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


Our Saints & Feasts of the week……

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

CHURCH ROSTER: COUNTERS: M Boyd, L Vella

CLEANERS M Camilleri, MA Sultana

Welcomer

Mass

Co-ord

Acolyte

Special Ministers

Readers

Prayer of Faithful

Childrens Liturgy

Saturday 30th Nov 6pm

Volunteer

MA Sultana

P Said

M Sultana

S Cremona

(A.Jaszczyszyn)

Volunteer

MA Sultana

Volunteer

Sunday 1st Dec 7am

A Lomano

Volunteer

R Bigeni

V Bonnici

F Bonnici

E Sultana

Volunteer

A Ausage


Sunday 1st Dec 9am

Sullivan

family

R Brown

J Padernia

H Greedy

S McJennett

H Greedy

M Holmes

G Fernandez

P Mansweto



Join us for the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mass on Monday morning 9th December at 8:30am


BAPTISM: We welcome Ruby McNamara into our community and congratulate her family and friends on this special day.



St John’s Parish Sacramental Program

Congratulations to the children who celebrated Confirmation

on Friday Night . Thank you to the parents/carers and the Sacramental team for preparing the children to make their Confirmation.

Thank you to the parishioners who helped during the celebration on the night.

The Bishop’s Christmas Appeal will take place in our Parish next week

Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st of December supporting CatholicCare and will focus on their diverse range of services including family and relationships counselling and positive parenting programs. 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. Envelopes will be provided.



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 24 November 2019

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe Year C

First reading: (2 Samuel 5:1-3)

They anointed David king of Israel.

Responsorial Psalm:

Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord

Second Reading: (Colossians 1:11-20)

He has taken us into the kingdom of his beloved Son.

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia

Blessed is he who inherits the kingdom of David our Father;

blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Alleluia!

Gospel: (Luke 23:35-43) Lord remember me when you come into your kingdom.



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.


What’s Coming up on our Parish Calendar….

29 Nov Youth Group Christmas Party

30 Nov-1 Dec The Bishop’s Christmas Catholic Foundation Appeal

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

9 Dec Mon 8:30am Mass Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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.

Youth Group 2019 Christmas Party

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.

You may bring a friend along on the night.


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.

Thank you to those who have already filled out a form

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 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.


Come along to Riverstone Carols. by the combined churches of Riverstone on Saturday 7th December 2019

Cnr Park, Pitt & Market St, Riverstone

6pm Pre- Entertainment, Food Trucks & Rides

7:30pm: Carols 9pm Fireworks


FOR HIRE - 2 rooms in a classroom building situated on our church grounds. Amenities and car park use included. Please call the Parish Office for more information Ph 9627 1176.


Plenary 2020 - The Plenary Council invites people to continue to participate in the journey towards the Council sessions in 2020. There are many opportunities to engage in the “Listening and Discernment” phase by participating in small group sessions within the Diocese. Ask you priests or Deanery Representatives for session dates in parishes and deaneries or contact the Pastoral Planning Office on 8838 3441.


Order of Malta Annual Lourdes Day Mass: 7 December at 10am at St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney. Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP and the Chaplains of the Order will celebrate Mass and bless the congregation, with vials of Lourdes water to be distributed. For more information, or if you need assistance, please contact 9331 8477, info@smom.org.au


Catholic Outlook is back! At the request of Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv, Catholic Outlook will be back from Sunday 1 December 2019
























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.



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