GHALA – The Holy Spirit Catholic Church FIRST THURSDAY at 8.30pm in the Catholic Church.
RUWI – Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church FIRST SUNDAY at 8pm in the Catholic Church Main Parish Hall.
RUWI – Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church THIRD FRIDAY at 11.30am in the Catholic Church.
SOHAR – St. Anthony’s Catholic Church THIRD SATURDAY at 8.15pm in the Catholic Church.
SALALAH – St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church FOURTH FRIDAY at 8am in the Catholic Church.
GHALA – The Holy Spirit Catholic Church FOURTH SATURDAY at 8.30pm in the Catholic Church.

The Catholic Churches in Oman

His Lordship Bishop Paul Hinder OFM Cap.
(Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Arabia)
St. Joseph Cathedral P.O. Box 54, Abu Dhabi – UAE

RUWI – Sts Peter & Paul Catholic Church
P.O. Box 613, Ruwi, Postal Code 112, Sultanate of Oman, Tel: 24701893, 24784977,
Fax: 24788840 Website:

Fr. Bartholomew Kestel who volunteered to come and stay in Oman initiated the building of the church on the plot graciously given by the Ruler of the country. However, it was left to Fr. Barnabas Maddi to fulfill his dream by the construction of the Church of Sts. Peter and Paul in Ruwi, solemnly blessed by Cardinal Simon Lourdusamy on November 4, 1977. However, in 1990, it became necessary to construct a bigger Church, in 1995, the present Church was solemnly blessed by Cardinal Jean Louis Tauran.

Parish Priest: Fr. Raul L. Ramos OFM Cap. – 96023860.
Assistant Parish Priest: Fr. Bijo Kudilil  OFM Cap.-94129293

Fr. Mariyan Mirand OFM Cap.

A brief description about the OSMCC Ruwi Unit

Sts. Peter and Paul Parish – Ruwi Unit:- This unit consists of 386 members with 104 Families and 22 Bachelors. We have two scheduled masses here of which one is on the first Sunday’s at 8 p.m. and the second one on the third Friday’s at 11. 30 a.m. in every month. Monthly prayer meetings on fourth Saturday at 8pm.




Morning Prayer & Mass – 6.15 AM (Mon, Tue, Thu & Sat.)

Evening Prayer & Mass – 7.15  PM(Mon, Tue & Thu)

Novena to O.L.P.S. & Mass – 6.00 AM & 7.00 PM Wed.



Friday: 6.30 AM; 8.30 AM; 5.30 PM & 7.30 PM

Saturday: 7.30 PM

Sunday: 6.15 AM; 5.30 PM & 7.30 PM



Saturday: 4.00 pm & 5.30 pm



Tamil 1st Thursday: 8.00 pm

Tagalog – 1st & 3rd Friday: 10.00 am

Konkanni 1st Friday: 7.00 am (Parish Hall) 04th Friday: 10.00 am



Syro Malankara Rite :  1st Sunday: 8.00 pm –  3rd Friday: 11.30 am

2nd Thursday: 8.30 pm (Latin with Night Vigil)

4th Sunday: 8.00 pm (Latin)

1st Friday: 2.30 pm (Syro-Malabar)

All other Fridays: 3.00 pm (Syro-Malabar)


Parish Hall

Marathi 2nd Friday: 10.00 am

Sinhala 2nd Friday: 11.30 am

Urdu 4th Friday: 11.30 am



Rosary : 30 minutes before every mass

Adoration : First Friday – 04.15 pm

Marian Devotion : First Saturday after the 7.30 pm mass

NOVENAS : Tuesdays to St. Antony after the morning & evening mass

Wednesday to Our Lady of Perpetual Help before the morning & evening mass


CONFESSION : Half an Hour before Obligation Masses and upon request

BAPTISM : Saturday – 10.00 am

WEDDINGS  : Saturdays – 10.30 am

RENEWAL OF MARRIAGE VOWS : 2nd Sunday of the Month at 7.30 pm mass

BAPTISM PREPARATION COURSE : 2nd Monday of the Month at 8.00 pm




Group, Day, Time, Language

Mary Queen of Heaven, Tuesday, 08.30 pm, Tamil

Mary Immaculate Praise Community, Thursday, 08.00 pm, English

Followers of Jesus, Friday, 08.45 am, Konkani

Mary Immaculate Prayer Group, Friday, 07.45 am, Sinhalese

EI Shaddai Prayer Partners, Friday, 01.30 pm, Tagalog

Filipino Friends of Jesus In Oman (FFJO), Friday, 02.00 pm, English/Tagalog

Jesus Youth, Friday, 04.30 pm, Malayalam

Muscat Malayalam Catholic Prayer Group, Friday, 08.15 pm, Malayalam


Eucharistic Adoration for all the Prayer Groups on 02nd Thursday of the Month at 08.00 pm in the Church


