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  Holy Family Cathedral Parish - Kuwait City
  Our Lady of Arabia Parish - Ahmadi
  St. Thérèse Parish - Salmiya --- Updated on March 21
  St. Daniel Comboni Parish - Jleeb Al Shuyoukh

General Notices

2018 - AVONA

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Holy Family Cathedral Parish, Kuwait City

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 23 March

1. On Friday, 23rd March 2018, the Parish Youth will present the Live Stations of the Cross at 5:45pm. Please do attend.

2. The Rosa Mystica 1000 Hail Marys will be on the Fourth Friday, 23rd March at 2:45 pm in the St. Padre Pio Hall.

3. Please collect your copy of the Holy Week Programme.

4. The Brown Lenten Sacrifice Envelopes for the Poor and the Needy can be put in the Boxes that are in front and behind in the Cathedral.

5. The Chrism Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Camillo on Tuesday, 27th March at 6:30pm. The Nuncio and all the priests will join for this special Concelebration. All the Parishioners are invited for this Mass of the Blessing of the Oils.

6. The Youth will be showing the movie "The Passion of the Christ" in the Holy Family Hall on the 27th of March, Tuesday, after the 6:30 pm Holy Mass. All are invited to come, entrance is free.

7. On Holy Thursday, 29th of March, in the St. Padre Pio Hall, there will be Total Silent Adoration from 8:30 to 11:00 pm. Kindly try to come and adore the Lord.

8. The last day of returning back the Lucky Dip Coupon Booklets is on Good Friday, March 30th.

9. The Wedding Anniversary Mass will be on Thursday, April 12th at 6:30 pm. The couples who got married in April can register in the Green Book near the Statue of Our Lady.

10. The World Youth Day will be in Panama, Central America, from 17th to 27th January 2019. Kindly say a prayer for the Young People.

11. Those desiring to join the October 29th to November 4th Holy Land Pilgrimage, the September 21st to October 1st, July 5th to 16th, European Tour, can kindly get in contact with the Parish Office.


1. During Lent, 30 minutes before the evening Mass, there will be the Way of the Cross.

2. Only during the Fridays of Lent, the Solemn Stations of the Cross will start at 5:45 pm and the English Mass at 6:15 pm.

3. All the Wednesdays of Lent are days of abstinence from meat.

4. The Brown Lenten Sacrifice Envelopes for the Poor & Needy is now available for you to collect from the back of the Church or the Parish Office. You may drop the envelopes in the two designated boxes at the back of the Church before March 30, Good Friday.

Our Lady of Arabia Parish, Ahmadi

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 23 March

1. On March 27, Tuesday the 6:00 PM English mass is cancelled, due to Chrism mass at the Holy Family Cathedral. Parishioners are invited.

2. English Catechism classes on 30th March is cancelled.

3. Our Holy Week Schedule is available in the parish office. Kindly get the your copy.


1. Stations of the Cross is recited on Friday after the 7.00 am Holy Mass during the Season of Lent.

2. In this season of lent parishioners are encouraged to make their lenten donation for the poor. Any amount you can share kindly put it in the donation box.

St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus Parish, Salmiya

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 23 March

1. The Saturday oratory program will be held tomorrow, 24 March from 9:30 till 11:30 am. Children are requested to carry with them coloring material.

2. Liturgy of Palm Sunday will be celebrated in Hindi tomorrow, 24 March at 4 pm.

3. Liturgy of Palm Sunday will be celebrated in Malayalam (Syro Malabar) tomorrow, 24 March at 7:45pm.

4. The Last date for registration for the Easter House blessing is 22 March.

5. The Holy Week schedule is available on Avona website, Salmiya Parish app and on the Notice Board.

6. A solicitation drive is going on till 23 March to help thousands of distressed Filipino workers currently sheltered at the Philippine Embassy. Collection Boxes (for clothing, canned goods, toiletries, etc) will be placed in the courtyard, to be delivered to the wards while waiting for their travel papers. For more details, please check the notice board.

