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General Notices


2019 - AVONA
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Holy Family Cathedral Parish, Kuwait City

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 18 January


1. The first Night Vigil of the year will be on January 17th, Thursday. The Confessions will begin at 9:30 PM followed by the Adoration at 10:00 PM.

2. The Feast of Our Lady of Arabia will be on January 18th, 19th and 20th. In this Cathedral, the Novena will be till January 17th after the Communion Prayer during the 6:30 PM Mass on weekdays, the 6:00 PM Mass on Friday and the 5:45 PM Mass on Sunday.

3. In Celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Arabia, there will be a Concelebrated Mass on Saturday, 19th January at 6:30 pm in the Cathedral. All the parishioners are invited.

4. The Nurses' Ministry will be conducting Greatest Call - 2019 on January 19th, Saturday, from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. Fr. Augustine Vallooran V.C. of the Divine Retreat Center in Potta, Kerala will be the Guest Speaker and Our Bishop Camillo will officiate the Eucharistic Celebration.

5. January 21st, Monday, will be the Pre-Baptism Seminar for the Parents and Godparents from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. in the Holy Family Hall. Kindly register in the Parish Office.

6. Maintenance work will be carried out in the Cathedral on the following dates: 21st to 24th January ; 28th to 31st January and 4th to 7th February. This period can be extended if the work is not completed. All weekday (Monday to Thursday) Masses will be celebrated in the Holy Family Hall. Please refer to Notice Board for Hall Booking details.

7. Those who are still interested to join the Papal Mass on February 5th in Abu Dhabi, UAE, are requested to register in the Parish Office with the complete requirements. The deadline for this registration will now be January 20th. The Papal Mass Tickets are available only through the parish and will be distributed once received. No person should go without a ticket. See the Notice Board for the details.

8. On 30th March 2019, Our Beloved Bishop Camillo Ballin will be celebrating the Golden Jubilee of his Priestly Ordination. The Kuwait Parishes will be jointly releasing a Souvenir of this momentous occasion. We invite all the Groups, Associations and Parishioners of Our Vicariate to offer their well wishes to Bishop Camillo, through a sponsorship in the souvenir.

9. A Live Musical Concert led by Master Plan will be conducted this February 8th, Friday, at Ardiya, near to Al Jaber Stadium. This Christian Musical Extravaganza is open to all Christian Communities. All are welcomed to this Musical Feast. More details are on the Notice Board.

10. The December issue of Charisarabia is available in the Parish Office.

11. Please obtain your copy of the Cathedral Parish Calendar 2019 in the Resource Centre.

12. All the Working Members are once again kindly reminded to continue making their Monthly Contribution of, at least, one Dinar for the Bahrain Cathedral.

13. On 30 March 2019, our beloved Bishop Camillo Ballin will be celebrating the Golden Jubilee of his priestly ordination. On this momentous occasion, our Kuwait Parishes will be releasing a souvenir. We appeal to all the groups, associations and parishioners of the Vicariate to offer their wishes to the Bishop, through sponsorship in the souvenir.


Our Lady of Arabia Parish, Ahmadi

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 18 January

1. Parishioners are invited to attend a two days spiritual talk about the Blessed Virgin Mary on January 16 and 17, 2019 after the 6:00 PM Mass in the Catechism block.

2. KUWAIT NURSES MINISTRY is inviting all nurses of Kuwait for a day convention on January 19, 2019, Saturday from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM at the Holy Family Cathedral. Registration forms are available in the parish office. The program is in English.

3. On January 20, 2019 will be the Solemnity Of Our Lady of Arabia, there will a Holy Rosary at 5:30 PM in the catechism block, followed by Holy Mass at 6:30 PM in the church. The 7:15 PM English mass is cancelled.

4. 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 January 26, Saturday during the 6:00 PM Mass.

5. A Mega Musical Concert led by Master Plan (A Dubai based JY Band performing at World Youth Day) will be conducted on Feb. 08, 2019 at Ardiya, near to Al Jaber Stadium. This Gospel Musical extravaganza is open to all communities. All are welcomed to this musical feast. For more details, please see the notice board.

6. On March 30, 2019, our beloved Bishop Camillo Ballin will be celebrating his golden jubilee of priestly ordination. On this momentous occasion, our Kuwait Parishes will be releasing a souvenir. We appeal to all parishioners, groups and associations to offer wishes to the Bishop through sponsorship in the souvenir.


