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General Notices

2019 - AVONA

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4. Schedule of ENGLISH MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSES in Kuwait for 2019



7. Learn more about our HOSPITAL MINISTRY in Kuwait

8. Click here for HOMILIES FOR SUNDAYS AND SOLEMNITIES (English and French).

Theme: "Take Courage, It is I, Do not be afraid" (Mark 6: 50).
Preacher: Rev. Fr. Bonaventure Rodrigues, Spiritual Director, St. Peters Seminary, Bangalore.

HOLY FAMILY CATHEDRAL: March 18, 19, 20 - Monday to Wednesday from 6.00 to 9.00 pm
SALMIYA PARISH: March 25, 26, 27 - Monday to Wednesday from 6.00 to 9.00 pm
ABBASIYA PARISH: April 1, 2, 3 - Monday to Wednesday from 6.00 to 9.00 pm
AHMADI PARISH: April 8, 9, 10 - Monday to Wednesday from 6.00 to 9.00 pm

Holy Family Cathedral Parish, Kuwait City

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 15 March

1. The English Lenten Retreat preached by Fr, Bonaventure Rodrigues, will be from Monday to Wednesday, from 18th to 20th March, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm in the Holy Family Hall.

2. The Prebaptism Seminar for the Parents and Godparents will be on Monday 18th March, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in the St. Padre Pio Hall.

3. The Solemnity of St. Joseph will be on Tuesday, 19th March.

4. The Night Vigil will be on Thursday, 21st March at 10:00 pm. The Vigil Confessions will start at 9:30 pm.

5. On Saturday, March 30th, Bishop Camillo will be celebrating the Golden Jubilee of his Priestly Ordination. On that Saturday Evening there will be only one Mass, the Golden Jubilee Mass at 6:00 pm.

6. The Rosa Mystica 1000 Hail Marys will be on Friday, 22nd March at 2:45 pm in the St. Padre Pio Hall.

7. Those desiring to join the May 30th to June 5th Holy land Pilgrimage, can get information from the Parish Office.

8. Please, without any delay, take your Latest English Charisarabia Magazine from 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 p.m. and the English Mass at 6:15 p.m.

3. The Lenten Sacrifice Envelopes are placed in the Church for the Poor and Needy. You can deposit the envelope with your sacrifice in the boxes inside the Church.

4. All the Wednesdays of Lent, will be Days of Abstinence from meat.

Our Lady of Arabia Parish, Ahmadi

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 15 March

1. CFC - Kids for Christ Ministry invites all children with parents (kids from Ahmadi Parish) Age 4 to 12 Years for a Picnic at Ahmadi Garden, On Saturday, 16th March 2019 from 9.00 AM – 3.00 PM. The event is consisting of games & fun activities. For further details, kindly see the notice board.

2. The Parish Intercessory Prayer Ministry will conduct praise and worship on March 18, Monday after the 6:00 PM mass. Parishioners are invited.

3. On March 19, Tuesday, we celebrate the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

4. There will be baptism seminar on March 19, Tuesday from 6:30 PM in the catechism block. Please bring the marriage certificate of the parents & birth certificate of the child. Attendance is compulsory for both parents and godparents.

5. On March 25, Monday, we celebrate the Solemnity of Annunciations of the Lord.

6. In this season of lent parishioners are encourage to give their lenten donation to the poor. Any amount you could share kindly put it in the donation box.

7. There will be Confession every Tuesday, 6-7 PM at the (Confession box) in the church.

8. On March 30, 2019, Saturday, our beloved Bishop Camillo Ballin will celebrate his golden anniversary of his priestly ordination. On this occasion parishioners are cordially invited to attend the mass at 6:00 PM in the Holy Family Cathedral, Kuwait City. On that day our evening masses are cancelled.

9. Schedule for the ENGLISH LENTEN RETREAT is as follows:
* April 8, 9 (Mon-Tue) - after the evening mass (6:30 PM-9:00PM at the church).
* April 10 (Wed) - Mass and Retreat (6:00-9:00PM in the catechism block).

