11:27:45 AM    See Details    Reply to This
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Submitted by: Rose McGlinn - International Interpreters Inc.    Published: 1/4/2012 11:46:30 PM    See Details    Reply to This
Death of Sister Marian Teresa (Gomes) 1935-2011
Subject: FW: SNU: Death of Sister Marian Teresa (Gomes) 1935-2011
This is the Communications Office Sisters News Update for Saturday, June 25, 2011. Word has been received of the very sudden death of Sister Marian Teresa (Gomes) who died in her sleep in the early morning hours of Saturday, June 25, while attending the 2011 International Session in Holy Cross Spirituality in Le Mans, France. Sister Marian Teresa was a remarkable woman, a leader, a visionary, a compassionate counselor and a deeply spiritual religious. In her leadership role she served as president of the Bangladesh Conference of Religious, as a member of the Episcopal Commission for education and on the Bangladesh Board of Education, to name a few. Added to all of this are her years in internal ministry as an elected member of the congregation’s Leadership Team, as area coordinator for the Area of Asia, plus 38 years as the successful and compassionate principal of Holy Cross College in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She believed in the necessity of giving religious a strong spiritual foundation and opportunities to grow. To accomplish this goal she established the on-going formation program for all religious under the auspices of the Bangladesh Conference of Religious. She also held the firm conviction that every sister should be well prepared educationally for the work of the mission and so promoted professional study in the appropriate field in which they would minister. Thoughtful, long range planning were part of her approach to all things in life from the importance of education, to mission establishments, to building projects, to interpersonal relationships. The bit-by-bit purchase of land for the eventual building of a retirement facility for the sisters was a priority for her. The nightly inspection of the compound of Holy Cross in Dhaka gave her the opportunity to converse with the workers, (construction workers regularly live on the grounds at worksites there), to encourage them and to listen to the stories of their lives. This same skill was evident in her relations with the sisters and with the college staff. They used the Bengali term “jononni” (mother) when addressing her or speaking of her because of the empathy she extended to all. She brought out the best in people. As a religious she was an example of simplicity but she never imposed her ideas or frugality on others. Her sense of humor could relax any tense situation and she enjoyed life as a happy spirit with a touch of adventure in her personality. As a true daughter of Holy Cross she had a great devotion to the Sorrowful Mother and to the Mass. Having the opportunity to go to France to be at the core of the congregation’s founding was a thrill for her. She was the first native Bengali vocation to the Sisters of the Holy Cross and heightened the awareness of the true internationality of the congregation. Father Moreau was her spiritual friend, she lived the Holy Cross spirituality he espoused and put it into practice in her daily life. Father Moreau must have been pleased to welcome her into the kingdom as a reward for her years of loving service in Holy Cross. Sister Marian Teresa will be missed in many areas because of her far-reaching involvement in the public and private sectors of education and government in Bangladesh. She unobtrusively made her presence felt whenever there was an issue of social justice or religious freedom being challenged. She was respected and admired for her integrity and forthrightness. Funeral arrangements for Sister are pending. The Sisters News Update Sister Margaret Ann Nowacki, CSC
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Submitted by: mendes    Published: 6/27/2011 11:32:24 AM    1 Replied See Details    Reply to This
Dear cabinet ,
Thanks for all the hard work. Your are doing good job.Does anyone know where is Richard Biswas?? He was the general secretary when Bikash was around.He is not reachable on any contact? He is missing in Probashi too for a while. I tried calling him and emailing him.. no reply for a while..I am just concerened if he is ok..He has been a very good part of our community.. Thanks.
Submitted by: J. gomes    Published: 4/21/2011 11:07:57 PM    See Details    Reply to This
Dear Community Friends:
Though not all, but many of us presumably have already seen the appeal from Probashi Board for donations to help the quake and tsunami victims of Japan.
The Board unquestionably deserves appreciation for this unique effort to try to bring our community together at the time of the national peril of Japan. Today it is Japan, tomorrow it could be our own village or our family, or our whole community. It is not simply the question of giving, it is more importantly the question of giving the way we give, that is as a community.
Outwardly we give in kind, but inwardly we create a spirit of community unity,a sense of love for the helpless, a feeling of courage to stand up against all odds, maybe someday against our own community or a family or member of our community.
