Roster – Thank you to all of our volunteers this week.

Our Saints & Feasts of the week……

Mon 3 Nov St Charles Borromeo

Sat 9 Nov The Dedication of the Lateran Basilicia


CLEANERS John & Jade Oniana





Special Ministers


Prayer of Faithful

Childrens Liturgy

Saturday 9th Nov 6pm

S Perera

MA Sultana

E Perera

S Cremona



M Galati

Sunday 10th Nov 7am



R Bigeni

C Wickman

E Sultana


Sunday 10th Nov 9am


C Downey

J Padernia

A Dubuisson

S Dubuisson

A Dubuisson

St John’s Parish Sacramental Program

The Sacrament of Confirmation:

Session 2 Mon 4 Nov 4pm or Wed 6 Nov 7pm

Confirmation Mass Fri 22 Nov 7pm

Any enquiries please call the parish office Ph 9627 1176.

Our Youth Group 2019 Christmas Party gathering will be in November 2019. More details soon….

This will be the last get-together for Youth Group this year.

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.

Welcome to St John the Evangelist Parish

164 Garfield Road East, Riverstone, NSW 2765

Phone: 9627-1176 Fax: 9627 5363



St John’s PRIMARY 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 3 November 2019

Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

First reading: (Wisdom 11:22-12:2) You have mercy on all things because you love everything that exists.

Responsorial Psalm:

I will praise your name for ever, my king and my God.

Second Reading: (2 Thessalonians 1:11-2:2)

The name of our Lord Jesus Christ will be glorified in you and you in him.

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia, alleluia! God loved the world so much, he gave us his only Son,

that all who believe in him might have eternal life. Alleluia!

Gospel: (Luke 19:1-10) The Son of Man came to seek and to find that which was lost.

WE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Dot Sheridan, Philip Downey, Kristian & Lucas Cajic, Diane Gauci, Jamie Borg, Maureen Muccillo, Pauline Azzopardi, Phillip James, Serena Dezso, Rena Pulido, Tom Vukovic, Rebecca Dean, Amelia Marosevic, Jonathan Baiada, Steve Magazo, William Cutajar, Margaret Saliba, Mary Craddock, Kristena 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, Cathy Harris, Doug Bayley, Adrian Bugeja, Juan & Dennis Estanislao and Fr Dieter Reutershan.

November Mass Offerings - 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. Envelopes are now available in the porch. Please write names CLEARLY on the envelopes. Thank you.

What’s Coming up on our Parish Calendar….

22 Nov 7pm Confirmation

30 Nov-1 Dec Catholic Foundation Appeal

FOR HIRE - 2 separate rooms in a building situated on our church grounds. The rooms are available separately or could be hired together. This would suite a small business such as tutoring or language classes, music school or book keeping. The rooms are the size of a school classroom. There are toilets nearby and this would also include the use of the car park. This could be a permanent booking for 6 or 12 months at a time, 5 or 6 days a week. Please call the Parish Office for more information Ph 9627 1176.

Plenary Council 2020 Diocesan Session 4: 6 November

This session on ‘Humble, Healing and Merciful’ will be held on 6 November from 6.30pm to 9pm at the Institute for Mission, Blacktown. To RSVP, please contact or contact the Pastoral Planning Office on 8838 3441. Please take an information sheet from the porch. Dates for sessions are on the noticeboard

The St John’s Craft Ladies have been busy making beautiful items leading up to Christmas. These would make lovely gifts for your family, friends or decorations for your home. There are a few items for sale and on display in the office or you can visit the craft stall, outside the Church, on Sundays, after 9am Mass.

Xaghra Association of NSW Inc

Cherry Picking at Orange for the Day - Sunday 8 December 2019

Bus will leave 6:00am from St John's Church McCulloch St, Riverstone

Morning tea will be provided. Lunch at your own expense – at Club.

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

M'AnnTeuma: 4579 6771 Vicki Micallef: 0425 210 436

Office for Worship Music Workshop: 13 November

The Office for Worship is conducting a Music Workshop for musicians and liturgy planners on Wednesday 13 November at the Institute for Mission, Blacktown from 7pm to 9pm. Supper will be provided. Choosing appropriate hymns for Mass and what to sing at Mass and why will be discussed. To register by 8 November, call Anne on 8838 3456 or

Alpha Program Weekend Training: 8 – 10 November

To register, and for more information, please contact Lisa in the Pastoral Planning Office on 8838 3497 or

Catholic Outlook is back! At the request of Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv, Catholic Outlook will be back from Sunday 1 December 2019. The revised Catholic Outlook will be published quarterly as an A4 magazine with a focus on Catholic faith formation, spirituality and a look at what is happening across the agencies and ministries of the Diocese of Parramatta. Look out for copies in your local Catholic Church, Catholic school or Catholic office from Sunday 1 December.

The Catholic Bishops of Australia have announced a National Prayer Campaign for Drought to take place during November. People across the country are encouraged to pray for the gift of rain, for people affected by the drought and to provide practical support, where possible. The Bishops note that large parts of the country are directly affected by the drought, but the impact is national – and so should the response be national.