ROSTER – Thank you to all of our volunteers this week. Readers, could you please arrive 10-15 mins prior to Mass. Thank you.

SRE Meeting - Tuesday 12th February - 9:30am Could all SRE’s please attend this meeting which will take place in the Galilee Room.

The next Catholic Foundation Appeal –The Bishop’s Lenten Appeal - is scheduled for Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 February. The theme for the Appeal isBring Hope This Lent’.

Please prepare to give generously to this appeal as our Parish will need to meet a quota. More information will be provided over the coming weeks. Envelopes will be provided for your convenience

NEW Baptism Font for St John’s Parish, Riverstone

St John’s Parish is pleased to announce that we have purchased a beautiful, silver decorative Baptism Font for families to use during our Baptism Ceremonies. There will now be two choices for the ceremony of Baptism – Immersion or pouring of water. Families will be able to choose which type of Baptism they would like.

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 10 February 2019 Year C


First reading: (Isaiah 6:1-8) Here am I, Send me.

Responsorial Psalm:

In the sight of the angels I will sing your praises, Lord.

Second Reading (Corinthians 15:1-11)

I preach what they preach, and this is what you believe.

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia!

Come follow me, says the Lord, and I will make you fishers of my people. Alleluia!

Gospel: (Luke 5:1-11) They left everything and followed him.

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,

Sam Bugeja, Sam Muscat , Fr John Bosco, Sr Mary Francis, John & Margaret Muscat, Frances Miles, Anthony Xuereb, Margaret Muscat, Victor Muscat, Paul, Maria and Laurie Bigeni, Joan Wilson, Danny Muscat, Steve Polgar, Joseph Bajada and Bajada family and Br Joe Byrne

WE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Dot Sheridan, Philip Downey, Kristian & Lucas Cajic, Diane Gauci, Jamie Borg, Maureen Muccillo, 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.

We w St John’s Parish Plenary Meetings February 2019



Co ordinator




After 6pm Mass

Rosanna and


Church Hall



After 9am


Rosanna and Cathy

Church Hall

Tuesday 12/2/2019

7 or 7:30pm

Rosanna and Cathy

Church Hall



7 or 7:30pm

Rosanna and Cathy

Church Hall

For purchaseAt the Piety Store or Parish Office

Columban Art Calendars $10 each

St John’s Eagles Soccer Day was held in the school holidays and was a success. The children had a great day.

A donation has been given to the parish from that day.

Thank you to the volunteers for their support.

Thank you to all the parishioners who helped on the day and those who bought a plate of food to share for Br Joe’s Funeral last Wednesday. Your kindness is appreciated. The office has received a number of phone calls of appreciation for a lovely service for Br Joe. God Bless Br Joe.

Quotes for New Parish Toilets: If any parishioners have a business and would like to provide a quote for the building

of our new toilets, please contact the Parish Office for

details. We are looking to commence work in early 2019.

Communion to the Sick at Blacktown Hospital
We urgently require people to take Holy Communion to patients in Blacktown Hospital on Sundays. Volunteers are currently rostered on every second month (6 times annually). Distribution of Communion takes about 2 to 3 hours. Security checks required and carpark access available. Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist who can help with this important ministry please contact Deacon George Bryan at Mary, Queen of the Family Parish Blacktown either via the parish office or via at 

IFM Reflective Ministry ProgramAre you serving in and through Catholic communities? The Reflective Ministry program offered by the Institute for Mission is a great opportunity to learn and explore ideas of pastoral theology to benefit you and those you serve - and it's now open for registration. Visit for more information and to register online or call 02 9296 6369 to talk to our friendly team. 

Position Vacant -Head of Social Services Operations – CatholicCare Social Services More details at:


CLEANERS: John Paltoo





Special Ministers


Prayer of Faithful

Childrens Liturgy

Saturday 16th February 6pm


MA Sultana

J Padernia

MA Sultana



S Cremona

Sunday 17tth February 7am

A Lomano


R Bigeni

E Sultana

A Ausage


Sunday 17th February 9am


R Brown

J Asimus

C Downey

M Reed

M Holmes

H Greedy