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

022 733 04 83    office@johnxxiii.ch


Triduum & Easter schedule

Triduum and Easter Schedule April 6 (Holy Thursday) 17:30 Mass of the Lord's Supper April 7 (Good Friday) 15:00 Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday April 8 (Saturday)  18:30 Easter Vigil Mass April 9 (Easter Sunday)  10:00, 11:30 Easter Sunday   19:00 (Notre Dame)    

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Recollection for Lent

Save the Date: Saturday March 11th  (Morning only) Recollection for Lent: Speaker Fr Jayson Gonzales OP Theme : The Road to the Cross : The Way of Love and Life Fr Jayson OP, will lead us with a talk and reflection, opportunity for questions, coffee and croissants will be provided 09h30 -12h00

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Lent Retreat

Looking at people who encourage us to live better, more fulfilled lives We all know of people whose lives inspire us by their courage, generosity, imagination or brilliance. Christian churches either informally, or formally (like the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches) present us with inspiring people that they call ‘saints’. Over Lent this year we shall tell you a little about the lives of over 40 people, some canonised saints, others renowned for their lives of love and public service. Saints are not perfect people, but they do have aspects of their lives that stand out and are worthy of emulation.  “Lives to Inspire” book for Lent, is available on-line, click here  Each day of Lent we offer: Some information...

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Ash Wednesday- Feb 22

Ashes will be distributed at all Masses on Ash Wednesday at 10:00, 12:15, and 18:00.  Other Lent Services: Stations of the Cross, every Friday of Lent 11h45 On the Saturdays of Lent we will have Adoration from 16h00-17h00    

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Holy Family Parish Turkana

"Follow the link to hear and see a Christmas Greeting and Thank You from the students of the Holy Family Parish in Turkana that our Parish has been supporting financially."   Thank you and may God bless us all,   Lito (for the Global Outreach)

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Simbang Gabi 2022

We held special Novena Masses for Christmas commonly known as 'Simbang Gabi' a much-loved Filipino custom last 15-23 December 2022. We would like to thank those who attended the masses, the Filipino choirs and lectors. Special thanks to Fr Paul who initiated the masses and Fr Jayson Gonzales, a Filipino priest who flew from Rome to celebrate the masses with us. It was a truly meaningful celebration that helped prepare us for Christmas. [ngg src="galleries" ids="60" display="basic_thumbnail"]

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Christmas Drive at St John XXIII Parish

We sponsored another Christmas Drive last December 22 together with the Caravan de Solidarité, Croix Rouge and College de Leman. Thank you to all those who volunteered and helped. We distributed approximately 200 food bags, school supplies, toiletries and winter accessories to families and individuals who patiently waited in line to receive the packages. [ngg src="galleries" ids="59" display="basic_thumbnail"] “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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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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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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