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

Our Saints & Feasts of the week……

Tues 15 Sept Our Lady of Sorrows

Wed 16 Sept Sts Cornelius & Cyprian


CLEANERS: John Paltoo





Special Ministers


Prayer of Faithful

Childrens Liturgy

Saturday 19th Sept 6pm



J Padernia

A Jaszczyszyn




Sunday 20th Sept 7am

A Lomano


R Bigeni


A Ausage



Sunday 20th Sept 9am


R Brown

J Asimus

L Canlas

J Sultana

B Simons


St John’s Parish Riverstone:

Weekend Mass: Saturday Vigil 6pm

Sunday 7am & 9am &

10:30am (except 13/9, 20/9, 27/9)

Weekday Mass: Tuesday – Saturday 8:30am

Fr Zakaria is currently on annual leave. We will celebrate Masses with Fr Bob Bossini, Fr Robert William and Fr Ever during this time. If you have any questions or concerns during this time,, please contact the parish office. Unfortunately, the Sunday 10:30am Masses on 13th, 20th and 27th September will be cancelled. The Sunday 10:30am Mass will return on Sunday 4th October. All other Mass times will remain the same.

Parishioners, once again we thank you for your continued support. If you are donating wipes for our church pews or hand sanitiser, please leave items in the porch or drop them into the parish office. Your kindness is appreciated.

St John’s Parish Sacramental Program

The Sacrament of Confirmation will begin on the 19th October. If you have a child who will be participating in this sacrament, please contact the parish office or the sacramental team to register.

Welcome to St John the Evangelist Parish

164 Garfield Road East, Riverstone, NSW 2765

Phone: 9627-1176 Fax: 96275363



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: Saturdays 11am and Sundays 12pm

Marriage and Baptism by arrangement during office hours ************************************************************************************

Sunday 13 September 2020 Year A/2

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

First reading: (Sirach 27;30-28:7

Forgive your neighbour’s faults and when you pray, your sins will be forgiven.

Responsorial Psalm: The Lord is kind and merciful;

slow to anger and rich in compassion.

Second Reading (Romans 14:7-9)

Whether alive or dead, we belong to the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia!

I give you a new commandment: love one another as I have loved you. Alleluia!

Gospel: (Matthew 18:21-35) I tell you that you forgive not seven times but seventy times seven.

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, Sam Muscat, Alan Hoare, John & Michael Sultana, Charlie (Corun) & Katie Sultana and the Sultana family, Br Joe Byrne, Frank Stacy, Mal Reed, Laurence Apap, Harriot Perera, Joe Camilleri, Segundino & Jorge Saranilto, Lewis Mercieca, Charlie & Carmen & Michael Vella, Anton Grigic and Tereza Prsa.

WE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Dot Sheridan, Cathy & Philip Downey, Kristian & Lucas Cajic, Diane Gauci, Jamie Borg, Maureen Muccillo, Pauline Azzopardi, Phillip James, 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, Tina Allen, Kayden Stonestreet, Angela & Domink, Mario Falcone, Cody Bailey, Janice Padernia, Alice Moore, Josephine Sultana, Cathy Harris, Doug Bayley, Adrian Bugeja, Christine & Jesse Messa and Dominic Procopia.

Copies of the September Catholic Outlook Magazine are now available in the porch.

St John’s Parish, Riverstone - Banking Details for Donations and Deposits

FOR EFT - Internet or Netbank

Account Name: St John’s Catholic Church Riverstone

BSB: 067950

Account No: 00000172

Message: (Name of parishioner who is depositing the money)


Account Name: Diocese Development Fund

BSB: 062315

Acct No: 00901486

Message: Agent No 836

Please notify the parish office by phone or email after you have made the deposit. The above banking details are for any deposits directly into the account for our Riverstone parish, including envelope giving and donations.

During Include A Charity Week (7 – 13 September), we invite you – after providing for your loved ones – to consider leaving a Gift in your Will to our Parish, or a ministry in our Diocese. Legacy gifts advance Christian works of faith, hope and charity for future generations. For information on remembering the Church in your Will, visit

Covid-19 Regulations Let’s work together to keep our parish safe.

On consideration of the most recent NSW Health advice, the Diocese of Parramatta highly recommends all worshippers at Masses in the Diocese to wear a mask to Mass and any other services or meeting at our parish.

This is personal choice, not compulsory.

 . * Keep 1.5 metre social-distance from each other

Please read all posters and notices on church doors and notice

board for the latest information for our church.

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

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.

This weekend, the Catholic Church in Australia marks Child Protection Sunday, on which we pray for those who have been abused, their families and supporters. We recognise and apologise for the harm done by priests, religious and lay people in Church settings. The Church takes a zero-tolerance approach to child abuse. We recommit to practices that support survivors and make the Catholic Church and its ministries the safest possible place for children and people at risk.

Access prayers and resources at

The 167-year dream of a peal of bells in St Patrick’s Cathedral has been realised. On 8 September, the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv blessed the bells in a pontifical ritual from the 16th Century. You are invited to re-watch the momentous occasion via