Our Welcome Weekend and celebration of the Feast of Saint John XXIII will take place on the weekend of Oct 10-11 (Sat – Sun).

Welcome new parishioners! This is a special opportunity for us to offer you a warm ‘Welcome” since your arrival, and for the whole Parish to come together to celebrate our patron saint. At the end of Mass, “Welcome Packets” will be available, and representatives from our ministries and organisations will be on hand to have a chat with you and let you know about life at Saint John XXIII.

To our Parish groups and Ministries, we invite your participation and assistance in welcoming our new parishioners. Please do bring along some finger food, nibbles, cake or biscuits to join in the celebration. If anyone is willing to help Sian Ayckbourn our Welcome Co-ordinator with the organisation of the event, please contact her at hospitality@johnxxiii.ch

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you!


Latest News

retreat2015Annual Parish Retreat

Our Parish Annual Retreat will take place at the John Knox Center (27 Ch. des Crêts de Pregny, 1218 Grand-Saconnex) on Oct 3 (next Sat) from 9:00 – 16:00.
Guest speaker is Msg. Bob Vitillo who will focus on Pope Francis’ new encyclical “Laudato Si”. Thank you to all those who have registered their participation.

New Parish Name

As of Aug 1, 2015, our Parish name was changed to St. John XXIII Parish following the canonization of Pope John XXIII last year. We kindly request that all standing orders and donations made via bank transfer be amended to reflect this change. Payments made under 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.

worldwine World Wine Tour 2015

Join us for a unique wine tasting experience with champagne & wines from around the world.

  • WHEN: 9 Oct (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 can be purchased online at the Wine.Me website. 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

confirm2 Confirmation

  • The Year 2 Confirmation parent meeting will take place on Sep 28 (Mon) at 19:00 in the Parish House.
  • The Year 1 Confirmation parent meeting will be on Oct 4 (Sun) at 13:00 in the Parish House.

Please contact youth@johnxxiii.ch with any questions. If you wish to become a catechist or volunteer for the programme in any way, kindly contact the youth minister, also at youth@johnxxiii.

  • Confirmation classes resume on 5 October (Mon), 19:00-21:00.

directory Parish Directory 2015

The 2015 Parish Directory is now available and sold in the Parish Office at CHF5. The cost is to defray the expense of the printing.

wwpflower Walking with Purpose

Are you interested in getting together with a group of women to explore your faith? You don’t have much Scripture knowledge, but you would like to see how the Scriptures apply to your everyday life? If so, we invite you to consider joining Walking with Purpose weekly group sessions are starting Oct 29 (Thu). “Keeping in Balance”, our 22-week course, is designed for women new to WWP as well as those with more Bible study experience.

Interested in learning more? Please join us at our table on Welcome Weekend, Oct 11 (Sun) and find out what it is all about! For questions or to RSVP, email wwp@johnxxiii.ch, or visit www.johnxxiii.ch/ministries/walking with purpose. We hope to see you at Walking with Purpose this year!

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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


11:30 Choir @ B 7
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Bell School @ G 0; B 1,2 & 4
Oct 7 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
18:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Oct 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Young Catholics @ B 0
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
12:45 Thursday Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Oct 8 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
CFC @ B 7
Oct 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Stephen’s Min. Training @ B 2
Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Eucharistic Adoration @ Parish Centre
Oct 9 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
12:45 Friday Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Oct 9 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
World Wine Tour @ Parish House
Oct 9 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
First Aid Course @ B 6
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Saturday Choir @ B 7
Oct 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
18:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Oct 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
8:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Oct 11 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
10:00 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
11:30 Choir @ B 7
Oct 11 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Combined Catechism @ G 1
Oct 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
11:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Oct 11 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Notre Dame Choir @ B 7
Oct 11 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
7:00 pm Mass @ Notre Dame Basilica
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
11:30 Choir @ B 7
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Stephen’s Min Sup. @ B0
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Bell School @ G 0; B 1,2 & 4
Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
18:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Oct 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Young Catholics @ B 0
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm




“Is it against the law for a man to divorce his wife?”  (Mk. 10:2)


The sacrament of marriage is a great act of faith and love: a witness to the courage to believe in the beauty of the creative act of God and to live that love that is always urging us to go on, beyond ourselves and even beyond our own family. The Christian vocation to love unconditionally and without limit is what, by the grace of Christ, is also at the foundation of the free consent that constitutes marriage.


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