Monday, April 21, 2014  


Updated: 13 April 2014




St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Dubai





Please collect your brown envelopes, ‘My Sacrifices for Lent’ available during Lent in the church portico or in the Parish office.  You may return them during Lent or on Good Friday with your ‘Lenten Sacrifices’.

“Pastoral Letter for Holy Week and Easter 2014” by His Excellency Bishop Paul Hinder is available now and will be distributed after all masses. Each family must obtain a copy.

Holy Week Programme: Please refer the notice board or click here.

Confessions during Holy week from Monday 14th to Wednesday 16th of April:

Morning: from 9.00 am to 12.00 noon

Evening: From 4.00 pm to 10.00 pm


For special attention of all Parishioners:

  1. Good Friday is a day of fast and abstinence.

  2. Those attending Holy Week masses, please avoid taking chairs / stools inside the Church, and also the football ground to prevent damage to the astro turf.

  3. For all matters concerning security, discipline and orderliness please follow the instructions / guidelines of the volunteers on duty. They are there to help you.

  4. Take care of your valuables like wallet and mobile phone.

  5. There should be no other activities in the Church premises during the Holy Week.

Samaritans Ministry is arranging for five different Computer Courses effective from 25th April for 10 consecutive Fridays, until 27th June.  Courses included are 

  • Basic IT / Networking
  • Basic & Advanced Excel
  • Accounting for Non-Accountants
  • Primavera P6 / Project Management
  • Basic AutoCAD

Registration on a 'First Come First Limited seats only and will be on ‘First Come First Served’ basis. For more details, please refer the notice boards or Parish Office. 

Samaritans Ministry is inviting Nannies & Maids for “A Day Outing” on 2nd May (revised date).  They will have a half day Dubai site-seeing trip and thereafter lunch and fun filled activities in a local park.  Admission is free and will be through registration only at the Parish Office.  Limited seats and will be on ‘First Come First Served’ basis. For more details, please refer the notice boards or Parish Office or click here.

Samaritans’ “Bag of Hope”:

Requesting parishioner’s to support a needy labour camp with basic provisions.  The required items include:
Rice, Daal (Masoor / Moong), Channa (Black / White), Cooking Oil, Chilli / Coriander / Turmeric Powder,  Wheat Flour No:2, Tea Powder / Milk Powder, Washing Powder,   Toothpaste / Bath soap,  Salt / Sugar.  For more details contact


Additional  Midday  Mass


Parishioners please note that commencing on Ash Wednesday, there will be Holy Mass every day at 12 noon except on Fridays.  It will daily mass from Monday to Thursday and obligatory Mass on Saturdays and Sundays. 


Baptisms also on Every Saturday:


The church will have an additional infant baptism scheduled every Saturday at 1:00pm 




Fr. Tomasito Veneracion OFM Cap.

                                                                                                            Parish Priest


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