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: AUGUST 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, 22 August

1. The Special Night Vigil for Peace will commence at 10:00 pm on Thursday the 21st of August. The Vigil Confessions will start at 9:30 pm.

2. The Catechism Classes will begin on Thursday 11th September and Friday 12th September. The Registrations are only on Fridays from 8:30 am to 12:00 Noon in Room 9 on the First Floor. YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE CATECHISM REGISTRATION FORM HERE

3. We thank and bid farewell to Msgr. Ionut as he will be leaving Kuwait. Please say a Prayer for him.

4. The Nativity Monthi Fest Novena will begin on Saturday 30th August after the Evening Rosary.

5. Do you desire to help the Bahrain Cathedral? Then, please purchase the New Set of 50 Saints from the Church Compound. These Holy Lives can inspire all to become better.

6. Kindly get your free copy of the New Pastoral Letter of our Bishop Camillo from the Church Compound.

Our Lady of Arabia Parish, Ahmadi

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 22 August

1. Compilations of the lives of “OUR BELOVED SAINTS” are available in the parish office at the cost of 10 KD. Families are encouraged to have a copy for reading the lives of the Saints help us how to enrich and practice our Christian faith. In doing so we are also supporting the construction of the new Cathedral of Our Lady of Arabia in Bahrain.

2. 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.

3. Couples celebrating their wedding anniversary in this month are requested to register their names in the parish office. Renewal of marriage vows will be on Aug. 30, Saturday @ 6 PM mass.

4. CFC Singles for Christ (SFC), a family ministry of Couples for Christ (CFC), is inviting all Single Christian men & women ages 21 years old to 40 years old for its upcoming Christian Life Program (CLP) this September 12, 2014, 2pm-5pm at the Catechism Block. For more queries, please approach any SFC member outside the church every Friday after the 5pm or 6pm mass. 5.The CFC-Servants of the Lord (SOLD) Kuwait is going to conduct a Christian Life Program (CLP) every Friday starting on Sept. 12, 2014, 1:00-3:00 PM at the Holy Family Cathedral, Kuwait City. For inquiries, please approach any CFC-SOLD outside the church.

6. 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, 22 August

1. Today, we celebrate the Liturgy of the Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time.

2. On Monday, 25th August, we celebrate the Feast of St. Bartholomew, the Apostle.

3. The Novena for the Nativity of our Lady will begin on Saturday, 30th August at 6:00 pm with the Rosary, followed by the Theme & Novena at 6.10 pm, DAILY, except on 5th September, which is the First Friday of the month. The Novena on First Friday will be recited at 8:00 pm, after the Eucharistic Celebration.

4. For the Feast of the Nativity of our Lady, on 8th September, we have:
Morning Masses: 6:00 / 6:45 am
Evening Masses: 4:30 / 5:30 / 6:30 / 7:30 / 8:30 pm.

5. New admission forms for Catechism Classes, Std 1 to 10, will be accepted in the Library, on Monday, 25th & Tuesday, 26th August, from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

6. New Catechism Class and Division Lists are put up in the Courtyard. To avoid undue confusion on the first day, please check the details of your child.

7. The Saturday Program for children will resume from 6th September, starting at 9:30 am with Eucharistic Adoration followed by recreation.

8. The Friday, 11:30 am Mass as well as the Sunday, 6:45 am Mass will resume in the first week of September.

9. Novena to the Nativity of our Lady will be recited in the morning at 5:30 am and in the evening at 6:00 pm, from 30th August to 7th September.

10. Charity boxes are placed for the Distressed Filipina Workers at the Philippines Embassy. They are labeled as: Canned Goods and Noodles and Toiletries ONLY. Your contribution is most welcome.

11. Available, at the Resource Centre, you may purchase:
-- a Statue of our Lady of Arabia for KD 5,
-- a Medal of our Lady for KD 3,
-- a Set of Books on the Lives of Saints for KD 10
-- and a Prayer Book for 500 fils.
The income generated will go towards the construction of Bahrain Cathedral.

12. Those desiring to join the Altar Server’s Ministry are requested to collect the registration form at the Resource Centre, fill it and deposit it, on or before 29th August, in the box kept near the Resource Centre.

13. The Altar Servers Meeting will be held on Saturday, 30th August, from 9:30 - 10:30 am.

14. Parish Fete will be held on 26th September from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, at Indian Community School. The Parish Team requests your whole-hearted cooperation in the sale of raffle coupons.

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, 8 August

1. The memory of St. Clare is on Monday, 11th of August.

2. St. Maximilian Kolbe will be remembered on 14th August, Thursday

3. The Solemnity of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is on 15th of August, Friday.

4. Those who are studying in the first standard in school or who were born on or before 30th, September 2008 will be admitted in class one for Faith Formation. You can collect the Registration form and submit the filled-in Registration form in the Catechism office from 29th of August onwards along with the Baptism Certificate of the child and the Registration fee K.D.10.000 as per the direction of our Bishop. For the other classes, the registration will be done from 29th of August onwards. This year onwards we shall have separate Catechism for the children belong to Syro-Malabar Rite. All the classes will commence on 12th September, 2014. Timings will be informed later.

5. Our parish is arranging a Holy Land Pilgrimage from 2nd October to 9th October (Thursday to Thursday). The last date to register your name is September 2. Adults 345 KD Child KD 300 (All inclusive charge). Fr. Noel or Fr. Albert will accompany this group. You can reserve your place by paying an advance of KD 100 which is 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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