CLEANERS: Beth & Randy Hitolito





Special Ministers


Prayer of Faithful

Childrens Liturgy

Saturday 22nd September 6pm


MA Sultana


E Sultana


V Bonnici

Sunday 23rd September 7am



R Bigeni

C Wickman



Sunday 23rd September 9am


J Teuma

M Holmes

R Samonte

M Reed

R Brown

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

. Youth Group

Friday 21st September 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.

We will be having a visiting priest from Malta,

Fr Anthony Bajada, who will celebrate masses at St John The Evangelist Riverstone for two weeks from Friday 14th to Friday 28th September while Fr Zak is on holidays.  

Fr Anthony will celebrate two extra masses on

Friday 21st & 28th September at 7.30 pm. 

Everyone is welcome to attend.

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 16 September 2018 Year B


First reading: (Isaiah 50:5-9)

I gave my body to those who struck me.

Responsorial Psalm:

I will walk in the presence of the Lord in

the land of the living.

Second Reading (James 2:14-18)

Faith without good works is dead.

Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia!

My only glory is the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.

which crucifies the world to me and me to the world. Alleluia!

Gospel: (Mark 8:27-35) You are the Christ . . . the Son of Man was destined to suffer much.

WE PRAY FOR THE DECEASED: All Souls in Purgatory,

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, Mary Colombo, Father John Bosco, Charlie & Katie Sultana, John & Michael Sultana, Sultana family, Lewis Merciera, Carmelo & Carmen Vella, Joseph & Maria Vella, Charlie Xerri, Eyvonne & Jack McKusker, Loreta, Loretu & Mick Xuereb, Andrew, Chensy, Albert Agius, Vicki Bonello, Jacob Cilia, Sr Mary Francis, Anton Grgic, Teresa Prsa, Nikola Trojko Joseph & Maria Mercieca, Emmanuel & Doris Sultana and Christopher Rylance.

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, Kata Bicanic, Anton Bicanic and Christin Messa.


Please consider this volunteer role to help our Parish Community.

A volunteer is required to fulfill the position of Copy Rite Person in our Parish. It involves sending a list of the titles and authors of songs we share at St John’s at each Mass. This person would need to have access to a computer and this task can be completed from your home, at a time that suits you. Guidance and instructions can also be provided.

If you are interested in this role or would like some more information, please contact the Parish Office Ph 9627 1176.

RCIA: How it can grow your Parish’s Faith Life

Wednesday 19 September – Part 2. To be held at the IFM, 1-5 Marion St Blacktown from 7.00–9.00. To register contact the Office For Worship: or 02 8838 3456.

Outing to BUNDEENA with Fr Anthony Bajada on Sunday 30 September 2018

      Bus departing Riverstone: 8:15 am (near St John's bus shelter), B/Town: 8:45 am, Greystanes: 9:00 am

      Morning tea stop followed by lunch (provided)

      Sightseeing then back home 

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

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

SURPRISE: Fr Zakaria’s 60th Birthday. The parish would like to have a surprise birthday lunch for Fr Zak towards the end the year. Whilst Father is on annual leave for the next few weeks, it gives us a chance to have a collection to purchase his gift. The buckets will be at the church doors after Mass. Donations after this time can be made at the Parish Office or at the Piety Store. Further details of the lunch to be advised soon.

Plenary 2020 Information and Training 

Learn about the Australian Catholic Bishops Plenary Council’s impact on you. Receive support to share the Plenary invitation with parish, friends and family.

 20 September, 7pm-9.30pm, Parramatta Cathedral Hall

29 September, 10am-12.30pm, St Thomas Aquinas Springwood School Hall (168 Hawkesbury Rd) 

29 September, 2pm-4.30pm, Emu Plains School Hall (17 Troy Street) RSVP: / 8838 3460 with date, time and parish/agency.