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ASH MONDAY (27 FEBRUARY 2017) / ASH WEDNESDAY (1 MARCH 2017)
Days of Fast and Abstinence


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Holy Family Cathedral Parish, Kuwait City

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 24 February

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

2. On 25th February, Saturday, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, there will be a Recollection at the Salmiya Parish.

3. Those wishing to attend the 25th and 26th February Konkani Films can get the tickets from either the Parish Office or the Resource Centre. This is for the Bahrain Cathedral.

4. On 27th February, Ash Monday:
The 7:30 am Maronite Mass will be in the Chapel.
The Evening Rosary and the 6:30 pm English Mass will be in the Holy Family Hall.
The 6:30 pm Syromalabar Mass will be in this Cathedral.
The 7:00 pm Malankara Mass will be in the Virgin Mary Hall.
The 8:15 pm Maronite Mass will be in the Cathedral.

5. Ash Wednesday is on the 1st of March. It is a Day of Fast and Abstinence from meat.
Mass Timings in English: 6:00 and 7:00 AM. In the Evening at 4:30, 5:30 and 6:45.
The Konkani Mass at 5:15 pm will be in the Holy Family Hall.
The Spanish Mass at 6:00 pm will be in the Good Shepherd Hall.
The Tagalog Mass at 6:30 pm will be in the Holy Family Hall.
The Malayalam Latin Rite Mass will be at 7:30 pm in the Holy Family Hall.
The Tamil Mass at 6:00 pm will be in the Virgin Mary Hall.
The Sinhala Mass at 7:30 pm will be in the Virgin Mary Hall.
The Arabic Mass at 8:00 pm will be in this Cathedral.

6. All the Collections of Ash Monday and Ash Wednesday will be for our Bahrain Cathedral.

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

8. 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.

9. The Lenten Box for the Poor will be at the back.

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

11. 3rd March will be the First Friday. The English Holy Hour will start at 4:40 pm in this Cathedral. The English Stations of the Cross will begin at 5:45 pm. The English Mass will begin at 6:15 pm.

12. The two English Sunday Morning Masses will be at 6:00 and 7:00, starting from the 5th of March.

13. The English Marriage Preparation Course will be held on Fridays, March 10th and 17th from 1:00 to 7:00 pm in the St. Padre Pio Hall. Please register only at the Resource Centre.

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


Our Lady of Arabia Parish, Ahmadi

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 24 February

1. The following is the Mass Schedule for Ash Monday (27th February) and Ash Wednesday (1st March). This is the Day of Fast and Abstinence.

February 27: ASH MONDAY – SYRO MALABAR RITE: 4:30 PM

March 1: ASH WEDNESDAY MASS SCHEDULE
6:15 AM: ENGLISH MASS
4:15 PM: KONKANI MASS
5:30 PM: ENGLISH MASS
6:30 PM: ENGLISH MASS
7:45 PM: MALAYALAM (LATIN)

2. Every First Friday of the month, we have Eucharistic Adoration.
The Adoration begins after the regular mass in Konkani at 11.15 am.
12.00 noon to 1.00 PM - Holy hour in Konkani
1.00 PM to 2.00 PM - Holy hour in Malayalam
2.00 PM to 3.00 PM - Holy hour in Tamil
3.00 PM to 4.00 PM - Holy hour in Tagalog
4.00 PM to 5.00 PM Holy hour in English

3. There will be no BAPTISM SEMINAR and RENEWAL OF MARRIAGE VOWS this month.

4. There will be no INTERCESSORY PRAYER this month.

5. There will be no CATECHISM on Friday, February 24, 2017.

6. The KNST is inviting parishioners to attend the DAY OF PRAYER and RECOLLECTION on February 25, Saturday from 9:00 to 3:00 PM in St. Therese of Child Jesus, Salmiya.

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

8. The CFC Servants of the Lord invites BACHELORS 41 yrs old & above, MARRIED MEN away from their family, WIDOWERS, SINGLE father to attend CHRISTIAN LIFE PROGRAM every Friday starting March 3, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM in the catechism block.

9. There will be ENGLISH MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE on March 10 & 17 from 1:00 to 7:00 PM at Holy Family Cathedral. Registration forms are available in the parish office. For further details see the notice board.


St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus Parish, Salmiya

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 24 February

1. On Thursday, 23 February God’s Love Community has organized a special anointing at 5.45 pm and thereafter a Holy Mass will be celebrated at 6.30 pm for children appearing for their Board exams.

2. Jesus Youth, an international Catholic Youth Movement invites all the Youth of Kuwait for a special gathering with a well-known youth motivational speaker, the international coordinator Mr. CC Joseph on Friday, 24 February from 4:45 pm to 8pm at Dana hall. More details on the noticeboard.

3. Let us pray for the citizens of Kuwait and for the royal family as Kuwait celebrates its 56th National day on 25 February and the 26th liberation day on 26 February.

4. KNST is organizing a Recollection on Saturday, 25 February from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm in our parish. This includes - Praise and Worship and a talk on Holy Spirit - God's Gift to us.

5. Children are requested to get coloring material for Saturday’s oratory program.

6. All are invited for the Holy Hour Adoration to be held in Hindi on Saturday, 25 February at 4.15 pm.

7. Konkani movies will be screened at the American International School on 25 & 26 February. Tickets for the same are available at the parish office during the office hours only.

