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The next Marriage Preparation Programme will take place on Friday evening, May 5 and Saturday, May 6, 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 here, or call the Parish Office.

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Catechism Classes

There will be no catechism classes on Feb 12 and 18 (Sun) due to the school winter break. Classes resume on Feb 26 (Sun).


World Day of Prayer

The World Day of Prayer is a global ecumenical movement led by Christian women, who invite all to join in prayer and action for peace and justice. This year’s World Day of Prayer will be hosted by the Philippines, and will take place on Mar 3 (Fri) from 12:30-13:30 in the Chapel of the Ecumenical Center (150 Rte. De Ferney). Please click here for the flyer. For further information, contact Joyce or Yvette through the Parish Office.


ash_wednesday1Ash Wednesday: March 1

Ashes will be distributed at all Masses on Ash Wednesday: 10:00, 12:45, and 18:30. Lenten Soup will follow the 12:45 Mass. Pope Francis’ message for Lent this year is: “The Word is a gift. Other persons are a gift.” Based on the parable of the rich man and Lazarus (Lk. 16:19-31), the Holy Father invites Catholics to find “inspiration in this meaningful story, for it provides a key to understanding what we need to do in order to attain true happiness and eternal life. It exhorts us to sincere conversion.”


passion-play-2014Passion Play

Rehearsals have begun for the Passion Play. We are looking for men to assist in the parish’s Lenten Passion Play for small roles. If you think this could be you or a family member, please contact Emily Toole at youth@johnxxiii.ch. Additionally, if your children are interested in participating in acting or singing roles, please also get in touch with Emily. All experience levels welcome.


Lector Ministry

If you are interested in becoming a Lector, a Lector Training Course will be held in the church on 8 Mar (Wed) at 19:00 after the evening Mass. For more info, please contact Fr. Paul or Honora Daily at the Parish Office. No auditions required.


passion-play-2014Thank You

The children of our Religious Education Programme raised the amount of CHF1,100 from the bake sale last Sunday (Feb 5). The additional sum of CHF784 was raised from the children’s “Flip-Flop Challenge”. Funds will help: Sr. Lisa Gamble, our parish’s first missionary, in her mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo; provide flip-flops for orphans in East Timor; and our parish to repay loans received for our building works. Here are some pictures our fundraising.

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



February – March 2017

Feb
24
Fri
Scripture from Scratch @ G 5
Feb 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
12:45 Friday Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Feb 24 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Reception- Bday @ G 0
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

day Reception

Eucharistic Adoration @ Parish Centre
Feb 24 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Feb
25
Sat
Baptism @ Church
Feb 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
African Choir @ G 1
Feb 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Saturday Choir @ B 7
Feb 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
18:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Feb 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Kairos @ G 1
Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Feb
26
Sun
8:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Feb 26 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Confirmation Class @ B 7
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
11:30 Choir @ T 3
Feb 26 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Notre Dame Choir @ B 7
Feb 26 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Feb
28
Tue
11:30 Choir @ B 7
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Stephen Ministry @ B 0
Feb 28 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
Mar
1
Wed
Bell School @ G0; B0,1,2,3,5
Mar 1 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
18:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Mar 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Young Catholics @ G 0
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Mar
2
Thu
WWP @ B 7
Mar 2 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
12:45 Thursday Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Mar 2 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Confirmation Class @ B 7
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
WWP @ B 7
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Mar
3
Fri
Scripture from Scratch @ G 5
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
12:45 Friday Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Mar 3 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Mar
4
Sat
18:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Mar 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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