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General Notices

1. Are you new to Kuwait?
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3. Download in (.xls format) the DAILY MASS READINGS for: SEPTEMBER 2014 | OCTOBER 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 (English and French).

Holy Family Cathedral Parish, Kuwait City

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 17 October

1. The Prebaptism Seminar for the parents and godparents will be on Monday October 20th, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. in the Holy Family Hall. This Registration has to be done only in the Parish Office.

2. The Marriage Preparation Course will be held on Fridays, November 14th and 21st from 1:00 to 7:00 pm. in Room 9, on the First Floor, the Good Shepherd Hall. This is the final one for this year. Please hurry-up to register only in the Resource Centre.

3. The Set of the 50 New Saints and the New Hymn Books can be found either in the Church Compound or the Resouce Centre. By buying them you will be helping the Bahrain Cathedral.

4. October is the Month of the Most Holy Rosary. Here the Rosary is recited in the Morning and Evening. Kindly try to say all of you the Rosary each day.

5. Kindly collect your October Charisarabia Copy from the Parish Office without delay.

6. In this ‘Year of the Church’, let us try to keep Our Cathedral and the Entire Complex, clean and tidy.

Our Lady of Arabia Parish, Ahmadi

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 17 October

1. There will be baptism seminar on October 21, Tuesday from 6:30 PM in the catechism block. Attendance is compulsory for both parents and godparents.

2. There will be combined Eucharistic adoration for the Lectors, Eucharistic ministers and for Pastoral helpers on Saturday, October 25, Saturday from 5.00 PM onwards in Annex (Baby’s room).

3. There will be Retreat in Malayalam (Divine Fest 2014) by renowned preacher Rev. Fr. Daniel Poovanathil (Mariolsavam preacher 2012) and his team from Tuesday, 11th November 2014. Retreats on November 11, 12, 13, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5.00pm to 9pm and on Friday November 14, 2014 from 12.00 noon to 4.30 pm. All are invited.

4. There will be a retreat in English by Rev. Fr. Augustine Vallooran V.C. renowned preacher, Divine retreat center, Potta on Monday and Tuesday November 17 and 18, 2014.

5. The Parish Intercessory Prayer Ministry will conduct praise and worship on October 20, Monday after the 6:00 PM mass. Parishioners are invited.

6. Couples celebrating their wedding anniversary in this month are requested to register their names in the parish office. Renewal of marriage vows will be held on October 25, Saturday during the 6:00 PM Holy Mass.

7. Families are encouraged to continue their 1 KD per month donation for the construction of Cathedral and parishioners are encouraged to be generous in small amount for this project.

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, 17 October

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

2. Children are requested to bring color pencils for the Oratory Program tomorrow, Saturday, 18th October.

3. Altar servers will have their monthly meeting tomorrow, Saturday, 18th October, from 9.30 to 11.30 am.

4. On Monday, 20th October we celebrate the Feast of St. Luke the Evangelist.

5. The mass timings for All Souls Day are as follows:
Morning masses in English at 5.45 & 6.45 am
Evening masses in English at 4.30, 5.30, 6.30 & 7.30 pm
Malayalam Mass at 8.30 pm
Tagalog Mass at 9.30 pm

6. Fr. Franco celebrates his birthday on Saturday, 25th October. We thank him for the service he renders to our parish. All are invited for the Holy Mass at 6.30 pm followed by cutting of the cake in the courtyard. Let us pray that God continues to bless Fr. Franco as he serves our parish and the bishop as the financial administrator and catechetical director.

7. On Saturday, 25 October Fr. Franco is organizing a recollection on the theme of FORGIVENESS at IEAS from 8.45 am to 4 pm for a group of 75 participants. Those desiring to participate are requested to register your names at the parish office only.

8. On Saturday, 25th October the Salesian Cooperators are organizing "Crossroads" for students of Stds 9 to 12. The registration fee is KD2. Seats are limited so register early. Registration can be done on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 6 – 8 pm in the courtyard.