I believe many have already positively responded to the Board's call for donations and many more will follow, not only for helping a nation in need but also for all the other beneficial consequences our collective help generates for our Community. It brings us together as one unified, powerful body to act and act decisively, if and when circumstances arise.
Anthony B. Gomes

Submitted by: Anthony B. Gomes    Published: 4/8/2011 3:40:11 PM    See Details    Reply to This
Bangladesh Mourns Pioneer Bishop
The Catholic Church in Bangladesh is mourning the death of retired Bishop Francis Anthony Gomes, former prelate of northeastern Mymensingh diocese who passed away at 9:30pm February 17.
Bishop Gomes was 80 and had been seriously ill since his retirement in 2006. He became paralyzed in 2008 after a massive stroke caused continuous brain hemorrhage.
“He was taken to Bangkok for treatment but doctors informed he wouldn’t improve any more,” said Salesian Sister Maria, one of the two nuns who constantly took care of the bishop.
He was born 30 April, 1931 at Rangamatia parish of Dhaka archdiocese.
He was ordained a diocesan priest in December, 1959 by Pope John Paul II.
He pioneered evangelization among tribal people of the greater Mymensingh region and was the first local Bengali priest to work among tribals in the area.
He led Mymensingh to canonical erection as diocese in 1987 and he became the first bishop of the diocese. Earlier Mymensingh was a part of Dhaka archdiocese.
Father Simon Haccha, a tribal Garo priest and pastor of Ranikhong parish said: “Bishop Francis Gomes is the founder of Mymensingh diocese and he led tribal Catholics towards today’s better socio-economic, cultural and pastoral conditions from a challenging time.”
“He fostered spiritual, educational and infrastructural developments in the diocese with once most backward tribal people. He fought for their rights regarding land and political recognition,” added Father Haccha, secretary of diocesan dialogue commission.
He emphasized that tribal Catholics in Mymensingh will never forget his great contributions.
Submitted by: Mendes    Published: 2/18/2011 9:18:12 AM    See Details    Reply to This
Thanks PBCA for a wonderful Christmas Program
I would like to show my appreciation, to PBCA, for taking initative for arranging such a beautiful Christmas Reunion. This was my first event, and hope there will be many more.
Thank You
Submitted by: Sheila Halder    Published: 1/13/2011 1:55:01 PM    See Details    Reply to This
Thanks to all the members of Probashi Bengali Christian Association for organizing such a wonderful solo cultural evening of Anima Mukti Gomes. Your love, hospitality and cooperation will make her musical career bright in future. I am very grateful to you all. Wishing you all the best. Thanks- Ranjit Das
Submitted by: Ranjit Das    Published: 11/21/2010 11:36:22 AM    See Details    Reply to This
This is a very good family oriented organization. Thanks for Keeping Bangladeshi culture alive.
Submitted by: Al Bundy    Published: 5/20/2010 1:44:25 PM    See Details    Reply to This
PBCA's Advisor's feedback
I am glad to know that people from all over the world are viewing our website. I am one of the Advisors of PBCA and we welcome constructive feedback which can help us propel our organization forward. We look forward to your suggestions and ideas.
Thank you. Mabel Gomes, Advisor, PBCA
Submitted by: Mabel Gomes    Published: 1/5/2010 11:44:00 PM    See Details    Reply to This
I live in Germany, can I become a member?
Hi, I am a resident in Germany. I saw that your organization is limited to Northern USA. I would like to become a member - can I?
Submitted by: Richard    Published: 12/10/2009 1:33:55 PM    2 Replied See Details    Reply to This
Want to see more articles and writings for Tepantori
I read all tepantori articles. Some of these remind me of days back home. I expect more articles, quality writings from more people.
Submitted by: Paritosh, Washington D.C.    Published: 12/10/2009 1:33:53 PM    See Details    Reply to This
Dear Friends We would like to know your opinion about our PROBASHI activities. Let's share it with us and the world. Thank you.
Simon Gomes
Submitted by: Simon Gomes    Published: 11/30/2009 8:43:27 AM    3 Replied See Details    Reply to This
40th Anniversary
Silver Jubilee DVD
Convention Site
Silver Jubilee DVD
Bangladesh Christian Association, MD Event
Silver Jubilee DVD