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General Notices

2017 - AVONA

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5. Schedule of (ENGLISH) MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSES in Kuwait for 2017 NEW!


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Holy Family Cathedral Parish, Kuwait City

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 20 January

1. The Night Vigil will begin at 10:00 pm on Thursday, January 19. The Confessions will start at 9:30 pm.

2. The Rosa Mystica 1000 Hail Marys will be conducted in St. Padre Pio Hall on Friday, 27th January at 2:45 pm.

3. The January Charisarabia has just arrived at the Parish Office. Without any delay, please collect your copy.

4. Bishop Camillo will be having his Pastoral Visitation to our Holy Family Cathedral Parish during this Christian Unity Prayer Week from 18th to 25th January. We welcome our beloved Bishop to our Parish for his Caring Visitation. All are invited for the Open Forum on Wednesday, 25th January after the 6:30 pm Mass, on the Day of the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul.

5. All parishioners are invited to attend the Life in the Spirit Seminars being conducted by the Holy Family Prayer Group at the Holy Family Hall starting on January 11, Wednesdays from 7.15 pm - 8.40 pm. The Life in the Spirit Seminar will also be conducted by the Young Adults in Christ Fellowship Prayer Group at the Good Shepherd Hall starting January 13, Fridays from 7:00 pm -8.30 pm. Parishioners can attend either on Wednesdays or Fridays

Our Lady of Arabia Parish, Ahmadi

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 20 January

1. Thanking all our parishioners and sponsors for the success of our parish fete.

2. There will be a Pastoral visitation of our beloved Bishop Camilo Ballin on January 26 to 31, 2017 (Thurs-Tues). There will be a dialogue by our Bishop with the faithful in church, on Friday January 27 after the 7.00 AM mass. All parishioners are requested to participate.

3. Couples celebrating their wedding anniversary in this month are requested to register their names in the parish office. Renewal of marriage vows will be on January 28, Saturday @ 6 PM mass.

St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus Parish, Salmiya

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 20 January

1. Children are requested to bring colour pencils and glue sticks for the oratory program on Saturday, 21 January. Parents are encouraged to send their children for the oratory program held every Saturday from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.

2. Holy Mass will be celebrated in Hindi on Saturday, 21 January at 4.15 pm

3. Altar servers will meet on Saturday, 21 January from 9:30 to 11:30 am. Boys are requested to come with a note book and a pen.

4. The novena prayer to Don Bosco will be recited after the Rosary from 22 - 30 January.

5. The Festive mass in honor of St. Juze Vaz feast will be on Monday, 23 January at 7.30 pm.

6. The second orientation session for the Confirmation class students and their parents will be on Tuesday, 24 January from 07.30 – 8.45 pm. It is mandatory for parents to attend the session.

7. All parishioners are invited to a presentation on "Faith in times of distress" in the Parish Courtyard on Thursday, 26 January from 7.15 to 8.30 pm. Come and be blessed as you receive practical tips from renowned speakers.

8. We thank Fr. James who assisted us with the Holy Masses, sacrament of Reconciliation and counselling. We wish him a safe journey and assure him of our prayers as he leaves for India on Thursday, 26 January.

9. The baptism on Friday, 27 January will be in the church at 11.00 am instead of 11.30 am.

10. The faith and light community for persons with special needs and their families, invites you for a Thanksgiving Eucharist at 11.30 am on Friday, 3 February, on the occasion of their anniversary. If you are between 15 - 45 years of age and would like to be a friend of persons with special needs, kindly register your name with Fr. Johnson.

11. Since this year is dedicated to Mother Mary, SPY is organizing a Marian Nite starting off this year with its first event on Thursday, 9 February called Marian Nite. Those desiring to participate are requested to register their names on the sheet kept in the courtyard.

12. The First Holy Communion for the Syro-Malabar children will be on Friday, 5 May and for the Latin rite on Friday, 12 May 2017.

13. The Sacrament of Confirmation will be conferred on Friday, 5 May 2017.

14. Admissions for Catechism Class 1 in Syro-Malabar and Latin rite are now open. Admission form is available online. Kindly download the form, fill and submit it along with a photocopy of the baptism certificate on any Friday at the IEAS Fee Counter between 8 and 9 am only. The last date for submission is 28 April.

15. Our new parish app is now available for Android and Apple devices. It is updated with parish events, announcements and Catholic material. Visit for links to download it for free.

16. Parish calendars priced at 250 fils and table calendars at 1 KD are on sale.

Please check the notice-board for additional details of all announcements.


1. The Parish Office timings are as follows: 8:30 am to 11:30 am and 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm or by appointment. The office is closed on Fridays.

2. We request parents with infants to occupy only Room # 1 during the Mass.

3. Parishioners who bring their vehicles to Church are kindly requested to abide by Kuwait's traffic rules whilst parking so as to not inconvenience others. "Do unto others, as you would have them do to you" should henceforth be our motto whilst parking.

St. Daniel Comboni Parish, Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 20 January

1. On January 21st, Saturday from 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm at St. Daniel Comboni Hall, there will be a special prayer service and adoration for the expectant mothers and the couples who are aspiring and praying for children.

2. Marriage Preparation Course in Malayalam from February 4, 10 & 11, (2 pm to 8pm) 2017. Forms are available at the office and the registration closes on 22nd January.

3. The Epic youth group of the Parish is going to hold Fiesta - 2017 on 25th February, Saturday with variety programs including Games, Music and Snack Stalls at St. Mother Teresa Hall. All parishioners are invited for this celebration.

4. On 25th January, Wednesday, is the Feast of Conversion of St. Paul, the Apostle.

5. Thursday, 26th January is the memorial of St. Timothy and Titus.

6. The advance information for the parishioners that the Parish’s annual Fete ‘ May-Fete ‘ will be celebrated this year on 28th April, Friday. The details will be informed later and we request your co-operation and support.

7. The Holy communion of Syro-Malabar Children for year 2017 is on 5th May and for the Latin rite Holy Communion and Confirmation is (Catechism in English) on 12th May 2017 .

8. We encourage our parishioners to subscribe to CHARISARABIA the monthly magazine published in our Vicariate. This magazine has got many good articles which helps our spiritual growth and gives us spiritual knowledge. Yearly subscription is of KD 5 /- Please support this magazine.


1. Kindly avoid gathering in groups and chatting outside the premises.

2. Please do not light any kind of candles anywhere in the hall or classes.

3. Please do not make use of the building parking place to park your car. This place is allotted ONLY for the people who live in the building. If you come for Mass by car, kindly park your car on the other side of the road and walk to the hall. Thank you for your co- operation.




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