A church for the

next generation

The New Zentrum Johannes Paul II.

Creating a platform for Church renewal in Central Europe.

A missionary church

Everything we do is geared toward the transformation of people through an encounter with Jesus Christ. Because we believe that Christ is the answer to the deepest longings of the human person. We believe that societies and structures are transformed through people deeply transformed by the Gospel – transformed people transform people. We believe that the local Church is the ideal place where this transformation and the realization of Christ´s great commission to make disciples of all nations can happen practically. We believe that secularized Europe is in urgent need of vibrant church communities, authentic homes for encounter with God, discipleship formation, and Gospel proclamation. We want to raise up a house of prayer, a place of encounter, a wellspring of growth, a movement of Church revitalization. We want to capacitate the unchurched for missionary discipleship and assist other Church communities (above all parishes) to do the same. A former hotel becomes the new home for the John Paul II. Center and the platform and hub for further revitalizing efforts.

New life, not just for an old house

We believe in the power of God´s Spirit to renew his Church.

The John Paul II. Center continues to grow since its inception in 2015. A first remodelling to create more space took place in 2016. Finally, after a 3 year search and over one year of planning, we are ready to build the new facility. The Ukrainian crisis and inflation has increased costs by more than 60%. We are currently almost 80% financed. In order to be able to start construction at the end of May, we are looking for investors that share our vision for Europe and want to partner with us to make that vision come true.

„Ask and it will be given to you.“ This trust in God’s providence has already led us this far. And we know that He gives what is needed in due time. If you feel a call to partner with us in this mission of reaching the unchurched for Christ in Europe today and contribute towards parish revitalization, donate through our website today! If you are considering a major gift, please feel free to contact Fr. George Elsbett in order to schedule a meeting and explore possibilities.

A Message from Fr. James Mallon to the Zentrum Johannes Paul II.


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Public area

Open doors, open heart

Prayer, the relationship with Christ, precedes and gives life to every missionary activity. Accordingly, the centerpiece of the new location is the two-story chapel. Our Masses or Eucharistic Celebrations (Roman Catholic worship services) are the heart of the Center. Each weekend there are four opportunities for different audiences to attend Mass. However, the church doors should be open at all times for those seeking God.

A home takes shape

We are planning an inviting café in the entrance area. The café is intended to be a meeting place for people with different backgrounds and views, inviting them to go deeper. Precondition for all evangelization efforts is an honest and sincere interest in and for people. Our Café wants to be a place of encounter, for making new friends, a place where people meet in a casual setting to discuss and get to know each other.

Church for the next generation

„The future of humanity passes through the family.“ (John Paul II) Sometimes it gets quite noisy in the Center: then it is probably Sunday morning and the first children trickle in with their parents. The Family Mass has been a fixed part of the Center since the beginning. Special attention is given here to the Kids Ministry – faith and discipleship training, as well as fellowship for our youngest members.

A space for growth

The music rehearsal room is closely related to an important component of our mission, „Music Ministry.“ In our experience as a growing Congregations, we have been witness to the important role played by music. A pool of 40 musicians help to form our worship services and Eucharistic Celebrations. Worship leaders from the Congregation are requested for large diocesan events, worship conferences, and television masses. In the new center we want to create even more space to make music together, to learn from each other and to offer a sound training for worship leaders.