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LOOK: Palm Sunday 2019 mass schedules in the UAE

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Apr. 14, 19 | 9:26 am

Catholic faithful around the UAE are expected to gather at the churches today, April 14 as they celebrate Palm Sunday that marks the beginning of the Holy Week and the last week of the Lenten season.

Palm Sunday commemorates the arrival of Jesus in Jerusalem before his crucifixion. The faithful hold palms to represent the branches that people laid down to honor Jesus as symbols of triumph and victory.

Here are the mass schedules across the UAE:

 

Dubai: St. Mary’s Church

6:00 am; 7:00 am; 9:00 am; 11:00 am (Arabic) 12:00 noon

4:30 pm; 6:00 pm; 7:30 pm

 

Dubai, Jebel Ali: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

English: 6:15 am; 8:00 am

English: 5:30 pm – Solemn blessing of the Palms in the portico and procession to the church followed by 6:00 pm mass

English: 7:30 pm

Malayalam (Syro-Malankara): 8:00 pm (chapel)

* Palms will be blessed and distributed during all masses

 

Abu Dhabi: St. Joseph’s Cathedral

6.30 am – English / St. Joseph’s

9.00 am – English / St. Therese’s

4.30 pm – English / Outdoor

5.30 pm – English / St. Joseph’s

5.45 pm – English / St. Therese’s

6.30 pm – Arabic / Outdoor

7.00 pm – English / St. Therese’s

8.00 pm – Filipino / Outdoor

8.15 pm – English / St. Joseph’s

 

Abu Dhabi: St. Paul’s Church, Mussafah

6:15 am – English (Church)

5:30 pm – English (Church)

6:45 pm – English (Church)

7:30 pm – Malankara (Assisi Hall)

8:15 pm – Malayalam (Church)

 

Sharjah: St. Michael’s Church

5:45 am; 7:00 am; 8:30 am

5:30 pm; 7:00 pm

 

Al Ain: St. Mary’s Catholic Church

8:00 am

6:00 pm

7:30 pm

* Palms will be blessed and distributed during all masses

 

Ras Al Khaimah: St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church

6:15 am – English

7:00 pm – English

7:00 pm – English (Nakheel)

8:00 pm – Tamil (Nakheel)

Most faithful Catholics practice fasting and abstinence during the period of lent. In a message on Twitter, Pope Francis – who visited the UAE earlier this year, said that fasting frees the soul from worldly attachments, and teaches the heart how to love.

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