CEANERS: Bev and Randy Hitolito





Special Min


Prayers of Faithful

Childrens Liturgy

Saturday 27th January 6 pm


MA Sultana

E Perera


E Sultana


V Bonnici

Sunday 28th January 7am



R Bigeni




Sunday 28th January 9am

Sullivan Family


C Downey

J Teuma

M Holmes

H Penfold

M Reed

R Brown

ROSTER - We may need volunteers throughout the month of January as

many people take their holidays during this time. Thank you.

BAPTISM: We welcome Madelyn Lake

into our community and congratulate her

family and friends on this special day.

All SRE are invited to the

SRE Hawkesbury Regional Mass

8th February at 7pm. Please let Helena know if you are attending by 2nd February.

Thank you.

COME AND LEARN WHAT GOD has to say to you

Prayer Group, every Friday morning 10am at St John’s Parish Hall. For more information please phone:

Irene Apap - Mobile No 0418 403 358.

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 21 January 2018 (Year B)

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

First reading: (Jonah 3:1-5, 10)

The Ninevites renounced their evil ways.

Responsorial Psalm: Teach me your ways, O Lord.

Second Reading (1 Corinthians 7:29-31)

The world as we know it is passing away.

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! The kingdom of God is near: believe the Good News! Alleluia!

Gospel: (Mark 1:14-20)

Repent, and believe the Good News.

WE PRAY FOR THE DECEASED: All Souls in Purgatory,

Maria & Albin Krolczyk & family, Michalik family, Chris, John & Maryann Sultana, John & Rosy Attard, John Grima, Peter Shipley, Anthony Buttigieg, Antonio and Mattioli family, Gnagnarella family, Wilhelm, Maria & Flor Henning, Frank & Fortunata Baiada, Philip Azzopardi, Michael Dezso, John & Margaret Muscat, Mary Colombo, Father John Bosco, Neville De Zilva, John & Josephine Sultana, Frances Miles, Angelo, Lonza, Joe, Vince, Carmen & Tony Farrugia, Mary Fitzpatrick, Mary, Joseph & Tony Mangoin, Ky Fendo, Mary Camilleri, Catalina Catig, Harriot Perera, Anthony Refalo, Vincenzo & Macolata Falcone, Antonio & Stefania Caruso, Paul, Maria & Lawrence Bigeni, Carmelo & Carmen Vella and Nazzarese Sultana.

WE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Dot Sheridan, Philip Downey, Kristian & Lucas Cajic, Diane Gauci, Jamie Borg, 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, Alice Moore and Marlene Baldachino.


Friday 26 JANUARY Australia Day

Mass at 8.30am followed by breakfast in the hall. Donations (on the day) of juice, damper, scones, pancakes, eggs, bacon, breadrolls and lamingtons, will help make our celebration a great success. Any enquires, please call the Parish Office.

Wednesday 24th January 2018

ST JOHN’S EAGLES Round Robin Indoor Soccer

INDOOR SPORTS CENTRE, Corner Hamilton St and Garfield Rd, Riverstone 9.30am – 2.30pm . Opened to boys and girls aged 5-16. Any child under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a parent/carer or responsible person over the age of 15. No child under the age of 8 can be left unattended at any time. $15 per player. Lucky door prizes and sausage sizzle lunch is included. Once again, we remind you to wear correct indoor items - non marking shoes, long socks and shin pads.

All enquiries Parish Office 9627 1176. Help appreciated.

Parish Council Meeting

The next Parish Council meeting will be held on

Wednesday 7th February

7.30pm in the Parish Hall. All parishioners are welcome to attend.


The Anointing Mass is held every first

Saturday of each month at 8.30am

Palms Encounters are ethically run group tours that provide participants with authentic, hard to come by experiences. The tours have been carefully designed to give you an insight into the daily life of people of another culture.We still have limited places available for our next trip to

Timor-Leste 11-23 March if you book by 5pm Thursday 25 January.

Please contact Palms on 02 9560 5333 or