Presidium, Day, Time, Language

Queen of Angels (Junior), Friday, 10.30 am, English

Our Lady of Mercy, Friday, 05.45 pm, English

Mary Help of Christians, Saturday, 10.30 am, English

Our Lady of Arabia (Youth), Friday, 05.00 pm, English

Our Lady of Velankanni, Friday, 04.00 pm, Malayalam

Our Lady of Lourdes, Sunday, 08.00 pm, English

Our Lady of Assumption, Friday, 09.45 am, Tamil

Curia Meeting, 2nd Tuesday, 08.00pm, English


The Poor of St. Anthony

Charity Group (POSA Sale): Every Fridays 08.00 am to 11.30 am

GHALA – The Holy Spirit Catholic Church
P.O. Box 371 Madinat Sultan Qaboos, Postal Code 115, Ghala, Oman
Tel: 24590373/24594656, Fax: 24502513
Website:  Email:

The Church of the Holy Spirit was consecrated on November 27, 1987 by His Excellency Luiz Roblez Diaz, Apostolic Delegate from Khartoum, to coincide with the Golden Jubilee Sacerdotal celebration of Fr. Barnabas. This complex comprising of the Church, hall and the parish house was enriched in 1990 with addition of a family recreation center facilities and a thrift shop.

Parish Priest: Fr. George Vadakkutt OFM Cap
Assistant. Priests: Fr. Philip Nellivila

                                 Fr. Sebastian OFM Cap

A brief description about the OSMCC Ghala Unit

Holy Spirit Parish- Ghala Unit:- This unit consists of a total of 196 members with 39 Families and 58 Bachelors. We have two scheduled masses here of which one is on the first Thursday’s at 8.30 p.m. and the second one on the third Saturday’s at 8. 30 p.m. in every month. Monthly prayer meetings on first Tuesday at 8.30 p.m. Also our Director is residing in Ghala Parish



Friday : 07.30 am, 05.30 pm & 07.15 pm

Saturday : 9.00 am & 7.15 pm

Sunday : 06.00 am, 05.30 pm & 07.15 pm



Monday to Thursday: 06.00 am & 07.15 pm



Arabic Mass 07.00 pm (every Thursday)



Syro Malankara Rite

1st Thursday 8.30 pm & 4th Saturday 8.30 pm

2nd Friday 3.00 pm


(Malayalam Holy Mass every 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th Thursday

3rd Friday, 3rd Saturday, 1st Sunday)



Tagalog Mass, 11.30 am – 2nd & 4th Friday

Tamil Mass, 08.30 pm 3rd Thursday; 06.30 pm  1st & 4th Friday

Konkani Mass, 05.00 pm 1st & 3rd Saturday



Rosary 30 minutes before every mass

Parish Adoration 1st Friday at 04.00 pm

Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary 1st Saturday after the 7.15 pm mass


BAPTISM: 04.30 pm Thursday and at request

CONFESSION: 30 Minutes before all Obligation Masses, during the mass and at request.



Thursday: 04.30 pm (Spanish)

Thursday: 05.00 pm (Arabic) Saturday: 04.00 pm – Teenager

Friday: Batch 1 – Classes 1 to 5

08.45 am to 10.00 am – Catechism Classes (English)

10.15 am to 11.15 am – Children Mass (English)

Batch 2 – Classes 6 to 12

Friday: 08.45 am to 10.00 am – Children Mass (English)

10.15 am to 11.15 am – Catechism Classes (English)



Blessed Mother Teresa : Monday – before 06.00 am Mass & after 07.15 pm Mass

St. Anthony of Padua : Tuesday – before 06.00 am Mass & after 07.15 pm Mass

Our Lady of Perpetual Help : Wednesday – at 05.45 am & after 07.15 pm Mass

Divine Mercy : Friday – 03.00 pm



Group, Day, Time

English Prayer Group, Sunday, 08.30 pm

Konkani Prayer Group, Tuesday, 08.00 pm

Couples for Christ, Thursday, 07.00 pm

Families in Jesus, Thursda, 08.30 pm

Sinhala Prayer Group, Friday, 05.30 pm

Jesus Youth, Friday, 05.30 pm

Malayalam Prayer Group, Friday, 08.30 pm

EI Shaddai, Friday, 02.30 pm

St. Christopher Group, Saturday, 10.15 am



Tamil, Wednesday, 08.15 pm

Junior Presidium, Thursday, 07.30 am

Malayalam, Friday, 05.30 pm

English, Saturday, 08.00 pm

Renewal of Marriage Vows: 2nd Saturday of the month at 7.15 pm

SALALAH – St. Francis Xavier’s Catholic Church
P.O. Box 1405, Postal Code 211, Salalah, Sultanate of Oman
Tel: 23235727 – Fax: 23235787

