Announcements
CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS 10-13 NOVEMBER 2016
11-November-2016

CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

10-13 NOVEMBER 2016

 

 

CHURCH HYMNAL

 

The church Hymnal “Desert Waves” is now available for sale in the Parish Bookshop and Parish Office. This book carries more than 700 Hymns for ‘Catholic Celebrations’ under various themes, along with the Novenas for Saints. We highly recommend you to have a copy, in your families   the cost of the book is Qr. 25/-.

 

CLOSURE OF THE JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY – From 12TH TO 20TH NOVEMBER.

 

The parish will celebrate the closure of the Jubilee year of Mercy on 20th November-2016. To mark this important event we have planned for various spiritual activities.  The program will be as follows:

*The parish will hold “Week Of Mercy” from 12th Nov (Saturday) To 17th Nov (Thursday) there will be visiting of the sick.  Those who would like the visit of the Sick at home, please register at the parish office, before 10th November, with your contact details. Team of people will visit the sick at your homes.

         **18th November (Friday)Stations of the Cross, with the Theme of: MERCY, at the Parish grounds after the 10 am and 3pm Mass.  At 5 PM, There will be a “Candle light -vigil service” at the parish grounds, with the theme “God’s mercy in the Eucharist, a wellspring of joy and peace to the family” followed by the 7.30pm mass.  Those who have already got the Candle holders please bring them for the vigil service; others can buy from the book store. The Language Groups will have the Stations of the Cross after their regular masses.  From 9 AM onwards there will be special program at the Seraphic Hall. There will be special places for the Sacrament of Confession.

*** Exhibition on the Year of Mercy”:  There will be Exhibition at “Our Lady of Arabia Hall” . We invite everyone to visit.

**** “Mercy Petition Box”: At the entrance of the Main Church & Sacraments Chapel, We have kept “Boxes for Petitions”.  Please place your prayer Requests.

          19th November (Saturday) – the 6PM, adoration will be held in the Main Church followed by the 7pm mass, with special preaching on “Year of Mercy”.

           20th November (Sunday) – The Main Door of the Church will be kept open for the people to enter for 5. 30  & 7.00 PM mass. The closing rites will precede the 7PM Con-celebrated High Mass with His Excellency Bishop Camillo Ballin.

All parishioners are invited for these celebrations.

 

MARRIAGE RENEWAL MASS

We welcome all couples who celebrate their wedding anniversary in the month of November to participate in the Marriage Renewal Mass on 21st November (Monday) at 7:00PM in the Main Church. Please register your names at the Parish office or e-mail them to familyministry2010@yahoo.com

 

CHARIS ARABIA- SPIRITUAL MAGAZINE OF THE VICARIATE  

Charis Arabia – November issue is now available. Those who have subscribed could collect your copies from the Book store and the Parish office. Others can buy the single copy for 10 Riyals.

 

PARISH ADVENT RETREAT IN ENGLISH

The Parish Advent Retreat in English will be animated by Rev. Fr. JIM FARRELL, Director of Missions, Fatima Retreat Centre, USA from 9th December (Friday) to 12th December (Monday) 2016 in the Main Church.

All parishioners are requested to attend the Retreat with Family in preparation for Advent. For further details, please check the notice board or Banner. There will not be any other activities during the time of retreat

 
CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS 3-6 NOVEMBER 2016
06-November-2016

CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

3-6 NOVEMBER 2016

 

 

BAPTISM SEMINAR

The Next Baptism seminar will be held on the 7th November (Monday) at 7:45PM at the Sacraments Chapel. Parents, who want to baptize their children, need to attend the seminar together with the God-parents.

 

CHURCH HYMNAL

The church hymnal “Desert Waves” is now available for sale in the Parish Bookshop and Parish Office. This book carries more than 700 Hymns for ‘Catholic Celebrations’ under various themes, along with the Novenas for Saints. We highly recommend you to have a copy,  in your families   The cost of the book is Qr. 25/-.

 

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE

The next Marriage Preparation Course will be held on 11th November 2016, Friday, from 7:30AM to 5:30PM at the Seraphic Hall. Those who intend to marry within the next 6 months, please register at the parish office with the copy of your baptismal certificate and passport copy. Walk-in registrations will not be entertained.

 

CLOSURE OF THE JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY – From 12TH TO 20TH NOVEMBER.

