• St. Maryís Catholic Church - Dubai


                       KONKANI MASS

                      (26th JULY 2013)



    6TH JULY 2013 AT  5.30 P.M.(AFTER 4.45 P.M. MASS)




    FRIDAY 13TH JULY 2013 AT 8.45 A.M. TO 10.00 A.M. MINI HALL




    13TH JULY 2013 AT 4.45 P.M. (EVERY 2nd FRIDAY OF THE MONTH)



    20TH JULY  2013 AT 8.30 A.M. TO 5.00 P.M. MINI HALL (EVERY 3rd FRIDAY OF THE MONTH)


    Children's Catechism:

    In the words of Pope John Paul II, ""Catechesis prepares for the important commtments of adult life. It is a permanent school of faith and follows the major stages of life, like a beacon lighting the path of the child, the adolescent and the young person.""
    The Ministry of Catechism is led by the Parish Priest in coordination with the Comboni Sisters of the Parish and a team of Catechists and support team who function under the banner of Catholic Christian Doctrine (CCD) Office 
    Classes 1 - 3 (age group 6 - 8 years) Preparation for Sacraments of First Confession and First Holy Communion
    Classes 4 - 8 (age group 9 - 13) Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation
    Classes 9 - 12 (age group 14 - 17) Youth program
    Classes held every Friday from the month of September to May.
    DAY & TIME (English)
    Morning Batch (Classes 1 to 6 & 9 to 12): 9 am to 10 am followed by Holy Mass at 10.15 am
    Evening Batch (Classes 1 to 12) : 3.20 pm Holy Mass followed by catechism from 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm
    Registration for the new Catechetical Year for new admissions or renewals, may be done at Basement Room B-15 (below the Main Hall). Additional details are given in the link below.
    Registration for the Catechetical year 2010 - '11 for children who were born on or before 31 December 2004.
    Children attending St Mary's Catholic High School are exempted from attending the Friday Catechism,
    as they are taught catechism in the school
    For registration form please click here
    New Registration for Class 1 - Copy of Baptism Certificate
    New Registration for Class 2 & above - Copy of Baptism Certificate along with a letter from the previous Parish certifying the catechism classes attended prior to registration.
    New Registration for Confirmation Classes: Copy of Baptism Certificate, Copy of First Holy Communion Certificate and a letter from the previous Parish certifying the catechism classes attended prior to registration.
     Catechism books could be collected from the Catechism Office during the week (10 - 23 September) 

    The Parish also has separate Catechism for other Communities/Groups


    Classes conducted on Thursday evenings from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.   

    Details may be obtained from office of the Arabic Community ( Tel.No.3376113 )


    Classes conducted on every Tuesday from  5.00 pm to 6.00 pm    

    Details may be obtained from Ms.Sienna ( Tel No.050-6591405 )

     Adults Catechism:

                         Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

    For the adult Catholics who have not received the sacrament of confirmation, special catechism classes are conducted twice a year to prepare them to receive the Sacrament.

                                           Sacrament of Confirmation for Adults

                                                      Preparation Course

     Those adults and youth above 17 years of age who have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation and wish to do so, please register and attend the classes. Registration forms are available at the Parish Office.

    Please note that to be married in the Church, it is essential to have received the Sacrament of Confirmation.

    For any queries, please contact:

    - Rev. Sr. Luciana:              055.897.0478

    - Mrs. Rohini Saldanha J :   050.847.3328

              04.223.1465 (R) / 04.708.4334 (O) (if unanswered, leave a message).

                                 BAPTISM FOR INFANTS

    Baptism for infants is administered every Thursday (except Maundy Thursday) at 4 pm in the Chapel of the St Mary's Catholic Church.
    Prior registration is not required, however, parents and God-parents are required to attend the Baptism preparatioin seminar in advance.
    The Baptism preparation seminar is held on the Second Friday of every month from 8.30 am till 10.00 am in the mini hall.
    Parents and God-parents MUST attend this seminar before requesting Baptism for their child.
    It is recommended that parents attend the seminar before the birth of their child.


     Marriage and the Family are the foundation of society and that happy, stable marriages and families make a strong society. Today the attacks on the sanctity and stability of marriage and the family are a matter of serious concern. It is, therefore very important that our Catholic couples be well prepared to receive the Sacrament of Marriage.

    The Catholic Church insists on attending Marriage Preparation Course by the couple before their intended date of entering into the Sacrament of Matrimony.  The Marriage Preparation Course is not just a requirement of the Church to get married. It is also meant to help an adult, have a realistic look at how he/she can make the Sacramental Marriage work and grow, in and through the relationship as husband and wife, every day.

    • Participation in the Marriage Preparation Course is a pre-requisite to receive the sacrament of Matrimony in the Catholic Church. The Course may be completed at preferably two months before the sacramental marriage.
    • Marriage Preparation Course at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Dubai is held on the third Friday of every month in the MINI HALL. Reporting time is 8.30 a.m. and the programme concludes at 5.00 p.m.
    • Participants must attend the FULL course. Those who arrive late or miss out sessions, for any reason, will be required to REGISTER for the next course.
    • Certificates will be issued only on completion of the full course.  To ensure correctness of the names on the certificates, names are required to be written IN BLOCK LETTERS while registering at the Parish Office.
    • Only registered participants will be allowed in the hall.
    • It is suggested that registration for the course be done at least three weeks in advance, as the number of participants is limited, on a first come first served basis.


    Those who intend to get married in the Catholic Church, should inform the Parish Priest at least THREE MONTHS prior to the marriage. Such early notification is necessary so that various documents may be obtained and all the relevant marriage formalities be completed.
    • Certificate of Baptism (Can.1055)
    • Certificate of Confirmation (Can.1065)
    • Certificate of ""Freedom to Marry"" from the Priest of the Parish where Baptised
    • Marriage Preparation Course certificate

    Above certificates are to be submitted in original and are to be recently issued (not older than six months)

    Couples who wish to get married at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Dubai may refer to the following additional guidelines:

    • Valid passport copy with valid visa page
    • Two passport size photographs
    • Letter of Singleness from the respective Consulate / Embassy

    An appointment must be booked for a meeting with the Parish Priest, in order to have the pre-nuptial enquiry. The couple is responsible for wedding arrangements such as choir, church decoration, Mass booklets etc. The choice of readings and printing of Mass booklets must be done in consultation with the priest.



    Burial at the Christian Cemetery

    Documents required

    • Clearance from Police ( 3 copies of which one to Dubai Municipality Cemetery Services, one to Christian Cemetery Committee office and one copy to the bereaved).
    • A copy of death certificate from the hospital ( 3 copies of which one to Dubai Municipality Cemetery Services, one to Christian Cemetery Committee office and one copy to the bereaved).
    • The Original Burial Permit from Dubai Municipality - Cemetery Services Unit. Tel 04-2643355.
    • If adult's burial, a copy of Passport of the deceased with visa page.
    • A copy of immediate relative's Passport with visa page.
    • If child or foetus burial, copies of parents Passports with visa pages.

    Contact Christian Cemetery Committee,  Dubai  : Tel. 04-3370247

    (Mrs. Maureen , Holy Trinity Church) Office timings: 9am to 5pm

    For Burial rites for St. Mary's Parishioners,  contact the Parish Priest
    For Cremation details, contact Sunil 050-5071640 or Office 04-3532320
    For more information please contact:

    St. Mary's Church, Telephone : 04-3358504


    Holy Trinity Church, Telephone: 04-3370247/3374947   FAX: 04-3345788

    P.O. Box 7415, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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