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General Notices



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4. Schedule of MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSES in Kuwait : for the Year 2014.

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SACRAMENT DATES IN KUWAIT

Parishes

First Holy Communion

Confirmation

Holy Family Cathedral - Kuwait

2-May-14

30-May-14

St. Therese Of The Child Jesus -Salmiya

25-Apr-14

16-May-14

St, Daniel Combani- Abbasiya

9-May-14

9-May-14

Our Lady Of Arabia

16-May-14

23-May-14

Syro Malabar Community

17-May-14

 


Sacrament dates for the following communities

Spanish Community

17-Apr-14

Arab Community

23-May-14

Italian Community

03-May-14

International Community

10-May-14



Holy Family Cathedral Parish, Kuwait City

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 11 April

DURING LENT daily 30 minutes before the Evening Mass, there will be the Way of the Cross. On Fridays, the Stations of the Cross will begin at 5:45 pm. Only during the Fridays of Lent, the English Mass will commence at 6:15 pm. The Konkani Stations of the Cross will be at 6:45 pm in the Virgin Mary Hall before the Konkani Mass.
All the Wednesdays of Lent are days of Abstinence from meat.

1. Holy Week begins on April 13th, with Palm and Passion Sunday.

2. The Holy Week Confessions will be on Monday and Wednesday, the 14th and 16th April, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Kindly come during those special days.

3. The Chrism Concelebrated Mass for the blessing of Oils will be on Holy Tuesday, April 15th at 6:30 p.m. On that Day, there will not be any Confessions in the evening.

4. The Pontifical Lord’s Supper in English will start at 7:00 p.m. on Holy Thursday, 17th April. It will be transmitted to the Holy Family Hall and the Church Compound.

5. On Holy Thursday April 17th the Silent Adoration in St. Padre Pio Hall will be from 8:30 to 11:00 p.m. Please do come to adore Jesus.

6. 18th April, Good Friday, will be a Day of Fast and Abstinence from meat.

7. The Pontifical English Easter Vigil Mass on Holy Saturday, 19th April will begin at 8:00 p.m. It will be transmitted to the Holy Family and the Virgin Mary Halls as well as the Church Compound.

8. The Pre-baptism Seminar for the parents and godparents will be conducted on Easter Monday 21st April from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Holy Family Hall. Kindly register in the Parish Office.

9. The Doctors Forum will be conducting a free health check and medical advice camp at the Holy Family Cathedral Parish, on Divine Mercy Sunday, 27th April from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. For further information, kindly see the Notice Board.

10. The Oremus Prayer Book can be purchased from the Church Compound for 1 dinar.

11. “Family Dinner for a Cause” is to be hosted on Thursday, May 22nd, at Al Zumerida Palace, Al Bida Kuwait from 8:00 p.m. onwards. The Proceeds of this event will go towards financing the funds required for the Cathedral in Bahrain. We look forward to your prayers and support for this family event. Every person, family group or community can show their solidarity by sponsoring a full page or half page for an affordable price. Tickets will be on sale from 15th April onwards at the Parish Office. Please hurry and get your tickets as there are limited seats! For more details please see the notice board or website.

Our Lady of Arabia Parish, Ahmadi

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 11 April

DURING LENT there will be Stations of the Cross every Friday after the 7:00 AM Mass. All the Wednesdays of Lent are days of Abstinence from meat.

1. The Pre-Baptism seminar on April 15, Tuesday, will be from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM in the Catechism block. Attendance is compulsory for both parents and godparents.

2. Renewal of marriage vows for couples celebrating their wedding anniversary this month will be on April 26, Saturday at the 6:00 PM Mass. Kindly register your names in the parish office.

3. “Family Dinner for a Cause” is to be hosted on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Al Zumerida Palace, Al Bida Kuwait from 8:00 p.m. onwards. The proceeds of this event will go towards financing the funds required for the Cathedral in Bahrain. We look forward to your prayers and support for this family event. Every person, family, group or community can show their solidarity by sponsoring the whole page or half page for an affordable price. Tickets will be on sale from 15th April onwards at the parish office. Please hurry and get your tickets as there are limited seats! For more details please see the notice board or website.

4. The 6:00 PM mass on April 15, Tuesday is cancelled due to the Chrism Mass at the Holy Family Cathedral.

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, 11 April

DURING LENT there will be Stations of the Cross daily. Please click here for the SCHEDULE.
All the Wednesdays of Lent are days of Abstinence from meat.

Today, 11th April, we celebrate the Liturgy of Passion Sunday. However, the blessing and distribution of Palms will only be on Sunday, 13th April.

2. Confessions in English will be on Monday, 14th April from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Rev. Fr. Johnson is available for confession on 14th, 15th and 16th April from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.