8. We welcome Fr. Sabu Cyriac, a Salesian priest from India, to our parish. Fr. Sabu will be available for confessions and spiritual counseling 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.

9. The Syro-Malabar community will begin Lent from Monday, 27 February with a Holy Mass at 7.45 pm.

10. Ash Wednesday, which falls on 1 March, is a day of Fasting and Abstinence. Mass timings are as follows:

Morning Masses: 5.45 am & 6.45 am in English
Evening Masses:
4.30 pm in Konkani
5.30 pm, 7.30 pm & 8.30 pm in English
6.30 pm In Malayalam
9.30 pm In Tagalog

11. 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.

12. Palms from last year’s Palm Sunday may be dropped in a container, kept in the courtyard, to be burned to make the ashes for Ash Wednesday.

13. Married Couples are invited for a Christian Life Program conducted by Couples for Christ beginning on 3 March in our parish.

14. A Marriage preparation course in English will be held on 10 & 17 March at the Holy Family Cathedral. Kindly collect the registration forms for the same from the parish office. All those desiring to marry in 2017 are requested to register for the same, at the earliest, at the parish office.

15. The Marriage Preparation Course in Malayalam will be held on 10, 11 & 18 March at Dana.

16. To celebrate the Marian Year, the families residing in each building are invited to come together to pray the Rosary. Individuals who are part of the ministry in the church are requested to take the initiative.

17. 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.

18. 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.

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

20. Our new parish app is now available for Android and Apple devices. It is updated with parish events, announcements and Catholic material. Visit app.salmiyachurch.com for links to download it for free.


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

KINDLY NOTE THE FOLLOWING

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. 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 February

1. Epic Youth Program Fiesta - 2017 is on 25th February from 10 am to 4.30 pm at Mother Teresa Hall.

2. KNST is organizing Prayer and Recollection Day on 25th February, Saturday from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm at St.Theresa of Child Jesus Parish, Salmiya. There will be praise and worship session and talk on the Holy Spirit, God’s Gift to us.

3. The English Charismatic prayer group is having their regular prayer service on Tuesday after 6.00 pm English Mass and holy hour of adoration on 1st Tuesday of the month. From the month of March onwards the Latin Malayalam mass will be at 6.30 pm at St. Mother Teresa Hall.

4. Malayalam Night Vigil Service is on Tuesday 28th Feb. at Holy Family Cathedral from 7.30 pm to 11.30 pm and transportation is available from here at 6.45 pm.

5. The Season of Lent begins on Monday, 27th February for the Syro-Malabar and Syro-Malankara community, and on Ash Wednesday, March 1, for the Latin Rite community. The Schedules are as follows:

ASH MONDAY SERVICE - SYRO-MALABAR RITE (27th February 2017)
5.45 am - Syro-Malabar Mass - St. Daniel Combon Hall
9.30 am - Syro-Malabar Mass - St. Daniel Comboni Hall
4.30 pm - Syro-Malabar Mass - St. Daniel Comboni Hall
4.30 pm - Syro-Malabar Mass - St. Mother Teresa Hall
6.30 pm - Syro-Malabar Mass - St. Mother Teresa Hall
7.00 pm - Syro-Malabar Mass - St. Daniel Comboni Hall

SYRO-MALANKARA RITE
8.00 pm - Syro-Malankara Service - St. Mother Teresa Hall

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES LATIN RITE ( 1st MARCH 2017)
5.45 am - English - Our Lady of Arabia Hall
6.00 pm - English - St. Mother Teresa Hall
6.00 pm - Latin Malayalam - Our Lady of Arabia Hall
7.30 pm - Latin Malayalam - St. Mother Teresa Hall
7.30 pm - Konkani - Our Lady of Arabia Hall

6. The First Thursday adoration of the Parish in Malayalam is from 7.30 am to 8.30 pm at our Lady of Arabia Hall.

7. Those who would like to serve in the parish as volunteers are requested to register their names at the parish Registration desk.

8. There will be special prayers and blessing for the students who are appearing for board exam on 3rd March Friday at 9.30 am English mass. Students and their parents are specially invited for the celebration.

9. The Marriage preparation course in English is on March 10 & 17, Fridays at Holy Family Cathedral and Marriage preparation course in Malayalam is on March 10, 11 and 18, 2017 from 2.00 pm to 8.00 pm.

10. The Lenten Retreat in English will be held in the parish on March 13, 14 & 15th (Monday to Wednesday) from 6.00pm to 9.00pm. Rev. Fr. Fernando Da Costa from Pune will animate the retreat.

11. The Malayalam speaking Community celebrates the Feast of St. Joseph on 17 March, Friday at 5pm at Integrated School. Those who would like to join as Presdenthi of the feast can register their names and we are also taking a special collection to meet the expense of the feast. Volunteers are there at the exit door to collect your contribution

12. The Parish will celebrate "May Fete" on 21 April 2017, Friday from 3.00 pm to 9.00pm . The ward leaders will visit your houses with May – Fete coupons and we request your collaboration and support for the success of May Fete.

13. 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.


KINDLY NOTE THE FOLLOWING

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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