The Catholic Church in Kuwait: General and Parish Notices

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General Notices

1. Are you new to Kuwait?
    Please read the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS about the Catholic Church in Kuwait.

2. Our NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE is available here.
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3. Download in (.xls format) the DAILY MASS READINGS for: JULY 2014

4. Schedule of MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSES in Kuwait : for the Year 2014.

5. Learn more about the "YEAR OF THE CHURCH" (Dec 1, 2013 - Nov 23, 2014) in our Vicariate.

6. Click here for HOMILIES for Sundays and Solemnities.

Holy Family Cathedral Parish, Kuwait City

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 25 July

1. Sts. Joachim and Anne, the Parents of Mary, will be remembered on 26th July.

2. On 28th July, Monday, the Feastday of St. Alphonsa, the Syromalabar Mass will commence at 7:30 pm. in this Holy Family Cathedral.

3. On August 1st, the First Friday, the Parish English Holy Hour will begin at 4:45 pm. in this Cathedral. The English Holy Hour Booklets can be obtained from the Resource Centre.

4. From Saturday 2nd August and onwards, the Morning Masses will begin at 6:30 and 7:00. The Morning Prayer and the Rosary will start after the 7:00 am Mass.

5. From Sunday August 3rd and onwards, the Morning Mass will commence at 6:30. It will be followed by the Rosary in the Holy Family Hall.

6. Let us keep Our Cathedral and the Entire Complex clean and tidy.

Our Lady of Arabia Parish, Ahmadi

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 18 July

1. The Gulf Charismatic Renewal service is hosting the 3rd GCCRS Conference during Eid Holidays in October 2014 from Sunday 5th October to Tuesday 7th October in Muscat, Oman. Parishioners are encouraged to attend the Conference. For details see the notice board or contact prayer group leader

2. The Marriage Preparation Course in English will on Aug. 08 and 15, from 01:00 pm to 07:00 pm in Holy Family Cathedral. For details see the notice board. Registration forms are available in the parish office.

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 July 26, Saturday at the 6 PM Mass.

4. In Preparation of the Nativity Feast (5th September 2014) the Konkani Community has released Raffle coupons for collecting funds. Out of the gross collection part of the proceeds will be utilized for the construction of the Cathedral (Church) in Bahrain and rest will be utilized for fellowship lunch. We request everyone to cooperate and contribute generously.

5. Filipino Pilgrimage to the Holy Land from Nov. 21-27, 2014. First package including Petra Jordan 425 KD, Excluding Petra 357. Contact: Angel: 99527096, Ben 51419775.

PRAYER FOR THE CHURCH: O Jesus, living Cornerstone and Head of Your Church, which You have redeemed with Your Blood; preserve her Your Spouse from every evil; unite all her members in faith, hope and charity; let the daily celebration of the Eucharist and prayer never cease, but be forever presented to Your Heavenly Father to obtain for us grace and blessing, pardon and salvation. Amen.

St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus Parish, Salmiya

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 25 July

1. Today, we celebrate the Liturgy of the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

2. At the Saturday morning Mass on 26th July, we celebrate the Feast of St. Joachim and St. Anne, the parents of our Blessed Mother Mary. The Sunday Liturgy will be followed at the evening Mass. Let us pray for our grandparents.

3. On Monday, 28th July, we celebrate the Feast of St. Alphonsa, the first Indian woman to be canonized. On this day, the usual 6:30 pm English Mass will be followed by a Mass in Malayalam at 7:30 pm.

4. SPY presents to you, ‘MARIAN NITE’. All parishioners, above 12 years of age, are invited to spend a fulfilled evening with our beloved Mother Mary on 14th August from 6:30 pm onwards. For registrations, please check the notice board or contact the Resource Center. Registrations close on 10th August.

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


1. The (REVISED) 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, 25 July

1. The Feast of St. Alphonsa, the first native woman saint of India is on Monday, 28th of this month. Besides the regular Mass at 6.30 p.m. in Malayalam Latin Rite, there will be another Mass in Malayalam Syro Malabar Rite at 7.15 p.m. in St. Daniel Comboni Hall.

2. Tomorrow, 26th of July, Saturday from 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon, there will be a Spiritual Seminar for Altar servers, conducted by Fr. Felix OFM Cap in Our Lady of Arabia Hall.

3. Memory of St. Martha of Bethany is on 29th July, Tuesday. On the same day let us pray in a special way for Fr. Noel who is celebrating his birthday.

4. Memory of St. Ignatius of Loyola is on Thursday, 31st of this month.

5. The Marriage Preparation Course in English will be held at the Holy Family Cathedral premises on Fridays, 8th and 15th August from 1.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. Kindly collect the Registration form from Parish Office and submit the same after fill-in at the Resource Centre in Cathedral.

6. Spiritual talks will be given by Fr. Felix OFM Cap during Malayalam prayer meeting held on 31st of this month.

7. The Third Gulf Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference will be held at Sts Peter and Paul Church, Ruwi, Oman, during Eid holidays from 5th to 7th October, 2014.

8. Our parish is arranging Holy Land Pilgrimages on the following dates:
From 23rd August to 29th August (Saturday to Friday): Malayalam group. Some seats are still available for this group.
From 2nd October to 9th October (Thursday to Thursday): English group. Last date to register your name for English group is September 2.
Adults 345 KD Child KD 300 (All inclusive charge). One of our priests will be accompanying each group. Fr. Prakash for the Malayalam Group and either Fr. Noel or Fr. Albert will accompany the English Group. You can reserve your place by paying an advance of KD 100 which is non-refundable.

8. Spiritual Seminar will be held for Altar servers by Fr. Felix OFM Cap on 26th July, Saturday from 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 Noon.

9. Spiritual talks will be given by Fr. Felix OFM Cap during Malayalam prayer meeting held on 21st, 24th and 31st of this month.

10. The Feast of St. Alphonsa will be celebrated on 28th of July, Monday. Novena prayer will be said everyday after the Malayalam Mass from 19th July Saturday onwards.


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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