CEANERS: John Paltoo





Special Min


Prayer of Faithful

Childrens Liturgy

Saturday 17th March 6 pm


E Sultana

J Pedernia


MA Sultana

S Cremona

S Cremona

Sunday 18th March 7am




R Bigeni

V Sultana

Anni Ausage


Sunday 18th March 9am


R Brown

J Asimus

C Downey

M Reed

Margaret Holmes

H Greedy

ROSTER – Please advise the Parish Office of any permanent changes to the Roster. Thank you.

BAPTISM: We welcome Jake Azzopardi

into our community and congratulate his

family and friends on this special day.

The Next Youth Group

Friday – 16 March 2018 - 6pm

All children and their parents are invited to attend the get-together of the Youth Group. Activities for the children will be a highlight of the evening. There will also be activities for the parents. If you are interested, please come along and you are most welcome to bring a friend. The Youth Group date has been moved to the 3rd Friday for the month for March only.

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: 9854 3200

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 11 March 2018 (Year B)


First reading: (2 Chronicles 36:14-16.19-23)

The wrath and the mercy of the Lord are revealed in the exile and liberation of his people.

Responsorial Psalm:

Let my tongue be silenced, if I ever forget you!

Second Reading (Ephesians 2:4-10)

When we were dead through sins, he brought us to life.

Gospel Acclamation: Glory and praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ!

God loved the world so much, he gave us his only Son,

that all who believe in him might have eternal life.

Glory and praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ!

Gospel: (John 3:14-21)

God sent his Son into the world that we might be saved through him

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, Anton Grgic, Teresa Prsa & family, Josip & Marija Lukacevic, Nazzaren Sultana, Louis Attard, Louis, Carmen & Michael Sultana, Peter Maggio, Anthony Xuereb, Margaret & Victor Muscat, Ana Kolenko, Fr George O’Mara, Joseph Grech, Guzeppa Azzopardi, R.B. Bogedara, Vinceza, Immacolata & Salvatore Falcone, Vincent Mercieca and Peter Allen.

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 Kathy Treveno, Vittoria Teuma, Tina Allen, Kayden Stonestreet , Angela & Domink, Mario Falcone, Cody Bailey, Janice Padernia, Alice Moore and Marlene Baldachino.

Please take home your new set of envelopes for the 2ndCollection Contribution. These are available in the porch. Would you like to join in planned giving to our parish? For more information please call the office on 9627 1176.

St John’s Parish is thankful for the kind donation of $500 from one of our parishioners. This will assist with the cost of the security cameras. Any other donations would be very much appreciated. Please see Father Zak or call the parish office.


The Parish has a Lenten Program. Meetings will be held Wednesday evenings at 7pm in the Galilee Room. For more details please phone Cathy Downey – Mobile 0413207951

STATIONS OF THE CROSS will be held during Lent

* Wednesday after the 8.30am Mass and

* Friday evening at 7pm before Mass

Please be advised that the 7:30pm Mass will be held every Friday night during Lent. All parishioners are welcome to attend.

Fourth Sunday of Lent

11th March 2018

Evangeline featured in Project Compassion 2016. With the support of Caritas Australia, she has risen to the role of Senior Artsworker at Djilpin Arts Aboriginal Corporation, now a multi-level contemporary arts centre and major employer for young people in her remote Northern Territory community.

Please donate to Project Compassion 2018 and help provide employment and training for First Australians, allowing them to remain on country and keep their culture alive, essential for a just future.

A Just Future starts with your support! You can donate through Parish boxes and envelopes, by visiting or phoning 1800 024 413.


Available in Milk or White Chocolate.

Each Lamb is beautifully packaged with a prayer card and explanation of the Lamb as the paschal symbol for Christianity. Lambs can be purchased from the Piety Store

or the Parish Office.

'Loving Life, Living Love', part of the KERYGMA SERIES, an event aimed for teens and adults.

When: Wednesday 21st March,  Mass at 7pm followed by talk

 Speakers: Simon and Madeleine Carrington 

Topic: Love, Relationships, Chastity, Online bullying, Protection against porn, the dangers of the internet, etc.... 

Place: St. Padre Pio Parish, 34-38 William Howell Drive, Glenmore Park

2018 National PilgrimageThe Sisters of St Joseph invite you to join the National Pilgrimage, giving you the opportunity to journey to significant places in Australia made holy by St Mary MacKillop. Commence in Melbourne 23 October, travel through Victoria & South Australia, conclude in Sydney 3 November 2018.COST For further information, please contact Sr Therese Leydon 0417 683123 or Sr Annie Bond 02 89124818, or email