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Qatar is a peninsula bordering Saudi Arabia, with an area of 22,000 sq. km., and 350,000 inhabitants. It gained independence on 3 September 1971. The region is mostly a desert. The meagre incomes earned by traditional occupations rearing of cameis, pearl fishery, production of dates, and dry fish - were given a boost by the discovery of oil in 1949. The oil is collected from the well in Dukhan and piped to Umm Said, which serves both as a harbour and refinery centre. The Sheikhdom is ruled by a hereditary monarch of a royal family, which concentrates all power in its hands according to a constitution written in 1970. Doha is the Capital. The missionaries used to visit the Christian communities of Qatar from Bahrain. A permanent presence began with Fr. Adriano Benini in December 1970.
Christmas Message

Dear Brothers and sisters

“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom God favours!”(Luke 2:13-14)

As we celebrate the birth day of the Babe of Bethlehem, I wish you “A  joyous, peaceful and grace -filled Christmas and a hopeful, prosperous, and promising New Year-2015."  I pen to express my greetings to you and your families. I think not only of those who live within our parish but also your family members, dear and near ones, on this special season of the year.

Christmas reminds us that our God is not a distant God but a God who is with us,-“Emmanuel.”  May the Emanuel God find place in our hearts and homes. During this season, we Christians, remember and celebrate that sacred moment in human history when God entered in our world, becoming part of every one of us and the whole human race. Christmas brings us back to the source of our life and existence.   God has come into the world, with His love, peace and hope that makes us joyful and rejoicing.  His light has shone in our darkness and no darkness can overpower this light.

As a priest, for many years, in this parish of our lady of the Rosary, I feel privileged and so uplifted by the huge number of the dedicated parishioners who minister, in many ways, alongside us, the priests, with dedication and enthusiasm. In truth you are the heart of the parish. Working together we aim to have a parish that is inclusive where everyone is and feels welcome.  This always gives a feeling of a “One Family” which Christ wants to create in us.  On this special season, I wish to leave a note of gratitude for your participation, support and generosity in making this parish a 'Family'

I pray that the presence of the Christ-Child will grace your home during this Christmas season and throughout the coming year -2015. May God bless you.


With Prayers and Blessings

Yours in the Lord,
Fr. Selvaraj Arockiam OFM, Cap.


Saint Of The Day
Oct  07:
OUR LADY of the ROSARY Commemorating the Victory of Lepanto 1571:
In thanksgiving for the victory of Lepanto, an ancient stronghold of Greece and a modern port of that nation, Saint Pius V in 1571 instituted an annual feast in honor of Our Lady of Victory. Two years later, Gregory XIII changed this title to Our Lady of the Rosary; in 1740, Clement XII extended the feast to the universal Church.

We have related in the life of Saint Pius V the victory of Lepanto; here we will speak of the Rosary itself, granted to Saint Dominic by Our Lady Herself in the thirteenth century, with promises of the greatest blessings for those who recite it well. The Rosary of fifteen decades affords a simple means of meditation on the principal mysteries of our holy Religion, and a means of drawing closer to the Saviour through the intercession of the One to whom He never refuses anything. One can also say the chaplet of five decades, since the fifteen are divided into three groups of five: The Joyful, the Sorrowful, and the Glorious Mysteries of the life of Christ.

On the crucifix, one recites the Credo or Apostles’ Creed, which the Apostles themselves composed at the first Council of Jerusalem, before their definitive separation, thereby resolving the question of what exactly should be taught to the neophytes. By it we honor the Three Persons of the Holy Trinity and express our faith in the Church established by God; in the Communion of the faithful, whether living or deceased; in the pardon of sins, the general resurrection at the end of the world, and eternal life.

Before each decade, the Pater or Our Father, taught by our Saviour Himself when His Apostles asked how they should pray, includes three petitions for the glory of God in heaven: May His Name be sanctified, rendered holy in the sight of all nations; may His Kingdom come — the interior reign of God which renders Him the Sovereign governing every heart and mind by His love — this, while we await Christ’s own final return as visible King of His Church and all creation; thirdly, may His Will be accomplished on earth, to perfection, as it is in heaven. There follow four petitions for ourselves and our salvation. We ask, under the general term of “our daily bread,” that God provide for all our needs, both spiritual and material; we beg His forgiveness for our sins, in the same measure we have forgiven our neighbor’s offenses, real or imaginary. And we implore to be spared temptation or to be delivered from succumbing to it and all other evils that would separate us from God.

In the Ave Maria or Hail Mary, we repeat the words of the Angel Gabriel to Mary (Luke 1:18), repeated and augmented by Saint Elizabeth at the Visitation (Luke 1:42), adding the invocation of the Church for Her aid at the present moment and at the formidable hour of our death.

