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

Our Saints & Feasts of the week……

Thurs 21 Nov The Presentation of Blessed Virgin Mary

Fri 22 Nov St Cecilia

Sun 24 Nov Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

CHURCH ROSTER: COUNTERS: M Boyd, L Vella

CLEANERS C Sultana

Welcomer

Mass

Co-ord

Acolyte

Special Ministers

Readers

Prayer of Faithful

Childrens Liturgy

Saturday 23rd Nov 6pm

S Perera

MA Sultana

C Catapang


A.Jaszczyszyn

MA Sultana

A Netto

V Bonnici

Sunday 24th Nov 7am

Volunteer

Volunteer

R Bigeni


C Wickman

Volunteer

E Sultana


Sunday 24th Nov 9am

Volunteer

C Downey

J Teuma


R Samonte

R Brown

J Sultana

L Samonte

St John’s Parish Sacramental Program

The Sacrament of Confirmation:

Session 4 Mon 18 Nov 4pm or Wed 20 Nov 7pm

Confirmation Mass – Friday 22 November 7pm

Congratulations to the children receiving the sacrament of Confirmation

this week. Thank you to their families for attending the classes to help prepare their child for this special occasion.

Our Youth Group 2019 Christmas Party gathering will be on the 29th November at 6pm in the Church Hall. This will be the last get-together for Youth Group this year. Please join us for a fun night.



The next Catholic Foundation Appeal at our parish will be on Saturday 30th Nov and Sunday 1st of Dec. Envelopes will be available closer to the date. Please prepare to give generously, as our parish will need to meet a quota of approx over $4,000.Your kind donations will be much appreciated.



Welcome to St John the Evangelist Parish

164 Garfield Road East, Riverstone, NSW 2765

Phone: 9627-1176 Fax: 9627 5363

Email: stjohns10@bigpond.com

Website: www.stjohnsriverstone.org.au

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

NOVENA TO MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP Wed 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 17 November 2019

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

First reading: (Malachi 3:19-20)

The sun of righteousness will shine on you.

Responsorial Psalm:

The Lord comes to rule the earth with justice.

Second Reading: (Thessalonians 3:7-12)

Do not give anyone food who refuses to work.

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia, alleluia!

Lift up your heads and see;

Your redemption is near at hand. Alleluia!

Gospel: (Luke 21:5-19) Your endurance will win you your life.


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.

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.


What’s Coming up on our Parish Calendar….

22 Nov 7pm Confirmation

29 Nov Youth Group Christmas Party

30 Nov-1 Dec Catholic Foundation Appeal

4 Dec 6:30pm St John’s Parish Christmas Party

The Advent & Christmas Meeting will be held in the Church hall on Sunday 17th November at 11am.Could all volunteers involved, please attend.

St John’s Parish Christmas Party

6:30pm Wednesday 4th December 2019

All Parishioners, Parish Workers and Volunteers are invited to our Christmas Party Dinner. Please bring a plate of food to share on the night. To assist with catering, please ring Melissa in the Parish Office to RSVP and to list the type of food or drinks you will bring on the night. Please save this date on your calendar and join us for this festive celebration.


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. You can visit the craft stall, outside the Church, on Sundays, after 9am Mass.



Are you new to our Parish? Welcome! To our parish.

Please complete a New Parishioner Form and place in the box which can be found in the porch.

Would you like to join in planned giving? You can request a set of envelopes for the 2nd Collection Contribution.

For more information please call the office on 9627 1176.


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 6: Wed 20 November

You are invited to session 6 ‘Open to Conversion, Renewal and Reform’ which will be held from 6.30pm to 9pm at the Institute for Mission, Blacktown. To RSVP, please contact tanya.quinn@parracatholic.org or contact the Pastoral Planning Office on 8838 3441.


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

Catholic Outlook is back! At the request of Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv, Catholic Outlook will be back from Sunday 1 December 2019. Look out for copies in your local Catholic Church, Catholic school or Catholic office from Sunday 1 December.


Reflection Day for Women: Preparing our hearts for Advent – Reflection Day for Women. Saturday 23 November 9.30am – 3.00 pm. Mt Schoenstatt, Fairlight Rd Mulgoa. Facilitator: Sr Mary Louise. Cost $25 BYO own lunch. Tea & coffee provided. Take some time out for prayer and reflection! To register or for more information info@schoenstatt.org.au or phone: (02) 4773 8338.







Are you new to our Parish? Please fill out a New Parishioner Form at the back of the Church so that you are registered in our Parish and place in the box. Would you like to join in planned giving? You can request a set of envelopes for the 2nd Collection Contribution. For more information please call the office on 9627 1176.
















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 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. www.catholic.org.au/drought