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General Notices

2017 - AVONA

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Holy Family Cathedral Parish, Kuwait City

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 2 December

1. The English Holy Hour will start at 4:45 pm in the Holy Family Cathedral on the First Friday, 2nd December.

2. On 3rd December, Saturday, the Feastday of St. Francis Xavier, the Konkani Mass will begin at 6:00 pm at the Grotto.

3. 8th December, Thursday, will be the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception.

4. The Prebaptism Seminar for the Parents and Godparents will be on 19th December, Monday, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in the Holy Family Hall. Please register only in the Parish Office.

5. Do not delay to get your Charisarabia from the Church Office.

6. In all the Church Areas, please do not stick any Chewing Gum.

7. You can purchase the new church calendar in the church compound.

Our Lady of Arabia Parish, Ahmadi

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 2 December

1. COUPLES FOR CHRIST-KIDS FOR CHRIST MINISTRY will conduct a seminar for parents with the theme "CREATING A HAPPY FAMILY" on December 2 at 5:00PM in the catechism block. For more details see the notice board.

2. On December 8, Thursday, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception there will be mass at 5:30 PM.

3. For the Konkani community, the Feast of St. Francis Xavier will be celebrated on December 9 at 10:45 AM officiated by Patriarch and Archbishop Felipe Neri Ferrao.

4. Parish Intercessory Prayer Ministry will conduct praise and worship on December 19, Monday after the 6:00 PM mass. Parishioners are invited.

5. There will be Baptism seminar on December 20, Tuesday at 6:30 PM in the catechism block. Please bring Marriage contact of the parents and birth certificate of the child. Attendance is compulsory for both parents and godparents.

6. Couples celebrating their wedding anniversary in this month are requested to register their names in the parish office. The renewal of marriage vows will be on December 17 at the 6:00 PM mass.

7. Our Parish will celebrate the Parish fete on Friday January 13, 2017.

8. 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, 2 December

1. The Couples for Christ, Salmiya Chapter is conducting a "Garage Sale" on Friday, 2 December, from 12:30 to 4:30 pm. The proceeds will be used for the economically poor people.

2. Parents are encouraged to send their children to the Saturday oratory, which will be begin tomorrow at 9:30 am with adoration, followed by games.

3. SPY is organizing an Advent Adoration tomorrow, Saturday, at 7.30 pm. All the youth are invited.

4. Let us pray for the repose of the soul of Br. Mani, the maternal uncle of Fr. Johnson, a Salesian brother from the Calcutta province. He passed away on 27 November.

5. Fr. Johnson is on vacation from 02 December to 17 December.

6. We welcome Fr. James to our parish. He will be available daily for the sacrament of reconciliation from 9.30 am to 12 noon and from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm except on Fridays.

7. On Wednesday, 7 December Fr. Blany celebrates his birthday. All are invited for the concelebrated Holy mass at 6:30 pm followed by cutting of the cake.

8. On Thursday, 8 December we celebrate the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady. We will have an additional mass in English at 5:00 pm, Malayalam at 7:45 pm and in Tagalog at 9:30 pm.

9. The Festive Mass of St. Francis Xavier will be celebrated on Friday, 9 December at 4.15 pm. Bishop Phillip Neri, the archbishop of Goa, will be the main celebrant.

10. The catechism class will not be conducted on Friday, 09 December.

11. A special Advent program for children will be conducted on Saturday, 10 December.

12. Pre-baptismal seminar will be conducted on Monday, 12 December from 7 – 9 pm. Kindly register your names by Thursday, 08 December at the parish office.

13. SPY is organizing carol singing for the home bound and special needs children on 15 & 16 December from 7 pm onwards and a Crib in a Star competition on 17 December on the theme of Home for the homeless at 7:30 pm. Kindly register your names on a sheet kept below the mass offering box.

14. Parish calendars, priced at 250 fills, and table calendars, priced at 1 KD are on sale.

Please check the notice-board for additional details of all announcements.


1. The 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, 25 November

1. The Church begins the new liturgical year with the First Sunday of Advent. At our Parish we begin the Advent liturgy Year - A from 25th Nov. Friday onwards. Advent is a time to prepare our hearts and mind for the Coming of Christ, Christmas.

2. The Spiritual Retreat of the Priests of Northern Vicariate will be held in Bahrain from 28th November to 1 December (Monday to Thursday). During these days the priests of our parish will be away from the parish for their retreat and there will not be masses at our parish. But the faithful are exhorted to come to the church and spend the time in personal prayer and holy Rosary.

3. The Feast of St. Andrew, the Apostle is on 30th November.

4. Marriage Preparation Course in Malayalam will be conducted at Dhana Hall, Salmiya on December 3, 9 & 10 from 2.00 pm to 8.00 pm. Those who would like to register for the course please do come with your baptism certificate and a passport-sized photo.

5. Konkani community will celebrate St. Francis Xavier Feast on Dec 10 Saturday at 7.00 pm Mass in St. Mother Theresa Hall. The Archbishop of Goa Most Rev. Philip Neri will preside over the Mass.

6. The family ministry is organizing a seminar for parents and youth on the Topic ‘Healing the inner Child’ by Rev Fr Sundar Wilson ofm cap (Director of Counseling Centre, Anugraha- Madras) On December 5, 6, & 7 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm in St.Mother Teresa Hall.

7. Hereafter our parish will have additional English Masses on Fridays and Sundays at 7.15 pm in St. Mother Teresa Hall (3rd basement) .

8. As we begin the Season of Advent, we think about the poor and needy especially in the labour camps. Last year we distributed 3000 Jackets as Christmas gifts to the camp people with the help of the parishioners and this year too the parish is intending to do the same. Next week onwards we will begin the campaign for this cause and your support is very much requested.

9. 0n 28th November (Monday) is the Birthday of Fr. ALBERT but today being the Friday we will offer the 9.30 am English Mass in honor of Fr. Albert and we will wish him during the Mass. Today (25th November ) is also the ordination day of Fr. PARAKASH and we wish him a happy ordination day. Please keep Fr. Albert and Fr. Prakash in your prayers .


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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