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June 10 – Friday Family Feast
June 11 – Saturday Kermesse

As a major event in our Parish calendar, the annual Kermesse brings everyone together as one big family to help raise funds for the many outreach programmes of the Parish. Come & be counted!

HOW TO HELP?
SPREAD THE WORD! Invite your family, friends, relatives and officemates to put our event in their calendars and to pass the word to others. Getting a lot of people to come to our Kermesse is key!

  • COME TO THE KICK-OFF MEETING ON APRIL 27 (WED) 19:00-20:30 Come if you want to be (a) a member of the Kermesse Core Team for the planning & coordinating roles; (b) a stall-owner who will sell food or dry-goods during the event; or (c) a helper assigned to any or specific stall(s).
  • SUPPORT OUR KERMESSE LOTTERY TICKET SALES! Tickets are CHF5 each. Booklets contain 10 tickets (CHF 50 per booklet). They will be on sale beginning the weekend of May 21-22, and after all Masses every week in May with fabulous prizes on offer! Come & buy tickets, and help sell them!
  • BEGIN YOUR SPRING CLEANING! Starting May 1st (Sun), the Parish will accept all your donations of books, clothing, stuffed toys (nothing with batteries) & new or almost new items for our Boutique Stall. Please label your donation properly to facilitate sorting.
  • BEEF UP OUR AUCTION THIS YEAR!!!! Donate Ministry Baskets for our silent auction. We welcome donations of dried foods, jars, jams and any items that could make up food hampers from around the world, and any other auctionable items.
  • DONATE AMERICAN CANDIES!If you are vacationing to the States, and can spare some space in your luggage, please bring back a variety of American candies (e.g., bubble gum, lollipops, sip & chew straws, ring pops, etc) for our Kermesse Kids’ Corner this year.

Thank you in advance for your generosity!!!

Latest News


general_assembly.jpgGeneral Assembly

Save the date! This year, our Parish General Assembly will take place on Jun 16 (Thu) from 19:00-21:00. More information to come.


bike_trip.pngBike Trip

JohnXXIII and Westlake church are teaming up to do a Bike Trip around the lake on May 21-22. If you are between the ages of 14 – 18 or would like to chaperone this trip, please contact Emily at youth@johnxxiii.ch. Collect a brochure at the church entrance for more information


marriage_prepMarriage Preparation

The next Marriage Preparation Programme will take place on Friday evening, May 27 and Saturday, May 28, in the Parish House. This is the only course in English in the Geneva area, and completing a marriage preparation course is now a requirement for getting married in the Catholic Church.  Those who are planning to get married within the next 12 months can register through here, or call the Parish Office.

Mass Schedule


Masses in English

Day Time Venue
Tuesday 12:45 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 current bulletin for the latest information.

Other Services


At St. 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



Apr
30
Sat
Saturday Choir @ B 7
Apr 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
18:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Apr 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
May
1
Sun
8:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
May 1 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
10:00 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Confirmation Cl @ B 7
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
11:30 Choir @ B 7
May 1 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
11:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
May 1 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
VMA @ B 6
May 1 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Notre Dame Choir @ B 7
May 1 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
7:00 pm Mass @ Notre Dame Basilica
May 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
May
2
Mon
Confirmation Cl @ G 1
May 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday Ch @ B 7
May 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
May
3
Tue
WWP @ G 5
May 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Health 1st @ G 0
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
11:30 Choir @ B 7
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
MPC Team Meet @ G 5
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
May
4
Wed
Grp Ignacien de GE @ G 5
May 4 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
Bell School @ G 0; B 1,2 & 4
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
18:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
May 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
May
5
Thu
12:45 Thursday Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
May 5 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
1st Com Practice @ Church
May 5 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
May
6
Fri
Scripture from Scratch @ G 5
May 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
12:45 Friday Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
May 6 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Eucharistic Adoration @ Parish Centre
May 6 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
LS Com @ B 6
May 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Bulletin


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Ever since Easter, we have been hearing Jesus remind us that He comes from the Father, and that He and the Father are one.  We have been reminded that Jesus is calling us to follow him, that we are the sheep and He the Good Shepherd.

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