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TimelineThe Vicariate of Kuwait is now the Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia which includes Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. The decree from the Holy See came into effect on May 31, 2011.

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About the Parishes of Kuwait

List of Parishes ...

There are 4 Catholic Parishes in Kuwait. The Greek Catholic church conducts its services separately in Salwa. The location, addresses and other contact details of the Parish Churches in Kuwait can be found by clicking on the following links:

Holy Family Cathedral Parish, Kuwait City
Our Lady of Arabia Parish, Ahmadi
St. Thérèse Parish, Salmiya
St. Daniel Comboni Parish, Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh

Parish Boundaries ...

There are geographical boundaries for each Parish. Whilst you may decide which church to attend based on the convenience of its location and other factors, Baptisms, first Holy Communion, Confirmation and Weddings can ONLY take place in your Parish church. Presently, a survey of Catholic families which are in the area of every Parish is being carried out. It's important to have a sense of belonging to a particular Parish community, so do get involved in Parish activities. Make yourself and your family known to your Parish Priest. The PARISH REGISTRATION FORM is available online for download. Please print, fill and submit it to your parish office.

Following are the Parish boundaries established within Kuwait. Kindly note that persons residing in these designated areas are deemed to be parishioners of that respective Parish:

Holy Family Cathedral Parish, Kuwait City:
Suleibikhat, Sharq, Safat, Bneid Al Gar, Shuwaikh, Khaitan, Farwaniya, Riggai, Omariya, Doha, Kaifan, Jahra, Mirqab, Andalus, Dasman, Shamiya, Yarmouk, Ardiya, Surra, Jabriya and Hawally.

Our Lady of Arabia Parish, Ahmadi:
Wafra, Mina Abdullah, Fahaheel, Mangaf, Abu Halifa, Fintas, Adan, Sabahiya, Riqqa, Hadiya, Mahboula, Magwa, Funaitees and Shuaiba.

St. Thérèse Parish, Salmiya:
Messila, Ras Salmiya, Salwa, Rumaithiya, Midan Hawally, Sabah Al Salem, Mishref and Bayan.

St. Daniel Comboni Parish, Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh:
Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh, Dhaieel, Airport, Wista, Subhan and Qurain 1, 2, 3 & 4.

Parish Life ...

Besides English, Holy Mass is said in Arabic, Konkani, Tagalog, Malayalam, Tamil and Sinhalese. Masses are also said (sometimes) in French and Polish. Depending on visiting Priests, Masses may be offered in languages to suit a particular regional community. Please contact your Parish Priest for new schedules from time to time. In Kuwait, all morning and evening Masses on Friday and Saturday (evening only) celebrate the Sunday Liturgy of the following Sunday. These are all valid for Sunday Obligation. A priest is generally available for Confession during Mass and at other times by request.

Catechism Classes are regularly and annually conducted in the 3 Parishes on Friday mornings for Children / Youth in the range of Beginners to Post Confirmation. The religious instruction imparted prepares them for the reception of the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation. Please see the Parish Schedules for further details. You may also contact the Catechism co-ordinators who are available at the Parishes on Friday mornings.

Marriage Preparation Courses are conducted annually, every 3 or 4 months in Kuwait. They are compulsory for those intending to marry in the Catholic Church. Following are the Dates and Venues for the Marriage Preparation Courses that are held in Kuwait during the year.

There's a lot for you and your family to do and get involved in the Parish. We have various Parish ministries / groups such as the Legion of Mary, the Charismatic Renewal, Couples for Christ and Youth Groups that conduct regular meetings and activities during the week. Besides, there are many regional choirs that one can belong to. Bible Study Classes are also held. Please click here to see the Parish Groups' Schedules  in the 3 Parishes.

Please read the section on FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS which covers every area of Parish life.

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