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all_souls All Souls and All Saints Day

Please note the Mass times for the Solemnity of All Saints: (Holy day of Obligation)

  • Oct 31(Fri) 18:30 Vigil Mass of All Saints’ Day
  • Nov 1 (Sat) 10:00

At the usual Mass times on the weekend of Nov 1-2, we commemorate the souls of the departed.


bethany Bethany Mass

A Mass will be celebrated to remember all our loved ones who have passed away. Those who have lost a family member or friend in this past year are particularly invited to come. The Mass, preceded by a candle lighting ceremony, will take place on Nov 20 (Thurs) at 18:30 in the Church. Therefore, those who wish to light a candle for their loved ones are invited to come a few minutes beforehand to do so. The Mass will be followed by a gathering in the Parish House (Room G0). Anyone who can contribute finger food for this gathering are kindly asked to inform the Parish Office.
Note: This mass will replace the usual 12:45 Thursday Mass.


altar_server Altar Servers’ Training Workshop

Are you interested in becoming an altar server?All children who are practicing Catholics are more than welcome to join this ministry. You need to be at least 8 years of age, and have received First Holy Communion.

Please come along to a training session on Nov 8 (Sat) at 11:00 in the Church. All current altar servers are invited to attend this meeting.


flower Walking with Purpose

Would you like to meet more women in our Parish and strengthen your faith at the same time? Walking with Purpose is a wonderful way to dive deeper into our Catholic faith and grow in relationships with other women who are seeking support, friendship and spiritual growth in their own lives. To learn more and register, please email Dannette Haley at wwp@johnxxiii.ch or click here

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children_choir Children’s Choir

Well, it’s that time of year again to call all children of the Parish between the ages of 7 and 17 to come join the Children’s Christmas Eve choir which will sing for the Christmas Eve children’s Nativity Mass on Dec 24 at 17:00. Rehearsals begin on Nov 9 (Sun), so if you’d like to join the choir or ask any questions, please call the Parish Office.


lector Lectors

Are you interested in taking part in the Lector Ministry? Auditions will be held on Nov 26 (Wed evening). To enrol and obtain further information, please contact the Parish Office.


ppc Parish Pastoral Council

The PPC will meet on Nov 27 (Thu) from 19:00-21:00. All coordinators of the various parish ministries and affiliated groups are invited to attend, as well as any interested parishioners.

Regular Mass Schedule


Masses in English

Day Time Venue
Tuesday 18:30 Montbrillant
Wednesday 18:30 Montbrillant
Thursday 12:45 Montbrillant
Friday 12:45 Montbrillant
Saturday 18:30 English Vigil Montbrillant
Sunday 8:30 Except for the months of July and August Montbrillant
  10:00 Montbrillant
  11:30 Montbrillant
  19:00 Notre Dame Basilica

Please note that on occasions and at short notice, changes may occur to our above schedule. Please consult the 18-19 Jan current bulletin for the latest information.

Other Services


At Pope John XXIII Parish, a number of Masses and other services are celebrated such as:

  • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place in the Parish Chapel at Montbrillant every Friday from 18:00 to 19:00 except for the first Friday of every month when it takes place at 13:15.
  • Marriage: All couples planning to marry should register with us by calling the Parish Office. (Six months notice is the usual requirement.).
  • Funeral Services (Please contact the Parish Priest directly).
  • Baptism Services every 4th Saturday of the month at 12 noon except during the Christmas and Easter Seasons (Contact the Parish Office for more information).
  • The Sacrament of reconciliation (Confession) is available before and after each weekday Mass upon request or by prior arrangement. It will also be offered in the Chapel every Saturday from 17:15-18:00

Agenda



October – November 2014

Oct
30
Thu
11:30 Choir @ B 7
Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Confirmation Class 2 @ G 1
Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oct
31
Fri
Eucharistic Adoration @ Parish Centre
Oct 31 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
Scripture from Scratch @ Parish House
Oct 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
12:45 Friday Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Oct 31 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Reception @ G 0-1
Oct 31 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Nov
1
Sat
Work Shop @ B 2
Nov 1 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Youth for Christ @ B 6
Nov 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Youth Choir @ B 7
Nov 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
18:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Nov 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Filipino Prayer Group @ B 0
Nov 1 @ 8:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Nov
2
Sun
8:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Nov 2 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
10:00 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
11:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Nov 2 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
CFC-FFL @ B 7
Nov 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Notre Dame Choir @ B 6
Nov 2 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
7:00 pm Mass @ Notre Dame Basilica
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nov
3
Mon
Confirmation Class 1 @ G 1
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Post RCIA @ G 5
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nov
4
Tue
Catholic Women’s Circle @ Parish House
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
11:30 Choir @ BC 8
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Nov
5
Wed
18:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Nov 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Young Catholics @ B O
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nov
6
Thu
Walking with Purpose @ B 0-2; B 7
Nov 6 @ 11:45 am – 1:45 pm
12:45 Thursday Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Nov 6 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Bulletin


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“Love makes the world go ’round.” In spite of the cynics, love does motivate people. Marriage and child bearing, vocation and ministry, all stem from love’s self-giving and sense of sacrifice. Love indeed makes the world go around. For without love, the world would be a place of despair.

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