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:       SEPTEMBER 2015

4. Schedule of MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSES in Kuwait: for the Year 2015.

4. Schedule of FIRST HOLY COMMUNION & CONFIIRMATION in Kuwait: for the Year 2015.

6. Click here for HOMILIES FOR SUNDAYS AND SOLEMNITIES (English and French).

Holy Family Cathedral Parish, Kuwait City

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 29 August

1.  To mark his 10th Episcopal Ordination Anniversary, Bishop Camillo will celebrate his Thanksgiving Mass on Wednesday 2nd September at 6:30 pm. All are invited to pray for his intentions. Bishop Camillo does not want any gift for himself. On that Special Anniversary Mass, Bags will be passed so that you can make your Love Offering for the construction of the Bahrain Cathedral.

2.  The Nuncio will celebrate his Farewell Mass on Friday September 4th at 9:15 am. Kindly remember him in your prayers.

3.  All are reminded that the English Parish Holy Hour will start at 4:45 pm. on the First Friday, 4th September.

4.  On Sunday September 6th at 6:30 pm, at the Grotto, there will be the Konkani Litany Singing by the Kuwait Konkani Mogi Group.

5.  Kindly hurry-up to register for the English Catechism Classes on Fridays from 9:00 to 11:00 am in the Good Shepherd Hall on the First Floor. For the Filipino Catechism Classes, it is in Room 6, on the First Floor.

6. The Filipinos who are desiring to become New Catechism Teachers for the Filipino Children, are kindly requested to see the Notice Board for more details.

7. The Third Asia Oceania Charismatic Convention will be held in Bahrain from September 23rd to 25th during the Eid Holidays. Those interested can see the notice board for more details.

Our Lady of Arabia Parish, Ahmadi

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 29 August

1.  Registration for the English Catechism is ongoing every Thursday 5-7 PM & Friday 9.30-11AM. Registration fee is KD10/- per child. For new students: Please bring copy of baptism certificate and passport size photo. Last day of Catechism Registration will be on 10 September, 2015.

2.  Catechism classes will begin on 11 September, 2015.

3.  FAMILY DINNER FOR A CAUSE – 2 will be organized on November 19, 2015 at Al  Zumerida Palace AL BIDA’A @ 8:00 PM. Entire proceeds of the event will be contributed to the Bahrain Cathedral. The event will be hosted by HIS LORDSHIP Bishop Camillo Ballin and a souvenir released at his hands of the occasion. We appeal to your generosity to patronize this event by subscribing to spaces in the souvenir or contributing funds to defray the cost of service providers. Details are available in the parish office or notice board. We encourage all to attend this event, gatepasses will be available shortly.

4.  The CFC-Servants of the Lord (SOLD) is inviting married men (leaving separately in Kuwait from their family at home country) to attend the Christian Life Program (CLP) every Friday at 2:00PM starting Sept. 18, 2015 at the Catechism Block. For more details, you may approach the SOLD brothers at the Church entrance.

5.  Jesus Youth conducts a 3 days retreat  -ENLIGHTEEN-  for teens of age 13 to 17, will be held at Holy Family Cathedral, Kuwait City on 22nd to 24th September from 8am  to 5.30pm. All teenagers are welcomed for this program.  For more details check notice board and registration form is available in parish office. 

6.  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 8:30 AM mass and Thursday at 6:15 AM mass.

7.  Tamil Mass on the 2nd Friday of Sept 15, 2015 is cancelled, feast celebration in Tamil for Our Lady of Health Velankanni at Holy Family Cathedral, Kuwait City.

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, 29 August

1.  The Novena to the Nativity of Our Lady begins on Sunday, 30 August. The Rosary and the Novena will be prayed from 6 to 6.30 pm. The novena on Friday, 4 September will be at 8 pm.

2.  On Wednesday, 2 September, our beloved Bishop celebrates the 10th anniversary of his episcopal ordination. Let us pray for the intentions of our Bishop.

