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Christmastide Programme 2014-2015
Christmas Carolers
  Holy Family Cathedral Parish - Kuwait City
  Our Lady of Arabia Parish - Ahmadi
  St. Thérèse Parish - Salmiya
  St. Daniel Comboni Parish - Jleeb Al Shuyoukh

General Notices

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Holy Family Cathedral Parish, Kuwait City

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 19 December

1. The Christmas Tree for the Children who are 4 to 7 years will be on 26th December, Friday, from 9:15 to 11:30 am in the Virgin Mary Hall. Please register, without any delay, at the Parish Office.

2. All are gently reminded to take the Raffle Books, the Charisarabia Magazines and the Fifty Lives of the Different Saints from the Parish Office.

3. Kindly hurry-up to get your New Lovely Cathedral Parish Religious Calendar either from the Church Compound or the Parish Office. In this Nice Calendar, there are 12 Sweet Pictures of Our Lady.

4. All the Parishioners are requested to go for Confession during this Sacred Season of Advent. Remember that, Christmas is above all a Spiritual Celebration.

5. During these coming Feasts, all are reminded to cooperate with the Pastoral Helpers.

6. See that you take great care when crossing the roads.

Our Lady of Arabia Parish, Ahmadi

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 19 December

2. Calendars 2015 are now available in the parish office at cost of 500 fils.

3. There are still copies of mass timings on Christmas and New Year in the parish office. Kindly get your copy.

4. The SIMBANG GABI FOR FILIPINOS has begun since December 16. The service is held at 5:00 in the morning.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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, 19 December

1. Today, we celebrate the Liturgy of the 4th Sunday of Advent.

2. Most of the priests of our parish are celebrating their ordination anniversaries in the coming days. On Saturday, 20th December at 6.30 pm concelebrated Mass we shall pray for them.

3. Altar servers meeting will be held on 20th Dec from 9:30am till 12 noon

4. The children’s oratory program on 20th Dec is cancelled.

5. In buildings where Small Christian Communities (SCC) are functioning, families are requested to gather around the best Crib of the building for Christmas Prayers and for Carol singing.

6. Kindly collect a copy of the Mass schedule for Christmas and New Year from the Resource Centre.

7. Parish Calendar 2015 is available for 500 fils at the resource Centre and at the parish office during the office hours.

8. A thanksgiving adoration will held on Saturday, 27 December from 6.30 am to 6.30 pm. Choose a time convenient to you and spend an hour thanking the Lord for all the blessings he has showered upon your family in 2014.

9. Parishioners residing in Maidan Hawally, can attend the Christmas vigil mass on 24 December at 6.00 pm or 7.30 pm, in a hall near Shaab Park, in Dana building.

10. For the Christmas and New Year Vigil Masses
a. All are requested to park the vehicles away from the church to avoid traffic jam
b. Kindly cooperate with the instructions of the ushers

11. The door of the confessional will remain locked, except when the priest is seated for confession.

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, 19 December

1. To prepare spiritually for Christmas, kindly note the Confession Schedule:
Only Children are requested to come on 20th December, Saturday (tomorrow) between 9 a.m. and 12 noon to make confession.
21st December, Sunday: 9 a.m. to 12 noon
22nd December, Monday: 5 p.m .to 9 p.m. (All the Malayalee priests of Kuwait will be available)
23rd December, Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 12 noon

2. As we had done last year, this year too we can share our Christmas joy by sharing our food with our brethren in Camps. In order to actualize this noble task kindly drop and contribute 1 KD at least, in the basket held by our volunteers.

3. Kindly collect the flyer for Christmas and New Year Schedule.

4. The Knanaya community in our Parish will celebrate the Feast of St. Stephen the First Martyr on 26th of December (next Friday) with the Holy Mass at 11.00 a.m.

5. 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.


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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