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General Notices

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

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3. Download in (.xls format) the DAILY MASS READINGS for: AUGUST 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, 19 September

1. 23rd September, Tuesday, will be the Memorial of St. Padre Pio.

2. The Meeting of the Parents of the Communicants (Year 4) and the Confirmands (Year 8) will be on Thursday, 25th September at 6:15 pm. in the Holy Family Hall.

3. The Meeting of the Parents of the Year 1 Children will be on Friday 26th September at 9:15 am in the Holy Family Hall. This Attendance of the Parents is compulsory.

4. The Mass of the Children will begin on Friday October 3rd at 9:15 am in the Holy Family Hall. The Rosary will start at 9:00 am. Parents, kindly see that your children come on time.

5. The Filipino Catechism Registration is on Fridays only, from 1:00 to 2:30 pm in the Basement Room no. 10. For New Registrations, Newly Issued Baptismal Certificate must be attached to the Form given.

6. Fr. Julian Patrick Perera will give a Teaching to the Teenagers and the Parents on the 4th and 5th October. This Registration can be done in the Parish Office.

7. In this ‘Year of the Church’, let us try to keep our Cathedral and the Full Complex clean and tidy.

Our Lady of Arabia Parish, Ahmadi

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 19 September

1. 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 Sept. 27, Saturday @ 6 PM mass.

2. There will be bible seminar in English from 4th , 6th to 10th October 2014 animated by Rev. Dr. Joseph Thondiparambil – Professor of Scripture at Pontifical Institute of theology & philosophy – Aluva , South India. The sessions will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Holy Family Cathedral. Parishioners are invited.

3. Compilations of the lives of “OUR BELOVED SAINTS” are available in the parish office at the cost of 10 KD. Families are encouraged to have their own copy.

4. Families are encouraged to continue their 1 KD per month donation for the Cathedral and parishioners are also encouraged to be generous even 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, 19 September

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

2. On Monday, 22nd September, we celebrate the Feast of St. Matthew, the Apostle and Evangelist.

3. The new hymnal of the Vicariate, ‘JOYOUS CELEBRATION’ priced at KD 6 is now available at the Resource Centre. Bishop Camillo Ballin has invited all the faithful to accept and use this hymnal as a means for a better participation in the Liturgy.

4. The Parish Fete will be held on Friday, 26th September from 9 am to 9 pm at Indian Community School (Seniors). Donation of any kind: Cash, gifts or food items from well-wishers are welcome. You may leave your contact details at the Parish Office or the Resource Centre. The Parish Team requests your whole-hearted cooperation in the Raffle Coupon sale. Counterfoils of the Raffle booklets are received daily in the Courtyard, after the evening Mass.

5. There will be no Catechism classes on Friday, 26th September, in view of the Parish Fete.

6. A Biblical Seminar in Malayalam will be conducted in the Cathedral by Fr. Joseph Thondiparambil on 4th / 5th / 6th October from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm.

7. The Vicariate Family Ministry will be conducting a talk by Rev. Fr. Julian Patrick Perera, for Teenagers and Parents, on 4th & 5th October, (Eid Holidays). For Registration and other details, please see the notice-board

8. In keeping with our campaign of "PARK & WALK", parents of Catechism children are requested to park their vehicles on the open grounds on Saba Street which is a short walk, to and from the school. Your cooperation will avoid overcrowding near the school and also the consequent complaints from neighbourhood residents.

9. Every Saturday, there is an Oratory Program in this Church, for children from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.

10. Novena in preparation for the Parish Feast of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus will be conducted only at the Evening Masses, from Wednesday, 24th September to 2nd October.

11. Girls and boys, of Sixth Standard and above, who wish to lead the evening Rosary in the Church, may collect a form, from the Resource Centre. Please fill it and deposit it, in the box kept near the Resource Centre.

12. Every Saturday, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am, we have an Oratory Program for children.

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, 12 September

1. After the English Mass at 10.45 a.m. we shall have the inaugural prayer session for Faith Formation during which our Teachers and Ushers will take the oath. Only today till 1.00 p.m. and tomorrow from 8.00 a.m. to 10 a.m. registration will be done for Faith Formation Classes. If you miss, you can admit your children only after two weeks. Your children will be miss two classes.

Timings for Catechism will be as follows:

For all Latin Students classes will be on Fridays from 8.00 a.m. to 9.15 a.m. in St. Daniel Comboni hall, Holy Mass will be offered after the class.
For Syro Malabar Students in 5th and 6th Std, classes will be on Thursdays from 7.00 to 8.15 p.m. in St. Daniel Comboni hall
For 1st Standard on Fridays from 10.45 to 12.00 noon in Our Lady of Arabia hall
For 2nd and 3rd Std on Fridays from 10.45 to 12.00 noon in St. Daniel Comboni Hall
For 4th and 8th Std on Fridays from 12.15 noon to 1.30 p.m. in St. Daniel Comboni hall
For 7th, 9th, 10th and 11th Std on Fridays from 2.45 to 4.00 p.m. in St. Daniel Comboni hall
For 4th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th Std students Mass will be celebrated at 1.30 p.m.

2. Every Tuesday and Thursday we shall have Mass in Syro Malabar Rite in St. Daniel Comboni Hall at 6.15 p.m.

3.The Konkani Community of our Parish will celebrate Monthi Fest: the Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary combined with the Harvest festival today at 5.30 p.m. with a procession. The solemn Mass at 6.00 p.m. will be celebrated by the visiting Capuchin Priest Fr. Paul Melwin D’ Souza at the Integrated Indian School.

4. The Cathedral Night Vigil will begin at 10.00 p.m. on Thursday the 18th of September. The Vigil Confessions will start at 9:30 p.m.

5. Family ministry of our Parish is organizing a talk in English for all the married couples on 30th September, Tuesday after the English Mass on the topic: "Responsible Parenting". Talk will be given by Fr. Lionel.

6. All the boys who received first Holy Communion this year and registered their names for Altar Servers will have the training tomorrow 13th September and on next Saturday 20th September from 9.00 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. Only those who come for this training will be allowed to serve Mass.

7. The Konkani community will have the Faith Formation talks by the same visiting priest on 15th, 16th and 17th September 2014 from 6.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. in the St. Daniel Comboni hall. These days we will not have choir practice in this basement.

There will be no English Mass on 16th September, Tuesday. Syro Malabar Mass will be celebrated in the 1st Basement (Our Lady of Arabia Hall).

8. The 1st round of the Bible Quiz Competition organized by Marubhumiyile Sabdam is on 25th September in our parish. The questions for the competition will be from the Gospel of Mathew and Marubhumiyile Sabdam issues of January to August. For further details check the Notice board.

9. The Marriage Preparation Course in Malayalam will be conducted on 3rd and 10th of October (1 p.m. to 6 p.m.) as well as on 4th October (9 a.m. 5.30 p.m.). Kindly collect the registration form from the parish office and submit the same at the Cathedral Resource Centre. 28th September will be the last date to submit the filled in form.

10. A Malayalam Bible seminar (BODHANA- 2014) will be conducted in the Cathedral during the Eid holidays on 4th, 5th and 6th Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 8.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. The resource person is Rev. Dr. Joseph Thondiparambil, Scripture professor in Aluva Seminary for past 25 years. Registration fee is KD 1. Please register before 21st September.

11. Fr. Mathew Elavumkal, the Director of Divine Retreat Centre, Muringoor will preach during Mariolsavam on 24th and 25th of October from 3.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. Your generous contribution is most welcome.


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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