 After each decade, we add the Gloria Patri or Doxology, to honor the Three Persons of the Holy Trinity.
OUR LADY of the ROSARY pray for us!!!

Sources: Les Petits Bollandistes: Vies des Saints, by Msgr. Paul Guérin (Bloud et Barral: Paris, 1882), Vol. 12; Little Pictorial Lives of the Saints, a compilation based on Butler’s Lives of the Saints and other sources by John Gilmary Shea (Benziger Brothers: New York, 1894).
Todays Readings & Speciality





First Reading

A reading from the book of Judith (13:17-20)


All the people were greatly astonished, and bowed down and worshiped God, and said with one accord, "Blessed art thou, our God, who hast brought into contempt this day the enemies of thy people." And Uzziah said to her, "O daughter, you are blessed by the Most High God above all women on earth; and blessed be the Lord God, who created the heavens and the earth, who has guided you to strike the head of the leader of our enemies. Your hope will never depart from the hearts of men, as they remember the power of God. May God grant this to be a perpetual honor to you, and may he visit you with blessings, because you did not spare your own life when our nation was brought low, but have avenged our ruin, walking in the straight path before our God." And all the people said, "So be it, so be it!"

This is the Word of the Lord


Responsorial Psalm


R. The queen stands at your right hand, arrayed in gold.


1.  The queen takes her place at your right hand in gold of Ophir.  R.


2.  Hear, O daughter, and see; turn your ear, forget your people and your father’s house.  R.


3.  So shall the king desire your beauty; for he is your Lord.  R.


4.  They are borne in with gladness and joy; they enter the palace of the king.   R.




Second Reading

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles 1:12-14

Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day's journey away; and when they had entered, they went up to the upper room, where they were staying, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alpheus and Simon the Zealot and Judas the son of James. All these with one accord devoted themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.

This is the Word of the Lord


Gospel Acclamation


Allelluia, Alleluia

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests. Alleluia, Alleluia.

Gospel Reading: Luke 2:15-20

When the angels went away from them to heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go, then, to Bethlehem to see this thing that has taken place,  which the Lord has made known to us.” So they went in haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger. When they saw this, they made known the message that had been told them about this child. All who heard it were amazed by what had been told them by the shepherds. And Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart. Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God  for all they had heard and seen,  just as it had been told to them.


This is the Gospel of the Lord




CELEBRANT:  On this day, we pray to Our Father through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary. Let us submit our prayers:  LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER.


1. Heavenly Father we lift up our Pope Francis, the Bishops of the church, that they may be guided by the Holy Spirit and may continue to proclaim in words and deeds the presence of God’s kingdom.  Let us pray.


2. Heavenly Father, we pray for His Highness, The Emir, Sheik Tamim Bin Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani and all those in Authority that Our Lord will bless them with wisdom and graces to lead this country, and we pray for peace in the Arab Region and in the whole world. Let us pray.


3. Heavenly Father we pray for the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary and the whole church around the world, that the faithful may have a deeper meaning of following GOD’s commandments with sincerity. Let us pray.


4. Heavenly Father we lift up the priests serving in our Parish that they may be strengthened, and may be blessed with deep faith, firm hope and burning love that will ever increase in their priestly life. Let us pray.


5. Heavenly Father we pray for the laity that works zealously in this parish, we pray in a special way for the newly installed parish council members that each of them may truly reflect the love of Jesus and with the motherly aid of our blessed Mother may remain faithful to their calling. Let us pray.


6. Heavenly Father we pray for the Parishioners of our church that day may support the mission of the Church and respond fully to the call of our Baptism and accept the grace to remain open to God’s call to serve. Let us pray.


7. For the people of the whole world, who are seeking to clear a path towards peace that our Lady may protect them from all evil, and lead them to discover the Prince of peace. Let us pray.


8. Heavenly  Father we pray for all families in our Parish , that families may pray together and be transformed by the power  of the Holy Spirit into havens of Peace and love Let us pray.


9. Heavenly Father we pray for bitterness and hatred in this world, we pray that the Church become an instrument of reconciliation, forgiveness, healing and peace to warring peoples and nations. Let us pray.


10. Heavenly Father we pray that in union with our Blessed Mother, we may be constant in prayer and seek to fulfill God’s plan for our salvation. Let us pray.


11. Heavenly Father we pray that through our Blessed Mother’s motherly care, the sick and the hurting may find healing and consolation. Let us pray.


12. Heavenly Father we pray for all of us gathered here, that we may know always to find in Mary an attentive mother and a sure help in our needs. Let us pray.


13. For all God’s faithful in the Catholic Church of Our Lady of the Rosary-Qatar: that God will unite us and become one Catholic Church specially in every Church activity, plan and mission, Let us pray.


Celebrant:  Lord hear the prayers of all those you renew with the bread of life and under the watchful care of our Lady of Rosary may we advance along the way of salvation. Amen