H.L. Bishop Camillo Ballin, mccj
Apostolic Vicar of Northern Arabia
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Bishop's Pastoral Letters
H.L. Bishop Camillo's
Pastoral Letter (2014-2015)

Pastoral Letter: YEAR OF THE CHURCH - II
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On the Mission Trail with H.L. Bishop Camillo Ballin, mccj

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Journal: Oasis


The Journal: OASIS seeks to facilitate understanding and dialogue and minimize conflicts between people of different ethnicities, cultures and religions...

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Quotes of the Saints

It is a work which the great God of love in his infinite mercy has elected to bring about at this unhappy time, when the light of truth seems to burn low in the spirits of many who have been blinded by error, pride and human passions and this even at the heart of Catholicism.

-St. Daniel Comboni
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULES (2015)
Bahrain  |  Kuwait  |  Qatar

Daily Liturgical Calendar Lectionary


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Lent 2015

Holy Father Francis' Message for Lent 2015

The Holy Father's message focuses on overcoming indifference in all its forms in the Church and in ourselves. Pope Francis has emphasized the need for all Catholics to reach out to the marginalized and not to become self-centered. We can become more like Christ, he said, by hearing the Word of God, receiving the sacraments and by uniting with others in prayer. We can use Lent as an opportunity for a conversion of heart.

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HOMILIES FOR THE LENTEN SEASON
Homilies of the Apostolic Nuncio,
His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič


Homilies in French
by Père Francis



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Resources for Praying Lent this Year
Divine Mercy Novena (begins on Good Friday)
Stations of the Cross

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Vicariate News & Events Global Catholic News

Bishop's Office, Mar 11, 2015
Kuwait: New Clergy Appointment

Fr. Johnson Nedumpurath, SDB has been appointed Asst. Parish Priest at St. Thérèse Parish, Salmiya. Click [here] for Fr. Johnson's biography.

Site Update, Feb 10, 2015
Kuwait: First Holy Communion / Confirmation Schedule for 2015

The First Holy Communion & Confirm- ation Schedule for this year is available [here]

Site Update, Feb 10, 2015
Kuwait: Marriage Preparation Schedule for 2015

The Marriage Preparation Schedule for this year is available [here]

Apostolic Nunciature, Jan 1, 2015
H.G. Archbishop Petar Rajič's Message for the New Year

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As we begin a new calendar year, the Church celebrates the great mystery of the arrival of the promised Saviour ... [Continue]

Bishop's Office, Dec 25, 2014
H.L. Bishop Camillo Ballin's Message for Christmas and the New Year

Dear Brothers and Sisters, I would like to address you with the same announcement that "the angel of the Lord" proclaimed to the shepherds ... [Continue]

Vicariate News, Dec 2, 2014
Papal Award to Kuwait Parishioners

Mr. Lawrence Simon D'Souza and Mr. Valerian Maxim D'sa were presented the Papal "Cross of Honor" ...[Click here to learn more...]


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March is dedicated to
Saint Joseph

St. Joseph, Pray for UsThe solemnity of St. Joseph, this month, is a special land- mark in which we will celebrate the great honour bestowed on St. Joseph. The chaste spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the foster father of Jesus was a man of great spirit and faith; he listened to the Word of God and was obedient to the end.
St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church, Pray for us!

This Month's Intentions
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Prayer for Peace
Our Lady of Arabia Prayer

"O Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Arabia and our Patroness! To you we offer up our prayers for the needs of the Church here and throughout the world. Help us to remain one with your Son Jesus and united amongst ourselves, so that we may be true witnesses for Christ in our daily lives and that the Lord's blessings of peace and harmony be within our families and communities always. Trusting in your maternal intercession, we beseech you to hear our humble prayers and grant us the graces we seek... so that we may give glory to God forever. Amen. Our Lady of Arabia, pray for us!"

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