9. With effect from Sunday, 1st November, the timings for the following masses have been revised: The weekday morning mass will now be at 5.45 am On Friday, the first mass will be at 6.30 am and the children’s mass will be at 8 am. All other mass timings remain unchanged.

10. From Friday, 7 November, the catechism classes will begin at 9.30 and end at 11 am.

11. Marriage preparation course will be held on Fridays, 14 & 21 November at the Holy Family Cathedral. For more details, contact the Parish Office.

12. Our Bishop encourages all the faithful to purchase the set of books on the saints which is available at the Resource Center.

13. Children and youth who have received their First Holy Communion are invited to join the Junior Legion of Mary which meets every Friday between 5 and 6.15pm in Room # 14. Parents do encourage your children to join this association for a deeper relationship with Mother Mary through prayer and community service.

14. Kindly collect the October issue of Charisarabia magazine from the Library.

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, 17 October

1. World Mission Sunday will be celebrated on 19th October, 2014.

2. Our Sincere thanks to all who made the celebration on the Feast of our Patron Saint Daniel Comboni a memorable and successful one, especially our gratitude towards Parish Council Members, Sub-committee members, Volunteers, Ward Leaders and building coordinators for arranging the Novena, Liturgy and cultural programs.

3. Nurses Ministry in Kuwait is arranging a National Convention for Nurses (Male and Female) in Kuwait on 18th October. Fr. Mathew Elavumkal, Preacher for Mariolsavam will lead the services of the convention. All the nurses are invited for the convention. Today is the last day for registration for the same.

4. Night vigil in Malayalam will be conducted on 21st of this month, Tuesday from 7.30 p.m. on wards and will be lead by Fr. Mathew Elavumkal.

5. A prayer service for couples who have no children will be conducted by Fr. Mathew Elavumkal on 21st of this month from 5.00 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.

6. Fr. Mathew Elavumkal, the Director of Divine Retreat Centre, Muringoor will preach during Mariolsavam on Friday and Saturday, 24th and 25th of October from 2.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. at Integrated Indian School. Your prayer, cooperation and generous contribution are expected like previous years. Since the authorities of Integrated Indian School, have given strict orders regarding the crowd and the time, we can accommodate 2000 faithful and it should be over before 8.30 p.m. We humbly request the Parishioners reach the venue before 2.45 p.m. As the hall is full, we will not be able to accommodate further. Hence those who come afterward, will be directed back. Transportation is arranged from 3 places: In front of our parish basements; from gates of Highway Centre and United Indian School between 1.45 p.m. and 2.30 p.m.

7. There will be a prayer session for Malayalam speaking Volunteers, Ward Leaders, Building Coordinators, Sub-committee members, Parish Council Members on 18th October 2014 from 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. This service is in view of preparation for Mariolsavam. Fr. Mathew Elavumkal will lead the session. All are expected to take part in the prayers session. * After the prayer session, there will be a meeting for volunteers of Mariolsavam; those who would like to be volunteers are expected to take part in the prayer session and shall receive the volunteers’ badge.

8. The Marriage Preparation Course in English will be conducted on 14th & 21st November, 2014 between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Kindly collect Registration Form from the parish office and submit the same in the Resource Centre, at Cathedral. Last date to submit the filled in form is 9th November, 2014.

9. Our Vicariate has published a multi-volume book named: Our Beloved Saints, written by Fr. Jose Vettikatt Capuchin. It contains presentation of the lives of 50 saints. The book is capable of introducing saints to the children and motivating them for good life. The price of the book is 10 KD. The book is available in the Resource Centre in the 2nd Basement.

10. Fr. Shaju who served our parish for the last one month by offering Holy Masses, hearing confessions, counseling to children is leaving to India Let us thank him sincerely and promise our prayers for his ministry.


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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