7. All are invited for the Chrism mass on Tuesday, 27 March at 6:30pm in Holy Family Cathedral. For this reason, there will be no evening mass in our church.

8. 30 March is Good Friday – A day of fasting and abstinence. All are invited to participate in the Good Friday, three hour meditation, from 12 noon to 3pm at the IEAS basement.

9. Easter Sunday Mass in Hindi will be celebrated on 1 April at 7:30pm at Dana Hall.

10. You are requested to park your vehicles away from the church so as to avoid traffic congestion during the Holy Week. Kindly cooperate with the instructions of the Ushers.

11. The box for the poor is kept near the tabernacle for your Lenten offerings.

12. The Extraordinary Ministers will organize an Outreach titled “Living with the Joy and Hope of Easter” for the home-bound parishioners and for parishioners aged 70 and above. The program begins with the Holy Mass at 6.30 pm on Thursday, 5 April 2018 followed with a fellowship in the Courtyard. Transport is arranged. Please register at the Parish Office by Easter Sunday.

13. “Nurses Great Call 2018” program in Malayalam, will be conducted by Fr. Gilto CMI and Dr. John, at the Holy Family Cathedral on 7 April.

14. The pre-baptismal seminar will be conducted on Monday, 9 April from 7:30 – 9:00pm. Kindly register your names in the Parish office by 5 April.


1. During the season of Lent, we will recite the Way of the Cross daily, before the Holy Mass, except on Saturdays.

2. The Lenten contribution box for the poor is kept in the church near the tabernacle.

Please check the notice-board and the Parish App for additional details of all announcements.


1. The Parish Office timings are as follows: 9:00 am to 12:00 noon and 5:30 pm - 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. Our new parish app is now available for Android and Apple devices. It is updated with parish events, announcements and Catholic material. Visit for links to download it for free.

4. 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.

5. On Fridays from 9.00 am to 12.00 noon the Hospital Visitation members are available to visit the sick at the hospitals & homes to pray with them and comfort them. Holy Communion will be given to the sick upon request.

St. Daniel Comboni Parish, Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 23 March

1. Lenten season is a time for sacrifices and fasting. What you gain from fasting is to be spent for charity. Please collect your Brown Lenten envelopes from the parish desk. Please put your offerings for charity and return it by Easter Sunday.

2. Lenten Retreat in Malayalam is on the 22nd, 23rd and 24 March from 4.30 to 9 p.m. in Central School. Fr. Mariyadas Thuruthimattam will animate it.

3. We are entering the HOLY WEEK with Palm Sunday. It is a time of prayer, meditating over the passion of our Lord. Good Friday is a day of FASTING. The offerings of Good Friday is for maintenance of the Holy Land.

4. There is CHRISM MASS on 27th March, Tuesday at 6.30 p.m. at the Holy Family Cathedral. All the Priests will join the Holy Mass. Therefore, there will not be any Holy Mass in the evening on that day in our parish.

5. The Holy Week schedule is available at the parish desk. Please take one copy per family.

6. “The great Call 2018” Nurses convention will be held on April 7th from 8.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. in the Holy Family cathedral. It is animated by Rev. Fr. Jilto C.M.I and Dr. John. Those who are interested may register their names with nurse’s ministry.

7. World Youth Day will be held in Panama, South America in January 2019. There will also be a Kuwait contingent going for the event. All singles above the age of 18 who are interested in being part of the AVONA participants may contact the parish office for details.


1. Our Parish Youth - Epic will conduct a special Way of the Cross with procession during this Lenten Season on all Fridays at 6.45 pm followed by Mass at 7.15 pm in St. Mother Teresa Hall.

2. Malayalam Lenten Retreat - 22, 23, 24 March (4.30 to 9 pm) in Central School. Animated by Fr. Mariyadas Thuruthimattam.

3. Lenten Charity brown envelopes are at the parish desk. Please put your contribution for the poor and needy. Please bring with your offering and put them in the Lenten charity box by Easter Sunday.


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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