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General Notices

2017 - AVONA

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5. Schedule of ENGLISH MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSES in Kuwait for 2017


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Holy Family Cathedral Parish, Kuwait City

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 22 September

1. On the Feast of St Matthew, 21st September, the Third Thursday, the Night Vigil will start at 10:00 pm. The Vigil Confessions will begin at 9:30 pm.

2. All the Malayalam speaking Parishioners are invited for the Charismatic Convention on September 21st, 22nd, and 23rd.

3. The Rosa Mystica 1000 Hail Marys will commence at 2:45 pm in the St. Padre Pio Hall, on 22nd September, the Fourth Friday.

4. Saturday, 23rd September will be the Feast Day of St. Padre Pio.

5. The Meeting of the Parents of the Communicants of Year 4 and the Confirmands of Year 8 will be on Thursday, September 28, at 6:30 pm in the Holy Family Hall. This attendance of the Parents is Obligatory.

6. The Meeting of the Parents of Year 1 Children will be on Friday, September 29th, at 10:45 am in the Holy Family Hall. The Attendance of the Parents is Obligatory.

7. 29th September will be the Day of the Holy Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Rafael.

8. There will be no Catechism Classes on September 29th, for all the Filipino Students. On the Occasion of the Feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz, there will be a Nice Programme in the Holy Family Hall from 12:30 to 2:30 pm. All the Parents of the Filipino Catechism Children are obliged to attend a Meeting from 1:00 to 2:00 pm in the Holy Family Hall on 6th October.

9. On October 6th, the First Friday, the Mass of the Children will start at 10:35 am in the Holy Family Hall. Parents, please see that your Children do come for this Special Mass on time.

10. The Holy Rosary, at the Grotto, will be conducted by the Konkani Christ the King Charismatic Prayer Meeting on the Last Thursday, 26th October, after the 6:30 pm Mass

11. Every Thursday, after the 6:30 pm Mass, there is the Konkani Prayer Meeting in the Holy Family Hall. Every 2nd Thursday, there is the Konkani Holy Hour. Please do come.

12. All the Altar Boys, Servers, should attend their Meeting and Training on the Appointed Days.

13. The English Legion of Mary Meetings are conducted on Mondays from 7:15 to 8:30 pm in the Upper Room of the Sacristy. Anyone desiring, can attend the Marian Meetings.

14. All are welcome for the Wednesday English Charismatic Prayer Meeting in the Holy Family Hall from 7:20 to 8:30 pm.

15. Please collect the New Pastoral Letter of Bishop Camillo from the Church Compound.

Our Lady of Arabia Parish, Ahmadi

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 22 September

1. All Malayalam speaking parishioners are invited to attend the charismatic convention organized by the Malayalam Charismatic Prayer Group on September 21, 22, 23, 2017 at the Holy Family Cathedral. For more details see the notice board.

2. COUPLES FOR CHRIST is inviting all married couples, single men and women aged 21 to 40 yrs old to attend a Christian Life Program on September 29, 2017 at 3 PM in the catechism block. For more details please see the notice board.

3. Couples celebrating their wedding anniversary in this month are requested to register their names in the parish office. Renewal of marriage vows will be on September 30, Saturday @ 6 PM mass.

4. Families are encouraged to continue their 1 KD per month donation for the Cathedral and parishioners are also encouraged to be generous even in small amount for this project.

5. Due to the renovation work at the Catechism block, the opening of English Catechism classes is postponed to 6th October 2017. Catechism registration is on-going every Thursday from 5:00pm- 7:00pm and Friday from 9:30am-11:30am and the following Thursdays and Fridays thereafter. Admission to Year 1- the child must be 6 yrs old and kindly provide copy of Baptism certificate and 1 passport size photo. Registration fee for all levels is KD 10.

St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus Parish, Salmiya

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 22 September

1. On Thursday, 21 September we celebrate the Feast of St. Matthew the Apostle.

2. On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Malayalam Charismatic Prayer Groups, a charismatic convention will be held at the Cathedral on 21, 22 & 23 September with Bishop Varghese Chackelackal and Fr. Varghese Mundackel as the main speakers.

3. Parents are encouraged to send their children for the Faith formation activities and games to be held during the Saturday Oratory program on 23 September from 9.30 to 11.30 am. Kindly bring coloring materials for the same.

