No matter how good food is, if mixed with poison, it may cause the death of him who eats it. So it is with conversation. A single bad word, an evil action, an unbecoming joke, is often enough to harm one or more young listeners, and may later on cause them to lose God’s grace.
-St. John Bosco
Daily Liturgical Calendar
********************** May the words of the holy Gospel wash away our sins and bring us to everlasting life.
********************** "The Gospel is capable of changing people! It transforms evil inclinations into good proposals. It frees those who are enslaved by sin, the spirit of vanity, of attachment to money, of pride, of sensuality… Read the Word of God daily and meditate upon its teachings and allow yourselves to be nurtured every day by this infinite source of salvation."(Pope Francis)
Vicariate News, July 20, 2016 Obituary - Fr. Gabriel Dias Passes Away in Goa
We regret to inform our parishioners in Kuwait of the passing away of Fr. Gabriel Dias, OCD, on July 20, 2016 at the age of 61. Fr. Gabriel served in the Cathedral and Salmiya parishes of Kuwait from 1994 to 2001. He celebrated the 25th aniversary of his priestly ordination last year. Continue
Bishop's Office, June 25, 2016 AVONA Welcomes the New Apostolic Nuncio to Kuwait
The Vicariate of Northern Arabia warmly welcomes His Grace Archbishop Francisco Montecillo Padilla, Titular Archbishop of Nebbio as Apostolic Nuncio to the State of Kuwait and Apostolic Delegate to the Arabian Peninsula... Biography of His Grace Archbishop Francisco Padilla
Bishop's Office, June 30, 2016 Obituary - Archbishop Giuseppe De Andrea Passes Away at 86
With deep sadness I wish to inform the faithful that His Grace Archbishop Giuseppe De Andrea passed away yesterday evening in Rome at the age of 86... Continue
Bishop's Office, June 25, 2016 H.L. Bishop Camillo's Letter concerning Fr. Luis Camacho
Dear Parishioners, may the peace of Christ be with you. In my recent visit to some parishes.... Continue
Bishop's Office, Dec 25, 2015 H.L. Bishop Camillo Ballin's Christmas & New Year Message
Dear Brothers and Sisters, first and foremost, let me wish you all a Holy Christmas and a Happy New Year, in the Lord. These wishes are routinely repeated every year... Continue
Bishop's Office, Dec 2015 Kuwait Clergy Transfer
Fr. (Dr.) John Padipurackal left Kuwait for his new appointment. Our sincere gratitude to Father John. We wish him God's abundant blessings in his ministry.
August is dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Honouring Mary's Immaculate Heart is another way of honour- ing Mary as Mother of God, recognising her extraordinary holiness and her immense love for Jesus. This devotion aims to unite mankind to God through Mary's heart through consecration and reparation, that, true peace and justice among nations may be re-established. "We entrust, O Mary, and con- secrate the whole world to your Immaculate Heart!"
Papal Prayer Intentions for August 2016
[Universal] Sports - That sports may be an opportunity for friendly encounters between peoples and may contribute to peace in the world.
[Evangelization] Living the Gospel - That Christians may live the Gospel, giving witness to faith, honesty, and love of neighbor.
What is the Neo-Catechumenal Way? To begin, the Neo-Catechumenal Way is a way of conversion, a Christian initiation within the Catholic Church, dedicated to adult faith formation. The Neo-Catechumenal Community was initiated in Kuwait in 2006, by H.L. Bishop Camillo Ballin, mccj, with the help of Catechists from Italy. More about the Neo-Catechumenal Community in Kuwait
"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!"