Remembering happy 90th birthday of our beloved Catherine akka.
DJ Sr. Helen akka,
would have spoken to our beloved Catherine akka on her happy 90th birthday today. Thanks for the precious present of our dear
mummy's own handwritten book where all our 10 TPS family members birth and baptism date and name of our godparents are written.
to share, today Wednesday 2nd March, Rajam and I had the privilege and pleasure and spoke to our living eldest TPS family
member in Colombo( phone 94-11:2433833) and received her blessings. We also spoke to dear Cynthia.
Today she received Communion at home in Kotahena by Fr. Britto. Tomorrow on 3rd March, there will be Mass at the home for aged home at Hendala, Wattala about 30mts drive from Kotahena, Colombo at nearby church
or Chapel. Fr. Britto is the chief celebrant. There are 60 female inmates in the aged home. This place is run by Kerala sisters
for last several years. All our relatives and friends are invited to attend. This is organised by children of dear Catherine
akka: Kenny, Cynthia, Maureen, Mrs Berna Colin, and Classin. Lunch and meals will be provided for all 60 female inmates and
refreshments who come for Mass. We will be represented by dear Maini and family members and dear Sr. Glory thangam coming
all the way from Jaffna by bus tonight.
We offered Thanksgiving Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church, Singapore. We thank others who offered
Mass, prayers, messages, phone cals.
It was nice of dear Felcy to insert photo of earlierBirthday celebration in kattar website.
We received following messages by whatsapp: Sr. Fatima Peru/Colombia; "My very dear periamma,
here I come to wish you a very happy birthday and many happy returns of the day. Together with your loving children,
I thank the Lord for the gift of yours to TPS family. I ASK YOUR SPECIAL BLESSINGS".
Alen Victoria Tuticorin: "Dearest Catherine ammai, We all as One TPS grandchildren, thank our Almighty
on this special day. We pray to our Lord for your good health Long live dear ammai. We love you. Alen Victoria.".
Mira Tutcorin: "Dearest Catherine ammai, Amma
along with her children and grandchildren and great grandchildren craves your blessings on this special day. We consider it
a great blessing to wish you a very Happy Birthday. We continue to pray for your good health, happiness and wellbeing.
Renee Ben Mira, children, grand children, great grand children.
Priyanka Bangalore: "Dearest Catherine Chithi/ammai, We crave your precious blessings on your birthday.
Our sincere prayers for your good health and well being.
Parimala. Ajay and Priyanka, Laurel, Vega and Lem."
Vega Chennai: "Keel down and request your precious birthday blessings Catherine Ammai...We will continue
to pray for your good health...
Nisha from Penang- Malaysia and others.
Kenny Colombo: "During Mass tomorrow at Hendala Wattala, with dearest mummy, all your and TPS family intentions will be for Mum's Peace, happiness and health.
Kenny, Cynthia, Maureen, Berna Colin and Classin. "
In short, every one will agree, our beloved Catherine akka is unique,spiritual, and cheerful person at
all times. I will never forget I stayed with her in Patnam for about 6 months to complete my 4h standard, when our mummy
and Trio left for SL. I felt staying with Catherine akka was like "heaven on earth" with so much love, affection
and freedom. Kenny and Cynthia were about 3 and 2 years old. She stayed with me at Central hospital, Colombo after my appendicitis
surgery about 1958. SFA athan and akka, took me for a picnic trip to Tewatte, Ragama. I never experienced she
was angry or in bad mood. She always told me even now, she has no problem at all in any respects, and He takes care who created
us for a mission in this temporary world. I learnt many good lessons from her. She said, "to be with grand children
and great grand children on her lap or carry, and when they visit home, it is like heaven on earth. She appreciated motto
of Kattar website: To strengthen Unity, Happiness and Peace in the family worldwide. I used to share with akka, my favourite
;Gifts and Fruits of Holy Spirit: Love, Peace, Joy, Self control, Patience, Generosity, Kindness, Goodness, Gentleness, Faithfullness,
We never forget after Christmas, Annan Maini and family
enjoy turkey lunch by Catherine akka's memorabe place on every New Year for past 4 decades or more even uptonow. Cheers.
"Stella Maris", "Perpetual star" and "Glory" and specially TRIO sisters
and Sr. Fatima, Fr. Jero, Sr. Jubila.