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Holy Family Cathedral Parish, Kuwait City

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 12 February

HOLY FAMILY CATHEDRAL - SPECIAL NOTICES FOR LENT:
During Lent, there will be the Stations of the Cross daily, 30 minutes before the Evening Mass. Only during Fridays of Lent, the Stations of the Cross will start at 5:45 p.m. and the English Mass at 6:15 p.m. All the Wednesdays of Lent are days of abstinence from meat. The Lenten Box for the Poor will be at the back.

1. The World Day of Prayer for the Sick will be on 11th February, the Day of Our Lady of Lourdes.

2. The Rosa Mystica Devotion will begin at 2:45 p.m. on Friday, 12th February.

3. The Parents and Godparents will be having their Prebaptism Seminar on Monday 15th February from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

4. Fr. Kamal Andradi, a visiting Jesuit Priest will talk on “Relationships” on 15th February in the Holy Family Hall , after the 6:30 p.m. Mass. All are cordially invited.

5. On Wednesday, 17th February, the 6:30 p.m. Mass will be dedicated to students appearing for their Board Exams. There will be a special prayer and blessing over them.

6. The Night Vigil will begin at 10:00 p.m. on February 18th, Thursday. The confessions will start at 9:30 p.m.

7. The Meeting of the parents of the communicants and confirmands will be on Thursday, 18th February at 6:16 p.m. in the Good Shepherd Hall on the first floor. This meeting is for the parents of both the English and Filipino Catechism. Attendance is compulsory.

8. The KNST is organizing a special day of prayer with penitential rite on 25th February, Thursday from 8.30 am to 1.00 pm in Salmiya Parish. The retreat preacher Fr. Anil Kiran SVD will share the word of God. As this day is public holiday please do join in this penitential rite in great number and experience the Merciful Love of God in this year of Mercy.

9. The February edition of Charisarabia magazine is ready for distribution. Subscribers are requested to collect their copies from the parish office.

10. The English Marriage Preparation Course will be held on Fridays, March 11 & 18, 2016 from 1:00 to 7:00 PM at the Holy Family Cathedral premises. For forms and more information, please go to the parish office. The last day of registration is on March 6, 2016.

11. The Wilfy Nite Konkani Musical show and other entertainments will be on the 15th of April. Please do support this event by being sponsors in various ways.


Our Lady of Arabia Parish, Ahmadi

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 12 February

OUR LADY OF ARABIA PARISH - SPECIAL NOTICES FOR LENT:
There will be Stations of the Cross every Friday at 7:45 AM and on Saturday at 5:30 PM. There will be Confession every Tuesday from 6.00 to 7:30 PM in the church during the season of lent. Parishioners are encouraged to give for the Lenten Charity of our Vicariate. Kindly put your donation in the box near the front door of the church.

1. The Parish Intercessory Ministry will conduct praise and worship on February 15, Monday after the 6:00 PM mass. Parishioners are invited.

2. There will be baptism seminar on February 16, Tuesday in the catechism block. Attendance is compulsory for both parents and godparents. Parents should bring their marriage certificate and the birth certificate of their child.

3. There will be blessing of children who will take their exams for class X and XII on February 19, Friday after the 8:15 AM mass.

4. The KNST is organizing a special day of prayer on February 25, Thursday from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM in Salmiya parish. Parishioners are invited to attend.

5. The English Marriage Preparation Course will be held on Fridays, March 11 & 18, 2016 from 1:00 to 7:00 PM at the Holy Family Cathedral premises.

6. The February edition of Charisarabia is now available in the parish office. Parishioners are encouraged to subscribe to this magazine for spiritual nourishment.

7. There will be confession every Tuesday at 6:00 PM in the confessional box.

8. Parishioners are encouraged to give for the Lenten Charity of our Vicariate. Kindly put your donation in the box near the front door of the church.

9. The Konkani Community is organizing a MUSICAL SHOW on April 15 in support of the construction of the Bahrain Cathedral. Parishioners are encouraged to support this event by being sponsors. For further details see the notice board.

10. 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, 12 February

ST. THERESE PARISH - SPECIAL NOTICES FOR LENT:
The Way of the Cross will be conducted before Holy Mass, except on Saturdays, we pray the Rosary. For details please refer to the parish noticeboard. Almsgiving is part of Lenten observance. Kindly place your contribution in the box kept for the poor in front of the tabernacle of the church or near the prayer room. The Lenten Retreat will be conducted as follows: English - 29 Feb, 1 & 2 March; Konkani - 7,8 & 9 March; Malayalam: 14, 15 & 16 March.

1. Children are requested to bring their pencils, crayons and colour pencils for the Oratory program to be held on Saturday, 13 February.

