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.

Mass Schedule


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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
Spanish Catechism17:15 on Tuesday
English Catechism17:00 on Sunday
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adult09:00 on Friday with Mass attendance


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 Course4th Friday of January, March, May, July, September and November from 09:00 to 17:00
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 AdultsSeptember 2016 onwards for 12 weeks
Rosary30 minutes before Mass

TUFF 2016
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Revised Mass Timings
Revised Mass Timings

daily prayer

How am I really feeling? Lighthearted? Heavy-hearted? I may be very much at peace, happy to be here. Equally, I may be frustrated, worried or angry. I acknowledge how I really am. It is the real me that the Lord loves.

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