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  Holy Family Cathedral Parish - Kuwait City
  Our Lady of Arabia Parish - Ahmadi (not yet available)
  St. Thérèse Parish - Salmiya
  St. Daniel Comboni Parish - Jleeb Al Shuyoukh (not yet available)

General Notices

2017 - AVONA

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4. Learn more about our HOSPITAL MINISTRY in Kuwait.

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

6. Schedule of (MALAYALAM) MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSES in Kuwait for 2017

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

Holy Family Cathedral Parish, Kuwait City

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 24 March

1. The 1000 Rosa Mystica Hail Marys will begin at 2:45 pm. on the Fourth Friday, 24th March, in the St. Padre Pio Hall.

2. The Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord will be on Saturday, March 25th.

3. On March 30th, 31st and April 1st, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the Malayalam Retreat will be from 5:00 to 9:00 pm in the Holy Family Hall, preached by the Capuchin Fr. Danny.

4. Kindly get the March Charisarabia from the Church Office as a Sacrifice of Lent.

5. Please take, at least, One Booklet per family of the Lucky Dip Coupons from the Parish Office.

6. This Lent, please make your Confession.

7. For Receiving Holy Communion, please do move forward without any delay.

8. Always keep all the Church Areas Clean and Tidy.

9. On Sunday Mornings the English Masses are at 6:00 and 7:00.

10. At the Back, is the Poor Box of Lent.

11. Please collect your printed copy of the Holy Week Programme.

10. The Pocket Prayer Book, Our Cathedral Calendar and the Relic of St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta can be found in the Resource Centre.

11. The Confirmation Service will be on Friday, April 21st at 8:00 am, in the Cathedral and the First Holy Communion Service is on Friday, 28th April at 8:00 am.


1. All the Wednesdays of Lent are Days of Abstinence from Meat.

2. During Lent, 30 minutes before the Evening Mass, there will be the Way of the Cross.

3. 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.

4. All are invited to try to go for Confession during this Sacred Season of Lent.

5. The Lenten Box for the Poor is placed at the back.

Our Lady of Arabia Parish, Ahmadi

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 24 March

1. The CFC Singles for Christ invites ALL SINGLES, aged 21 - 40 yrs to attend the CHRISTIAN LIFE PROGRAM every Friday, starting on March 24th, 2017 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM in the catechism block.

2. The Solemnity of Annunciation will be celebrated on March 25, Saturday.

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 March 25, Saturday @ 6 PM Mass.

4. The English Retreat will be on March 27 & 28 from 6.00 PM to 9.00 PM at the Ahmadi church.

5. Schedule of other Lenten Retreats:
· March 20, 21 & 23 - Malayalam Retreat from 6.00 PM to 9.00 PM soon after the English Mass on March 20 & 21.
· March 28, 29 & 30 – Malayalam Children’s Retreat – 9.30 Am to 4.00 PM
· March 31 – Konkani – from 9.30 AM to 2.00 PM

6. On March 31, the 9:30 AM children mass will be cancelled, due to Konkani community retreat.

7. The COUPLES FOR CHRIST is inviting couples to a one day retreat on March 31, Friday from 7 AM to 5 PM at the RAJDHANI HALL in Khaitan. Kindly register in the parish office.

8. The SALMIYA PARISH YOUTH is inviting the youth for "A YOUTH PASCH " - the journey through the last days of Christ's life on April 6, 2017 from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM at the Indian English Academy School, Salmiya. Transport will be arranged and those interested kindly register in the parish office.

9. Confessions in English will be on April 10 and 12 (Monday and Wednesday) from 6.00 PM to 8.00 PM in the catechism block.


Every Friday during Lent, there will be Stations of the Cross after the 7.00 am Mass and before the 8.15 am Mass.

St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus Parish, Salmiya

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 24 March

1. We welcome Fr. Joseph Thankachan, a Salesian priest and a professional counsellor, to our parish. Fr Joseph is available for counselling. His contact number is displayed on the notice board.

