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.


Friday06:15; 07:30; 09:00; 10:15; 17:00; 19:00
Saturday06:15; 17:30; 19:00
Sunday06:15; 08:00; 17:30; 19:00; 20:00
Monday to Thursday06:15; 09:00; 19:00
Tuesday18:00 (will resume from 29 September 2015)
2nd Thursday — Wedding Anniversary19:00


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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


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
Marriage Preparation Courseevery 2nd week of January, March, May, July, September and November from Monday to Thursday from 20:00 to 21:00
Bible StudyTuesday at 20:00 in hall no. 5.
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 Adults2 October 2015 onwards for 12 weeks
Rosary30 minutes before Mass


Arabic11:30 Saturday / 20:00 on Mondays
Español11:45 2do y 4to viernes
French10:15 Samedi
German11:30 Erster und dritter Freitag des Monats
Italian16:00 Sabato
Konkani19:45 1st Thursday
Korean18:00 Friday
Malayalam20:15 Friday and Saturday
Malayalam — Syro-malankara Rite17:00 2nd Friday Basement / 20:00 Sunday Hall No 5
Polish & Ukrainian Catholics of Byzantine (Melkite) riteFriday noontime » more
Sinhalese16:30 1st Friday / Rosary 16:00
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
First Week of Advent

Advent Wreath

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daily prayer

O my God, I firmly believe that Thou art one God in three Divine Person, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; I believe that Thy Divine Son became man, and died for our sins, and that He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe these and all the truths which the Holy Catholic Church teaches, because Thou hast revealed them, who canst neither deceive nor be deceived. Amen.

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