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 29 Sept Sts Michael, Gabriel, Raphal

Wed 30 St Jerome

Thurs 01 St Therese of the Child Jesus

Fri 02 The Holy Guardian Angels


CLEANERS: M Camilleri





Special Ministers


Prayer of Faithful

Childrens Liturgy

Saturday 3rd Oct 6pm



P Said

M Sultana

S Cremona

(A Jaszczyszyn)




Sunday 4th Oct 7am

A Lomano


R Bigeni

V Bonnici

F Bonnici



A Ausage


Sunday 4th Oct 9am



R Brown

J Padernia

J Sullivan

R Brown

H Greedy

M Holmes

G Fernandez


S t John’s Parish Sacramental Program

Revised Dates and Information for Confirmation 2020

Parent Information Meetings Mon 19 Oct 7pm only

Enrolment Mass Sun 25 Oct 9am or Sun 25 Oct 10:30am

Session 1 Mon 26 Oct 4pm or 7pm

Session 2 Mon 02 Nov 4pm or 7pm

Session 3 Mon 09 Nov 4pm or 7pm

Session 4 Mon 16 Nov 4pm or 7pm

Confirmation Mass Tue 24 Nov 7pm - plus another night (to be advised) if needed, due to large numbers of attendance and Covid-19 regulations. Important Information

There will be no Enrolment Mass on Saturday 24 October 6pm.

Enrolment Mass will be only be on Sunday 25 October at 9am or 10:30am. There are NO Wednesday classes for this sacrament.

Parent Information Meeting will be in the Church due to large numbers attending. Mon 4pm and 7pm Session classes will be in the Galilee Room

Please follow all hygiene and social-distancing guides.

Please call the sacramental team or the parish office to book your child’s place in the sacramental class.

Thank you to the Zarah family who continue to keep the grounds of Parish beautiful.

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 27 September 2020 Year A

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

First reading: (Ezekiel 18:25-28)

The sinner who decides to turn against sinfulness deserves to live.

Responsorial Psalm: Remember your mercies, O Lord.

Second Reading (Philippians 2;1-11)

In your minds you must be the same as Christ Jesus.

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! My sheep listen to my voice, says the Lord; I know them, and they follow me. Alleluia!

Gospel: (Matthew 21:28-32) He went out moved by regret. The tax collectors and prostitutes will procede you into the kingdom of God.

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, Tereza Prsa and Janna Schembri.

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.

St John’s Parish Riverstone:

Weekend Mass: Saturday Vigil 6pm

Sunday 7am & 9am &

10:30am (except 27/9)

Weekday Mass: Tuesday – Saturday 8:30am

Reconciliation: Saturday 5:00pm – 5:45pm

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 Mass on 27th September will be cancelled. The Sunday 10:30am Mass will return on Sunday 4th October. All other Mass times will remain the same.

A message from His Holiness Pope Francis for 106th World Day of Migrant and Refugees 2020 –“ In the faces of the hungry, the thirsty, the naked, the sick, strangers and prisoners, we are called to see the face of Christ who pleads with us to help”.

Please see more information on the notice board on how you can help on World Day of Migrant and Refugees 2020.

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.

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.

Social Justice COVID-19 Food and Toiletries Drive -Jesuit Refugee Service and House of Welcome are dealing with a 400% increase in emergency assistance calls and are needing to feed over 1,000 people facing destitution each week. You can help by running a food and toiletry drive or donating yourself. For more information, contact Patrice Moriarty 0409 399 505 or, House of Welcome or JRS