Special Ministers


Prayer of Faithful



Saturday 6pm

25th June




J Padernia

A Jaszczyszyn




K Cameron

P Sultana

Sunday 7am

26th June



R Bigeni

C Wickman

M Evans


Power Point

Sunday 9am

26th June


J Bigeni

J Teuma





Sunday 10:30am

26th June

M Satorre

H Greedy






Raymond & Co

Sacraments 2022The Sacrament of First Eucharist.

The final registration date for this program is 1st July 2022.

The Parent Information Meeting: Tues 26 July at 7pm in Galilee room.

Please take a copy of the Sacrament Program letter from the porch for information on how to enrol your child into this program.

BAPTISM: We welcome Jacob Boehme, Mackenzie Ranjit & Vihan Winiston into our community and congratulate their family and friends on this special day.

Our Saints & Feasts of the week…

Tues 21 Jun St Aloysius Gonzaga

Wed 22 Jun Sts John Fisher

Fri 24 Jun The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Sat 25 Jun The Nativity of St John the Baptist

What’s Coming up on our Parish Calendar…

Sun 26 June Peter’s Pence Collection

Fri 01 July Final Registration Day: The Sacrament of First Eucharist

Sat/Sun 2 & 3 July St Vinnies Winter Appeal – envelopes will be provided

Tues 05 July 7pm Baptism Class

Wed 06 July 9:30am – 2:30pm St John’s Eagles Indoor Soccer Round Robin

Wed 06 July 7:30pm St John’s Parish Council Meeting

The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Mass Fri 24 June 8:30am The Nativity of John the Baptist Sat 25 June 8:30am

Tea & Coffee After MassPlease join us for tea and coffee after Mass on Sundays in the church hall. We welcome everyone to join us.

Welcome to St John the Evangelist Parish

164 Garfield Road East, Riverstone, NSW 2765

Phone: 9627-1176



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 19 June 2022 Year C

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

First reading: (Genesis 14:18-20)

Melchizedek brought bread and wine.

Responsorial Psalm:

You are a priest forever, in the line of Melchizedek.

Second Reading (1 Corinthians 11:23-26)

Every time you eat this bread and drink this cup,

you are proclaiming the death of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation Alleluia, alleluia! I am the living bread from heaven, says the Lord; whoever eats this bread will live forever. Alleluia!

Gospel: (Luke 9:11-17) They all ate and were filled.

WE PRAY FOR THE DECEASED: All Souls, Chris, John & Maryann Sultana and Sultana family, John & Rosy Attard, John Grima, Peter Shipley, Anthony Buttigieg, Sam Bugeja, Alan Hoare, John & Michael Sultana, Charlie & Catherine Sultana & Sultana family, Br Joe Byrne, Frank Stacy, Maureen Muccillo, Harriot Perera, Emily O’Brien, Jean Schembri, Charlie & Jane Refalo, Joseph Sultana, Xerri family, Azzopardi family, Hasna Ghantous, John Pallathu. Micallef family and Galea family.

WE PRAY FOR THE SICK: All 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, Alice Moore, Josephine Sultana, Cathy Harris, Doug Bayley, Adrian Bugeja, Sam Muscat (Malta), Simon Gauci, Janice Padernia, John Padernia, Ann Marie Padernia, Mark Vella, Kiara Johnson, Dakota Moore, Marisa Gallo, Josephine Bigeni, Theresa Sultana, Michael Agius, Phillip Camilleri, Christine & Jesse Messa, Mario Teuma, Anna Belcastro, Margaret Attard, James Downey, Anna Hoare, Victor Sultana, Frances Saliba and Margaret Galea.

First Friday Mass on 1 July at 7:30pm is cancelled. This is only for the month of July 2022. The next First Friday Mass will be on Friday 5 August 2022. Thank you for your understanding.

Youth Group was a success on Friday night. The children had a wonderful night. Thank you to all of the parent helpers and the CFC Youth Group!

Please join us for the next Youth Group is Friday 15 July at 6pm in the hall. All school-aged children are invited and we encourage you to bring your friends for a great night. We hope to see you there!


INDOOR SPORTS CENTRE, Corner Hamilton St and Garfield Rd, Riverstone

Wednesday 6 July 2022 9.30am -2.30pm Opened to boys and girls aged 5-16

Cost $15 per child and includes a sausage sizzle and a ticket for the Lucky Door Prize.

Information flyers are available in the porch.

Peter’s Pence Collection – Sunday 26 June 2022. Please give generously.

This will be an extra collection during the Sunday masses.

This collection helps provide the Holy Father with funds for emergency assistance to those in need.

St John’s Parish will hold a St Vinnies Winter Appeal 2nd & 3rd July. Envelopes will be provided. Please give generously to this appeal.

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 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)

The St John’s Riverstone Parish Bulletin Sick ListPlease note that as from July 2022 our parish will begin to update our Bulletin. We will re-start our sick list on the printed copy of the Bulletin, as well as the power point slide played during our Masses.

If you or your loved ones are sick, please fill out a “Please Offer Holy Mass”Envelope, circle the “ill Health” section, fill in the information date, name of person and intention and tick the box for publication. Then enclose your donation. You may put the envelope on any one of our collection plates during mass or deliver to the parish office.

Thank you for your co-operation – The St John’s Parish Team.

Invitation: On Wednesday 22nd June, St John’s Primary School will be celebrating the Feast of the Sacred Heart. Parishioners are invited to join the school for Mass at 11:45am in the church followed by a light lunch in the school grounds. If you would like to join us, please RSVP to Melissa in the parish office by Friday 17th June. We look forward to seeing you. Jane Misek -Principal

COME AS YOU ARE I LOVE YOU! (Matthew 11:28) Our weekly meetings extend the opportunity to gather as a community and experience the power and gift of the Holy Spirit in a time of Praise, Worship and Prayer. Every week also includes a live scripture teaching. All are welcome to join us on Fridays to enjoy the presence of God and His unconditional Love. Where : At St John 23rd College Hall , Stanhope Gardens. Every Friday at 7.30pmOrganised by : Risen Lord Community – Sydney (website : For further details please contact: Charles 0425840362/Asela 0400280886