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LENT 2015
LENTEN RETREAT SCHEDULES

Kindly check the PARISH  NOTICES for details.



General Notices



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Holy Family Cathedral Parish, Kuwait City

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 27 February

1. 6th March will be the First Friday. The Lenten English Parish Holy Hour will start at 4:40 pm. in this Cathedral. The English Stations of the Cross will begin at 5:45 pm. The English Mass will commence at 6:15 pm.

2. There will be a Spiritual English Programme for the Youth and the Young Couples in Abbasiya on Friday, February 27th from 2:00 pm. onwards.

3. The Pastoral Visitation of Our Bishop to Our Holy Family Cathedral Parish will be from 7th to 15th March.

4. The Thanksgiving Concelebrated Mass of the Anniversary of the Election of Pope Francis will be on Friday, 13th March at 9:15 am.

5. Anyone interested in being part of the Youth Stations of the Cross Live Enactment, kindly get in contact with the Parish Office.

6. The Marriage Preparation Course will be held on Fridays, March 13th and 20th from 1:00 to 7:00 pm. in Room 9, on the First Floor. Please hurry-up to register only at the Resource Centre.


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1. During Lent, daily 30 Minutes before the Evening Mass, there will be the Way of the Cross.

2. Only during the Fridays of Lent, the Solemn Stations of the Cross will start at 5:45 pm and the English Mass at 6:15 pm.

3. All the Wednesdays of Lent are days of abstinence from meat.

4. All the Parishioners are kindly requested to go for Confession during this Sacred Season of Lent. Remember that, Easter is above all a Spiritual Celebration.

5. The Lenten Box for your Lenten Charity is placed at the back, in the Cathedral.

5. The LENTEN RETREATS for the Holy Family Cathedral Parish are as follows:

ENGLISH : by Fr. Martin Scott on 20, 21 & 23 Feb from 6:30 to 9:00 PM in the Holy Family Hall.
KONKANI : by Fr. Dominic Lobo on 9, 10 & 11 March from 6:00 - 8:30 PM in the Holy Family Hall.
MALAYALAM : by Fr. Berny Varghese, OFM Cap. on 12, 13 & 14 March from 5:00 – 9:00 PM in the Holy Family Hall.
TAMIL : by Fr. A. Sebastian on 23, 24 & 25 March from 6:00 – 8:30 PM in the Holy Family Hall.
ARABIC on 26, 27 & 28 March from 7:30 – 9:30 PM in the Holy Family Cathedral.



Our Lady of Arabia Parish, Ahmadi

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 27 February

1. Changes of mass timings of the Malayalam masses due to traffic: on February 26, Thursday the mass will be in the morning at 9:00 instead of the 6:30 PM and on February 27, Friday the mass will be at 3:00 PM instead of the 7:15 PM.

2. 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 February 28, Saturday @ 6 PM mass.

3. The Lenten Retreat in English will be on March 9 and 10 Monday and Tuesday from 6 to 8:30 pm.

4. Bishop’s Pastoral visit to the various Ministries will be on March 18-23, 2015. There will be a dialogue of the Bishop on March 20, Friday @ 8AM, and all parishioners are invited.

5. There will be MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE on March 13 and 20 from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Holy Family Cathedral. Those interested kindly fill in the form available in the parish office. For further details see the notice board.

6. The book “EXPLORING OUR CATHOLIC FAITH ”written by our Bishop Camillo are available in the parish office. Parishioners are encourage to have a copy.

7. There are still available books of the Lives of the Saints. Parishioners are encouraged to buy as a help of spiritual formation and also helping to build the Cathedral.

8. 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.


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1. The LENTEN RETREAT in English at the Ahmadi Parish will be on March 9 and 10 Monday and Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:30 pm.

2. A small collection box is placed at the entrance of our church that you may drop your lent offering for the poor. Our Bishop will use this amount to help the most needy.


St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus Parish, Salmiya

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 27 February

1. As Kuwait celebrates, the 54th Anniversary of Independence, the 24th Anniversary of Liberation and the 9th Anniversary of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s assumption of power, we pray for the good health and welfare of the Amir and the Crown Prince and for the Peace and Prosperity of Kuwait.

2. THE CHILDREN'S ORATORY WILL BE CONDUCTING A COLOURING COMPETITION ON SATURDAY, 28TH FEBRUARY, 2015. CHILDREN IN CLASS 3 AND BELOW ARE REQUESTED TO BRING THEIR COLOUR PENCILS.

