mark Annual Parish Retreat

Our Parish Annual Retreat (Open to all Parishioners) will take place at  the John Knox Center (27 Ch. des Crêts de Pregny, 1218 Grand-Saconnex) on Oct 3 (Sat) from 9:00 – 16:00 (tentative).  Guest speaker is Msg. Bob Vitillo who will focus on Pope Francis’ new encyclical “Laudato Si”.  Please register your attendance by e-mailing the Parish Office (office@johnxxiii.ch).  Parish Ministries (coordinators and members), Parish Affiliated Groups and PAC members, are especially invited to come.


Latest News

New Parish Name

As of Aug 1, 2015, our Parish name has been changed to St. John XXIII Parish following the canonization of Pope John XXIII last year. All standing orders and donations done via bank transfer should be changed immediately. Our old name (i.e. Pope John XXIII Parish at St Nicolas de Flüe) will be honoured by the bank only up until October 2015. For details of our bank accounts, please click here.

Please make the necessary changes as soon as possible. For any questions, please email our office at office@johnxxiii.ch.

sun Summer Mass Schedule

As is now customary, there will be no 8:30 Mass on Sunday mornings during the summer months of July and August. Our normal Mass Schedule will resume in September.
Please also note that during the summer, the Parish Office will be open Mon – Fri, from 9:00-12:00.

rcia:0 Journeying in Faith (RCIA)

If you, or someone you know would like to become a Catholic; if you are a Catholic but have not yet been confirmed; or if you simply want to know more about your faith, then “Come and See” on Sep 16 (Wed) at 19:30-21:00 in the Main Hall of the Parish House. Find out more about the “Journeying in Faith” Group, which will be initiated with you in mind.

Catechism Catechism Registration 2015-2016

Please register for catechism (2015-16) online, please click here. Instructions are available once you login.

  • 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.
  • Please be aware that there is limited space for all levels, especially Levels 2 and 4. For levels 2 and 4, one year of attendance at catechism prior to these sacramental years is required.
  • Priority will be given to children of catechists and volunteers.

If you wish to become a catechist or volunteer for the programme in any way, or for further information regarding registration, contact Jane Gannon at rec@johnxxiii.ch. A preview of the catechism classes can be viewed in this video. Enjoy!

pen Parish Bulletin

In keeping with the spirit of responsibility towards the environment, the bulletin will now be sent electronically to all registered parishioners. If you wish to subscribe, please click SUBSCRIBE to BULLETIN(also located on the right hand side of our web page). Thank you!

ppc Parish Pastoral Council

The PPC will meet on Sep 14 (Mon) from 19:00-21:00. All chairpersons and coordinators of the various parish ministries and affiliated groups are invited to attend this meeting, as well as any interested parishioners. RSVP to the Parish Office.

SoupKitchen Soup Kitchen

On Sep 4 (Fri. lunchtime), our Parish will help out at the Soup Kitchen. Volunteers and cash donations are needed (any amount is welcome). Cash donations can be paid through the Parish Office. Should you have any questions, please email the parish office.

car-micra Car for Sale

The Parish is selling a car. The details are:

Nissan Micra 1.3

  • Current Total Mileage: 50,246 km
  • Type/Make: Manual, Saloon 01.1998
  • Current Total Mileage: 50,246 km
  • Annual Mileage: 3,350 km
  • Color: Metallic light grey
  • Selling Price: chf 2,500 negotiable

Please contact the parish office for viewing or email office@johnxxiii.ch.

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


10:00 Choir @ B 7
Sep 5 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
18:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Sep 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
8:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Sep 6 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
10:00 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
11:30 Choir @ B 7
Sep 6 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
11:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Sep 6 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
7:00 pm Mass @ Notre Dame Basilica
Sep 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday Choir @ B 7
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
11:30 Choir @ B 7
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Stephen’s Min Sup. @ B0
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Bell School @ G 0; B 1,2 & 4
Sep 9 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
18:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Sep 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Young Catholics @ B 0
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
12:45 Thursday Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Sep 10 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Eucharistic Adoration @ Parish Centre
Sep 11 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
12:45 Friday Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Sep 11 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Saturday Choir @ B 7
Sep 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
18:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Sep 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
8:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Sep 13 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
10:00 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Sep 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
11:30 Choir @ B 7
Sep 13 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
11:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Sep 13 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sep 13 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
7:00 pm Mass @ Notre Dame Basilica
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
11:30 Choir @ B 7
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm


Deaf“Be opened.”   (Jn. 7:34)

Just imagine this man who had been deaf his entire life!  He came to Jesus, and the very first words he hears are from the mouth of Jesus, “Ephatha!”. Be Opened!

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