CHURCH ROSTER: COUNTERS:

CLEANERS

Welcomer

Mass

Co-ord

Acolyte

Special Ministers

Readers

Prayer of Faithful

Childrens Liturgy

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Thank you to our parishioners who continue to support our Parish both spiritually and financially during these difficult times.

May God Bless you

St John’s Parish Sacramental Program –


The Sacrament of Eucharist Program for 2021 has been postponed until further notice. This is due to Covid-19 restrictions.

2021 St John’s Parish Riverstone Youth Group


Currently Postponed – due to Covid-19 restrictions.





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 19 September 2021

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time










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, 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.


As we enter week 12 of lockdown, Catholic Youth Parramatta is holding free online creativity workshops. Topics include blogging, photography and song writing – even Tik Tok dancing!

The LIFTED Studio Sessions, every day from 13 to 18 September are a safe space for young people to connect and have fun with some of the best local creative talent.Register for free at https://parracatholic.org/cyp-lifted-studio-session/



Diocese of Parramatta launches Plenary Council resource website

A new website provides resources for parishioners in the Diocese of Parramatta to stay involved in the Plenary Council, which is exploring what the future of our Church should look like. The first assembly starts in October, so visit parracatholic.org/plenary-2021/ to find a range of information, a Diocesan prayer and more.

Thank you for caring for our retired clergy

Thanks to your kind and compassionate support, the Clergy Support Foundation can continue to ensure our priests’ physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing is nurtured. And, where needed, support our ageing priests’ daily living, health care and medical expenses; along with home comforts and entials for living well. Donations for the Father’s Day Appeal can be made at parracatholic.org/fathersdayappeal or call (02) 8838 3482.



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.



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)


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.


Office for Safeguarding offering online training to keep our parishes safe

The Office for Safeguarding is providing an opportunity for all of us to develop our awareness and skills in ensuring our parishes are safe and welcoming places for all. The team are currently offering accompanied online training courses throughout September and October. If you are interested or have any questions about the Safeguarding Training, please email our Safeguarding office on safeguardingtraining@parracatholic.org or maria.kervin@parracatholic.org.