worldwine World Wine Tour

We had an exciting Fundraising Gala Event Friday at John XXIII : The World Wide Wine Tour with our Swiss Ambassador of Champagne, Kat Morse held last September 26.
We are delighted that our parishioner Kat Morse (Wiine.Me) guided us on a unique Wine & Champagne tour of the world along with parishioner Jonathan Drake (Creation Wines). This fundraiser was for the benefit of the Capital Campaign of St. John XXIII Parish. Please see and enjoy the pictures below.

You can also see more pictures of this event, by clicking here.

Latest News

aalogo Assistance Abroad

The Assistance Abroad Committee (AAC) of the St John xxiii Parish is pleased to announce the availability of a limited number of micro financial grants (in modest amounts) for scholarship or other educational projects, preferably in developing countries. Applications, with a brief narrative of the project proposal, are encouraged and must be endorsed by a registered parishioner of St John xxiii.Application forms may be obtained by contacting : office(at)johnxxiii.ch All project proposal s will be considered and evaluated according to the AAC Guidelines. Selected applicants will be eventually contacted.

turkanakids Help Sponsor A Child in Turkana

Secondary school in Turkana costs CHF350 per year – that’s less than CHF 1 a day. The new school year begins in January. If you can help sponsor a child or would like to make a donation, please don’t delay. Contact us now and make a difference: turkanaeducationfund(at)gmail.com.

furnitures Furniture for Sale

We have some good furnitures for sale, please click here to see details. If interested and arrange for viewing contact the parish office or email office(at)johnxxiii.ch.

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, please email Dannette Haley at dannettehaley(at)hotmail.com or please visit their website.

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.

flower_ministry Flower Ministry

If you wish to creatively express your faith by creating an atmosphere of joyful prayer, join our Parish Flower Ministry! For more info, please contact 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.

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


Catholic Women’s Circle @ Parish House
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
11:30 Choir @ BC 8
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
18:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Oct 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Young Catholics @ B O
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
12:45 Thursday Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Oct 23 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Zumba @ G 1
Oct 23 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm
11:30 Choir @ B 7
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Eucharistic Adoration @ Parish Centre
Oct 24 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
Oct 24 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Scripture from Scratch @ Parish House
Oct 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
12:45 Friday Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Oct 24 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Cake Décor @ G 5
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday Choir @ B7
Oct 25 @ 4:30 pm – 6:15 pm
18:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Filipino Prayer Group @ B 0
Oct 25 @ 8:30 pm – 8:45 pm
8:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Oct 26 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
10:00 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
11:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Oct 26 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Notre Dame Choir @ B 7
Oct 26 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
7:00 pm Mass @ Notre Dame Basilica
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Oct 27 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Confirmation Class 1 @ G 1
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Post RCIA @ G 5
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oct 28 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Catholic Women’s Circle @ Parish House
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am


Coin“Tell us, then, what is your opinion: Is it lawful to pay the census tax to Caesar or not?”  (Mt. 22:17)

With Characters and motivations aside, the question posed to Jesus is a brilliant one from a strategic point of view. If Jesus said that it was unlawful or unethical to pay the Census Tax, then he would be immediately labeled as an insurgent and a revolutionary and reported to the Roman Government. On the other hand, if Jesus said that it was lawful and ethical to pay the Census Tax, then he would discredit himself in the midst of the Jews that had gathered; for it would be as if Jesus was acknowledging a king on par or superseding God.

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