about Salmiya Area

There are 4 Catholic Parishes in Kuwait. St. Thérèse Church is situated in the very heart of the Indian community of Salmiya. The Church which was inaugurated a Chapel IN 1974. The "new" extended Chapel with annexe was inaugurated and blessed by H.L. Bishop Francis Micallef on Friday, 8th June, 2001.

On 28th July, 2006, following a Decree by His Lordship Bishop Camillo Ballin, MCCI, Vicar Apostolic of Kuwait, the name of the Holy Redeemer Chapel was changed to "Church of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus", at the same time formally erecting it into a Parish.

Now Kuwait Vicariate have total 4 Parish. They are in Kuwait City, Ahmadi, Salmiya and Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh. 

  1. Holy Family Cathedral Parish, Kuwait City
  2. Our Lady of Arabia Parish, Ahmadi
  3. St. Thérèse Parish, Salmiya
  4. St. Daniel Comboni Parish, Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh

St. Therese Pairsh is one of the above mentioned churches located in Salmiya. On Parish basis KMRM members are divided into Four Areas. 

Now a days, Salmiya Area have Two Sectors and each Sector sub-divided into Kudumba Koottayma as shown below:

Area Sector Name Kudumba Koottayama Name
Sec.1 - Mar Ivanios Mount Carmel 
Sec.2 - Mar Gregorios Bethsaida 


In Salmiya Parish, Malankara Holy Qurbono celebrating every Third Mondays. Kids have Malankara Catechism in every Fridays.