57 Rue De Montbrillant 1202 Geneva, Switzerland   Parish Priest: Fr Paul C Friel

022 733 04 83    office@johnxxiii.ch

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Help Ukraine

If you wish to host Ukrainian refugee families: ORGANISATION SUISSE D'AIDE AUX RÉFUGIÉS (OSAR) https://www.osar.ch/contact/hotline-ukraine If you wish to donate: AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED: https://acninternational.org/ CARITAS SWITZERLAND https://www.caritas.ch/en/home.html

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Barrio Fiesta

Thank you to the Filipino Community who made the 'Barrio Fiesta' last May 1 a  memorable and fulfilling event. Special thanks to the Filipino Catholic Community Group (FCCG), Couples for Christ (CFC), Missionary Families of Christ (MFC) and other Filipino Volunteers who cooked, prepared and sold the various Filipino delicacies. It was a wonderful day that brought the Parish community back together. Here are some pictures of the event. [ngg src="galleries" ids="55" display="basic_thumbnail"]

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Prayer of Consecration for Russia & Ukraine

O Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, in this time of trial we turn to you. As our Mother, you love us and know us: no concern of our hearts is hidden from you. Mother of mercy, how often we have experienced your watchful care and your peaceful presence! You never cease to guide us to Jesus, the Prince of Peace. Yet we have strayed from that path of peace. We have forgotten the lesson learned from the tragedies of the last century, the sacrifice of the millions who fell in two world wars. We have disregarded the commitments we made as a community of nations. We have betrayed peoples’ dreams of peace and the hopes of the young....

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Catechism Evening

Do you have what it takes? Be a catechist! This ministry is a pivotal ministry in the life of our parish. Catechists are responsible for helping your children and teenagers in their growth and development in the faith.   Come to our Catechism Training and Planning evening on April 6 18:30-20:00 in G1. Contact Anna, Director of Religious Education for more information Anna Berkeley, dre@johnxxiii.ch You are needed!

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Volunteer

Join the fun, join the family, come and volunteer! Parish Pastoral Council, Growing in Faith/ Global Outreach, Eucharist Minister, Reader, Greeter/Usher, Choir, Altar server, Catechist, Flower arranging……It’s easy to forget that an integral part of our faith and our relationship with Jesus Christ is communion with others, especially in service. Your participation is not only welcome at St John XXIII Parish, it is vital to our mission. Every single person sitting in our pews has a role here and we invite you to share yourself with your church and parish. Volunteer NOW contact Marigel, our Parish Secretary Marigel Barrozo reception@johnxxiii.ch or  register now.

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Caritas Aid

Caritas Switzerland provides emergency aid in Ukraine and the neighbouring countries. In view of the escalating situation in Ukraine, Caritas Switzerland has announced an emergency funding package totalling 3 million CHF. This will provide people in Ukraine with basic necessities and support emergency aid for the reception, accommodation and care of refugees in neighbouring Poland. You can donate through Caritas Switzerland by clicking here.      

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Lector Ministry

If you are interested in becoming a Lector (Reader at Mass), a Lector Training Course will be held on 30 March 2022 (Wednesday) at 19:00 in the Church For more information, please contact the Parish Office. You can view the lector guidelines here.

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