4. Parishioners who are participating in the Salmiya Talent Hunt are requested to submit the forms at Fr Lionel's office, IEAS, from 6 to 9 pm on Saturday, 23 September. The agenda and slots will be assigned to each participant.

5. The Novena to St. Therese of the child Jesus, the patroness of our parish, commenced on Wednesday, 20 September. On Saturday, 23 September we will not recite the novena prayer to Our Lady of Perpetual Succor.

6. All are invited for a Holy Mass in Hindi on Saturday, 23 September 2017 at 4:15 pm.

7. A recollection will be preached by Fr. Franco for all those involved in the various ministries in our parish on 23 September from 8 am to 2 pm at IEAS. You may register your names with your coordinators.

8. Students preparing to receive the sacrament of Confirmation, along with their parents, are invited for a meeting on Tuesday, 26 September from 7.15 – 8.30 pm in the church.

9. On Thursday, 28 September we celebrate the memorial of St. Lorenzo Ruiz.

10. We will celebrate the feast of St. Therese of the child Jesus, the patroness of our parish, on Friday, 29 September. On this festive occasion, the Faith & Light community for person with special needs, their family and friends, will be pining flowers to raise funds for the community. Your generous contribution is appreciated. As a part of the celebrations of the Feast, a multi-lingual Rosary is scheduled at 6:00 pm on Friday, 29 September.

11. The Filipino community will celebrate the Feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz on Friday, 29 September from 10 am to 4 pm with tianggehan and food festival in the courtyard.

12. We thank Fr. Edison Fernandes for his availability for counselling. We assure him of our prayers and wish him a safe journey as he leaves on Sunday, 24 September.

13. Inviting all Lectors and those desiring to proclaim the Word at Holy Masses for training on 16 and 23 November and 14 December from 7.15 to 8.45 pm. Those 19 years and above are encouraged to register. Existing Lectors are required to attend to continue in service. A Registration Sheet has been placed in the Courtyard. Last date for registration is October 31.

14. Kindly collect a copy of the pastoral letter of our Bishop from the ushers.

15. Parishioners are requested to avoid blocking vehicles while parking their own, near the church. However, it is advisable to park your vehicle far away, and walk to the church.

Please check the notice-board 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, 8 September

1. Syro-Malankara community is celebrating the feast of the Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary on Sept. 7th, Thursday in Holy Family Cathedral at 7.00 pm. His Excellency Rev. Dr. Samuel Mar Irenios is the main celebrant. The first Holy Communion of Syro Malankara community will be held during the same Holy Mass.

2. Holy Mass Schedule of Friday, Sept. 8th, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary is as follows:

6.30 am --- Syro Malabar --- DC HALL - 2nd B
7.45 am --- Latin Malayalam --- OLA HALL - 1st B
9.00 am --- Syro Malabar --- MT HALL - 3rd B
9.30 am --- English Mass --- OLA HALL - 1st B
4.15 pm --- Syro Malabar --- OLA HALL - 1st B
4.45 pm --- Latin Malayalam --- MT HALL - 3rd B
6.30 pm --- Syro Malabar --- DC HALL - 2nd B
7.15 pm --- English mass --- MT HALL - 3rd B

3. Those who are studying in the first std in school or who were born on or before 30th September 2011, will be admitted in class one for Faith Formation. You can collect the Registration form at parish office or Catechism office and submit the filled in Registration form in Catechism office at third basement on the 1st or 8th or 15th of September from 8 a.m. to 12 noon along with the Baptism Certificate of the child and the Registration fee of KD 10 as per the direction of our Bishop. Faith Formation class will start on 15th of September.

4. Nurse’s ministry is having adoration on 9th Sept. Saturday after the Syro-Malabar Holy Mass. All nurse’s ministry members are requested to join in it.

5. Malayalam charismatic Prayer Groups is celebrating their Silver Jubilee in the year 2017. As culmination of the celebrations, a Charismatic Convention is organized in City Cathedral on 21st, 22nd and 23rd September 2017 . Bishop Varghese Chackelackal, Fr. Varghese Mundackel from Kerala, India are main speakers of the Convention. All Malayalam speaking parishioners are invited for the Convention. For more details see the Notice Board.

6. There is a quiz competition conducted by “Marubhoomiyile Shabdam” on 28th September, 2017 in Malayalam. Those who are interested please contact the organisers/coordinators of “Marubhoomiyile Shabdam”.

7. The next Marriage Preparation Course in Malayalam is on 7th October from 2 pm to 8 pm.


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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