2. We are extremely thankful to Fr. Melito for the services he rendered to our parish during his short stay with us. He will be returning back on 13 February. We wish Fr. Melito all the best in his apostolate and assure him of our prayers.

3. The Way of the Cross, will be conducted before Holy Mass except on Saturdays, we pray the rosary. For details please refer to the noticeboard.

4. Fr. Kamal Andradi, a Jesuit Priest will give a talk on "Relationships" on Monday, 15 February 2016 in the Holy Family Hall, Kuwait city, after the 6.30 pm Holy Mass.

5. The parish priest will be out of the country from 6 – 19 February. In his absence, Fr. Johnson will be the acting parish priest.

6. Altar servers will meet on 20 February from 10.30 to 11.30 am.

7. There will be a special Mass and praying over for the students appearing for Board Exams on Monday, 22nd February at 7.15 pm. Other students are also welcome.

8. The dates of the Lenten Retreat are as follows:
a. English : 29 Februrary,1 & 2 March
b. Konkani : 7,8 & 9 March
c. Malayalam: 14, 15 & 16 March.
For details please see the notice board.

9. Marriage Preparation Course will he organized on Fridays, 11 & 18 March from 1 – 7 pm at the Holy Family Cathedral. Kindly collect the registration form from the parish office.

10. Admissions for Catechism Class 1 are open. Forms to be collected from church office, filled and submitted on any Friday at IEAS fee counter between 8 am and 9.15 am only, along with the requirements".

11. Almsgiving is part of Lenten observance. Kindly place your contribution, in the box kept for the poor, in front of the tabernacle of the church or near the prayer room.

12. In support of the Bahrain Cathedral, the Konkani community is organizing Wilfy Nite - a Konkani musical event on Friday 15 April. Those interested in sponsoring any part of this event are requested to contact the Parish Priest.

13. The sacrament of Confirmation will be conferred on our parish children on Friday, 8 April.

14. The First Holy Communion will be given to the Syro-Malabar children on Friday, 22 April and to the Latin rite children on Friday, 29 April.

15. Mass intentions can be booked through a self-completed form available outside the parish office. Please include KD 2 per intention and deposit in the drop box. Kindly book your Masses 5 days in advance.

16. Family Cell invites single ladies and men to register in their database to find life partners in a Catholic environment. Forms are available in the parish office.


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, 5 February

ST. DANIEL COMBONI PARISH - SPECIAL NOTICES FOR LENT:
The Lenten retreat in English will be held in our parish on 22nd, 23rd 24th February. (Monday to Thursday) from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm. Rev. Fr. Anil Kiran Fernandez SVD from Divine Call Retreat Centre, Mangalore will conduct the English retreat. On these retreat days the Latin Malayalam Mass will be held at 6.00 pm and the English Mass will be held together with the retreat. Other language Lenten - retreats dates and times will be announced later.

1. ASH MONDAY: The season of Lent begins for Syro-Malabar and Syro-Malankara Community on 8th February, Monday. We have Syro-Malabar Masses on that day at 5.45 am, 5.30 pm and 7.15 pm.

2. Due to the additional Mass on this Monday The Malayalam intercessory prayer sessions and Epic Youth Group’s Monday- praise and worship sessions will not be held.

3. For Syro-Malankara Community the preparatory ceremony for lent ‘Shubukono’ will be conducted after the Mass on Sunday.

4. For the Latin-rite communities Lent begins with ASH WEDNESDAY, 10th February. The Schedule of Masses is as follows:-
5.45 am – English Mass, 6.00 pm – English Mass
7.00 pm – Malayalam - Latin Mass
7.30 pm – Konkani Mass

5. Ash Wednesday is the day of Fast and abstinence. During the season of Lent, abstinence to be observed on all Wednesdays of Lent. During Lent we have stations of the Cross before the English Mass .

6. The Lenten retreat in English will be held in our parish on 22nd, 23rd 24th February. (Monday to Thursday) from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm. Rev.Fr. Anil Kiran Fernandez SVD from Divine Call Retreat Centre, Manglore will conduct the English retreat for us. On these retreat days the Latin Malayalam Mass will be held at 6.00 pm and the English Mass will be held together with the retreat.

Other language Lenten - retreats dates and times will be informed later.

7. The Konkan Community is organizing A Mega Event on 15 April to raise funds for the Bahrain Cathedral. We need your support as sponsors for The Mega Event – Wilfy Nite-Konkani Muscial Show. For further details please contact Fr. Noel, the priest responsible for this event in this parish.

8. February 8 is the Feast of St. Josephine Bakhita, Patroness of the Migrants.

9. February 11, Thursday is the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes and it is the World Day of the Sick.

10. The First Holy Communion and Confirmation for Latin Rite children is on 15th of April, 2016 at 9.30 a.m. and for Syro-Malabar Children at 4.00 p.m. at Integrated Indian School.


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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