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

Saturday 31st October ALL SAINTS MASS - Vigil 6pm

Sunday 1st November ALL SAINTS MASS - 7am, 9am and 10:30am

Monday 2nd November ALL SOULS MASS - 8:30am and 7:30pm

BAPTISM: We welcome Brooklyn Ava into our community and congratulate her family and friends on her special day.

SRE Meeting Monday 26 October 2020 9:30am in the Church Hall. Could all SRE’s please attend.







Special Ministers


Prayer of Faithful

Childrens Liturgy

Saturday 24th Oct 6pm



C Catapang

A Jaszczyszyn




Sunday 25th Oct 7am

A Lomano


R Bigeni

C Wickman




Sunday 25th Oct 9am



J Teuma

R Samonte

W Suri

S Suri


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

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 & !0:30am

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 18 October 2020 Year A

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time


First reading: (Isaiah 45:1, 4-6)

I have taken the hand of Cyrus to subdue nations before his countenance.

Responsorial Psalm:

Give the Lord glory and honour.

Second Reading (Thessalonians 1:1-5)

We are mindful of your faith, hope, and love.

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia!

Shine on the world like bright stars; you are offering it the word of life. Alleluia!

Gospel: (Matthew 22:15-21) Give to Caesar the things that belong to Caesar and to God the things that are God’s.

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, Janna Schembri, Dot Whyte, Paul, Maria & Lawrence Bigeni, Emmanuel, Dolores & Maria Sultana and Agnes & Floreutino Feliciano.

WE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Dot Sheridan, 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.

What’s Coming up on our Parish Calendar…

Mon 19 Oct 7pm Confirmation Parent Information Session

Sun 25 Oct 9am & 10:30am Confirmation Enrolment Mass

Mon 26 Oct 4pm or 7pm Confirmation Session 1

Sat 31 Oct All Saints Vigil Mass 6pm

Sun 01 Nov All Saints Mass 7am, 9am & 10:30am

Mon 02 Nov All Souls Mass 8:30am & 7:30pm

Mon 02 Nov 4pm or 7pm Confirmation Session 2

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.

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.

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.


telephone and electricity, printing and stationery etc.

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

- Please read all posters and notices on church doors and notice board.

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

HSC Livestream Event: Year 12’s, their families and supporters across the Diocese are invited to share in a 30 minute LIFTED experience on Sunday 18 October at 8pm with Bishop Vincent. It will include a blessing, music and numerous messages of support from Year 6 students, parish priests and Catholic Youth Parramatta. Tune in at