3.  Our Bishop will celebrate Holy Mass at our church on Friday, 4 September at 7 pm.  After the holy mass, we will felicitate the bishop in the courtyard. Gifts in cash will be accepted by the Bishop and used for the construction of the Cathedral.

4.  For the children’s mass on Fridays at 8 am, the main section of the church is reserved for the children. Parents and others are kindly requested to occupy the adjoining rooms.

5.  Catechism classes begin on Friday, 4 September. Parents are requested NOT to bring their vehicles near the school when dropping off their children.

6.  The class-wise Catechism lists for the children are now displayed in the courtyard. Please check your child’s details in advance to avoid confusion on the first day of Catechism.

7.  Parents are encouraged to send their children for the Oratory program which will commence with Adoration on Saturday, 5 September from 9.30 to 11.30 am.

8.  The Parish Priest will be on vacation from 29 August – 29 September. In his absence, Fr. Johnson will be the Acting Parish Priest.

9.  The Parish Fete's Raffle Committee members will be available in the courtyard on all Fridays from 7 to 8 pm to collect raffle books and cash. Raffle books can also be picked up at the same counter.

10. The tickets for the Konkani movie "Home Sweet Home" are available at the parish office.

11. The 2nd Family Dinner for a Cause will be on 19 November at Al Zumerida Palace Al Bidaa from 8pm onwards. All proceeds will be earmarked for the Bahrain Cathedral. The event will be hosted by His Lordship Camillo Ballin and a souvenir will be released on the occasion. We appeal to your generosity for advertisement in the souvenir or for your donation. Gate passes will be available shortly.

12. The Sunday 6.45 am Mass and the Friday 11.30 am Mass are cancelled for the summer months of June, July and August.            

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 August

1.  The Queenship of Mary is remembered on 22nd August, Saturday.

2.  The feast of St. Bartholomew, the Apostle is on 24th of August, Wednesday.
3.  The Feast of Bl. Euphrasia of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is on 29th of August, Saturday.  We will celebrate it on 28th of August, Friday with regular Masses.

4.  The monthly Malayalam Night Vigil is on Tuesday 25th of this month, between 7.30 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. at Cathedral.

5.  Those who study first in the std in school or who were born on or before 30th, September 2009 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 on 28th August or 4th of September from 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon along with the Baptism Certificate of the child and the Registration fee K.D.10.000 as per the direction of our Bishop. For other classes also the registration will be done on same dates.  The admission for children belong to Syro-Malabar Rite has been started already.  All the classes will commence on 11th September, 2015. Timings will be informed later.

6.  English Retreat for the children studying from 4th Std to 12th Std will be conducted by Fr. CLAUD on two Saturdays 29th August and 5th of September from 8.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. in our basements.  Children Retreat for Syro-Malabar children had started yesterday and will be continued tomorrow, Saturday 22nd of August from 9.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. in our basements.

7.  The 3rd ISAO Charismatic Conference is held at Sacred Heart Church, Bahrain from 23rd to 25th September. For further details check the flux message roll up.

8.  In aid to the Bahrain Cathedral, Konkani Community will screen a Konkani movie: Home Sweet Home on 18th September 2015 in American International School. There will be two shows one at 3.00 p.m. and other at 7.00 p.m. Ticket Counters are open for both the shows after the mass in both the entrance.  Please do support for this cause in buying the tickets and sponsoring the show. (to be announced on Friday 9.30 a.m. English Mass & Saturday Konkani Mass)

9.  Those who wish to get No-Objection Certificate from the priests are obliged to bring two Catholics as witnesses (they should not be relatives of the candidate) and the following documents:
    a. Certificate of Baptism (issued within last 6 months)
    b. Certificate of Marriage preparation Course
    c. Copies of the Passport and civil ID of the candidate
    d. Copy of civil ID of witnesses


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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