Roster –If you are unable to volunteer due to Covid-19, please advise the office. Thank you.

Our Saints & Feasts of the week……

Sun 24 May The Ascension of the Lord

Tues 26 May St Philip Neri

Sun 31 May Pentecost Sundyay


CLEANERS A & S Dubuisson





Special Ministers


Prayer of Faithful

Childrens Liturgy

Saturday 30th May 6pm




A Jaszczyszyn

A Netto



Sunday 31st May



R Bigeni

J Bigeni

A Netto



Sunday 31st May 9am


R Brown

J Teuma

R Zammit

J Sultana

J Padernia


We would like to welcome Parishioners back to our Parish. We are blessed to be able to celebrate the following:

Weekend Mass: Saturday 6pm and Sunday 7am & 9am

Weekday Mass Tuesday – Saturday 8:30am

All parishioners continue to be dispensed from attending

Sunday Mass - from Pope Francis. 

For all Parishioners, please be aware that you will be required to sign a Sign-In Registry when attending Mass.

Please practice social-distancing rules 1.5 metre and 4 metres inside building.

Please wash your hands and follow the hygiene practices for Covid-19.

Please bring your own had sanitiser.

Please do not attend Mass if you are feeling unwell.

Currently, we are only allowed a maximum of 10 people each Mass, as per regulations from the Government and the Diocese of Parramatta.

Roster Volunteers may vary from the monthly Roster sheet due to limited numbers attending Mass. Thank you for your co-operation – The Parish Team.

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 24 May 2020 Year A

The Ascension of the Lord

First reading: (Acts 1:1-11)

Why are you standing here looking into the sky?

Jesus has been taken into heaven.

Responsorial Psalm:

God mounts his throne to shouts of joy: a blare of trumpets for the Lord.

Second Reading (Ephesians 1:17-23)

He made Jesus to sit at his right hand in heaven.

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia, alleluia! Go and teach all people my gospel.

I am with you always, until the end of the world. Alleluia!

Gospel: (Matthew 28:16-20)

All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

WE PRAY FOR THE DECEASED: All Souls in Purgatory, Chris, John & Maryann Sultana and Sultana family, John & Rosy Attard, John Grima, Peter Shipley, Anthony Buttigieg, Sam Bugeja, Charlie & Jane Refalo, Alan Hoare, Philip Azzopardi, Fr John Bosco, Sr Mary Francis, Br Joe Byrne, Sr Mary Julian, Frank Stacy, Fr Victor Bonello, Fr Michael Xerri, Frank & Grace Xerri, Emmanuel, Carmen, Guzeppa & Paul Azzopardi, Mal Reed, Laurence Apap, John & Michael Sultana, Charlie (Corun) & Katie Sultana and the Sultana family

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, 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, Theo Straub and Ryan Fought

What’s Coming up on our Parish Calendar…

Unfortunately, our parish is currently unable to hold any meetings classes, gatherings or programs until further notice. for all Parishioners

To help clergy and parishes manage the new legislative requirements, the Archdiocese of Sydney have provided a booking system - - to help parishes collect the contact details of parishioners who visit our churches for prayer, confession and Mass. (This site is currently experiencing technical issues, but should be online shortly.)

A member of the public needs to visit just once, to provide their contact details, as well as the parishes they usually visit. 

If a confirmed case of COVID-19 occurs in a parish, every person who has registered as an attendee of the parish will receive an email notifying them of the diagnosis and the date and time the person attended the church.  No other details will be provided.

St John’s Parish will also have a Sign-in Registry for each Mass or for other unspecified visits to the Parish. Please make sure that your contact details are correct.

Due to COVID-19 Please follow the following:

Safe Distancing 1.5 metres outside

4 metres inside

Hygiene Practices

Please note that changes may need to be put in place at short notice due to regulations from the Government and the Diocese of Parramatta.

May God watch over us and keep us safe during this time.

Thank you.

Direct Deposits into St John’s Riverstone account

at the CBA is appreciated:

E-Lockbox - St John’s Riverstone

BSB: 067 950

Account Number: 00000172

Account Name: St John’s Parish Riverstone