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

What’s Coming up on our Parish Calendar…

Tues 26 Jan 8:30am Australia Day Mass


CLEANERS: John Paltoo





Special Ministers


Prayer of Faithful

Childrens Liturgy

Saturday 16th Jan 6pm




R Bigeni

A Jaszcyszyn





Sunday 17th Jan 7am

A Lomano


R Bigeni


A Ausage



Sunday 17th Jan 9am


R Brown

J Asimus

L Canlas

J Sultana

B Simons


BAPTISM: We welcome Finn Morpeth into our community and congratulate his family and friends on this special day.

To all those who have helped during the Christmas and New Year Masses – volunteers, altar servers, acolytes, organists, musicians, singers and all who have helped in the liturgy in any way. We are blessed. From Fr Zak and the Parish Team.

Confirmation 2020 photographs are now available to collect from the parish office during office hours.

Australia Day Mass

Tuesday 26th January 2021 at 8:30am

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 10 January 2021 Year B

The Baptism of the Lord

First reading: (Isaiah 55:1-11)

Come to the waters; listen to my words and you shall have life.

Responsorial Psalm:

You will draw water joyfully from the springs of salvation.

Second Reading (John 5:1-9)

The Spirit, the water and the blood give witness.

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia!

John saw Jesus approaching him, and said:

This is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. Alleluia!

Gospel: (Mark 1:7-11) You are my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

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, John Galea, Xirgilio Malaluax, Vittoria Lopresti, Frances Micallef & family, Galea family and Francis Stivala.

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, Dominic Procopia, Sam Muscat (Malta), Simon Gauci, John Padernia and Ann Marie Padernia.

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

Masks can also be seen an act of charity towards others and can help stop the spread of viruses and other infectious diseases

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

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. You can contribute by making an automatic monthly donation from your bank account. For more information please call the office on 9627 1176.

Riverstone Parish Collections


Our Parish now has a Tap and Go Eftpos Terminal in the porch for your convenience. These donations go directly

to our Riverstone Parish, the same

collection as the 2nd Collection plate.

Donors, please tap your card on the device nearest to the contactless logo.

Four lights will light up and emit a single beep. A tick symbol will appear on the

screen when your donation has been processed.

The amount is set at $10. There are no refunds.

If you would like to donate $20 for example, then you will need to tap twice.

The Tap & Go Machine is an extra way for you to donate to our parish. It is for parishioners who prefer to use their bank cards instead of cash. Please check your personal bank statements each month to verify any payments you have made during that month.

For those who rather donate using notes and coins, we still have the collection plates at every Mass. We also have the numbered envelopes which are placed in the 2nd collection place for those parishioners who have signed up for planned giving There is also a direct debit system for credit cards which is processed once a month. If you would like more information about any of the ways to donate to our Parish, please contact the Parish Office.

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 parish office when deposit made)