St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus Parish, Salmiya

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 15 March

1. The Saturday children's oratory will be held on Saturday, 16 March from 9.30 am to 11.30 am.

2. All altar servers are invited for the retreat from 8.00 am to 1.00 pm.

3. Lenten talks will be conducted after the 1.00 pm Tagalog mass in our church on 15, 22 & 29 March.

4. We celebrate the solemnity of St. Joseph on Tuesday, 19 March.

5. Fr. Ben celebrates his birthday on Tuesday, 19 March. All are invited for the concelebrated Holy Mass at 6.30 pm followed by felicitation in the courtyard.

6. Our Bishop celebrates his Golden Jubilee on Saturday, 30 March. All are invited for the 6.00 pm Holy Mass at Holy Family Cathedral, to join the bishop, as he thanks the Lord for the gift of priesthood. Kindly note that we will not have the Holy Mass in the evening in our parish on 30 March.

7. SPY is organizing a journey through the Holy Week - YOUTH PASCH on Thursday, 11 April from 8 pm to 5 am at IEAS for youth aged 16 - 35 who are looking for a deep spiritual experience. Kindly contact the numbers available on the flyer for registrations and further details.

8. House blessings begin on Monday, 29 April. Easter house blessing form is available on the parish app under the parish group section. Kindly coordinate with all the families in your building, fill in the form that is available on the parish app, and submit it online only. Registrations will not be accepted after Monday, 8 April.

9. We welcome Fr. James, a Salesian from Delhi province, who has come to offer Pastoral help during Lent. Fr. James will be available for confessions daily from 9.30 to 11.30 am and 5.30 to 7 pm except on Fridays.

10. The last date of admission for Catechism Class 1 is 19 April 2019. Children who will be promoted to Class 1 in April or 6 years before 31 August 2019 are eligible. Parents can download the admission form from the Parish Website, fill and submit it along with a photocopy of the Baptism Certificate on any Fridays at the IEAS Fee Counter between 8:15 and 9:30 am only.


1. During the Holy Season of Lent, we will have the Way of the Cross daily before the mass, except on Saturdays.

2. Abstinence is prescribed as a general rule for every Friday in Lent, applicable to the age of 14 onwards. But for particular circumstances in our vicariate, abstinence is to be observed on the Wednesday of Lent. Out of devotion, abstinence may be observed every Wednesday during the year.

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

4. The English Lenten Retreat will be conducted from 25 to 27 March from 6 to 9 pm.

5. Confessions in English will be on Thursday, 28 March from 5.30 to 8 pm.

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, 15 March

1. The Golden Jubilee Bishop Camillo’s priestly Ordination is on Saturday, March 30th at 6.00 p.m. There will not be any holy Mass in the evening on that day in our parish.All are invited for the Jubilee Mass.

2. Our parish Fete of the year is on May 3rd, Friday from 3pm to 9.30 pm. It is the duty of every parishioner to support and actively participate in it. Ward leaders and building coordinators will come to you with raffle coupons. Please do support the parish. It is our only yearly Parish get together

3. Lenten Charity envelops are available at the parish desk. Whatever you gain from the Lenten fast and sacrifice is for the poor. Please collect your Lenten charity covers and deposit in the Lenten charity box.

4. The Lenten English Retreat in our Parish is on April 1st to 3rd, Monday to Wednesday from 6.00 pm to 9.00pm in the first basement. Rev. Fr. Bonaventure Rodrigues Spiritual Director of St. Peters Seminary will animate this Retreat on the theme: Take Courage, It is I, Do not be afraid (Mk 6:50).

5. The Lenten Konkani Retreat in our Parish is on April 08th to 10th, Monday to Wednesday from 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm. in the first basement. Rev. Fr. Rupesh Madtha will animate this retreat.

6. During both these occasions of English and Konkani Retreats the Latin Malayalam Mass on Monday and Tamil Mass on Wednesday will be in third basement.

7. The Lenten Malayalam retreat is held on 11th to 13th (Thursday to Saturday) from 4.30 p. m. to 9 p.m. in Central School. It is animated by Rev. Fr. John Brito.

8. (For Malayalam Holy Mass) the feast of St. Joseph is on 15th March, Friday in Integrated School. There will be transmission to 1st and 2nd basements. Those who are going to Integrated School, park the vehicle only in the school parking.


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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