The parish will celebrate the closure of the Jubilee year of Mercy on 20th November-2016. To mark this important event we have planned for various spiritual activities.  The program will be as follows:

*The parish will hold “Week Of Mercy” from 12th Nov (Saturday) To 17th Nov ( Thursday)  there will be visiting of the sick.  Those who would like this visit at home, please register at the parish office, before 10th November, with your contact details. Team of people will visit the sick at your homes.

**18th November (Friday)Stations of the Cross, with the Theme of: MERCY, at the Parish grounds after the 10 am and 3pm Mass.  At 5 PM, There will be a “Candle light -vigil service” at the parish grounds, with the theme “God’s mercy in the Eucharist, a wellspring of joy and peace to the family” followed by the 7.30pm mass.  Those who have already got the Candle holders please bring them for the vigil service; others can buy from the book store. The Language Groups will have the Stations of the Cross after their regular masses.  From 9 AM onwards there will be special program at the Seraphic Hall.

*** Exhibition on the Year of Mercy” :  There will be Exhibition at “Our Lady of Arabia Hall” . We invite everyone to visit.

**** “Mercy Petition Box”: At the entrance of the Main Church & Sacraments Chapel, We have kept “Boxes for Petitions”.  Please place your prayer Requests.

19th November (Saturday) – the 6PM, adoration will be held in the Main Church followed by the 7pm mass, with special preaching on “Year of Mercy”.

20th November (Sunday) – The Main Door of the Church will be kept open for the people to enter for 5. 30  & 7.00 PM mass. The closing rites will precede the 7PM Con-celebrated High Mass with His Excellency Bishop Camillo Ballin.

All parishioners are invited for these celebrations.

 

FIRST SATURDAY--MARIAN DEVOTION

 

On every First Saturday of the month, as part of Marian Devotion, we will conduct the Rosary with candle light procession from the Main church to the Grotto. 5th Novemberis the FirstSaturday of the Month. We invite all parishioners to participate in this devotion after the 7 pm Mass.

 

 
CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS 27-30 OCTOBER 2016
30-October-2016

CHARIS ARABIA- SPIRITUAL MAGAZINE OF THE VICARIATE  

Charis Arabia – October issue is now available. This is a monthly Spiritual magazine published in our vicariate of Northern Arabia, under the patronage of His Lordship, Bishop Camillo Ballin. It carries articles on different themes from the renowned catholic authors.  We highly recommend that it would be helpful for the renewal and growth of the spiritual life.  The magazine is available for sale at the Parish office, Bookstore and from the prayer group leaders. All parishioners are encouraged for the yearly subscription of Charis Arabia at the Parish office.

 

FEAST OF ALL SAINTS  & ALL SOULS DAY

The Feast of All Saints Day will be celebrated on 1st November 2016 (Tuesday). All masses will be as usual, but in the Main Church.

 

The All Souls Day will be commemorated on Wednesday 02nd November; there will be six Masses in English.

 

            Morning Timings:        5:30 a.m., 7:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. (in Sacraments Chapel)

            Evening Timings:         4:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (in the Main Church)

 

Mass at Dukhan Cemetery is at 3:30p.m. We encourage parishioners to attend this mass at Dukhan. The church is organizing transport to Dukhan. The bus will leave from the church at 2:00 pm. Those who would like to avail this arrangement please register your name at the parish office, on or before 31st October (Monday)

 

HOLY HOUR ADORATION

4th November, is 1st First Friday of the Month. Adoration will be conducted at 2:00pm in the Main Church.

 

FIRST SATURDAY--MARIAN DEVOTION

On every First Saturday of the month, as part of Marian Devotion, we will conduct the Rosary with candle light procession from the Main church to the Grotto. 5th November is the First Saturday of the Month. We invite all parishioners to participate in this devotion after the 7 pm Mass.

 

BAPTISM SEMINAR

The Next Baptism seminar will be held on the 7th November (Monday) at 7:45PM at the Sacraments Chapel. Parents, who want to baptize their children, need to attend the seminar together with the God-parents.

 

CHURCH HYMNAL

The church hymnal is available for sale in the Parish Bookshop and Parish Office. The cost of the book is Qrs 25/-.

 

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE

The next Marriage Preparation Course will be held on 11th November 2016, Friday, from 7:30AM to 5:30PM at the Seraphic Hall. Those who intend to get married within the next 6 months, please register at the parish office with the copy of your baptismal certificate and passport copy. Walk-in registrations will not be entertained.

