The St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church was inaugurated in November 2001 by Bishop Bernard Gremoli as part of the Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Arabia (formerly Vicariate of Arabia). Our parish is presently pastored by Bishop Paul Hinder. We comprise of many nationalities and diverse communities from around the world united in one body of Christ. Located just off of Sheikh Zayed road behind Al Muntazah Complex in the emirate of Dubai, we are easily accessible from The Gardens Boulevard, Ibn Battuta Metro Station by bus or taxi, and from the Jebel Ali Village Interchange. View our location map.


dayschedule – Church
Friday06:15; 07:30; 09:00; 10:15; 17:00; 19:00
Saturday06:15 (SAT liturgy); 17:30; 19:00
Sunday06:15; 08:00; 17:30; 19:00; 20:00
Monday to Wednesday06:15; 09:00; 19:00
Tuesday18:00 for Catechism children
1st Thursday — Wedding Anniversary19:00
2nd, 3rd, 4th Thursday — Baptism Mass19:00


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English Catechism08:50 on Friday
English Catechism10:15 on Friday
French Catechism09:00 on Saturday
Arabic Catechism16:15 on Saturday
English Catechism16:15 on Saturday
Italian Catechism15:00 on Saturday
Adult Catechism20:00 on Monday
English Catechism17:00 on Tuesday
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adult09:00 on Friday with Mass attendance


Exposition of the Blessed Sacramentin the Adoration Chapel from 09:00 – 21:00 on every Friday, except on 1st Friday from 09:00 – 13:00.
First Friday Holy Hourin the church from 18:00 – 19:00.
National Intercession Dayin the Green Room led by the Jesus Youth (Malayalam) from 07:00 – 19:00 on every 1st Saturday of the month.
Holy Hour of Adoration19:45 – 20:45 on Tuesday in Hall no 8.
Perpetual AdorationCOMING SOON
Lift the citya Catholic Eucharistic Adoration flash mob.

John Paul II: “I encourage Christians regularly to visit Christ present in the Blessed Sacrament, for we are all called to abide in the presence of God. In contemplation, Christians will perceive ever more profoundly the mystery at the heart of Christian life.

“Teach young people the value of Eucharistic Adoration.

“I urge priests, religious and lay people to continue and redouble their efforts

to teach the younger generations the meaning and value of Eucharistic adoration and devotion. How will young people be able to know the Lord if they are not introduced to the mystery of His presence? Like the young Samuel, by learning the words of the prayer of the heart, they will be closer to the Lord, who will accompany them in their spiritual and human growth. The Eucharistic mystery is in fact the "summit of evangelization" (Lumen Gentium) for it is the most eminent testimony to Christ’s resurrection.”

Need for Eucharistic Adorationexplained by Fr. Antoine Thomas.
Eucharistic Adorationfrom the visible to the invisible.
Childrens Eucharistic Adorationa hope for families all over the world.
Eucharistic AdorationGod in the streets of New York City.


LibraryFriday from 09:00 to 12:00 and Saturday from 16:00 to 17:00 except on catechism class off-days.
Gift Shopon Friday and Sunday during Masses
Charity Bazaar2 to 3 times a year — see noticeboards or home page


Baptism Seminarfor parents and godparents. Every 1st Wednesday of the month at 20:00
BaptismEvery 2nd/3rd/4th Thursday of the month at 19:00 Mass
Marriage Preparation Courseevery 2nd week of January, March, May, July, September and November from Monday to Thursday from 20:00 to 21:00
House BlessingIf you wish to have your home blessed, or know of anyone who is sick and in need of a pastoral visit to receive the Holy Sacraments please contact the parish for an appointment
Confessionduring Mass and upon request
RCIA — Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults8 January 2016 onwards for 12 weeks
Rosary30 minutes before Mass


Arabic11:30 Saturday / 20:00 on Mondays
Español11:45 2do viernes
French10:15 Samedi
German11:30 Erster und dritter Freitag des Monats
Italian16:00 1mo e 3zo Sabato
Konkani19:45 1st Thursday
Korean18:00 2nd & 4th Friday
Malayalam20:00 Friday and Saturday
Malayalam — Syro-malankara Rite20:00 Sunday Hall No 5
Polish11:30 3rd Friday
Sinhalese15:30 1st Friday
Slovak1st Friday 11:30
Tagalog12:30 3rd Friday
Tamil15:30 Friday


immediately after the 19:00 Mass:
MondaySt. Padre Pio
TuesdaySt. Anthony of Padua
WednesdayOur Lady of Perpetual Sucour
Lenten Program 2016
Lenten Program 2016

Revised Mass Timings
Revised Mass Timings

daily prayer

O my Lord and Saviour, support me in my last hour by the strong arms of Thy sacraments, and the fragrance of Thy consolations. Let Thy absolving words be said over me, and the holy oil sign and seal me; and let Thine own body be my food, and Thy blood my sprinkling; and let Thy Mother Mary come to me, and my angel whisper peace to me, and Thy glorious saints and my own dear patrons smile on me, that in and through them all I may die as I desire to live, in Thy Church, in Thy faith, and in Thy love. Amen.

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