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.

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3. Download in (.xls format) the DAILY MASS READINGS for: NOVEMBER 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, 21 November

1. Lots of thanks for all your help during the Parish Fete.

2. 23rd November, Sunday, will be the Last Day of the Northern Vicariate “Year of the Church”.

3. All the interested children are kindly requested to register, without any delay, at the Parish Office for the English Seminar on 29th November, Saturday, in the Holy Family Hall from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

4. In Old Goa, at the Se Cathedral, the Sacred Relics of St. Francis Xavier will be exposed from 22nd November till 4th January.

5. All the Lectors are kindly requested to attend their meeting on Tuesday 25th November, at 7:30 pm in the Good Shepherd Hall, Room No. 9, on the First Floor.

6. November 30th will be the First Sunday of Advent. During this Holy Season, all are gently reminded to go for confession.

7. A Christmas Caroling Fund Raising for the Bahrain Cathedral will be held on Friday, December 12th from 7:00 pm onwards in the Holy Family Hall. Please check the Notice Board for more information.

8. All the Parishioners are kindly requested to get their ‘Lucky Dip Coupons’ either from the Parish Office or the Church Compound. The Draw will be held on 27th December. Each Coupon is for one dinar.

Our Lady of Arabia Parish, Ahmadi

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 21 November

1. The Poor of St. Anthony (POSA), a social committee or our parish is requesting parishioners to donate new sweaters, jackets and blankets to be given as Christmas gift to the needy.

2. Our Parish Fete will be on January 16, 2015. Families are encouraged to buy one booklet of raffle coupons. Part of the proceeds will be given for the construction of the cathedral.

3. Seminar for Children (on Career Guidance). A one day seminar for children, above 12 years, is arranged in City Cathedral on 29th November, Saturday from 9am to 3pm. The seminar will be conducted by the well known educationalist and youth animator Prof. Dr. Ruble Raj, India. Interested children are requested to register their names before 25th November. Registration fee is 1KD. Forms are available in Parish Office.

4. A recollection day is arranged on Saturday November 29, 2014 from 4.00 pm to 5.30 pm in Baby’s room (Annex) for all Liturgical ministries (Lectors, Eucharistic ministers, Pastoral helpers and display personnel). All concerned are invited.

5. 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, 21 November

1. Today, we celebrate the Liturgy of the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ King of the Universe.

2. First Sunday of Advent falls on 30th November, 2014

3. Fr. Francis celebrates his birthday on 27 November. All are invited for a concelebrated Holy Mass at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, 26 November 2014.

4. The weekday morning Masses are at 5.45 am and the 1st Mass on Friday is at 6.30 am

5. There is a special Mass for the children who are going to receive 1st Holy Communion and for their parents on Monday 24th November at 7.15 pm and on Tuesday 25th November at 7.15 pm.

6. On Saturday, 29th November a career guidance seminar is organized for children above 12 years from 9 am to 3pm in City Cathedral. The seminar will be conducted by Prof Dr. Ruble Raj, well known educationalist and youth animator from India. Interested children are requested to register their names before 25th November in the parish office.

7. Invitation to all to watch and enjoy a beautiful musical event: COME BUILD MY CHURCH International Christmas Caroling for the cathedral project on Dec 12 (Fri) from 7pm onwards in the Holy Family Church, Kuwait City. Tickets are available in the Cathedral, Salmiya and Ahmadi Churches for 10KWD with free simple dinner. For details contact the parish office or Fr. Ben.

8. We have a program named ‘Maranata’ for children of our parish with special needs. The session is from 08:00 am to 12 Noon on weekdays in Room #13. Fridays and Saturdays are holidays. Maranata means “Come O Lord”. For details please contact the parish office.

9. The Family Cell is organizing a Christmas gathering for widowed men and women on Thursday 4th December from 630 to 9pm in the Courtyard. Coupons @ KD1 are available at the Resource Centre. Children in Grade 10 and below are welcome.

10. The Parish priest will be on vacation from 11 November to 12 December 2014. In his absence Fr. Joy will be the acting parish priest.

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, 21 November

1. The induction of new Extraordinary Ministers of Eucharist will be held TODAY during the Holy Mass at 9.30 a.m.

2. The Parishioners of Vettukadu in the Archdiocese of Trivandrum in our parish is celebrating the feast of Christ the King TODAY with the Holy Mass at 4.15 p.m. (schedule Mass at 4.45 p.m. (Latin Malayalam) is anticipated) in Our Lady of Arabia Hall. Cordial welcome to all!

3. The Solemnity of Christ the King, the last day of the Year of Church also is on 23rd of November.

4. Let us thank the Almighty. We are getting two more saints from our land. On Sunday 23rd November two religious from India will be canonized in Rome by Holy Father Pope Francis: Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara founder of Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI) and Mother Euphrasia, a member of the order of the Sisters of the Congregation of Mother of Carmel (CMC), founded by Blessed Chavara. The Syro-Malabar Mass on 23rd November will be celebrated in the Indian Integrated School at 6.30 p.m. The Latin Mass at 6 pm will be in St. Daniel Comboni Hall (2nd Basement). In all the Holy Masses on Sunday we will remember the new saints from India.

5. Triduum, three days novena in preparation for the feast of St. Francis Xavier will be on 24th, 25th and 26th (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) in St. Daniel Comboni Hall (2nd Basement). Every day there will be Holy Mass and preaching in Konkani. The Feast celebration will be on Saturday 29th November.

6. There will be Picnic for Altar Servers on 22nd of this month, Saturday. All those who have registered the names for the same are requested to be in St. Daniel Comboni Hall at 8.15 a.m. on 22nd of November.

7. The memory of Saint Andrew Dung-Lac and his companions, the Vietnam Martyrs is on 23th November.

8. The feast of St. John Berchmans, the Patron saint for Altar Servers is on 26th of this month and it will be celebrated on 28th, Friday during the children Mass at 9.30 a.m. All the Altar servers are requested to participate in this special Mass without fail.

9. A Career Guidance seminar for children above 12 years is arranged on Saturday 29th November from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The seminar will be conducted by the well known educationalist and youth animator Prof. Dr. Ruble Raj from India. All the children are encouraged to take part in the same. Kindly check the leaflets for further details. Those taking part are requested to register their names before 25th November. Registration fee is 1 KD. Forms are available in Parish office.

10. The charity fete of KMCA will be in the Holy Family Cathedral premises on Friday, 28th November. All are requested to take part and support the fete aimed at charity programs of KMCA.

11. Lenten Holy Land Pilgrimage is arranged from 21st February to 27th February 2015 for Malayalam group. Last date to register your name for the same is January 15th 2015. For Adults 360 KD and children 300 KD (All inclusive charge). Fr. Prakash will accompany this group. Reserve the seat by paying advance 100 KD which will be non-refundable.


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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