2. Children are requested to bring coloring materials and glue for Saturday’s (25 March) oratory program.

3. The Lenten Retreat Dates are as follows:
Konkani Retreat Dates: 27, 28 & 29 March from 6 to 9 pm.
Malayalam Retreat Dates: 3, 4 & 5 April from 5.30 to 9.30 pm.
KINDLY NOTE: During the retreat days, the evening Holy Mass will be celebrated ONLY in the language in which the retreat is preached. We will not have the evening Holy Mass in English in the courtyard during these days.

4. SPY is organizing a journey through the Holy Week - YOUTH PASCH on Thursday, 6 April from 8 pm - 5 am at IEAS for youth aged 16 - 35. Kindly register your names at the earliest with a SPY representative in the courtyard after the Mass.

5. For Easter Family Blessings, kindly coordinate with all the families in your building and register as a group, at the parish office by Thursday, 6 April. Kindly enter your house PACI number in the form. REGISTRATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER 6 APRIL.

6. We request all the faithful to put the Mass intentions in a box kept for the same in the courtyard at least 5 days prior.

7. All those who desire to marry in 2017 are requested to contact the parish office at the earliest.

8. Catechesis, for 12 years and above, is held every Monday and Wednesday at 7.15 pm in the Padre Pio Hall, in the Holy Family Cathedral.

9. Admissions for Catechism Class 1 in Syro-Malabar and Latin rite are now open. Admission form is available online. Kindly download the form, fill and submit it along with a photocopy of the baptism certificate on any Friday at the IEAS Fee Counter between 8 and 9 am only. The last date for submission is 28 April.

10. The First Holy Communion for the Syro-Malabar children will be on Friday, 5 May and for the Latin rite on Friday, 12 May 2017.

11. The Sacrament of Confirmation will be conferred on Friday, 5 May 2017.


1. The Way of the Cross will be recited before all the Holy Masses. However, on Saturdays, the Rosary will be recited in place of the Way of the Cross.

2. Fr. Sabu Cyriac is available for confessions and counselling from 9 am to 12 noon and 5.30 pm to 7 pm daily, except Fridays. His phone number is displayed on the notice board.

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


1. The Parish Office timings are as follows: 8:30 am to 11:30 am and 4:30 pm to 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.

St. Daniel Comboni Parish, Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 24 March

7. The Parish will celebrate the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord on March 25, Saturday.

2. The Parish is having Malayalam Retreat for Children studying in classes 5th to 12th, from March 25th – 27th (Saturday to Monday), from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm. Night Vigil in Malayalam at Cathedral Church on Tuesday, 28th March from 7:30 PM to 11:30 PM (Transportation is available in front of our Church at 6:45 PM).

3. Lenten Retreat in Konkani is on April 3, 4 and 5th at Mother Teresa Hall from 6.00 pm to 8.30 pm. Rev. Fr.Lancy Rebello from Mangalore will animate the Retreat.

4. Lenten Retreat in Malayalam will be held in the Parish on April 6, 7, and 8th (Thursday to Saturday) from 4.00 pm to 9.00 pm at Integrated Indian School. Fr. Dany Capuchin will preach the retreat for the Malayalam Speaking community.

5. The Lenten Sacrifice Envelopes (Brown Envelopes) are available in the Parish, please do collect it and deposit it with your Lenten Sacrifice before Good Friday in the special Boxes kept in the Church.

6. The Parish Fete will be celebrated on April 21, Friday at Central School. We request our Parishioners' collaboration and support for the Parish Fete.

8. The Parish has a Resource Centre in our Second Basement and we request those parishioners who are going on vacation to bring pious articles and spiritual books which will be used at our Resource Centre.

9. The First Holy Communion of Syro-Malabar Children for year 2017 is on 5 May and the Latin rite Holy Communion and Confirmation service is on 12 May 2017.


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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