CEANERS: Beth & Randy Hitolito





Special Min


Prayer of Faithful

Childrens Liturgy

Saturday 21st April 6 pm

S Perera

MA Sultana

E Perera


E Sultana


V Bonnici

Sunday 22nd April 7am



R Bigeni

C Wickman



Sunday 22nd April 9am


C Downey

J Teuma

M Holmes

H Penfold

M Reed

R Brown

Roster Readers – Could you please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of Mass and present to the Mass Co-ordinator. Thank you for your help.


Milk or White Chocolate Lambs are still available to purchase.

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.

St John’s Parish Sacramental Program for 2018 will commence with:

First Reconciliation

Parent Information Meetings Mon 7 May 4pm OR Wed 9 May 7pm

Enrolment Mass Sat 12 May 6pm or Sun 13 May 9am

Session 1 Mon 14 May 4pm or Wed 16 May 7pm

Session 2 Mon 21 May 4pm or Wed 23 May 7pm

Session 3 Mon 28 May 4pm or Wed 30 May 7pm

First Reconciliation Sat 2 June 11.00am

For more information, please call the Parish office Ph 9627 1176

Unfortunately, YOUTH GROUP has been cancelled for the month of April. We look forward to resuming the get-together on the 25 May.

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 15 April 2018 Year B


First reading: (Acts 3:13-15, 17-19)

You killed the prince of life; God, however, raised him from the dead.

Responsorial Psalm:

Lord, let your face shine on us.

Second Reading (John 2:1-5)

Jesus Christ is the sacrifice that takes away our sins

and those of the whole world.

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia!

Lord Jesus, make your word plain to us:

make our hearts burn with love when you speak. Alleluia!

Gospel: (Luke 24:35-48) It is written that the Christ would suffer

and on the third day rise from the dead.

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, Louis Attard, Louis, Carmen & Michael Sultana, Fr George O’Mara, Charlie & Katie Sultana, John & Michael Sultana, Sultana family, Frances Miles, Mary & Felix Sammut, Oscar & Maria Muscat, John & Tona Camilleri, Angelo, Lonza, Joe, Tony, Vince & Carmen Farrugia, Yony, Mary & Joseph Mangoin, Mary Fitzpatrick, Ky Fendo, Carmen Cassar, Mary Camilleri, Chris & Mary Ann Sultana, Rita Micallef, Sixto Tomada and Nazzarene 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 Kathy Treveno, Vittoria Teuma, Tina Allen, Kayden Stonestreet , Angela & Domink, Mario Falcone, Cody Bailey, Janice Padernia, Alice Moore and Marlene Baldachino, Rita Vella, Pip Hann and William Attard.

Wednesday 18th April 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. All enquiries Parish Office Ph 9627 1176.

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.

VOLUNTEER NEEDED – We need somebody to help with the PowerPoint presentation at the 7am Mass on Sunday mornings. If you can help, please notify the Parish Office.

PASTORAL CARE If you know anyone who would like a visit from someone at the Parish, please inform the Parish office. Fr Zakaria is also happy to visit sick people in Hospital. House blessings are also welcome.


at St John’s Parish As we have only one Priest in our Parish, memorial Masses are limited to

organise a Memorial Mass when the Church is available.

Sunday is a day of WORSHIP - no memorial or Anniversary Masses are said on Sunday’s. Thank you for your understanding.

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Superhero Ministry: 21 April Special YEAR OF YOUTH event! The safety, well-being, protection and support of vulnerable children, youth and young adults in our Church and beyond is everyone's priority. Join us for an epic day that celebrates, nurtures and challenges YOU - our SUPERHEROS! All content will be presented in light of the recent report handed down by the Royal Commission and our discerned response as the Diocese of Parramatta. All are welcome, no matter what age or role you play with minors or vulnerable people in our Diocese. Come and be part of training in 'dialogue and sharing' with CYP and the Office for Safeguarding! Free event with lunch provided. 10am-4pm, Rooty Hill RSL. Register at