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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.
    Please sign up with Yahoo Groups for the weekly newsletter, if you have not already done so.

3. Download in (.xls format) the DAILY MASS READINGS for: DECEMBER 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).



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The Cathedral of Our Lady of Arabia, Bahrain


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Holy Family Cathedral Parish, Kuwait City

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 28 November

1. St. Francis Xavier will be remembered on Wednesday 3rd December. On that Day, at 6:00 pm, in the Holy Family Hall, there will be a Konkani Mass. All the other three English Masses, the Morning Prayer, the Rosaries and the Wednesday Novena will be at the usual timings. The Big Statue of St. Francis Xavier will be placed in front of the Grotto in the Church Compound.

2. The Advent English Parish Holy Hour will start at 4:45 pm. in this Holy Family Cathedral, on the First Friday, December 5th. The Advent Box for the Poor is placed at the entrance of this Cathedral.

3. A Christmas Caroling Fund Raising for the Bahrain Cathedral will be held on Friday, 12th December at 7:00 pm in the Holy Family Hall. Further details can be found on the Notice Board.

4. All the Parishioners are kindly requested to collect a Raffle Book from the Parish Office. Your donation will help to take care of your Religious Home, your Cathedral.

5. There is a New Set of 50 Booklets of the Lives of Different Saints in the Church Compound. It can help all to become better. This is also for your Spiritual Formation. This is in aid of the Bahrain Cathedral. Please do help.

6. Now at the Resource Centre, you can find Holy Bibles, Religious Books and Articles as well as Christmas Cards.


Our Lady of Arabia Parish, Ahmadi

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 28 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. The SIMBANG GABI FOR FILIFINOS will begin on December 16, Tuesday at 5:00 in the morning.

3. 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.

4. There are still available books of the Lives of the Saints. Parishioners are encouraged to buy as a help of spiritual formation and also helping to build the Cathedral.

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.


St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus Parish, Salmiya

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 28 November

1. Today, we celebrate the Liturgy of the First Sunday of Advent.

2. There will be a special Mass for children who will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation and for their parents on Monday 1st December at 7.15 pm and on Tuesday 2nd December at 7.15 pm.

3. The Pre–Baptismal seminar will be held on Monday, 01 December at 07:15 pm.

4. Mass timing on the Feast Day of St. Francis Xavier (Wednesday 3rd December):
5.45 am in English
6.30 pm in English in the courtyard
6.30 pm in Malayalam in the Church
7.30 pm in Konkani in the Church. All are welcome.

5. The Family Cell is organizing a Christmas gathering for widowed men and women on Thursday 4th December from 6. 30 pm to 9.00 pm in the Courtyard. Coupons are available at the Resource Centre. Children in Grade 10 and below are welcome.

6. SPY is organizing a full day get together for Domestic helpers on 12 December 2014. Kindly register at the parish office before 07 December 2014. Details are available on the notice board

7. The children of Saturday Oratory invite you to their Christmas program to be held in the church premises on Saturday 13th December from 9.00 am to 12 noon. Kindly accept their invitation and come to encourage them.

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

9. Confessions in preparation for Christmas are from 5:30 to 8:00 pm on the following days:
Monday, 15 December > Konkani & English
Tuesday, 16 December > English
Wednesday, 17 December > Malayalam

10. The Sacrament dates in our parish will be as follows: First Holy communion on 1st May 2015 and Confirmation on 8th May, 2015. For Syro - Malabar Rite children First Holy Communion will be on 24th April and Confirmation on 8th May during the Syro Malabar mas.

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

12. Parish Calendar 2015 is available at the resource centre for 500 fils.

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.

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, 28 November

1. Let us wish and pray for Fr. Albert who turns 52 today.

2. The Feast of St. Francis Xavier, Patron Saint of Missionaries in Foreign lands is on 3rd December. Konkani Community in our Parish celebrates this feast on 29th November with the Holy Mass at 7.00 p.m.

3. 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. Van will start at 8.15 a.m. near the entrance of our 1st basement.

4. Professor Prof. Dr. Ruble Raj will be giving a talk in Malayalam to the couples in our parish on 1st December, Monday at 7.15 p.m. in Our Lady of Arabia Hall (1st Basement) after the 6.30 p.m. Malayalam Mass. 5

5. Vicariate level Special Training for new Catechism teachers will be held on 28th and 29th (today and tomorrow) at Don Bosco School, Salmiya from 5.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Vehicle will start at 4.45 p.m. from the entrance of 1st Basement.

6. Fr.George Dhanavelil from Kerala will take special classes for the Catechism teachers belong to Syro Malabar Rite on 1st and 2nd December (Monday, Tuesday) from 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. and on 3rd December ( Wednesday) from 7.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. in St. Daniel Comboni Hall (2nd Basement).

7. A special talk will be given by Fr. Davis Chiramel (Director of Kidney Foundation) for all the nurses in our Vicariate on 1st December, Monday from 3.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. at Our Lady of Arabia Church, Ahamadi. Van will start from the entrance of 1st basement at 3.15 p.m.

8. The Holy Hour in English will be conducted on first Tuesday of the month, 02nd of December, from 7.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. in this Hall.

9. The Holy Hour in Malayalam will be conducted on first Thursday of the month, 04th of December, from 7.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. in this Hall.

10. On 5th December (Friday) Fr.George Dhanavelil will offer Holy Mass in Syro Malabar Rite at 6.30 p.m. followed by class for parents.

11. 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. It is available in our resource centre in the 2nd basement.

12. 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.


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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