Roster – If you are unable to volunteer, please advise the Parish Office.

The Holy Week Roster for 2021 and Palm Sunday is in the porch. Please place your name on the sheet if you would like to volunteer at any of these Masses.

What’s Coming up on our Parish Calendar…

Lent Project Compassion Box Donations

13th & 14th March The Bishop’s Good Samaritan Appeal

Thurs 25 March The Annunciation of the Lord Mass 8:30am


CLEANERS: John Paltoo





Special Ministers


Prayer of Faithful

Childrens Liturgy

Saturday 20th Mar 6pm




J Padernia

A Jaszcyszyn





Sunday 21st Mar 7am

A Lomano


R Bigeni

A Ausage




Sunday 21st Mar 9am


R Brown

J Asimus

L Canlas

J Sultana

B Simons


STATIONS OF THE CROSS will be held during Lent

* Friday evenings at 7pm before Mass at 7:30pm

* Wednesday mornings after 8:30am Mass.

Our Saints & Feasts of the week……

Wed 17 March St Patrick

Fri 19 March St Joseph, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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

Catholic Outlook is for sale in porch. The cost is $1 each. Please place donation on the second collection plate or hand in at the parish office.

Sacrament Program 2021

If you have a child who is eligible to make their First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion or be Confirmed this year, please take a letter with all the dates and details from the porch. Please contact the office if you require any more information.

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 14 March 2021

Fourth Sunday of Lent

First reading: (2 Chronicles 36:14-16.19-23)

The wrath and the mercy of the Lord are revealed in the exile

and liberation of his people.

Responsorial Psalm:

Let my tongue be silenced, if I ever forget you!

Second Reading (Ephesians 2:4-10)

When we were dead through sins, he brought us to life.

Gospel Acclamation:

Glory and praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ!

God loved the world so much, he gave us his only Son,

that all who believe in him might have eternal life.

Glory and praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ!

Gospel (John3:14-21) God sent his Son into the world that we might be saved through 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, Philip Downey, Fr Michael Xerri, Frank & Grace Xerri, Emmanuel & Carmen Guiseppa, Paul Azzopardi, Bishop Bede Heather, Harriot Perera, All Troubled Souls, Lewis Mercieca, Carmelo, Carmen, Rita, Joseph & Maria Vella, Joseph & Maria Hili, Charlie Xerri, Eyvonne & Jack McKuster, Loreta, Mick & Loretu Xuereb, Andrew Chensu, Albert Agius, Vicki Bonello, Jacob Cilia, Sam Bugeja, Paul & Michael Vassallo, Michael Abela and Carmelo, Carmen & Michael Vella, Zenaida Bal, Vincenzo Falcone, Immacalata Salvatore and Carmen Vella.

WE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Dot Sheridan, 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, Ann Marie Padernia, Mick & Mark Vella, Kiara Johnson and Dakota Moore.

Plant Stall – Our plant stall is requesting donations of empty plastic flower pots in medium size. Please give to Margaret before Mass or leave beside the parish hall door.

Thank you for your support.

2021 Project Compassion – “Be More”

Week 4 – Indonesia- through Caritas Australia’s support, Arsad and his community improved hygiene and sanitation and funded their own toilets in Indonesia.

Support Caritas Australia this Lenten season by taking home a Project Compassion box and/or a set of donation envelopes. Through your generosity, you are assisting some of the world’s most vulnerable people build better futures for themselves, their families and their communities. You can donate through Parish boxes and envelopes, or by visiting or phoning 1800 024 413.

You are invited to Morning Tea with speaker Graham Sims the “Eternity Man” at Riverstone Uniting Church on Tuesday 23 March 2021 from 9:30am. More Information Ph 45723271


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.

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)

Bishop’s Good Samaritan Appeal – this weekend 13th & 14th March

Help CatholicCare chaplains bring comfort, faith and hope to the sick and isolated. Your compassionate gifts and prayers will help CatholicCare chaplains provide spiritual, sacramental and emotional support in the footsteps of the Good Samaritan. Please give generously to the Bishop’s Good Samaritan Appeal via

Thank you for accompanying them on their journey.

Maintenance of church grounds – our Parish has already obtained

2 quotes to remove the unstable concrete at the back of the house.

The concrete will be replaced - so that our parish meets safety standards.

We would appreciate any donations towards this project.

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

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

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