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St. Mary’s Church, Dubai

His Highness the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the U.A.E donated land in 1966 to build a Church. Rev. Fr. Eusebius Daveri and his team pioneered this project. His Highness the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum inaugurated St. Mary’s Catholic Church on 7th April 1967.

Today in this very place stands a magnificent new church that has been designed to accommodate more than 1700 worshipers at each service. Under the guidance of His Excellency Most. Rev. Bishop Bernard Gremoli, Rev. Fr. Daniel Cerofolini OFM. Cap, Fr. Michael Cardoz and their team pioneered this project. This church was inaugurated on 3rd November 1989.

On November 3, 1989 the centenary of the Apostolic Vicariate of Arabia the 11th of HH John Paul 2 as Supreme Pontiff the 13th of H.E. Bernard G Gremoli, as Vicar Apostolic of Arabia.

 In the reign of H.H. Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

 The St Mary’s Church was solemnly blessed by H.E. Jozef Cardinal Tomko, Prefect of the Congregation

For the Evangelization of the People’s and dedicated to the Glory of God and to the Honour of Blessed Virgin Mary assumed into Heaven.


M A S S       S C H E D U L E S :

Friday: English: 6.00 am, 7.15 am, 9.00 am, 4.45 pm & 6.15 pm (obligatory)
English 10.15 am & 3.30pm (obligatory)


English 6.00 am (daily mass), 6.45 am, 9.00 am, 5.00 pm & 7.30 pm (obligatory)


English 6.00 am, 6.45 am, 9.00 am, 4.30 pm, 6.00 pm & 7.30 pm (obligatory)
Other Days

[Monday to Thursday]:

English 6.00 am, 6.45 am & 7.00 pm


Every Friday 11.30 am, 8.15 pm & Sunday 11.00 am (obligatory)


Every Saturday 6.15 pm (obligatory)




4th Thursday of every month 8.00 pm (obligatory)


Every Friday 2.00 pm (obligatory) 

1st & 3rd Thursday 8.00 pm (obligatory)

4th Wed. 8.00 pm (obligatory)


 Malankara  Rite:



Every 2nd Friday 8.30 pm (in Main Hall, obligatory

Every 4th Thursday 7.30 pm (in Mini Hall, obligatory)



4th Friday of every month 4.30 pm (obligatory)


1st Thursday & 3rd Wednesday of every month 8.00 pm (obligatory)


Every Friday 12.30 pm (obligatory)


1st & 4th Thursday of every month 7.30 pm (obligatory)


 Every Thursday 4.00 pm (except on Maundy Thursday)
 Baptism Seminar:
2nd Friday of every month 8.30 am
 Marriage Preparation Course:
3rd Friday of every month 8.30 am to 5.00 pm
 Catechism in English

(Morning Session):
 Friday 9.00 am (Followed by mass at 10.15 am)

 Catechism in English(Afternoon Session):
 Friday 3.30 pm Children’s Mass followed by catechism
 at 4.30 pm
 During the church services & on request


 Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour:
 Every Wednesday 6.45 pm

 Fridays 5.45 pm (except on First Friday)

 Saturdays & Sundays 8.30 am & 7 pm

 Other days 6.30 pm (before the evening mass)

 Every Tuesday 7.30 pm & 1st Friday 5.30 pm



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