3. Jesus Youth has arranged a spiritual program in English for Youth and Young couples at Abbassiya on Friday, 27 February from 2 pm onwards. The program will be conducted by C. C. Joseph (International Coordinator, Jesus Youth).

4. As per desire of the Holy Father, in the month of March 2015, let us pray that those involved in scientific research, may serve the well-being of the whole human person.

5. Kindly register for the Pre-Baptismal seminar to be held on Monday, 2 March at 7 pm. Expectant parents may attend the seminar.

6. For the Marriage Preparation course, to be held on 13 & 20 March at the Holy Family Cathedral, Registration Forms are available at the parish office.

7. For Easter House blessing, kindly coordinate with all the families in your building and register at the parish office by Sunday, 22 March.

8. To promote the flow of traffic, kindly do not park cars, where cones are placed on the road.

9. Almsgiving is part of Lenten observance. Kindly place your contribution, in the box kept for the poor, in front of the tabernacle of the church.

10. We need volunteers to assist the catechism teachers during the classes. We also invite volunteers to help in the traffic control team during the catechism classes. For more details, kindly contact the parish priest.


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1. The LENTEN RETREAT dates for St. Thérèse Parish are as follows:

ENGLISH: 3, 4 & 5 March from 6:30 to 9:00 PM.
MALAYALAM: 9, 10 & 11 March from 5:30 to 9:00 PM.
KONKANI: 16, 17 & 19 March from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. …For details please see the notice board

2. Almsgiving is part of Lenten observance. Kindly place your contribution, in the box kept for the poor, in front of the tabernacle of the church.

3. For the timings of the Way of the Cross, kindly refer to the notice board.


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

KINDLY NOTE THE FOLLOWING

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, 27 February

1. The Feast of St. Joseph will be solemnized on 20th March, Friday at Indian Integrated School at 05.00 p.m. The main Celebrant will be His Excellency Joseph Karikkaserry, Bishop of Kottapuram. Those who like to be the sponsors (Presudenti) for this feast are requested to register their names by contributing 10 KD. Special desks are arranged at both entrance of this hall.

2. The Marriage Preparation Course in English will be held at the Holy Family Cathedral premises on Fridays, 13th and 20th March 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.

3. Parents of the Children from Latin Rite and Syro Malankara Rite (Konkani, Malayalam, Tamil and other languages) who are going to receive Holy Communion this year either in Kuwait or outside Kuwait are requested to attend the meeting held on 3rd of March, Tuesday at 6.45 p.m. in St. Daniel Comboni Hall (Glass Room). Parents of the Children from Syro Malabar Rite who are going to receive Holy Communion this year are requested to attend the same meeting at 7.30 p.m. in the same Hall.

4. 23rd March, Monday will be a day of prayer and fasting for the Persecuted Christians. The hours of adoration will be announced later.

5. There will be a Talk and Adoration for the Nurses’ Ministry team in Abbasiya on 14th March, Saturday from 8.30 a.m. to 12.00 noon in Our Lady of Arabia Hall.

6. Once again we remind you the humble appeal from His Lordship Bishop Camillo seeking your aid to finance for Cathedral of Our Lady of Arabia, Bahrain. Those who have not contributed yet, are requested to contribute 1 KD per month for 12 months, Receipts will be issued to each donor.

7. Our Beloved Saints, Joyous Celebration (Vicariate Hymnal) and Exploring Our Catholic Faith books are available in our Resource Centre. Our Parishioners are encouraged to have a copy of these.

8. Europe Pilgrimage is organized from July 3rd to July 15th. For further details contact Fr. Noel.


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1. The LENTEN ENGLISH RETREAT will be preached by Fr. Martin Scott as follows:

Feb 24 Tuesday 6.30 p.m. Mass and talk till 8. 30 p.m. (Basement I)
Feb 25 Wednesday 5.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. preacher is available for confession and counseling (B II)
Feb 26 Thursday 6.30 p.m. Mass and talk till 8. 30 p.m. (Basement I)
Feb 27 Friday 9.30 a.m. Mass and talk till 1.00 p.m. (Basement I)
Feb 28 Saturday 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. preacher is available for confession and counseling (B II)

2. Every day during Lent, before evening Mass, we will pray a Short Stations of the Cross. All the Wednesdays of Lent are days of abstinence from meat.

3. The Lenten Charity Box is kept at the entrance.


KINDLY NOTE THE FOLLOWING

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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