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Year 1 (2014-2016)

  • Deadline for registration is extended to Sep 9 (Tue) .
  • If you wish to become a catechist or volunteer for the programme in any way, please contact the Parish Office or our Youth Minister (Emily Toole) at youth(at)johnxxiii.ch or at 022 919 19 39.
  • Parent meeting for C16 Class will be 29 Sep (Mon) from 19:00-20:30.
  • Classes begin on 6 Oct (Mon) from 19:00– 21:00.

Year 2 (2013-2015)

  • Parent meeting for C15 class will be 2 Oct(Thu) from 19:00-20:30.
  • Classes begin on 9 Oct (Thu) from 19:00-21:00.

 

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catechism Catechism Formation

To maintain our Religious Education (RE) Program we need many helpers – 80 for our teaching teams and 20 for the support services. So please come forward and offer your help to guide our children in the development of their faith. We need:

  • New and Experienced Catechists
  • Students Assistants, and

To start off the new catechetical year for ALL those involved in the program, the RE Catechist Orientation and Team Meeting will take place on Sep 23 (Tue) at 19:00 in the Main Hall for new and experienced catechists. Come and join a teaching team! Share your faith and grow!

To become involved in the program or to make an enquiry, please send an email to rec(at)johnxxiii.ch or call Jane Gannon, 022 919 1934 (direct line) Mon – Fri (except Wed) 8:30-11:00, or leave a message with our Parish Office.

Catechism Classes start on September 28(Sun).


worldwine World Wide Wine Tour

Join us for a unique wine tasting experience with champagne & wines from around the world.
WHEN: 26 Sept (Fri), at 18:30
WHERE: St. John XXIII Parish House.
COST: 100 CHF per person, includes dinatoire, Silent Auction, & Jazz Duo music.
Cocktail Attire Requested.
Tickets will be on SALE after Masses starting Sept 6-7. There is a limit of 200 guests for this event – so get your Tickets as soon as possible. All profits from this first Fund-Raising Friday will go towards St. John XXIII Parish capital campaign.

For more details and ticket information, visit: www.wiine.me/WWWTour


rcia_0 Journeying in Faith (RCIA)

If you, or someone you know would like to become a Catholic, or if you are a Catholic but have not yet been confirmed, or you simply want to know more about your faith, then we shall soon be starting a “Journeying in Faith” Group with you very much in mind. Want to find out more? Then please “Come and See” on Sep 18 (Thu) starting at 19:00 in the Main Hall of the Parish House.


mark Joint Councils’ Day of Recollection

This year’s PPC+PAC Joint Councils’ Day of Recollection will take place on Oct 4 (Sat) from 9:00 to 16:00. Venue to be decided. All Parish Ministries (coordinators and members) and PAC members, as well as interested parishioners are invited. RSVP to the Parish Office (office@ johnxxiii.ch) if you intend to participate.


aalogo Outreach Report 2013

Thank you again for your generosity in 2013 especially for your support of our sister parish in Turkana. Total donations in 2013 were CHF 170,071, compared to CHF173,339 in 2012. Details of donations made by the John XXIII Parish in 2013 can be viewed here.


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 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



Sep
6
Sat
Filipino Prayer Group @ B 0
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 27 @ 8:00 pm
Sep
13
Sat
Saturday Choir @ B7
Sep 13 @ 4:30 pm – Jun 27 @ 6:15 pm
Filipino Prayer Group @ B 0
Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 4 @ 8:00 pm
Sep
16
Tue
11:30 Choir @ BC 8
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Sep
17
Wed
18:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Sep 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Young Catholics @ B O
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Couples for Christ @ B 2
Sep 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Sep
18
Thu
12:45 Thursday Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Sep 18 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Zumba @ G 1
Sep 18 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm
11:30 Choir @ B 7
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
RCIA @ G 1
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Sep
19
Fri
Eucharistic Adoration @ Parish Centre
Sep 19 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
Scripture from Scratch @ Parish House
Sep 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
12:45 Friday Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Sep 19 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Sep
20
Sat
Couples for Christ @ B 6
Sep 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
10:00 Choir @ B 7
Sep 20 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Presentation @ G 1
Sep 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Saturday Choir @ B7
Sep 20 @ 4:30 pm – Jul 4 @ 6:15 pm
Filipino Prayer Group @ B 0
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 11 @ 8:00 pm
18:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Sep
21
Sun
8:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Sep 21 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
10:00 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
11:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Sep 21 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Notre Dame Choir @ B 7
Sep 21 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
7:00 pm Mass @ Notre Dame Basilica
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Bulletin


love

“God loved the world so much…” (Jn. 3:16)

 

While agonizing over what to write for this commentary, someone forwarded a message that said, among other things: “God doesn’t give you the people you want; He gives you the people you NEED… to help you, to hurt you, to leave you, to love you and to make you into the person you were meant to be.”  Hmm…another Christ, for example.

 

read on…

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