History

History OF St. Joseph's Church - Abu Dhabi

Important dates for St. Joseph's Church at Corniche (not existing now)

1960

First mass in private house by visiting priest from Bahrain

1963 onwards

Fr. Barnabas Maddii celebrates once a month in Das Island. Abu Dhabi (ADMA training centre), Ruwais

1963/06/22

Title deed for 11 acres of land on Corniche signed by H.H. Sheikh Shakbut

1963/06/29

Plot Location Layout N5/60/77

1963/10

Beginning of construction work

1964/02/10

Foundation stone blessed by Fr. Barnabas

1964/12/25

Christmas Midnight mass was first mass celebrated in the new church

1965/02/19     

·        10 am Inauguration of the church by Bishop Magliacani.

·        Guests: Ruler Sheikh Shakbut, his brother Zayed Bin Sultan and others,

·        5.30 pm Solemn High Mass with Benediction.

1983/01/02    

Last mass in the Corniche church

1983/02/19    

Demolition of Corniche church

(See Photographs at the end of this page)

 

Important dates for St. Joseph's Church in Al Mushrif

1974/01/01

Abu Dhabi becomes the See of the Apostolic Vicar of Arabia

1976/03/21

Arrival of Bishop Bernard Gremoli in Abu Dhabi [ord, 22,2.1976 Florence]

1977/08/16

Granting of land by Presidential Court at the instruction of H.H. Sheikh Zayed

1981/03/19

Blessing and laying of foundation stone

1982/12/25

Christmas masses celebrated in the new church in Al Mushrif

1983/02/25

Consecration of St. Joseph's Church Al Mushrif (Agnelo Card. Rossi)

SISTERS of St. Joseph's Church Abu Dhabi

1969

Arrival of Rosary Sisters

 

1973

Arrival of Carmelite Sisters

 


 

LIST OF PARISH PRIESTS of St. Joseph's PARISH Abu Dhabi

1965-1969

Barnabas Madii

1969-1976

Attilio Franceschetti

1976-1982

Daniele Cerofolini

 

 

 

1982-1989

Eusebius Daveri

1989-2006

Eugene Mattioli

2006 to Sep-2015

Savarimuthu

 

Current Parish Priest Fr Johnson (Sep-2015...): 

   

 


 

 

 

  photoGRAPHIC history of st. josephs church at corniche- abu Dhabi (not existing now)

 View of corniche with Al Hosn Fort in foreground (1960+)

Overall view of corniche, site of church at center-1964

 

 

Foundation Stone (1964)

Church -location near present Hilton (1964)

 

 

Construction work in progress(1963-64)

Construction work in progress(1963-64)

 

 

Completed Church(1965)

Inside of Church

 

 

 Fr Barnabas Madii with the 1st monstrance of the church

Fr. Eugene, H.H. Sheikh Shakbut & Fr Barnabas Madii (L to R) -1962

Present view of location of first church (Corniche)

Consecration of the NEW/Present St. Joseph Church at Mushrif-1983)

(Cardinal Agnelo Rossi, Bishop Bernard Gremoli, Sheikh Shakbut, Fr. Eugene Mattioli and Fr. Daniele Cerofolini (staff of Cardinal) and Fr.Barnabas Madii between Sheikh Shakbut and the other Arab dignitaries)



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