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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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Rev. Fr. J. Albert Saveriraj, OCD

"Thou art a priest for ever, after the order of Melchiz'edek." -- Hebrews 5:6

. Rev. Fr. J. Albert Saveriraj ....

Birth Date :  28 November 1963
Ordained Priest :  2 May 1991
Joined the Vicariate :  20 December 2003
Left V.O.K :  January 2005
Re-Joined the Vicariate :  30 July 2008
E-Mail :  fralbertj - at - gmail.com


Letters of Appointment :

1. Auditor for the marriage cases of the Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia


2. Matrimonial Notary of the Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia


Father Albert Saveriraj re-joined the Vicariate on 3 August 2008. He had earlier served in the Vicariate of Kuwait from December 2003 to January 2005.

He joined the Carmelite order in May 28, 1979. He made his First Profession on September 8, 1983 and Solemn Profession on May 27, 1990. He has written a book on St. Therese of Lisieux in Tamil titled : "Mouna Punnagaiyal".

1991-1993 : Assistant Parish Priest, St. Joseph's Mission, Manalikarai, Kanyakumari District, Tamilnadu.

Vice-Correspondent, Nirmala Industrial Training Institute, Manalikarai, Kanyakumari District, Tamilnadu.

1993-1997: Assistant Parish Priest, St. Elias Church, Thuckalay, Kanyakumari District, Tamilnadu.

Director, Electronic Stabilizer Assembling Unit, Thuckalay, Kanyakumari District, Tamilnadu.

1996-2000: Vice-Rector, Carmel Theological College, Trichy District, Tamilnadu.

1999-2004: Parish Priest, Holy Redeemer's Church Valangaiman, Thiruvarur District, Tamilnadu.

Superior, Carmel Mission House, Good Shepherd's Home for Poor Boys, Velangaiman, Thiruvarur District, Tamilnadu.

Correspondent, Carmel Industrial Training School, Valangaiman, Thiruvarur District, Tamilnadu.

NOVITIATE : Thuckalay, Tamilnadu.

BA PHILOSOPHY: Madurai, Tamilnadu.

B. TH. THEOLOGY: Mangalore, Karnataka.

MA ENGLISH: Chidambaram, Tamilnadu.

M. TH. THEOLOGY: Trichy, Tamilnadu.

TTW: NVSC, Pune.

In February 2005, Fr. Albert successfully defended his thesis entitled "The servant Leadership of Jesus".

From 2005-2008, Fr. Albert served as Rector and Superior of the Infant Jesus Shrine, Thanjavur. During this time, he was also able to pursue his interests in writing and media productions.

Books written:-
1. Mouna Punnagaiyal - A Book on St. Thérèse of Lisieux
2. Vidayin Virutchangal - A Book on Carmelite Saints in Tamil
3. Life Fully Lived - A Book on Carmelite Saints in English

Media Productions:-
1. Thérèse - DVD, Transcripted and mixed
2. Elizabeth of the Trinity - VCD, Transcripted and mixed
3. Unaakoru Padal - Audio CD, Mouna Punnagai - Audio CD, Boomiyil Bala - Audio CD Lyrics written, recorded and mixed.

Fr. Albert re-joined the Vicariate on 30 July 2008. He was assigned to the Cathedral Parish and later to the Comboni Mission Centre in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh.

On 9 July 2009, Fr. Albert was appointed as Chancellor of the Vicariate of Kuwait until 31st January 2011 in terms of canons 482 to 491 of the code of Canon Law.

On 29 January 2010, Fr. Albert was installed as the first Parish Priest of the newly erected St. Daniel Comboni Parish in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh.

Since January 2011, Fr. Albert serves as Assistant Parish Priest at St. Daniel Comboni Parish.

On 3 August 2012, Fr. Albert was appointed as Auditor and Notary for Matrimonial Cases of the Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia.

LETTERS OF APPOINTMENT

NOTIFICATION FROM THE BISHOP'S OFFICE: 078 / 2012
Appointment of Rev. Fr. Albert Saveriraj as Auditor for the marriage cases of the Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia

03 August 2012

Rev. Fr. Albert Saveriraj, ocd
Saint Daniel Comboni Parish
Jleeb al-Shuyoukh
Kuwait

Dear Fr. Albert,

Greetings in the Lord!

I thank you very much for your precious collaboration as Chancellor of our Apostolic Vicariate or Northern Arabia. Your work has been done with competence and patience.

I will be grateful to you if you introduce Fr. Antony Lopez, ofm cap, to the special archives of the Chancellor.

With this letter, I appoint you Auditor for the marriage cases of our Vicariate. Your humble readiness to serve in any place will facilitate the ministry of marriage problems.

May God reward you and bless you.

(Signed and Sealed)

+ Camillo Ballin, mccj

Copy to:

Fr. Mathews F. ocd, Vicar General
Fr. Antony Lopez, ofm cap



NOTIFICATION FROM THE BISHOP'S OFFICE: 081 / 2012
Appointment of Rev. Fr. Albert Saveriraj as Matrimonial Notary of the Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia

03 August 2012

Rev. Fr. Albert Saveriraj, ocd
Saint Daniel Comboni Parish
Jleeb al-Shuyoukh
Kuwait

RE: Appointment as Matrimonial Notary of our Vicariate

Dear Fr. Albert Saveriraj,

Peace and Joy from Awali, Bahrain.

I know your very generous dedication to your ministry and I thank you very much for that. With this letter I appoint you as Matrimonial Notary of our Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia, Aside from being only as Auditor, this function will aloow you to do other works, such as signing, typing, and being present when concerned parties are called for judicial interviews in the Tribunal Office.

I thank you for your humble readiness acceptance of this request.

May God reward you and bless you.

(Signed and Sealed)

+ Camillo Ballin, mccj

Copy to:

+ His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajic, Apostolic Nuncio
Rev. Fr. Mathews P. ocd, Vicar General
Rev. Fr. Antony Lopez, ofm cap, Chancellor & Eccl. Judge
Rev. Fr. Jose Nirappil, OFM Cap., Defender of the Bond




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