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.

2. Our NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE is available here.
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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, 24 October

1. All the Active and the Auxiliary Members of the Legion of Mary as well as the Lovers of Mother Mary are kindly requested to attend the Annual Consecration Ceremony to Our Lady, on 28th October, Tuesday, the Day of the Apostles, Sts. Simon and Jude, after the 6:30 pm Mass in this Cathedral.

2. On the occasion of the month of the Holy Rosary, on Thursday, 30th October, Christ the King Prayer Group, after the 6:30 pm. Mass, at the Grotto, will be conducting the English Recitation of the Rosary and the Singing of the Litany. Kindly do come.

3. 1st November will be All Saints’ Day.

4. Here are the English Mass Timings in the Morning, on All Souls’ Day, November 2nd, Sunday: at 6:30 and 7:30. The Coptic Mass at 7:30 am will be in the Holy Family Hall. At the Cemetery, the English Mass will commence at 4:00 pm. The Sinhala Mass at 8:00 pm. will be in the Virgin Mary Hall. All the other Sunday Mass Timings will remain the same.

5. Please do not light any candles at the Grotto of Our Lady.

Our Lady of Arabia Parish, Ahmadi

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 24 October

1. There will be Retreat in English on November 17 (Monday) and November 18 (Tuesday) from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM in the Church. Rev. Fr. Augustine Vallooran a renowned preacher of the Divine Retreat Center, Pota, Kerala will conduct the retreat. Parishioners are encouraged to attend.

2. Parishioners who want to offer mass for departed souls of their dear and near ones, on November 2 (All Souls’ Day), kindly obtain the envelope from the parish office, write the name and place it in the box allocated for this purpose, prior to the Mass.

3. Parents of children who will receive First Holy Communion (year 4) and Confirmation (Year 8) are requested to attend the meeting on Friday October 31 9:45 AM in the Baby’s Room.

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, 24 October

1. Today, we celebrate the Liturgy of the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time.
On Tuesday, 28 October we celebrate the feast of Sts. Simon and Jude, the Apostles.
On Friday, 31 October and Saturday, 1 November we celebrate the liturgy of All Saints.
On Saturday, 1 November a Holy Mass in Tagalog will be celebrated at 9.30 pm.
On Sunday, 2 November we celebrate the liturgy of All Souls.

2. The Mass timings for All Souls Day are displayed on the notice board. Mass intention for all souls day can be written on slips of paper and deposited in a drop-box near the adoration chapel along with KD 2. Mass intentions will not be read rather all mass intentions will be placed before the altar.

3. With effect from Sunday, 1 November, the timings for the following masses have been revised: The weekday morning mass will 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.

4. From 3 to 6 November, priests will be attending a retreat. Hence, we will have communion service in the morning and the Holy mass only in the evening.

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

6. Pre-baptismal seminar will not be held on Monday, 3 November as scheduled. Rather it will be held on Tuesday, 18 November from 7 pm to 8.45 pm in the courtyard.

7. The Divine Fest 2014 preached by Fr. Daniel Poovannathil will be held in our Church on Wednesday, 19 November from 5.30 to 9pm

8. Let us pray for the mother of Fr. Joy who passed away on Sunday, 19 October that God in his mercy rewards her with eternal life.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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.

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

14. 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.

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

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, 24 October

1. Today, October 24, we start our celebration of Mariolsavam. Fr. Mathew Elavumkal, the Director of Divine Retreat Centre, Muringoor will preach 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 maximum 2500 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 to our basements where the transmission of the entire program is available. We expect your full cooperation and kind understanding in this matter. 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.

2. The feast of Apostles and saints Simon and Jude is on 28th October, Tuesday.

3. The Solemnity of All Saints is on 1st of November, next Saturday.

4. KMCA wishes to organize a charity program in order to raise funds for its various charity activities. All are requested to support the charity fete and take the raffle coupons aimed at the charity program.

5. 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.

6. The Hymnal “Joyous Celebration” containing English hymns used in our churches is available. This book will be useful for our personal use and for family prayers.

7. 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.


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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