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

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Simbang Gabi

We invite you to join us in a special Novena of Masses from 15-23 December 2022, celebrated at 18h30 every night in that period, (NB. 17th Dec: 17h30)  & (18th at Notre Dame: 19h00).  Known as ‘Simbang Gabi’ (meaning “Church-going at Night”), this is a much-loved Filipino custom that we are introducing at St John XXIII. Come, join our Filipino community in these celebrations! Mass will be celebrated in English but the music for the Mass will be in Tagalog and English. On our final night 23rd of December, there will be a sharing of Filipino foods in the parish hall with a glass of Processco!  

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Christmas Drive at St John XXIII Parish

The Project La Caravane de Solidarité operates a small foodbank for those on the margins and those who have been left very vulnerable since the beginning of the Pandemic. We will collect hats, scarfs, gloves and toiletries (shampoo, soap etc) for distribution. Everything that we are appealing for and times of drop-off can be found on enclosed poster advert “In Jesus, God himself became Emmanuel, God-with-us, the God who walks alongside us, who gets involved in our lives, in our homes, in the midst of our ‘pots and pans’, as St Teresa of Jesus liked to say.” Pope Francis

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