spanishflagA Taste of Spain

A taste of Spain comes to St. John XXIII Parish with a ‘’Spanish Evening’’ of tapas and flamenco music on 17 Sept (Sat) from 19:30-22:30 in the Parish House. Star attraction: Elena Greandia (international flamenco soprano and recording artist) with her guitarist Miguel Moreno. Star attraction: Elena Greandia, international flamenco soprano and recording artist, with her guitarist Miguel Moreno. A limited number of tickets will be on sale at the Parish Office. Proceeds will go to our Lighten the Loan campaign. Please click here for the official poster.

Latest News

CatechismCatechism Registration

Registration for catechism ( 2016-17) is now open. Please register here. Those who do not have internet access can request an application form from the office. If you are new to the Parish and wish to register your children in catechism, you must first register as a parishioner, which can also be done on-line. Classes start September 25 (Sunday).

Parish Retreat

Our Parish Annual Retreat will take place on 8 Oct (Sat) in the Parish House. We hope that the whole weekend will be an opportunity for the parish to participate on the theme Mary, Mother of Mercy. Please contact Fr. Richard if you are interested in joining the organizing committee.

Welcome Weekend

We will be celebrating the Solemnity of St. Nicolas de Flue on Sep 25 (Sun) by welcoming new Parishioners (“Welcome Weekend”).

wyd.jpgWorld Youth Day

The 33 pilgrims who attended World Youth Day this year in Krakow, Poland have returned in high spirits! We carried our parish’s prayers in our hearts as we listened to the messages of Pope Francis, sang together, attended masses and prayer services, and encountered Christ’s life, love, and message of mercy in a profound way. We are deeply grateful to our fellow parishioners for supporting our fundraisers, funding our trips, and praying for us whilst on our pilgrimage. We are eager to share some memories from our pilgrimage with the parish community. Please see our pictures below. Blessed are the merciful!

wwp_year2.jpgWalking With Purpose

WWP is introducing two new sessions this fall: Opening Your Heart and Touching the Divine. These foundational, 22-week courses are designed for women who are new to WWP as well as those with more Bible study experience. Walking with Purpose is a Catholic Bible study that aims to bring women to a deeper, personal relationship with their faith through personal study and small group discussions.  This is every Thursdays at 9:30, 12:00 & 19:00 (choose your time-slot) beginning 15 Sept (Thurs) in the Parish House. Childcare will be available for the morning session. For more information, check out the link in our website or www.walkingwithpurpose.com.

rcia_0Journeying in Faith

If you want to know more about the Catholic Faith, be confirmed or wish to become a Catholic, “come and see”. Our first RCIA session begins on Sep 12 (Mon) at 19:00 in the Parish House.

sun.jpgParking Notice

Please note that permission for parishioners to park their cars in the Vedia carpark has now been withdrawn by the Company. Parishioners who continue to use their parking lot are likely to incur a fine. The nearest other available public parking is at the Nations carpark.

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


August – September 2016

7:00 pm Mass @ Notre Dame Basilica
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday Choir @ B 7
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
11:30 Choir @ B 7
Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Bell School @ G 0; B0,1,2,3,5
Aug 31 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
18:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Aug 31 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Young Catholics @ B 0
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
12:45 Thursday Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Sep 1 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Scripture from Scratch @ G 5
Sep 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
12:45 Friday Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Sep 2 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Eucharistic Adoration @ Parish Centre
Sep 2 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
CFC @ G 1
Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
10:00 Choir @ B 7
Sep 3 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
18:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Sep 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
8:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Sep 4 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
10:00 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Sep 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
11:30 Choir @ T 3
Sep 4 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
11:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Sep 4 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
FFL @ B 6
Sep 4 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Notre Dame Choir @ B 7
Sep 4 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
7:00 pm Mass @ Notre Dame Basilica
Sep 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
11:30 Choir @ B 7
Sep 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Bell School @ G 0; B0,1,2,3,5
Sep 7 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
18:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Sep 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
12:45 Thursday Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Sep 8 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Scripture from Scratch @ G 5
Sep 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm


bridesmaidsToday’s Gospel on the first Sunday in August focuses on the need for Christ’s disciples to be in a constant state of Preparation. We are to be alert, ready and waiting – like bridesmaids waiting for the bridegroom – as we do not know the exact hour of his return. We should be on our guard against complacency or making automatic assumptions of privilege. For, we are to be judged by God’s standards and he expects a great deal from those to whom a great deal has been given.

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