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playpassion Thank You!

Hearty congratulations and thanks to our Youth Minister, Emily Puscas, the cast and production crew of the Passion Play, who helped make this an amazing community event. Thank you as well to all who came to watch the performances! The hard work, time, energy, and love put into the preparation of the Play was much in evidence!

 

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priest_welcome Welcome

A warm welcome to our new Assistant Pastor, Fr. Paul Charles Friel, from the Archdiocese of Glasgow, Scotland, who will be arriving shortly after Easter!

We’ve been awaiting Fr. Paul and have been praying for his arrival for quite some time now! However, since many parishioners are away either for the Easter holidays or the canonization trip to Rome, we will officially welcome Fr. Paul on May 4 (Sun). Fr. Paul is looking forward to meeting parishioners after all our Masses. Please bring something to share over coffee.


divine_mercy Divine Mercy Sunday

On Apr 27 (Divine Mercy Sunday), the Church will canonize two saints: Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. Let us unite ourselves in heart and prayer with the group of Parishioners who will be present in Rome for the canonization.

To commemorate the Feast of Divine Mercy, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will take place on Apr 27 (Sun), from 15:00-16:00 in the Chapel. Everyone is welcome to participate and together recite the Chaplet of Divine Mercy


mosaic Blessing

All are invited to attend the blessing of the “Make your Mark” Mosaic created by the youth of the Parish, which has just been installed in the Parish House. This will take place after the 11.30 Mass on May 4 (Sun) in the Parish House. All are welcome.


general_assembly General Assembly

This year, our parish General assembly will take place on Pentecost Sunday, June 8, from 13:00-15:00 in the Main Hall. Representatives of each household in the Parish are encouraged to attend the meeting. Therefore why not make it a family affair? While mom or dad attends the GA, the rest of the family can picnic in the park behind the Church!


kermesse_2014 KERMESSE 2014

Block Your Calendars:

June 20 (Fri) 18:30-22:00, Friday Family Feast
June 21 (Sat) 9:00-16:00. Kermesse

Preparation is Underway!
Here’s how you can Help!

  • Attend the Stall Owners’ Briefing Meeting on May 2 (Fri) from 19:00-20:30! If you ran a stall last year & would like to run it again this year, or want a new stall, or wish to help out where needed, please come to this meeting.
  • Begin your spring cleaning! The parish will accept all your donations (e.g., books, clothes, bric-a-brac, etc) starting on MAY 1 (Thurs). Kindly sort and label them appropriately.
  • Bring back American Candies if you are vacationing to the States, and can spare some space in your luggage.
  • Set-aside stuffed animals for donation to our Children’s Corner!
  • Beef-up our Auction this year! Donate Ministry Basket(s) for Silent Auction, as well as your time and talent as “auctionable items” (eg. French Lessons, Golf Lessons)

  • parking Good News on Parking

    30 specific parking slots are made available for our Parish use during weekend masses (only) at VEDIA Discount Store at la Voie Creuse 14, 1202 Genève (just less than 200 meters away from our church!). Parking is possible on the specific slots below.

    • Spaces No. 29-36 and 43-50 in front of Vedia.
    • Yellow Slots No. 84-90 and 149-163.
    • White and Yellow Slots along Ch. De la Voie-Cruese.

    Note: Please abide by normal parking rules and maintain cleanliness around the parking area. Vedia will not be responsible for any possible incidents or damage to your car.

    Other Parking Options:

    • Parking des Nations off Rue de Varembe, or
    • La Poste Parking on Rue de Montbrillant.

    pope_john_paul Towards April 27

    In preparation for the canonization of Parish’s patron, it is fit to recall the good nature of this wonderfully human Pope.

    He was elected at the conclave (the convening of all Roman Catholic cardinals) in 1958 at the age of 77. Security was not a major issue back then, and the good Pope liked to get out of the Vatican and often strolled the streets of Rome. He was a huge man, and on one occasion overheard a woman commenting on how large in size the Pope was. He turned to her and said, “Madame, you must know that the conclave is not exactly a beauty contest!”

    Regular Mass Schedule


    Masses in English

    Day Time Venue
    Wednesday 18:30 Montbrillant
    Thursday 12:45 Montbrillant
    Friday 12:45 Montbrillant
    Saturday 18:30 English Vigil Montbrillant
    Sunday 8:30 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.

    Lenten Schedule


    lentent Throughout Lent 2014

    • Mass:
      An additional (morning) Mass will take place every Tuesday during Lent at 7:30 in the Chapel, followed by a light breakfast, commencing Mar 11.
      • Stations of the Cross:
        Wednesdays at 18:00, and Fridays at 12:15.

    Exceptionally, there will be no Stations of the Cross on Apr 9 (Wed) and Apr 11 (Fri). Instead, the Stations will take place on Apr 10 (Thu) at 18:30.

    • Adoration:
      Mondays from 18:00-19:00, and Fridays (except First Fridays) from 18:00-19:00.
    • Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions):
      A priest is available every Saturday from 17:15-18:15. At other times, by appointment.
    • Taizé Prayer Around the Cross:
      There will be music, silence and prayer in the Chapel each Friday from 19:30-20:30. For more info, contact Tony Shave at tony.shave@mac.com or Anne Warren at anne.e.warren@gmail.com
    • Penitential Services:
      Apr 14 (Mon) at 12:45 and 18:30.

    Agenda



    Apr
    24
    Thu
    12:45 Thursday Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
    Apr 24 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
    Apr
    25
    Fri
    Eucharistic Adoration @ Parish Centre
    Apr 25 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
    12:45 Friday Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
    Apr 25 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
    Apr
    26
    Sat
    Saturday Choir @ BC 8
    Apr 26 @ 4:30 pm – 6:15 pm
    Filipino Prayer Group @ BC 1
    Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    18:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
    Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Apr
    27
    Sun
    8:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
    Apr 27 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
    10:00 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
    Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    11:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
    Apr 27 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
    CFC @ Church
    Apr 27 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
    Devine Mercy, Adoration @ Chapel
    Apr 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Notre Dame Choir @ BC 8
    Apr 27 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
    7:00 pm Mass @ Notre Dame Basilica
    Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Apr
    28
    Mon
    PAC @ BC 3
    Apr 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
    Confirmation ’14 Class @ GC2
    Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Apr
    29
    Tue
    11:30 Choir @ BC 8
    Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
    Apr
    30
    Wed
    18:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
    Apr 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    UN YCP @ BC 7
    Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Young Catholics @ BC 1
    Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    10:00 Choir @ BC 8
    Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
    May
    1
    Thu
    12:45 Thursday Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
    May 1 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
    Zumba @ GC 2
    May 1 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm
    Confirmation ’15 Class @ BC 8
    May 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    May
    2
    Fri
    Scripture from Scratch @ Parish House
    May 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    12:45 Friday Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
    May 2 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

    Bulletin


    risen“Risen, as he said he would.”  (Mt. 28:6) 

    At Easter, we celebrate the greatest feast of the Christian calendar. The Resurrection is the cornerstone of our faith and the most extraordinary happening in human history. For Christians there’s not a day that compares with Easter Sunday. This truly is the day of the Lord! All our hopes and happiness stem from what happened that first Easter morning.

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