Catholic Church in Dubai,
Catholic Church in United Arab Emirates
What is the contact information of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Jebel Ali, Dubai?
Phone: +971 4 884 5251
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
P.O. Box 72715
Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates.
Where is the location and directions for St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Jebel Ali, Dubai?
Location: Jebel Ali Village, Behind the Jebel Ali Hospital/ Al Muntazah complex in the churches’ area
What are the mass times for St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Jebel Ali, Dubai?
Monday: 06:15am & 09:00am
Tuesday: 06:15am ; 09:00am and 7:00pm
Wednesday: 06:15am ; 09:00am and 7:00pm
(Last Wednesdays Wedding Anniversary Mass 7:00pm)
Thursday: 06:15am, 09:00am and 7.00pm
Friday: 06:15am, 09:00am and 7.00pm
Saturday: 08:30am and 6:30pm
Sunday: 07:30am ; 09:00am; 10.30am, 5.00pm and 7:00pm
Malayalam: Friday – 8.00pm, Saturday – 8.00pm
French: Saturday – 10.00am
Arabic: Saturday – 12.00pm, Monday – 8.00pm
Italian: 1st Saturday – 4:00pm
Spanish: Sunday (2nd & 4th) – 12.00 pm
Korean: Sunday (2nd & 4th) – 2:00pm
Sinhalese: Sunday (1st & 3rd) – 3:00pm
Malankara: Sunday (2nd & 4th) – 3.30pm
Tamil: Sunday (2nd & 4th) – 3.30pm
Tagalog: Sunday (2nd & 4th) – 8:00pm
Konkani: Sunday – (1st & 3rd) – 8:15pm
*Language Masses falling on feast days may be suspended.
About St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Jebel Ali, Dubai
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Jebel Ali, Dubai is a parish church of the Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Arabia located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The Church of St. Francis of Assisi was in the territory of St. Mary’s Church, Dubai where Rev. Fr. Daniel Cerofolini OFM Cap was the Parish Priest. He blessed and laid the foundation stone on 4th October 2000. The construction of the entire Church building was done within an admirable period of one year.
The Church of St. Francis of Assisi, Jebel Ali, was consecrated on 15th November 2001. Jebel Ali is situated on a small mountain desert. The name Jebel Ali itself means ‘Low Mountain’.
The parish land area is 50,000 sq ft. It comprises of a single building of three parts. The church is adjoined by the Assisi Parish Hall, which can be opened if number of faithful increases for the church services. There is also a systematically constructed Padua Centre with fifteen halls, which can be used for Catechesis and Prayer meetings. The residential area and the office are another part of the construction. The plan and the architecture provide also a basement-parking space for 70 cars.
Indeed, this reveals a work of masterpiece by Bishop Giovanni Bernardo Gremoli. Everyone who visits the church has a wonder of being in a ‘House of Prayer’. The mosaic picture of Jesus embracing St. Francis from the Cross centers the sanctuary of the Church. It gives an extraordinary divine attraction for the Faithful.
This is the second Church within the Emirate of Dubai which began to serve the spiritual needs of faithful working/living in Jebel Ali Free Zone, Al Quoz Industrial Area, Jebel Ali Industrial Area, Jebel Ali Village, Jebel Ali Gardens and Jumeirah.
We had the opportunity of having Archbishop Giuseppe de Andrea, the Apostolic Delegate of Arabian Peninsula for the consecration of the Church. Bishop Bernard Gremoli, the Vicar Apostolic of Arabia, Most Rev. Br. John Corriveau, the Minister General of Capuchin Franciscan Order and Very Rev. Fr. Eugene Mattioli, the Superior Regular of the Arabian Capuchin Custody concelebrated the ceremony together with twenty priests from different parishes of Apostolic Vicariate; sisters from the Vicariate also participated. The colourful ceremony was magnified by almost three thousand Lay Faithful from various parishes of the Vicariate.