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

Tues 02 Feb 8:30am The Presentation of the Lord Mass

Sun 07 Feb Word of God Sunday


CHURCH ROSTER: COUNTERS: A Hoare, J Shipley

CLEANERS: C Sultana

Welcomer

Mass

Co-ord

Acolyte

Special Ministers

Readers

Prayer of Faithful

Childrens Liturgy

Saturday 23rd h Jan 6pm

Volunteer

Sultana

family

C Catapang


A Jaszcyszyn

Volunteer

Sultana

family

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Sunday 24th Jan 7am

Volunteer

Volunteer

R Bigeni


C Wickman

Volunteer

Volunteer

-

Sunday 24th Jan 9am

Volunteer

Volunteer

J Teuma


R Samonte

W Suri

S Suri

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BAPTISM: We welcome Billie Wineberg into our community and congratulate her family and friends on this special day.


Our Saints & Feasts of the week……

Thurs 21 Jan St Agnes

Australia Day Mass

Tuesday 26th January 2021 at 8:30am

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St John’s Parish Opening Office Hours for 18/01/2021 – 29-01/2021

Opened

Tuesday 19th Jan 9am - 1pm

Friday 22nd Jan 9am - 1pm

Tuesday 26th Jan 9am - 1pm

Friday 29th Jan 9am - 1pm

From Monday 1st February normal office hours will resume


Thank you to Tony & Joe for all of their hard work keeping the church grounds and gardens neat & tidy. These gentlemen spend many hours per week to make our church grounds beautiful. Thank you so much.



Welcome to St John the Evangelist Parish

164 Garfield Road East, Riverstone, NSW 2765

Phone: 9627-1176 Fax: 9627-5363

Email: stjohns10@bigpond.com

Website: www.stjohnsriverstone.org.au

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

NOVENA TO MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP Wed 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 17 January 2021

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

First reading: (1 Samuel 3:3-10, 19)

Speak, O Lord, your servant is listening.

Responsorial Psalm: Here I am, Lord; I come to do your will.

Second Reading (1 Corinthians 6: 13-15, 17-20)

Your bodies are members of the body of Christ.

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! We have found the Messiah: Jesus Christ, who brings us truth and grace. Alleluia!

Gospel: (John1: 35-42)

They saw where Jesus lived and they stayed with him.



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, Vittoria Lopresti, Frances Micallef & family, Galea family Joe Galea, Francis Stivala, Harriot Perera and Paul, Maria & Laurence Bigeni.


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.


To our generous parishioners who have used the new Tap & Go machine for donations. Please be advised that many donations have now been received into our Parish Account. The system is running well. Please see details of how to use this machine on the other page of this bulletin.


Covid-19 Regulations UpdateLet’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.


Riverstone Parish Collections


TAP & GO DONATION MACHINE

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)


FOR TRANSACTIONS OVER THE COUNTER AT A BANK

Account Name: Diocese Development Fund

BSB: 062315

Acct No: 00901486

Message: Agent No 836 (Please notify parish office when deposit made)