CLEANERS: John Paltoo





Special Ministers


Prayer of Faithful

Childrens Liturgy

Saturday 17th November 6pm


MA Sultana

J Padernia

MA Sultana



S Cremona

Sunday 18th November 7am

A Lomano


R Bigeni

E Sultana

A Ausage


Sunday 18th November 9am


R Brown

J Asimus

C Downey

M Reed

M Holmes

H Greedy

Roster Volunteers – Please arrive 15 minutes prior to Mass and present to the Mass Co-Ordinator. Thank you.

Sacrament of Confirmation

Session 3 - Mon 12 Nov 4pm or

Wed 14 Nov 7pm

Any enquiries please call the

Parish office on Ph 9627 1176

BAPTISM: We welcome Layla Stewart into our community and congratulate her family and

friends on this special day.

Youth Group

Friday 16 November 6pm

*Please note change of date*

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. This will be our Christmas themed night so please wear a Christmas T-Shirt or red and green colours. We hope to see you there.

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 November 2018 Year B

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

First reading: (King 17:10-16)

The widow made a little scone from her flour

and brought it to Elijah.

Responsorial Psalm: Praise the Lord, my soul!

Second Reading (Hebrews 9:24-28)

Christ offered himself only once to take the faults of many on himself.

Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia!

Happy the poor in spirit; the kingdom of heaven is theirs! Alleluia!

Gospel: (Mark 12:38-44) This poor widow has put in more than all who contributed.

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.

All masses during the month of November will be offered for those on the November envelopes. The List can be found during the month of November on the lectern at the front of the Church. Please write names CLEARLY on the envelopes.

November Memorial and Anniversary Masses

A reminder that the month of November is

a month to remember all souls. There will be no intentions announced during any masses in November.

A private Mass Memorial may be booked for a Mass intention. Thank you for your understanding.

St John’s Church Riverstone

Playgroup in the Church Hall

164 Garfield Rd East, Riverstone

9:30am -11:30am Every Thursday

If any parents or carers are interested in joining our playgroup. please call the Parish Office Ph 96271176

On Sunday 11/11/2018, we acknowledge the Centenary of the Armistice, ending the conflict of the First World War. We must also acknowledge its evolution into what we now know as Remembrance Day.

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.

Please contact the office if you are in need of a wheelchair, walking frame or bedrail. We have been donated these items from one of our parishioner families.

Plenary 2020

Share the Plenary with parish, friends and family, please collect a prayer card from the porch.

Ordination to the Priesthood: 30 November 7:30pm

Diocese of Parramatta deacons Jessie Balorio, Jack Green, Chris del Rosario and Galbert Albino will be ordained to the priesthood by Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. All are welcome.

Xaghra Association of NSW Inc

Hunter Valley Christmas Lights Spectacular

Sunday 9 December 2018

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

M'Anne Teuma: 4579 6771, Vicki Micallef: 0425 210 436

We remember the Prison Community on Sunday

11 November 2018, marking two years since the

Holy Father’s Year of Mercy 2016 Jubilee for Prisoners.