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

022 733 04 83    office@johnxxiii.ch

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Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen ministry finally able to do on site service at Jardin de Montbrillant after almost 3 years. We have 12 adults and 2 children help us as volunteers this time and start the work for preparation from 08:00AM until service session finished at 02:00PM. Because your parish generous donation, we managed to cooked healthy meal for 200+ people with the guidance of professional and experienced chef and sous chef despite the high increase on food price in the market.   In order to make this ministry able to run the event smoothly, we would like to invite you to support us as volunteer and or give us cash donation via parish.   Herewith some pictures of the June 25...

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Summer Schedule

Sunday 26th June will be the last 08h30 Mass before the summer holidays. The 08h30 Mass will resume on Sunday 25th September. Parish Office hours for the months of July & August are Monday through Thursday 09h00 to 11h30

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Catechists Needed

The ministry of CATECHESIS is one where we are called to literally “echo and re-echo the GOOD NEWS of Jesus Christ!”  A CATECHIST is one who serves as a witness for Christ in ordinary things that occur in everyday living. As Pope Francis tells us, “A Catechist is one who is called by God in very simple ways, to lead all people to encounter the Living Christ!…Catechists and ALL of us are called to proclaim the announcement of God’s love, and participate fully in the Life of Christ!” St. John XXIII has always been blessed with a wonderful group volunteer Catechists who are dedicated to sharing and teaching The Faith to our Parish children. Their time and efforts are a blessing to us all....

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Adoration

We are going to introduce Eucharistic Adoration to our Parish beginning on 23rd June, (Thursday after the great feast of Corpus Christi) During Eucharistic Adoration, we the faithful pray to Jesus Christ, who is present in the Eucharist. The Eucharist, also referred to as the Blessed Sacrament, is typically kept in a tabernacle in our parish church. While it is true that you can pray to God anywhere and that He is always within you, it is especially powerful to adore Jesus in the Eucharist. In the presence of the Eucharist, we pray to the power and sacrifice that it represents — the body of Jesus, who gave His life so that we may live. It is His body, blood,...

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International Street Food Festival

Thank you for those who helped, prepared the different cuisines in our International Food Festival last June 19. Everybody enjoyed eating and chatting with one another during the day. We also like to thank those who worked tirelessly and setup all the stalls, packed up and cleaned after the event. Your contributions are greatly appreciated. It was truly nice to see our international community coming back to life and seeing everyone enjoying the day. Here are some picture of this event.   [ngg src="galleries" ids="56" display="basic_thumbnail"]  

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Triduum & Easter schedule

Triduum and Easter Schedule April 14 (Holy Thursday) 17:30 Mass of the Lord's Supper April 15 (Good Friday) 15:00 Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday April 16 (Saturday)  18:30 Easter Vigil Mass April 17 (Easter Sunday)  8:30,10:00, 11:30 Easter Sunday   19:00 Notre Dame Livestream Mass will be available on Easter Sunday at 11:30.

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Ignatian Lent Retreat

Daily reflection material and Group sharing Starts on Ash Wednesday 2 March Join our daily Lent prayer individually or in a group The UK Ignatian Spirituality centres are inviting us this Lent to be inspired by St Ignatius` conversion.  We are invited to reflect on our own personal conversion stories leading us to follow Christ more deeply. It is 500 years since a cannonball shattered St Ignatius’ dreams of fame and fortune and forced him to re-evaluate his life. DAILY REFLECTION MATERIAL Each day of Lent this virtual retreat offers us: An episode in the life of Ignatius A reading from Scripture A picture to ponder Music to inspire A short reflection The contents is available on line through: Lent...

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Turkana Letter

Dear Fr Paul and Jose,    Greetings and hope to God this finds you well.  Please find attached our Certificate of Appreciation for your long hand of charity that has for decades supported the education of many young people in Turkana, lifting them out of the dark pit of poverty and transforming lives and giving hope to many more. We as a parish are deeply grateful and request that you print out this well deserved award and display it conspicuously in your church for the world to see. May God continue to enrich you with rewards. Asante Sana!   Fr Livinus Onogwu, sps  Parish Priest  Holy Family Kanamkemer  Diocese of Lodwar, Kenya    

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Synod on Synodality

The first phase of the Synodal Process (October 2021 to April 2022) involves an extensive consultation/ listening phase within each Diocese of the world at the local level. This will be followed by consultations on the continental level, leading up to the Synod of Bishops in October of 2023. During this time, we the people of God are called to a deep discernment process rooted in prayer. Together with listening to the Word of God and the treasures of the Church’s Tradition, discernment involves a careful attentiveness to the lived experience of believers. Therefore, this process aims at having participation by the greatest number of people possible, especially those on the periphery, who are often excluded and forgotten. All of...

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