3. The Salesian Provincial of Mumbai, Rev. Fr. Godfrey D’Souza and the Vice-Provincial, Rev. Fr. Ajoy Fernandes will be with us, from 13th to 16th April. All are invited for the Concelebrated holy Mass with the Provincial, on Monday, 14th April at 6:30 pm.

4. All are also invited to the Chrism Mass at the Cathedral, which our Bishop will celebrate with the Clergy and the Faithful, on Tuesday, 15th April at 6:30 pm. For this reason, there will be no evening Mass in Salmiya on this day.

5. The First Holy Communion Mass will be celebrated on Friday, 25th April at 8:30 am. There will be no 10:00 am Mass on this day.

6. On 31st May, the first stone of the Bahrain Cathedral will be laid. This stone has come especially from the Pope and symbolises a deep communion of our Church with him, and with the Universal Church, through him.

7. Admissions for Catechism Class 1 are now open. Children, promoted in April 2014, to the 1st Std. in school, are eligible for admission. Forms are available at the Parish Office and admissions close on 30th April.

8 A ‘Family Dinner’ is being organised on Thursday, 22nd May at Al-Zumerida Palace, Kuwait, from 8:00 pm onwards. All proceeds from this event will go towards the Bahrain Cathedral. Tickets are available at the Parish Office, after 15th April. You may also sponsor a family picture in the souvenir. Please see the Notice-board or AVONA website for additional details.

9. Schedule, of Holy Week Services, is available at the Resource Center as well as at the website: avona.org

10. All are invited to participate in the Good Friday Meditations, on 17th April at 12:00 noon at the IEAS basement.

11. Two Lectors Qualification Courses in 2014 will be conducted in our Parish on the following dates in Room #14. Parishioners who would like to serve as lectors can avail of this opportunity. Please note that it is mandatory that one attends both, the Spiritual Orientation & the Readings Skills Sessions to qualify as a Lector in the Church of St. Thérèse:

Friday, 9th May 2014 > Spiritual Orientation Session from 4:30 > 6:00 pm
Friday, 16th May 2014 > Reading Skills Sessions from 4:30 > 5:45 pm

Friday, 5th September 2014 > Reading Skills Session from 4:30 > 5:45 pm
Friday, 12th September 2014 > Spiritual Orientation Session from 4:30 > 6:00 pm.

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, 11 April

DURING LENT daily before the evening Mass, we will pray a short version of the Stations of the Cross. All the Wednesdays of Lent are days of Abstinence from meat.

1. The Lenten Retreat in Malayalam, preached by Fr. Jose Vetticatt, Capuchin will be continued today and tomorrow, 11th and 12th April, 2014, at the Indian Integrated School from 5.00 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. As the retreat starts everyday with the Holy Mass, we shall not have Holy Mass in our basements today and tomorrow.

2. On the 12th of this month, Saturday from 9.00 a.m. till 12.00 noon, confessions will be heard for children only. From Sunday till Wednesday, every day morning from 9.00 to 12.00 confession will be heard for all others.

3. On the 15th of this month, Tuesday we have Chrism (Blessing of Oils) Mass in Cathedral at 6.30 p.m., here in our basement, the evening Mass is cancelled.

4. On the 14th, 15th and 16th Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) evening from 7.30 to 8.30, there will be Malankara Prayer in St. Daniel Comboni Hall (II basement).

5. Kindly check the flyer for the services held on Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, good Friday and Easter Vigil and Day services.

6. May Fete and Raffle draw for the welfare of our Parish will be conducted on May 2nd, 2014. Kindly collect a book of raffles containing 10 leaves for 10 KD, and place back the counter leaves in the box at the entrance of this hall.

7. If you have any unused books (children story books, novels, comics, text books) kindly donate it to our parish so that they can be sold during the May Fete at a cheaper price. The proceedings will be used for our parish welfare.

8. In connection with the souvenir that will be released during our May Fete, we encourage our parishioners to give advertisements with the family photo for quarter or half page. Kindly check the notice board for further details.

9. We encourage our children to participate in drawing, short story writing, and Poem writing competition with the theme “Parables or Miracles of Jesus Christ”. The competition will be held on 25th Friday from 3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. for sub Junior (1st to 3rd Std), Junior (4th to 6th Std) and Senior (7th to 9th Std). The first three prizes for each competition will be given during the Fete. Kindly register your name with your class teachers. For the 1st Std, 2nd Std and 3rd Std only there will be Fancy Dress Show during May Fete. Kindly register with your class teachers before 15th of this month.

10. The Saturday Konkani Mass starts at 6.30 p.m. with the Rosary in the Our Lady of Arabia hall. The Saturday, Malayalam Mass in Latin Rite is at 6.00 p.m. in the second basement (St. Daniel Comboni Hall).

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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