 

CLOSING OF THE JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY - 18TH TO 20TH NOVEMBER, 2016

The parish will celebrate the closing of the Jubilee year of Mercy from 18-20 November, 2016. The program will be as follows:

 

18th NovemberStations of the cross at the Parish grounds after the 10am and 3pm Mass. At 5pm there will be a vigil service at the parish grounds followed by the 7.30pm mass.

19th November 2016 – the 6pm adoration will be held in the Main Church followed by the 7pm mass

20th November 2016 – The door of Mercy will be open for the closing rites followed by the High Mass which will be concelebrated by H E Bishop Camillo Ballin.

 

All parishioners are requested to participate in these celebrations.

 

NEW ALTAR SERVERS TRAINING

There will be a training on Saturday 29 October at 4.00 pm for all those children who would like to join the Altar servers sodality. Children who have received their First Holy Communion and are between the ages of 9 to 13 can attend this training. 

 
CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS 29 SEPTEMBER 02 OCTOBER 2016
02-October-2016

CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

29 SEPTEMBER – 02 OCTOBER 2016

 

 

CHARIS ARABIA- SPIRITUAL MAGAZINE OF THE VICARIATE  

Charis Arabia – September issue is now available. This is a monthly Spiritual magazine published in our vicariate of Northern Arabia, under the patronage of His Lordship, Bishop Camillo Ballin. It carries articles on different themes from the renowned catholic authors.  We highly recommend that it would be helpful for the renewal and growth of the spiritual life.  The magazine is available for sale at the Parish office, Bookstore and from the prayer group leaders. All parishioners are encouraged to enroll for the yearly subscription of Charis Arabia at the Parish office.

 

“MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEK-END”

 

Family Ministry is pleased to organize a “Marriage Encounter Weekend”for couples from 13 to 15th October 2016 (Thursday to Saturday). The program will be animated by Rev. Fr. Arul Edward, a renowned Family Pastoral Counsellor and a team of professional Marriage encountered couples from Dubai.

Please contact the Parish Office or Family Ministry- coordinators for more details.  Couples, please register, at the Parish Office before 1st October 2016.

 

FEAST OF OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY

 

We celebrate the “Feast of our Lady of the Rosary” on 7th October (Friday). The Spiritual preparation has already began with the Novena Mass on 28th September (Wednesday) till 6th October. Novena will begin at 6.30pm at the grotto followed by Holy Mass in the main church at 7pm.  We have a Guest preacher Rev Fr. Hugh Gillespie, who will preach on the Theme: “Our Life, Our Sweetness and Our Hope: The Rosary, Treasury of Mysteries of Mercy”.

On 6th October (Thursday) After the Novena Mass there will be candle Light procession at the Parish Grounds followed by Eucharistic procession. The Solemn High Feast Mass will be on 7th October 2016 (Friday) at 3.15pm in the Main Church, followed by a cultural program and opening of the Food Fiesta.  All parishioners are requested for the active participation in all the celebrations. For more information please get a copy of the flyers, placed at the entrance and the Banners displayed.  

 

ALTAR SERVERS MEETING

Next Altar servers meeting will be on 1 October 2016 at 5.30 pm in the Alverna chapel. Attendance is compulsory.

 

BAPTISM SEMINAR

 

The Next Baptism seminar will be held on the 3rd October (Monday) at 7:45PM at the Sacraments Chapel. Parents, who want to baptize their children, need to attend the seminar together with the God-parents.

 

HOLY HOUR ADORATION

 

7th October, is 1st First Friday of the Month. The Eucharistic Adoration will be conducted at 2:00pm in the Main Church.

 

MUSICAL CONCERT BY REXBAND

 

There will be a musical concert by Rexband on 15th October, 2016 at the Arabia Hall from 8-9.30pm. This concert is organised by Jesus Youth in line with the Jesus Youth GCC conference.

BLOCK ROSARY

 

As a spiritual preparation for the FEAST OF OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY, we will have Block Rosary led by the Legion of Mary, Franciscan Youth and prayer groups. We invite all communities and prayer groups to participate, on 30th September 2016 at the Seraphic Hall from 7.30am to 6.45pm. No other activities will be allowed during this time.

 
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