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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: JANUARY 2015

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

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

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, 30 January

1. On 31st January, after the 6:30 pm Mass, will be the draw of the Raffle Coupons near the grotto. All are cordially invited.

2. On 6th February will be the First Friday of the month. The Parish English Holy Hour will start at 4:45 pm. in this Cathedral.

3. Pope Francis has announced that February 8th, should be a Special Day of Prayer for the Human Beings Trade. This Special Day is under the protection of St. Josephina Bakhita.

4. The Thanksgiving Mass will be held on Tuesday 10th February at 6:30 pm. for all those couples who got married in the Church in the months of January, February and March.

5. There will be a Blessing on 12th February, Thursday, for the Board Exam Students during the 6:30 pm. Mass.

6. We would like to remind all those groups requesting for Halls / Classrooms, to do the reservations, one month in advance. Kindly keep the Halls / Classrooms clean. Do not leave your valuable items in the Classrooms or Halls when leaving. The Church is not responsible for the loss of your items.

7. There are still available Books of the Lives of the Saints and Books on Exploring Our Catholic Faith in the Church Compound. The Parishioners are encouraged to buy as a help of spiritual formation and also as giving a helping hand to build the Bahrain Cathedral.

8. All Families are encouraged to continue their 1 Dinar per month donation for the Bahrain Cathedral.


Our Lady of Arabia Parish, Ahmadi

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 30 January

1. The book “EXPLORING OUR CATHOLIC FAITH” written by our Bishop Camillo are available in the parish office .Parishioners are encourage to have a copy.

2. The Poor of St. Anthony, a social and charity committee of our parish is going to start a free AutoCad (computer aided design) learning for the parishioners who are financially poor. The classes will start on February 10, Tuesday and will continue every Tuesday from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. For further details contact a POSA member.

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

4. Parishioners are requested to bring the old palm leaves and drop them in the designated box in the church.

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, 30 January

1. The Novena Prayer to Don Bosco (below) is currently being recited after the 6.30 pm Mass till 30 January. On Saturday, 31 January we celebrate the feast of St. John Bosco. All are invited for the concelebrated Holy Mass at 6.30 pm.

Novena Prayer

St John Bosco, full of confidence I turn to you, asking you to intercede for me. Help me to lead a good and happy life. May I always be a help to others, avoid sin and die a happy death. Bring down the blessing of God on all those in my thoughts and prayers now, and obtain for me the special graces which I now ask.....

I trust in His love and mercy to grant what He knows is best for me. St John Bosco, send us good and holy priests and religious and grant perseverance to those who are preparing to offer their lives to God.

Priest: St. John Bosco

All: Pray for us.

2. Prize Distribution to the winners of the various competitions held during Oratory program in January will be held on Saturday, 31 January from 9.30 am onwards.

3. Monday, 2 February, is the feast of the presentation of our Lord and the World day for consecrated life. Adoration will be held from 6:00 to 6:25 pm to pray for more vocations to consecrated Life. You may bring your candles along with you to be blessed during the 6.30pm Holy Mass.

4. As we begin a new year, we are reminded of our monthly contribution of KD1 for the Bahrain Cathedral. Donation envelopes are available at the Resource Centre.

5. Interactive bible classes are held in our church on Monday mornings from 10.30–11.45 am and on Thursday evenings from 7.15–8.30 pm. This is a good opportunity to better acquaint ourselves with the Word of God.

6. On Saturday, 7 February, a retreat is organized by Fr. Franco for all the Catechists of our parish from 8 am to 4.30 pm at IEAS.

7. Parishioners who attend mass at St Therese are requested to be respectful of the neighbourhood when parking their vehicles. For your own safety, please refrain from leaving any valuables in your parked vehicles.


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, 23 January

1. His Grace Archbishop Mar Mathew Moolakatt, Kottayam Diocese will be celebrating Holy Mass in Syro Malabar Rite on 24th of this month, Saturday at 7 a.m.

2. Let us welcome Fr. Paul Valiyaveetil Capuchin priest who will be staying in this parish to serve in our Vicariate.

3. The Lectors’ Meet will be held on 24th Saturday (tomorrow) at 9.00 a.m. in this Hall.

4. The feast of Saints Timothy and Titus the companions of St. Paul are on 26th of this month, Monday.

5. St. Thomas Aquinas the doctor of the Church is remembered on 28th of this month, Wednesday.

6. Parishioners are requested to keep our priests in their prayers as they are going to participate in the Clergy meeting of our Vicariate of Northern Arabia held in Bahrain from 26th evening to 29th evening of this month. Fr. Paul will celebrate Holy Masses both in English and Malayalam in Latin Rite.

7. The Marriage Preparation Course (MPC) in Malayalam will be held on 13th, 14th and 20th FEBRUARY 2015 (two Fridays and one Saturday). The course will be from 1.00 – 6.00 p.m. in the HOLY FAMILY CATHEDRAL Church, Kuwait City. Those who are interested kindly fill in the form available in the Parish Office and submit it with the registration fee and two passport size photographs in the Resource Centre in the Holy Family Cathedral premises. The details of the name, date & place of birth should be as in the Baptism Certificate (attach a copy). The last date of registration is January 30th Friday, 2015. Registrations will not be accepted thereafter.

8. Once again we remind you the humble appeal from His Lordship Bishop Camillo seeking your aid to finance for Cathedral of Our Lady of Arabia, Bahrain. Those who have not contributed yet, are requested to contribute 1kd per month for 12 months, Receipts will be issued to each donor.

9. Our Beloved Saints, Joyous Celebration (Vicariate Hymnal) and Exploring Our Catholic Faith books are available in our Resource Centre. Our Parishioners are encouraged to have a copy of these.

10. Those who don’t have the sticker of St. Daniel Comboni, our patron saint on your door, kindly collect the same from our parish office in order to stick at your door that would enable the volunteers to identify our parishioners.

11. Once again we remind you to follow strictly certain guidelines:
a) not to gather around our buildings after the Mass;
b) not to bring vehicles when you come for Mass;
c) not to drop anybody near these building premises;
d) no programs other than Holy Mass, Catechism and choir practice will be conducted these days. Any program other than these needs explicit permission.

12. We kindly request you not to drop offerings (money) near tabernacles or before Our Lady of Lourdes grotto. Please put your offerings only in the offering boxes.


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.


 

END OF NOTICES

 
 


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