St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus Parish, Salmiya

Announcements for the week beginning: Friday, 18 January

1. We wish you a happy feast of Our Lady of Arabia, the patroness of our vicariate. Let us continue to pray for our Bishop Camillo and his intentions.

2. A symposium will be held on Friday, 18 January for the catechists, hence the catechism class will not be held on the day except for Class 10 who will appear for a class test from 8 to 9.20 am.

3. KNST is organizing a Spiritual Enrichment Program, animated by Br. Cyril John, with Praise & Worship on Saturday, 19 January from 1.00 to 5.00 pm in our church.

4. The Saturday children's oratory program will be held on Saturday, 19 January from 9.30 to 11.30 am. Children are requested to carry with them coloring material; parents kindly encourage your children to attend the Saturday oratory program.

5. Altar servers will meet on Saturday, 19 January from 9.30 to 11.30 am in the courtyard.

6. The second orientation session for confirmation students, along with their parents, will be held on Tuesday, 22 January from 7.15 to 8.30 pm. Attendance is mandatory.

7. All those who have submitted the application form for the Papal Visit are assured of an entry coupon which will be available by Friday, 25 January in the parish office.

8. The Feast of Santo Nino will be celebrated on Friday, 25 January from 12 noon to 4.00 pm.

9. There will be Praise & Worship in Hindi on Saturday, 26 January at 3:30 pm followed by Holy Mass in Hindi at 4.00 pm.

10. The parish council members and their respective core team members are invited for a formative session on Monday, 28 January from 7.15 am to 9.15 pm in the courtyard.

11. Kindly note that the pre-baptismal seminar will not be conducted in February.

12. Fr. Phillip Parkkatt, a Salesian from Bangalore, who will be with us from 15 January to 11 February, will be available for confessions daily from 10 am to 12 noon and 5.30 to 6.30 pm except on Fridays.

13. The online Bible Quiz conducted by our Parish concluded on 31 December 2018. The names of the top 50 participants will be posted on the notice board and will be presented a Certificate of Appreciation during the Finale Mega Quiz on Friday, 1 February IEAS.

14. A Mega Musical Concert led by Masterplan (A Dubai based Jesus Youth band performing at World Youth Days) will be conducted on Friday, 8 February at Ardiya, near Al Jaber Stadium. This Gospel Musical extravaganza is open to all communities. Please contact our volunteers who will available after the mass for further details and purchase your tickets at the earliest as the tickets are limited.

15. On 30 March 2019, our beloved Bishop Camillo Ballin will be celebrating the golden jubilee of his priestly ordination. On this momentous occasion, our Kuwait Parishes will be releasing a souvenir. We appeal to all the groups, associations and parishioners of the Vicariate to offer their wishes to the bishop, through sponsorship in the souvenir.


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

KINDLY NOTE THE FOLLOWING

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 app.salmiyachurch.com 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, 21 December

1. On January 19, 2019 (Saturday) Nurses Ministry in Kuwait is conducting Greatest Call - 2019. This Program will be in English for all Nurses. 2. A mega Musical Gospel Concert by Master Plan, a Dubai based Jesus Youth Band, is performing on Feb. 8th in Ardiya near Al Jaber Stadium to raise fund for Bahrain cathedral and African missions. Jesus Youth members will be approaching you with the tickets for the concert. Please support them 3. Jan 12, Saturday, Nurses ministry of Abbasiya is having adoration from 9.00 am in the first basement. 4. The feast of Our Lady of Arabia is celebrated on 18th, 19th and 20th (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) 5. Malayalam Marriage preparation course is on 2nd, 8th and 9th February in Ahmadi church. Registration forms are available with the priests. 6. On 30 March 2019, our beloved Bishop Camillo Ballin will be celebrating the golden jubilee of his priestly ordination. On this momentous occasion, our Kuwait Parishes will be releasing a souvenir. We appeal to all the groups, associations and parishioners of the Vicariate to offer their wishes to the Bishop, through sponsorship in the souvenir. 7. The Papal Mass will be held on February 5th at 10:30 AM. in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Those who are interested are requested to register the name with Bro. Baiju D’cruz or Bro. Joby Thomas with the complete requirements as soon as possible. The deadline for registration is on January 12th. Tickets are available only through the parish and will be distributed once received. No person should come without a ticket. No Ticket - No Entry policy will be strictly imposed. Please refer to the Notice Board for details. 8. Latin Community celebrates the feast of St. Sebastian on 18th Friday under the leadership of Kannathura parish. Syro Malabar community celebrates t he feast St. Sebastian on 19th Saturday.



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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