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.

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: 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, 29 August

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

2. The Special Parish English Holy Hour for Peace will be on First Friday 5th September at 4:45 pm. The newly printed Holy Hour Books can be now found at the Resource Centre.

3. 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

4 Kindly say a Prayer for Bishop Camillo as on 2nd September it will be his Ninth Episcopal Ordination Anniversary.

5. All the Collections of all the Masses of Sunday 7th September will be for the Christians in Iraq.

6. All those who are desiring to register for the October Malayalam Marriage Preparation Course can check the notice board for more information.

7. A Special Eucharistic Celebration will be held on Tuesday 9th September, at 6:30 pm. for those couples who got married in the Church in the months of June, July August and September.

8. Please pay attention, that only on Sunday September 7th, the Sunday 8:00 pm English Mass will be in the Virgin Mary Hall, in the Basement. The Malankara Mass will be at 8:00 pm in the Cathedral. The Syro-malabar Mass at 8:00 pm will be in the Holy Family Hall.

9. 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.

10. 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, 29 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. The New Mass Hymnal book of the vicariate has been published and available in the parish office. Those interested could buy it at the cost of 6 KD.

3. The mass collection on September 7 (Sunday) is intended to help the Christians in Iraq. Parishioners are encouraged to be generous.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6.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.

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, 29 August

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

2. Our Pre-baptismal Seminar will be held on Monday, 1st September. Kindly register at the Parish Office by Sunday, 31st August.

3. Bible Classes will be held in the Courtyard, at 7:15 pm, from Thursday, 4th September.

4. The Friday 11:30 am Mass as well as the Sunday 6:45 am Mass, will resume next month.

5. Friday, 5th September is celebrated as the Feast of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and, it is also Teacher’s Day. Let us pray for all Teachers.

6. Catechism Classes will begin on 5th September. Lists, of the new Catechism Class and Division, 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 begin from 6th September at 9:30 am with Eucharistic Adoration followed by recreation.

8. The Collection during Mass on Sunday, 7th September, is in aid of the victims in Iraq.

9. On Monday, 8th September, on the occasion of Mother Mary’s birthday, the Faith and Light Community will pin flowers, after the Evening Masses, to raise funds for persons with special needs. Please contribute generously.

10. Mass Timings, for the Feast of the Nativity of our Lady on 8th September are as follows:
Morning Masses: 6:00 / 6:45 am
Evening Masses: 4:30 / 5:30 / 6:30 / 7:30 / 8:30 pm.

11. On Thursday, 11th September, from 6:30 pm onwards, the Family Cell is organizing a Couples Program in the Courtyard, for those married in 2009 and 2010. Children are welcome too. Coupons priced at 1/2 KD per family are available at the Resource Centre.

12. Our Parish Fete will be held on 26th September, from 9 am to 9 pm, at the Indian Community School. Donations of food items, (such as Snacks, Hot foods, Sweets, Desserts, etc,) from the well-wishers of our Parish, are invited by the Food Stall Committee of the Fete. Kindly leave your name and contact number at the Parish Office or the Resource Centre. The Parish Team requests your wholehearted cooperation in the sale of Raffle Coupons.

13. Charity Boxes are placed in the courtyard for Distressed Filipina Workers housed at the Philippines Embassy. Your contribution is most welcome.

14. Lectors Qualification Course on Fridays, in room #14 from 4:30 to 6:00 pm:
Reading Skills Session on 5th September.
Spiritual Orientation Session on 12th September.
Please register at the Resource Centre.

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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