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


CLEANERS: A & S Dubuisson





Special Ministers


Prayer of Faithful

Childrens Liturgy

Saturday 28th Nov 6pm




A Jaszcyszyn




Sunday 29th Nov 7am



R Bigeni

J Bigeni


C Bigeni


Sunday 29th Nov 9am


R Brown

J Teuma

R Zammit

J Sultana

J Padernia


St John’s Parish Sacramental Program

Confirmation 2020

Confirmation Mass Tue 24 Nov 7pm or Wed 25 Nov 7pm

Please keep these children in your prayers as they

prepare to receive the Holy Spirit.

Our Saints & Feasts of the week……

Sun 22 Nov Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Tues 24 Nov Sts Andrew Dung-Lac

First Holy Communion 2020 Official Photographs are available for

collection from the Parish Office Ph. 96271176

Bishop’s Christmas Appeal 28th & 29th November

This Christmas, let us unite in demonstrating God’s unconditional love and keep families together. Your compassionate gifts and prayers will help Catholic Care’s Project Elizabeth to support vulnerable families to build strong, loving relationships. You can help give people the emotional and practical support they need to live their lives in love and joy. Please give generously to the Bishop’s Christmas Appeal:

Columban Calendars $10 each.

Now available to purchase at the Piety Store or the Parish Office. These calendars make a great gift for Christmas.

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 & 10:30am

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

Baptism Information Night: First Tuesday of each month 7pm

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

Sunday 22 November 2020 Year A

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

First reading: (Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17)

You, my flock, I judge between sheep and sheep.

Responsorial Psalm: The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.

Second Reading (Corinthians 15:20-26, 28)

He will hand over the kingdom to God the Father, so that God may be all in all.

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! Blessings on him who comes in the name

of the Lord! Blessings on the coming kingdom of our father David! Alleluia!

Gospel: (Matthew 25:31-46)

He will take his seat on his throne of glory, and he will separate men from one another.

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…

Tues 24 Nov 7pm Confirmation Mass

Wed 25 Nov 7pm Confirmation Mass

Sat/Sun 28 & 29 Nov Bishop’s Christmas Appeal

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.

BAPTISM – The following items are available to purchase from the Baptism Preparation Classes, the Parish Office or from the sacristy after Mass.

Baptism Pack (special price pack - $25 per pack

includes 1 Bib and 2 x Taper Candles)

Taper Candles (thin - individual price) $5 each

Pillar Candles (large -individual price) $12 each

Baptism Bib (individual price) $20 each

Parish Hall Interior Upgrade -Earlier in the year our parish was unable to find volunteers to help on a working bee day to paint the hall and tidy the hall. We have lovely new curtains to hang as well. We will now need to hire a professional painter to paint the interior of the hall. Once the hall is painted then we can tidy and decorate. Could parishioners please help by donating. Please place donations in an envelope labeled “Painting of Hall” and place on the collection plate or bring to the parish office.

Your help will be very much appreciated.

Thank you to those wonderful parishioners who have already made a donation.

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.

Our Parishioners have a tremendous love of their faith and Parish. Many, if asked, would consider a gift in their Will to help the faith community which has meant so much to them, to continue its good works for generations to come. For some, leaving a legacy is a way to give a meaningful gift which may not otherwise be possible during their lifetime. Please consider this gift to our parish.

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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.