ClEANERS: Bev & Randy Hitolito





Special Min


Prayers of Faithful

Childrens Liturgy

Saturday 25 November 6pm

Sunitha Perera

MA Sultana

E Perera


E Sultana


V Bonnici

Sunday 26 November 7am

A Moore


R Bigeni




Sunday 26 November 9am


Cathy Downey

J Teuma

M Holmes

H Penfold

M. Reed

Rosanna Brown

Parish Workers and Volunteer Christmas Party

Wednesday 6th December 6.30pm.

All Readers, Acolytes, Co-ordinators, Craft Ladies, Choir, Counters, Cleaners, Gardeners, Sacramental Team and Parish Council Members etc are invited to a Christmas Party Dinner. Father Zak will supply the ham. Please bring a plate of food or drinks to share. To assist with catering, please ring Melissa in the office if you are able to attend.

Xaghra Association of NSW Inc

Cherry Picking at Orange for the Day

When: Sunday 10th December 2017

Riverstone: Bus will leave 6:00am from St John's Church Mc Culloch Street Riverstone

Blacktown: Bus will leave 6:30am from Bus stop near Blacktown Workers

Greystanes: Bus will leave 6:45am from Bus stop opposite Greystanes church (close to Braeside Rd)

Morning tea, lunch & dinner will be provided. Contact: Ray/Josephine Bigeni: 9627 4182, 0439 974 182 M'Ann Teuma: 4579 6771

Welcome to St John the Evangelist Parish

164 Garfield Road East, Riverstone, NSW 2765

Phone: 9627-1176 Fax: 9627 5363



St John’s School - Phone: 9627 2588

Parish Priest: Fr Zakaria Gayed

Parish Secretary: Melissa Spence

St John’s Parish Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am – 2:00pm

Mass Times

Saturday Evening 6.00pm

Sunday Morning 7.00am & 9.00am

Tuesday - Saturday 8.30am

First Friday 8:30am & 7.30pm

ANOINTING MASS: First Saturday of each month 8.30am

Adoration to the Blessed Sacrament for Vocations: Tues after 8.30am Mass


Mass, Benediction & Rosary Friday 8:30am

Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession: Saturday 4.30pm – 5.30pm

Prayer Group (Come and learn what God has to say) Friday 10am

Beloved Disciple Charismatic Prayer Group: Friday 7.30pm

Marriage: Please give 6 months notice.

Baptism: 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month 11.00am

Marriage and Baptism by arrangement during office hours **********************************************************************************

Sunday 19th November 2017 (Year A)


First reading: (Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31)

Give her a share in what she has worked for.

Responsorial Psalm: Happy are those who fear the Lord.

Second Reading (Thessalonians 5:1-6)

The day of the Lord is going to come like a thief in the night.

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia!

Live in me and let me live in you, says the Lord; my branches bear much fruit. Alleluia!

Gospel: (Matthew 25:14-30)

Because you have been faithful over a few things; enter into the joy of the Lord.

WE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Dot Sheridan, Philip Downey, Kristian & Lucas Cajic, Diane Gauci, Jamie Borg, Clive Thomas, Palma Maggio, Maureen Muccillo, Bro Joe Byrne, Pauline Azzopardi, Mary Anne Azzopardi, Phillip James, Harry Penfold, Serena Dezso, Rena Pulido, Tom Vukovic , Rebecca Dean, Amelia Marosevic, Jonathan Baiada, Steve Magazo, William Cutajar, Margaret Saliba, Mary Craddock, Kristena & Frank Stacy, Ona & Cliff Hobbs, Deborah Clifton, Gerry & Bill Whalan, Fr George O’Mara, Kathy Treveno, Vittoria Teuma, Tina Allen, Kayden Stonestreet , Angela & Domink, Mario Falcone, Cody Bailey, Janice Padernia.


All the masses during the month of

November will be offered for those on the November

envelopes. That list can be found during the month of November on the lectern at the front of the Church.

Envelopes will be provided for November Mass Offering in the porch. PLEASE WRITE NAMES CLEARLY.

The Catholic Foundation Appeal – 18th and 19th November


We are pleased to announce the launch of The Catholic Foundation, which will officially replace the Diocesan Works Fund as the central charity for the good works of the Diocese of Parramatta.

The Catholic Foundation will support the Seminary, CCD, the Ephpheta Centre and Catholic Care.

In support of The Catholic Foundation, our Parish is holding a special collection. Appeal Envelopes will be provided at the Masses, and we invite all Parishioners to support the good works of the Diocese of Parramatta, by coming prepared and giving generously to The Catholic Foundation Appeal.

To our Parishioners

For purchase at the Piety Store or Parish Office

Christmas Cards Pkt 8 $4 per packet 2018 Columban Art Calendars $9 each

Free Morning Tea and musical morning to be held at St Andrews Uniting Church corner Garfield Road and Oxford St, Riverstone on Tuesday 28th November  ‘17  at 9. 30 am. More information  phone  4572 3271  or

Holy Spirit Pilgrimage to “Holy Land & Holy Places in Italy-17 Days” for $5,555 from 3rd-19th Sept, 2018 and 7 Days “Optional Extension to Egypt & Jordan”. Spiritual Directors: Fr Emmanuel-tv & Fr Jude CSSp. Contact for itinerary/info: fremmanueltv@hotmail.com0417999553, (08)93413079, (08)93413131; or, (03) 97899672.

The Epiphany Pilgrimage This Catholic pilgrimage through the Blue Mountains coincides with the Feast of the Epiphany. The pilgrimage begins at Emu Plains on January 2 2018 and finishes at Bell on January 8 2018.For further information and to register for all or part of the pilgrimage see or for general information and current news see

29 November -Palms Australia is looking for people - such as teachers, health and community development workers - to volunteer in Catholic communities all over the world to mentor workers in their fields of expertise. Australian donors cover your costs and outstanding support is provided through the church’s single biggest global volunteer mission agency. Information Session on Wednesday November 29, 5:45 - 7:00 pm. More information: