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Tess Baarde

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Tess Baarde, Stephen Leader and Stephen Minister at St. John 23rd Parish.

Stephen Ministry Training commences the last Thursday in September every year and concludes in March of the following year. Our next training is taking place at Saint John 23rd on Rue de Montbrillant, Geneva.  


Training runs for 20 weeks and takes place every Thursday (7:00 pm - 9:30pm).


You are invited to enroll for the next training which will take place at Saint John XXIII parish in Geneva (Switzerland).

Tess was always full of hope, enthusiasm, a very kind loving person and of tremendous faith and love for God. She was often described as being angelic which is a very apt description of her. Tess was a great supporter of our ministry and will be sorely missed in our Stephen Ministry family. This is apart from her many many other activities in the Filipino community where her wise counsel was often sought, at John 23rd parish where she was office manager and the various ecumenical groups in the region.


At this time our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.


On behalf of the Stephen Ministry Leadership Team 


"The first service that one owes to others in the fellowship consists of listening to them. Just as love of God begins with listening to his word, so the beginning of love for our brothers and sisters is learning to listen to them."

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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