H.L. Bishop Camillo Ballin, mccj
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Pastoral Letter: YEAR OF THE CHURCH - II
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Journal: Oasis

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One who associates with the good will go to Heaven with them.

-St. John Bosco
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Homilies of the Apostolic Nuncio, His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič
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Vicariate News & Events Global Catholic News

Apostolic Nunciature, Jan 1, 2015
H.G. Archbishop Petar Rajič's Message for the New Year

«Blessed are the Merciful» ... Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As we begin a new calendar year, the Church celebrates the great mystery of the arrival of the promised Saviour who is Christ the Lord, born of the Virgin Mary. The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches us ""God sent forth his Son", but to prepare a body for him, he wanted the free co-operation of a creature ... [Continue]

Bishop's Office, Dec 25, 2014
H.L. Bishop Camillo Ballin's Message for Christmas and the New Year

«A Savior has been born: Jesus Christ Our Lord!» .... Dear Brothers and Sisters, I would like to address you with the same announcement that "the angel of the Lord" proclaimed to the shepherds: "Behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For today in the city of David a Savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord" (Lk 2:10-11).... [Continue]

Vicariate News, Dec 2, 2014
Papal Award to Kuwait Parishioners

On behalf of His Holiness Pope Francis, the Apostolic Nuncio to the Arabian Peninsula, His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajic presented the Papal "Cross of Honor" to Mr. Lawrence Simon D'Souza and Mr. Valerian Maxim D'sa for their unique and distinguished service to the Church. The awards were conferred in a special ceremony on November 27, 2014 at the Holy Family Cathedral premises in Kuwait City. [Click here to learn more...]

Vicariate News, Nov 25, 2014
New Web-Site Launched:

We are happy to inform our parishioners of AVONA that a new web-site has been launched for the upcoming Cathedral of Our Lady of Arabia in Bahrain. The web-site will be continually updated so please check back often for announcements, news, etc. [www.bahraincathedral.org]

Bishop's Office, Oct 6, 2014
Statement of the Conference of Latin Bishops of the Arab Regions (CELRA)

The annual meeting of The Conference of Latin Bishops of the Arab Regions was held from September 30 to October 4, 2014 at Ras Al Khaimah (UAE). [Click here to learn more...]

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January is dedicated to
1. The Divine Infancy

Infant Jesus, we place our Trust and Confidence in Thee.Our Lord Jesus wishes to attract all hearts to His own through the attractiveness and simplicity of His Divine Infancy. The Little King has been enthroned as the Great King of the world to assist us in our trials and crosses. Devotion to the Infant Jesus of Prague is popular among Catholics.

2. The Holy Name of Jesus.

IHS - The first three letters from the Greek Name of JESUS The Most Holy Name of Jesus should be on our lips throughout our life and especially at the moment of death. By lovingly repeating His Holy Name with adoring love and putting it at the centre of our prayer, we will make St. Paul's instruction our very own: ".. at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth" (Phil 2:10)

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