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







Special Ministers


Prayer of Faithful

Childrens Liturgy

Saturday 26th June 6pm




C Catapang

A Jaszcyszyn





Sunday 27th June 7am



R Bigeni

C Wickman




Sunday 27th June 9am


J Bigeni

J Teuma





Our Saints & Feasts of the week……

Mon 21 Jun St Aloysius Gonzaga

Tues 22 Jun Sts John Fisher and Thomas More

Thurs 24 Jun The Nativity of St John the Baptist

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

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…

Thur 24 Jun The Nativity of St John the Baptist

Tues 29 Jun Sts Peter and Paul

Wed 07 Jul Parish Council Meeting 7:30pm

Fri 16 Jul Youth Group 6pm

2021 St John’s Parish Riverstone Youth Group

All school-aged children and their parents are invited to attend a get-together for the Youth Group. Fun activities for both children and their parents.

You are most welcome to bring a friend.

6pm in the Church Hall on Fridays 16th July 2021

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 20 June 2021

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

First reading: (Job 3:1.8-11)

Here I have set the boundaries of the sea.

Responsorial Psalm:

Give thanks to the Lord, his love is everlasting.

Second Reading (2 Corinthians 5:14-17)

All things are made new.

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia!

A great prophet has appeared among us;

God has visited his people. Alleluia!

Gospel: (Mark 4:35-41)

Who can this be? Even the wind and the sea obey 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, Carmena Bajada, Br Joe Byrne, Frank Stacy, Philip Downey, Maureen Muccillo, Harriot Perera, Margaret Bannerman, Mary Bigeni, John Galea, Jean Schembri, John Vella, Leonardos Tommy Hendra, Maria & Emanuel Hili, Mario & Paula Portelli and Joe Azzapardi.

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, Dominic Procopia, Sam Muscat (Malta), Simon Gauci, John Padernia, Ann Marie Padernia, Mark Vella, Kiara Johnson, Dakota Moore, Marisa Gallo and Josephine Bigeni.

We would like to welcome our state member for parliament,

Mr Kevin Conelly, into our parish community to celebrate our vigil Mass this weekend. Mr Conelly will be making a presentation during this Mass.

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

Wednesday 7 July 2021 at 7:30pm- Church Hall. During this meeting we will discuss church matters and ideas for our church. We welcome and encourage any new parishioners or parishioners who 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.

Fr John Rizzo, from the Tyburn Priory in Riverstone, has written a wonderful memoirs book.

If you would like to read all about Fr John’s life, please take a copy from the porch.


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.

The Bishop’s Good Shepherd Appeal.

Thank you for your generous donations – our parish has now raised $2,623.90 towards our Quota to the Diocese of Parramatta, to 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. 

With thanks to Catholic Healthcare, the Winter 2021 edition of the Catholic Outlook Magazine is giving away three copies of the wonderful book “Sharing the Wisdom of Time by Pope Francis and Friends” just in time for the World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly. Entries are now open until 15 July 2021. Pick up your copy of Catholic Outlook to get details of how to enter today