CEANERS: John Paltoo





Special Min


Prayer of Faithful

Childrens Liturgy

Saturday 18th August 6pm


E Sultana

J Padernia

MA Sultana



S Cremona

Sunday 19th August 7am

A Lomano


R Bigeni

V Sultana

A Ausage


Sunday 19th August 9am


R Brown

J Asimus

C Downey

M Reed

M Holmes

H Greedy

Roster Volunteers – Please contact the office if you would like to make any changes. Thank you .

Wednesday 15th August is the solemnity of

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Holy Day of Obligation

Mass will be held at 8:30am and 7:30pm

St John’s Parish Sacramental Program

First Holy Communion

Session 3 Mon 13 Aug 4pm or Wed 15 Aug 7pm

First Holy Communion Mass Sat 18 Aug 6pm or Sun 19 Aug 9am

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

Parishioners, this weekend Saturday 11th August and Sunday 12th August, our parish will hold the annual Catholic Mission Appeal. Please give generously to support the important work of the Catholic Mission. We would like to welcome the representative from Catholic Mission, Jane Sulis, to our Parish. Jane will give a presentation on the good works of the Mission.

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 12 August 2018 Year B

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

First reading: (1Kings 19:4-8)

Strengthened by the food, he walked to

the mountain of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm:

Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.

Second Reading (Ephesians 4:30-5:2)

Walk in love, just as Christ.

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia!

I am the living bread from heaven, says the Lord;

whoever eats this bread will live for ever. Alleluia!

Gospel: (John 6:41-51) I am the living bread come down from heaven.

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, Flor Henning, Wilhelm & Maria Henning, Frank & Fortunata Baiada, Philip Azzopardi, Michael Dezso, John & Margaret Muscat, Mary Colombo, Father John Bosco, Fr George O’Mara, Charlie & Katie Sultana, John & Michael Sultana, Sultana family, Louis Attard, Louis, Carmen & Michael Sultana, Frank & Anthony Falzon, Angelo, Lonza, Joe, Vince, Carmen & Tony Farrugia, Mary Fitzpatrick, Joseph, Mary & Tony Mangoin, Ky Fendo, Mary Camilleri, Peter Mercieca, Joe Vella, Nedo Yelovich & children, George Dorja, Mijo & Ana Medak Rocco Belcastro, Josephine Calabria, Marjo and Marlene, Joseph Grech, Mary Apap and Henry Amaratunga, Lewis Merciera, Carmelo & Carmen Vella, Joseph & Maria Vella, Charlie Xerri, Eyvonne & Jack McKusker, Loreta, Loretu & Mick Xuereb, Andrew, Chensy, Albert Agius, Vicki Bonelb, Jacob Cilia, Joseph Magro, Carmen and Tom.

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, 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 Josephine Sultana and Barry.

We share our sympathy with the Poor Clare Sisters as

SISTER MARY FRANCIS MURPHY OSC, who was one of the founding members of the Sisters, has passed away. Sr Mary was 96 years old and contributed approximately 75 years of profession.

Sr Mary’s funeral details are as follows:

11am Thursday 16th August 2018

Mary Immaculate Church, Waverly, Sydney

The Next Youth Group

Friday – 24 August 2018 6pm

Please join us for our next Youth Group

get- together. There will be activities for both children and parents. Please come along for a fun night. You are most welcome to bring a friend with you. We hope to see you there.

Parishioners, please be aware that children enrolled in the Sacramental program will celebrate their First Holy Communion during Mass on Sat 18th August 6pm and Sun 19th August 9am. We are expecting high numbers of children and their families to attend Mass at 9am on Sunday. We ask Parishioners to please be patient as the Church will be busy. We will make extra chairs available under the patio for you to use if needed. Thank you for your understanding.

Bring Christ back to Christmas’ The Craft ladies have lovely Nativity Panels to hang in your house each and every Christmas. Thus, you can commemorate Our Saviour’s birth each year. Also they have other Christmas decorations and lots of baby’s clothes - knitted and crocheted. Remember, all money raised goes to our community. On behalf of the Parishioners we would like to thank the Craft Ladies for their efforts and we would like to continue to support them by considering to purchase one of their craft items.

Xaghra Association of NSW Inc  Come & Join us at the Annual Tal-Vitorja Dinner Dance on  Saturday, 15th September 2018

Guest of Honour: Fr Anthony Bajada at Balmoral Function Centre,47-49 Balmoral Rd, BLACKTOWN 6:30pm onwards.5 Course Meal, beer, wine & soft drinks, tea/coffee Entertainment by Roc-A-Tac & Giuseppe Verdi Brass Band

Contact: Josephine/Ray:  9627 4182 or 0439 974 182, 0448 100 034

 Vicki Micallef: 0425 210 436

Parishioners interested in attending information and training sessions to be involved in Plenary 2020- people to engage in listening, dialogue and discernment about the future of the Catholic Church in Australia, please contact the Parish Office.