In 1979, the construction of a church began in Salalah, which was subsequently blessed on February 20, 1981. This Catholic Community was visited every month from Ruwi by Fr. Antonino Fortuna. On may1, 1985 a new chapel was opened for weekly Mass and for the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Later the parish hall, the compound wall, pavement of the Church and the Catechism center were added.

Parish Priest: Fr. Antony Puthanpurackal  OFM Cap.

A brief description about the OSMCC Salalah Unit

St. Francis Xavier’s Parish- Salalah Unit:- This unit consisits of a total of 183 members with 37 Families and 42 Bachelors. Salalah is about 1000 kms away from Muscat and is a very popular place having natural scenic beauty like Kerala. We have one scheduled mass on every fourth Friday’s at 11. 30 am and their unit prayer is used to conduct on every fourth Thursday’s evening



Thursday 07.45 pm

Friday 09.30 am, 05.30 pm & 07.30 pm

Sunday 05.30 pm & 07.45 pm



Mon, Tue, Wed & Sat: 07.45 pm



Language, Day, Time



Syro Malankara Rite

Fourth Friday – 8.00 AM

Malayalam Holy Mass – Every Thursday  – 8.30 PM

Tamil Second Thursday 08.30 pm

Konkani Third Friday 11.00 am

Tagalog Fourth Saturday 07.30 pm



St. Anthony Tuesday 08.15 pm

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Wednesday 08.15 pm


PARISH ASSOCIATIONS: Couples for Christ, Altar Servers

SOHAR – St. Anthony’s Catholic Church
P.O. Box 842, Sohar. Postal Code 311, Sultanate of Oman, Tel: 26841396; Fax: 26844460 / Facebook: www. St. Anthony’s Catholic Church Sohar/Facebook

The St. Anthony’s Catholic Church located in Sohar about 240 km. north to Muscat was inaugurated on 4 February 1994 by Archbishop Pablo Puente, Apostolic Nuncio in Lebanon and Apostolic Delegate to the Gulf in the presence of Bernard Gremoli the Bishop of the Vicariate of Arabia.

Parish Priest: Fr. Augustine Fernandes OFM Cap,

A brief description about the OSMCC Sohar Unit

St. Antony’s Parish- Sohar:- This unit is one of the newly formed units of the community due to the fact that the members are staying at a far away distance from the Church premises. There are at present 76 identified members with 12 Families and 34 Bachelors. We have got permission to start one mass in a month and we are planning to have it on every second Friday’s. Their unit prayer is used to conduct on every first and third Friday’s in the residence of the members.



Monday to Thursday :  06.30 am & 07.30 pm

Friday : 07.00 am; 10.00 am & 07.30 pm

Saturday : 06.30 am & 07.30 pm

Sunday : 06.30 am & 08.00 pm



Language, Time, Time


Syro Malankara Rite

Third Saturday – 8.15pm


Malayalam Holy Mass: 08.45 pm 1st & 3rd Thursday

Tamil 08.30 pm 4th Thursday

Tagalog 05.30 pm 2nd Friday

Konkani 08.30 pm 2nd Thursday


Special Masses:

Wedding Anniversary Mass:  Last Thursday of the month



Every Friday : 11 am to 12 pm


CONFESSION : Before, after and during all masses, and at request.


BAPTISM : upon request



Rosary : 30 Minutes before every mass



St. Anthony : Tuesday after the 6.30 am & 07.30 pm mass

Our Lady of Perpetual Help : Wednesday after the 6.30 am & 7.30 pm mass


Prayer Groups

Charismatic prayer : Last Friday 8.30 pm – 9.30 pm

Special rosary : 2nd Saturday  3.00 pm – 6.00 pm

English Prayer : 1st Saturday

Legion of Mary : Friday 8.30 pm – 9.30 pm

Legion of Mary Tamil : Friday 6.00 pm – 7.00 pm

Altar Server’s Meeting: Last Wednesday of the Month from 08.00 pm to 9.00 pm

Lectors Meeting: Last Saturday of the Month 8.00 pm to 9.00 pm