Roster If you are unable to attend at your rostered time, please contact the parish office.


CLEANERS: John & Jade Oniana





Special Ministers


Prayer of Faithful

Childrens Liturgy

Saturday 12th June 6pm




R Bigeni

S Cramona

(A Jaszcyszyn)





Sunday 13th June 7am



R Bigeni

C Wickman


A Ausage


Sunday 13th June 9am


R Brown/

J Bigeni

J Padernia

J Joseph

P Joseph



Our Saints & Feasts of the week……

Fri 11 Jun The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Sat 12 Jun The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary

St John’s Parish Sacramental Program

The Sacrament of Eucharist will commence with an information session on Mon 26 July at 7pm. Please return the Re-enrolment form for sacraments to the Sacramental Team or parish office, as soon as possible.

What’s Coming up on our Parish Calendar…

Wed 07 Jul Parish Council Meeting 7:30pm

Reminder: The Bishop’s Good Shepherd Appeal.

This appeal took place in our Parish last weekend.

Thank you for your generous donations.

For those who were unable to give last weekend, we will have another collection this weekend. Please use the envelopes provided.

A reminder that our Parish will need to meet a quota which is decided by the Diocese of Parramatta.

Please support our seminarians to answer God’s call to the priesthood - At our Holy Spirit Seminary, Harris Park, young men are training to become future priests for the Diocese of Parramatta. Your caring gift and prayers are needed to support our seminarians to prepare for a life of service to our community.  Thank you.

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 6 June 2021

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

First reading: (Exodus 24:3-8)

This is the blood of the Covenant that the Lord has made with you.

Responsorial Psalm:

I will take the cup of salvation, and call on the name of the Lord.

Second Reading (Hebrews 9:11-15)

The blood of Christ will purify our inner selves.

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia!

I am the living bread from heaven, says the Lord;

whoever eats this bread will live for ever. Alleluia!

Gospel: (Mark 14:12-16.22-26) This is my body.

This is my blood.

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, Carmena Bajada, Br Joe Byrne, Frank Stacy, Philip Downey, Maureen Muccillo, Bradley David, Rosalinda Palomares, Harriot Perera, Margaret Bannerman, Paul, Maria & Laurie Bigeni, John Sultana, Emanuel Azzopardi, Mary Bigeni, John Galea, Helen Bonnici, Jean Schembri, John Vella and Charlie Farrugia.

WE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Dot Sheridan, Kristian & Lucas Cajic, Diane Gauci, Jamie Borg, Pauline Azzopardi, Phillip James, Rena Pulido, Tom Vukovic, Rebecca Dean, Jonathan Baiada, Steve Magazo, William Cutajar, Margaret Saliba, Mary Craddock, Kristena Stacy, 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, Mark Vella, Kiara Johnson, Dakota Moore, Neill Perrett and Marisa Gallo.

St John’s “Building of the New Church” Committee-

Thank you to the parishioners who have joined this committee and attended the meeting held last week. We had a large number attend the meeting and appreciated that they took time from their schedule to assist our parish.

Next Meeting: TBA If any other parishioners are interested to be part of the committee, you are most welcome to attend the next meeting.

St John’s Parish Council - our parish will be meeting on

Wednesday 7 July 2021 at 7:30pm. During this meeting, in our church hall, we will discuss church matters and ideas for our church. We welcome and encourage any new parishioners or parishioners that have been attending our church for a long time, to join us at this meeting. It would be beneficial for our parish to have some new faces and ideas at this meeting. Meetings dates had been cancelled recently, due to Covid-19 restrictions. We can now return to one meeting, every 2 months.

Reminder – The Plant & Craft Stall on Sundays is to raise

money for our Parish. Please support our parish by purchasing items

from the stall. There are many more items than those on display

and these are available to view by request.


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)

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

- Please read all notices near church doors and the notice board.

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

Bishop Vincent has released a pastoral letter to the pastors, parents and the faithful of the Diocese of Parramatta on the proposed Parental Rights Bill. The letter can be read here:

PASSION FOR THE EARTH - A LAUDATO SI CAMP FOR ADULTS -A program in the spirit of Pope Francis, drawing on new insights from faith and theology leading through dialogue, towards an Integral Ecology. To be held at Wooglemai Environmental Education Centre,  45 Sheeheys Creek Road, Oakdale, NSW 2570  in the Burragorang lands of the Gundungurra nation. Tuesday 6th July 10.00am to Thursday 8th July 2.00pm. Tarriff $95.00  Student Concession $75.00 For further information, email