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General Notices

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Holy Family Cathedral Parish, Kuwait City

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 26 August


1. The Rosa Mystica 1000 Hail Marys will begin at 2:45 p.m. in the St. Padre Pio Hall on 26th August. Henceforth, it will only be on the 4th Friday of each month.

2. On 2nd September, the First Friday, the English Holy Hour will begin at 4:45 p.m. in the Holy Family Cathedral.

3. The Nativity Monthi Fest Novena will begin on Tuesday, August 30th, after the Rosary.

4. Blessed Mother Teresa will be declared a Saint by Pope Francis on Sunday, 4th September in Rome.

5. Thursday, 8th September, is the Birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The feastday Mass timings in the Cathedral are as follows:
The English Morning Masses will be at 6:15 and 7:00
The Evening English Masses will be at 5:30 and 6:30
The Malankara Mass will be at 7:30 p.m.
The Konkani 6:15 p.m. Mass will be in the Holy Family Hall.
The Children should try to give a Birthday Gift to Mother Mary by trying to attend a Holy Mass on that Marian Feastday.

6. On Fridays, from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m., the Registration for the English and the Filipino Catechism Classes will take place on the First Floor. Please hurry-up.

7. Catechism Classes ....
---- Year 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11 and 12 will commence their Catechism Class every Friday from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. starting from 9th September.
---- Year 1, 2 and 3 will commence their Catechism Class every Friday from 10:35 to 11:30 a.m. starting from 9th September.
---- Year 4 and 8 will commence their Catechism Class every Thursday from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. starting from 15th September.
---- The Mass of the Children will begin on 7th October at 10:35 a.m. in the Holy Family Hall.

8. Without any delay, please obtain your Charisarabia from the Parish Office.

9. All the Choirs that are desiring to participate in the Salmiya “Gospel Rock” of September 12th, are kindly requested to check the Notice Board for more information.

10. Kindly make your monthly contribution of One Dinar for each working member for Our Cathedral in Bahrain.

Our Lady of Arabia Parish, Ahmadi

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 26 August

1. Couples celebrating their wedding anniversary in this month are requested to register their names in the parish office. The renewal of marriage vows will be on Aug. 27 at the 6:00 PM mass.

2. Couples for Christ (CFC) invites all married couples from Ahmadi parish for a ‘Marriage Enrichment Retreat’ at Ahmadi Church on Tuesday, 13th September 2016 from 8am to 7pm (child care will be provided). We encourage everyone to attend this retreat and take advantage of this opportunity for re-energizing their marital lives. For more details, please read the notice board.

3. Novena of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary will begin on August 30 at the 6:00 PM mass except on Friday at the 8:15 AM mass and Thursday at 6:15 AM mass.

4. On September 8, 2016 (Thursday), The Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary there will be Mass in English at 5:30 PM.

5. Salmiya parish youth is organizing "Gospel Rock" on 12th September at IEAS basement, 1.30 pm onwards. All choirs are kindly requested to participate. Last date for registration is 31st August. Kindly refer parish notice board for further details.

6. Registration for English Catechesis is on progress: Thursdays from 5:00pm-7:00pm, Fridays from 9:30am-11:30am and the following Thursdays and Fridays thereafter. Last day of registration will be on 8th September 2016.

7. Classes will begin on 9th September 2016. Classes I – V from 8:00 – 9:15am and VI – X from 9:30am – 10:45am.

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.

St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus Parish, Salmiya

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 26 August

1. From the month of September, we will resume the 11.30 am Mass on Friday.

2. From 1 – 4 September, Fr Maria Arokiam, a Salesian based in Rome, will be with us.

3. The Novena to the Nativity of Our Lady begins on 30 August. The rosary and the novena will be prayed at 5.45 pm. The novena on Friday, 2 September will be after the 7 pm mass and on Sunday, 4 September it will be after the 5.00 pm Holy Mass.

4. During the Novena to the Nativity of Our Lady, the SCC will collect non-perishable food items and toiletries for the economically poor of our parish, for those in labour camps and those in the Filipino and Sri Lankan embassy. Kindly be generous towards the cause and see the notice board for the list of items.

5. Catechism classes begin on 2 September at 8 am followed by Mass for children at 10 am. The main section of the church is reserved for the children. Parents kindly occupy the adjoining rooms. The class-wise catechism list is displayed in the courtyard.

6. On 2 September catechism students of class 4 to 10 shall participate in a Bible Quiz during the catechism class. 4 students from each class will be selected for the Mega Quiz to be held on 24 September in the church.

7. Parents are encouraged to send their children for the oratory program which will commence on 3 September 2016 at 9:30 am with an adoration, followed by games.

8. Training for new altar servers will be held every Saturday, beginning from 3 September till 5 November from 7.30 – 9 am in the church.

9. On 4 September, Mother Teresa of Calcutta will be canonized. On the same day, the relic of Mother Teresa will be available in the church for a price of 1 KD.

10. Mass timings for 8 September are displayed on the notice board.

11. Salmiya parish youth is organizing “Gospel rock” on 12 September at IEAS basement, 1.30 pm onwards. Last date for registration is 31st August.

12. There will be a Mass wedding for Filipinos on Friday, 14 October 2016 at 2:30 pm after Tagalog Mass. For those interested please contact Fr. Ben.

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, 26 August

1. On 26th August, Saturday, there will be a meeting for Altar Servers at 9.00 a.m. in Our Lady of Arabia Hall. (First Basement).

2. The Holy Hour in Malayalam will be conducted on first Thursday of the month, 1st of September, from 7.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. in this Hall.

3. The faithful of Pallithura Parish in the Archdiocese of Trivandrum will be celebrating the Feast of Velankanni Matha on Friday, 9th September. The celebration will begin at 4.00 p.m. with Holy Rosary and the Holy Mass is at 4.45 p.m. All are invited to take part in the celebration.

4. The monthly Malayalam Night Vigil organized by Malayalam Charismatic Prayer Group in the Cathedral is scheduled on Tuesday, 30th August from 7.30 p.m. to 11.30 p.m.

5. Those who are studying in the first std in school or who were born on or before 30th, September 2010 will be admitted in class one for Faith Formation. You can collect the Registration form and submit the filled-in Registration form in Catechism office at Third Basement today and next Friday (26th August & 2nd September) from 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon along with the Baptism Certificate of the child and the Registration fee of KD 10.000 as per the direction of our Bishop. For other classes also the registration will be done these days only.

----- The admission for children belong to Syro-Malabar Rite has started already.

----- Admission for children belong to Syro Malankara Rite will be done on 30th and 31st August between 7.00 p.m. and 9.00 p.m. on 2nd September from 8.00 a.m. till 12:00 noon in 3rd basement.

----- All Classes start from 8th onwards. Kindly note that the Faith Formation classes will be conducted for Latin and Syro Malankara Rites in 3rd Basements on Fridays only. Whereas for Syro Malabar Rite classes will be conducted in 2nd and 3rd basements on Thursdays and Fridays. Please check the notice board for further details regarding the class timings.

6. As our Mother Teresa will be canonized on 4th of September, we will have Thanksgiving Mass in Konkani on 3rd, in Malayalam on 4th, in English on 5th and in Tamil on 7th of September.


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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