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  • Dec 8 (Mon)
    Mass at 12:45 for the
    Solemnity of the Immaculate
    Conception of Mary.
  • Dec 10 (Wed, 12:45)
    Second Advent Reconciliation Service.
  • Dec 11 (Thu, 19:00)

Advent Light: an evening reflection on the topic “Was There Really a Star at Bethlehem?” – a scientist’s perspective on faith and reason, followed by Advent carols, and refreshments (Parish House).

  • Dec 12 (Fri)
    Additional Mass at 18:30 to commemorate Our Lady of Guadalupe.

 

Timetable for Masses and Services

December 24, Wednesday

  • 16:30 Children’s Christmas Mass with pageant, commencing with carols
  • 19:30 Carols, followed by Christmas Vigil Mass
  • 23:30 Carols, followed by Midnight Mass

December 25, Thursday

  • 10:00 Mass of Christmas Day
  • 11:30 Mass of Christmas Day

December 26, Friday (Boxing Day)

  • 12:00 Mass, St. Stephen’s Day

December 31, Wednesday

  • 18:30 Vigil Mass, followed by Adoration until 20:00

January 1, 2014, Thursday

  • 12:00 Mass: Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

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Latest News


happy_holidays Dates to Remember

  • Please note that the Parish Office will be closed from Dec 24 (Wed) to Jan 4 (Sun), 2015. The office will resume its normal hours on Jan 5 (Mon).
  • Begin the New Year in God’s presence. Jan 2 is the first Friday of the year 2015. Adoration will take place from 13:15-14:15. All are welcome to spend some time in silence and in prayer.
  • Catechism Classes resume on Jan 11 (Sun).

”Lighten the Load” Update

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Please fill up this form to pledge for GIF Phase II and drop it in the Parish Mailbox or email to web(at)johnxxiii.ch.


parish_giving 2015 Stewardship Campaign

Help support the Parish’s upkeep & maintenance through regular contributions in 2015. The 2015 Stewardship Campaign brochures (with pledge form inside) are available at the Church entrance at the end of the Masses. Thank you for your support!


children_nativity Children’s Christmas Nativity Play

The Children’s Christmas Nativity Play will take place on 24 Dec (Wed) beginning with carols at 16:30. Parents, a reminder that all children participating in the play should meet at 15:45 in their catechism rooms, where they will prepare their costumes. It is a truly lovely Mass, and all are welcome to come and watch.


turkanaboys Sponsor a Child and Change Lives

Pupils in our sister Parish will soon be applying to attend secondary school, which is fee-paying in Turkana. Many bright children come from under privileged families who do not have the means to continue their education. Please help us by sponsoring a child, or making a donation to partly sponsor a child. The aim is to sponsor 25 new pupils every year, even though the demand is double that. So far we only have 4 new sponsors. It only costs CHF350 a year to cover the school fees of a boy or girl, and ideally each child needs to be sponsored throughout the 4-year secondary cycle. If you would like to gift a child with an education, please contact Geoff and Tricia Matthews or email at: turkanaeducationfund@gmail.com

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

Advent Schedule


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You are invited to take some quiet time to prepare your hearts for the coming of Christ.

    • Dec 4 (Thu, 19:00)
      First Advent Reconciliation Service.
    • Dec 8 (Mon)
      Mass at 12:45 for the
      Solemnity of the Immaculate
      Conception of Mary.
    • Dec 10 (Wed, 12:45)
      Second Advent Reconciliation Service.
    • Dec 11 (Thu, 19:00)

Advent Light: an evening reflection on the topic “Was There Really a Star at Bethlehem?” – a scientist’s perspective on faith and reason, followed by Advent carols, and refreshments (Parish House).

  • Dec 12 (Fri)
    Additional Mass at 18:30 to commemorate Our Lady of Guadalupe.

 

Timetable for Masses and Services

December 24, Wednesday

  • 16:30 Children’s Christmas Mass wit pageant, commencing with carols
  • 19:30 Carols, followed by Christmas Vigil Mass
  • 23:30 Carols, followed by Midnight Mass

December 25, Thursday

  • 10:00 Mass of Christmas Day
  • 11:30 Mass of Christmas Day

December 26, Friday (Boxing Day)

  • 12:00 Mass, St. Stephen’s Day

December 31, Wednesday

  • 18:30 Vigil Mass, followed by Adoration until 20:00

January 1, 2014, Thursday

  • 12:00 Mass: Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Agenda



Dec
19
Fri
Eucharistic Adoration @ Parish Centre
Dec 19 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
Scripture from Scratch @ Parish House
Dec 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
12:45 Friday Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Dec 19 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Dec
20
Sat
11:30 Choir @ B 7
Dec 20 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 Choir @ B 7
Dec 20 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Children’s Christmas Choir @ Church
Dec 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Saturday Choir @ B7
Dec 20 @ 4:30 pm – 6:15 pm
18:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Dec 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Filipino Prayer Group @ B 0
Dec 20 @ 8:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Dec
21
Sun
8:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Dec 21 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
10:00 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
11:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Dec 21 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Notre Dame Choir @ B 7
Dec 21 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
7:00 pm Mass @ Notre Dame Basilica
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dec
22
Mon
Notre Dame Choir @ B 7
Dec 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dec
23
Tue
Children’s Christmas Choir @ Church
Dec 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
11:30 Choir @ BC 8
Dec 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Dec
24
Wed
Nativity Play Preparation @ B 3-6
Dec 24 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Children’s Christmas Mass @ Church
Dec 24 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Christmas Vigil Mass @ Church
Dec 24 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Midnight Mass @ Church
Dec 24 @ 11:30 pm – Dec 25 @ 12:30 am
Dec
25
Thu
Saturday Choir @ B 7
Dec 25 @ 8:45 am – 9:30 am
Christmas Day Mass @ Church
Dec 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Christmas Day Mass @ Church
Dec 25 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Notre Dame Choir @ B 7
Dec 25 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Bulletin


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Isaiah describes someone who knows his mission.  We each have a mission to fulfil.  In any group that works, this mission is carried out “quickly, willingly and cheerfully”.  Such a group is a peaceful and welcoming place.

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