CLEANERS: John Paltoo





Special Ministers


Prayer of Faithful

Childrens Liturgy

Saturday 20th October 6pm


MA Sultana

J Padernia

MA Sultana



S Cremona

Sunday 21st October 7am

A Lomano


R Bigeni

E Sultana



Sunday 21st October 9am


C Downey

J Padernia


A Dubuisson

R Samonte

J Sullivan

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

Preparation for Confirmation

Parents Information Meeting

Monday 22nd October 4pm or

Wednesday 24th October 7pm

Any enquiries please call the

Parish office on 9627 1176

Youth Group

Friday 26 October 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.

BAPTISM: We welcome Cooper Lee into our community and congratulate his family and friends on this special day

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 14 October 2018 Year B


First reading: (Wisdom 7:7-11)

In comparison to wisdom, I held riches as nothing.

Responsorial Psalm:

Fill us with your love, O Lord, and we will sing for Joy!

Second Reading (Hebrews 4:12-13)

The word of God discerns the thoughts and intentions

of the heart.

Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia!

Happy the poor in spirit;

the kingdom of heaven is theirs. Alleluia!

Gospel: (Mark 10:17-30) Go and sell whatever you have and come

follow me.

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, Charlie & Katie Sultana, John & Michael Sultana, Sultana family, Father John Bosco, 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, Christopher Rylance, Joe Vella, Crocefissa, Felice Micallef, Joe Galea, Arsenio Ycong, Charles & Teresa Camilleri, Joe Camilleri and Anna Milakovic.

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 and Josephine Sultana.

St John’s Parish Christmas Party

6:30pm Wednesday 5th December 2018

All Parishioners, Parish Workers and Volunteers are invited to our Christmas Party Dinner. Father Zakaria will supply the ham. Please bring a plate of food to share on the night. To assist with catering, please ring Melissa in the Parish Office if you are able to attend. Please save this date on your calendar and join us for this festive celebration.

St John’s Primary School Riverstone

Spring Fete 10am-2pm Sunday 28th October 2018

Please join us on the school grounds for food, shopping, rides and entertainment.


Please consider this volunteer role to help our Parish Community. A volunteer is required to fulfill the position of Copyright Person in our Parish. It involves sending a list of the titles and authors of songs we share at St John’s parish. 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.

Are you an interior decorator? We would like to upgrade the Church Hall in the near future and are looking for a person who could guide us in choosing the décor for the hall. If you can help us, please contact the Parish office.

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 your parish, friends and family. For more information please phone the parish office.

The Permanent Diaconate: 4 November The discernment program for those who are interested in finding out more about this Vocation will be held at St John 23rd Parish, 160 Perfection Avenue, Stanhope Gardens 2768 We are looking for men aged between 35 to 55. Our discernment program consists of five sessions -3.00pm until 6.00pm followed by the Parish Mass and Fellowship. For further information visit or please contact any of the following deacons: Deacon James – 0425 213 832, Deacon Tan – 0407 270 782, Deacon George – 0408 440 769

Palms Australia invites you to Explore a New Mission – opportunities in the Pacific. More information Ph. 02 9560 5333. Q & A at Aquinas Academy, Sydney, on the 5th November 2018 @ 5:30pm