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Our heartfelt thanks to the Kermesse Core Working Team, all stall-owners, volunteers and parishioners who generously and cheerfully offered their time and service to make our Annual Parish Kermesse a great success last weekend!

Congratulations to all our Lottery Winners! The list of winners is posted here as well as on the entrance of the Church and Parish Office. Prizes can be claimed during office hours, 8:30-12:30 Mon-Fri, or after the Sunday morning Masses. Prizes will be held in the Parish Office for six months.

View financial results of our Kermesse annual fundraising event here. Below are some pictures of the Friday Family Feast and the Saturday Kermesse. Enjoy viewing!

 

Latest News



YouthYouth Minister Assistant

Temporary, part-time position, involving 10/15 hours per week, to cover the maternity leave of the Parish’s present fulltime Youth Minister (Emily Toole).

Starting: 1 September 2015
Salary: commensurate with work experience and skills set.

Applications from Swiss work permit holders only to be submitted in writing to the Parish Office marked ‘YMA’ no later than 3 August, 2015. Click here to view job description.


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.


aalogo Outreach Report

The Parish’s Assistance Abroad Committee (AAC) sponsors projects (of modest amounts) for the promotion of education and formation in developing countries. Application forms may be obtained in the Parish Office. The new outreach report can be viewed here.


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(at)johnxxiii.ch.


”Lighten the Load” Update

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Thank you to all who completed and returned the green pledge forms. We still need your help! Please fill up this form to pledge for Lighten the Load and drop it in the Parish Mailbox or email to web(at)johnxxiii.ch. Printed forms are also available at the entrance of the Church, and can be returned either in the collection baskets or the boxes at the Church entrance.


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Please note that there will be no Baptism Preparation Course during the month of August. Parents whose children are to be baptized in August must attend the Baptism Preparation Course for July’s Baptisms. Please contact our Parish Reception (call or email reception(at)johnxxiii.ch) for further information.

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

Agenda



Jul
8
Wed
18:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Jul 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Young Catholics @ B O
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jul
9
Thu
12:45 Thursday Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Jul 9 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
CFC @ B 7
Jul 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Jul
10
Fri
Eucharistic Adoration @ Parish Centre
Jul 10 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
Scripture from Scratch @ Parish House
Jul 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
12:45 Friday Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Jul 10 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Jul
11
Sat
Saturday Choir @ B7
Jul 11 @ 4:30 pm – 6:15 pm
18:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Jul
12
Sun
8:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Jul 12 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
10:00 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
11:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Jul 12 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Notre Dame Choir @ B 7
Jul 12 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
7:00 pm Mass @ Notre Dame Basilica
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jul
14
Tue
Stephens Ministry @ B 0
Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jul
15
Wed
18:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Jul 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Young Catholics @ B O
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jul
16
Thu
12:45 Thursday Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Jul 16 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Jul
17
Fri
Eucharistic Adoration @ Parish Centre
Jul 17 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
Scripture from Scratch @ Parish House
Jul 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
12:45 Friday Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Jul 17 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Jul
18
Sat
Saturday Choir @ B7
Jul 18 @ 4:30 pm – 6:15 pm
18:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Jul 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Jul
19
Sun
8:30 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Jul 19 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
10:00 Mass @ Pope John XXIII Parish
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Bulletin


 

Gospel Readings for the Month of July

Our weekly Bulletin is replaced in the 2 summer months of July and August by just the one edition for the whole of the month. This article, therefore, contains a brief introduction and reflection on each of the Gospel readings for the four Sundays of July. They are both a snapshot of Jesus’ ministry and a revealing insight into his person.

read on…

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