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

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World Youth Day 2023

Calling all Youth, save the date!   WORLD YOUTH DAY Our diocese will be organising a trip for all youth between 18 -30 are invited. Information from the diocese will be posted on the newsletter and here. It’s anticipated the group will be leaving Geneva around 23rd July and returning 8th August. More information on the world youth day can be found here.  

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Kairos News

Kairos is our 4 day retreat for our teenagers preparing for Confirmation. It is "Teenage Led and Adult guided."  What that means is that those who attended before will be the leaders in the following retreat.  What is Kairos? Meaning "God's Time" in Greek, Kairos is a teenage-led retreat that allows teenagers the opportunity to step back from the many demands in their life in order to intentionally reflect on their relationships with God, with themselves, and with others.   How would you define Kairos in your own words? Kairos is a structured, peer-led retreat experience in which teenagers hear witness talks from their peers.  It is through listening to these talks, small group discussions, individual reflection, and participation in the...

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News from Turkana (Kenya)

We would like to appreciate the immense sacrifice and contribution you all continue to make towards giving life to the poor students through the sponsorship programme and our ‘first Sunday’ collection. The impact of the programmes goes beyond the now of the immediate students to their families and their future. Asante! ( Fr Livinus SPS ) Currently we have 30 students in 17 different schools and assists some other 68 students in various needs, a grand total of 98 students in secondary level education, please check  the full report from Fr Livinus, the St Patrick’s Missionary Society member, who is responsible for the various parishes that we support.

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Next weekend, October 23 we will celebrate World Mission Sunday, the Holy Father’s annual appeal to support overseas mission and  missionaries. Since the pandemic, there have been less people physically attending Mass, meaning less offerings in the basket. The implications for overseas missionaries and the communities they serve over the coming months will be very challenging. You can help right now. What is World Mission Sunday? World Mission Sunday is the Holy Father’s annual appeal to support overseas mission and missionaries. It takes place in every single parish worldwide where the Church is present. In Switzerland, Missio Suisse is tasked with organising the Mission Sunday collection. Missio Suisse is the Pope’s official charity for overseas mission. Why is it so...

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Welcome Weekend

Thank you to all ministry representatives who manned their tables and welcomed our parishioners last Sunday October 16. Here are some memories from this event.   [ngg_images gallery_ids="58" display_type="photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails"] 

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