Welcome to Our Parish

St John’s is the centre of the catholic faith in Riverstone under the patronage of the Apostle, St John the Evangelist. We work to be a welcoming faith community offering a home of spiritual hope and to help to all in need. Through the use of our gifts and liturgical celebrations we strive to build a prayerful, welcoming community to serve all for the love of God.

Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him, says the Lord.

(John 6:57)

Mass and Reconciliation Times

Weekday MassTuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – 8:30am
First Friday Mass Times – 7:30pm
Saturday (except 1st) – 8:30am
Anointing Mass (1st Saturday) – 8:30am
Adoration to the Blessed Sacrament for Vocations: Tues after 8.30am Mass
Weekend MassSaturday Vigil Mass – 6.00pm
Sunday Masses: 7:00am ; 9:00am ; 10:30am
ReconciliationEvery Saturday: 4.30pm – 5.30pm

"And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness so must the son of man be lifted up."

John 3-14-17

"That whoever believes in him may have eternal life."

John 3-14-17

"For God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son
That whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life."

John 3-14-17

"For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world.
But that the world might be saved through him"

John 3-14-17


St John the Evangelist Riverstone STOCK (8 of 80)

Our Patron

St John the Evangelist was the son of Zebedee and the brother of St James the Great, he was a fisherman until he was called to be an apostle.



The first Catholic Church in Riverstone was opened on the 2nd July 1882 and stood on the site of the current church.

2022 June 30 St John the Evangelist Riverstone Second Photoshoot (45 of 74)


The first Catholic Church in Riverstone was opened on the 2nd July 1882 and stood on the site of the current church.


Youth Group

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


Diocesan News

Deacon Jack’s past will shape his future priestly life

Deacon Jack Elkazzi didn’t have a conventional road to the priesthood. In fact, at one point in time, his life was headed in the opposite direction. He credits a persistent friend, World Youth Day 2008 and the kindness of his local parish priest as key moments in his faith journey with another major milestone taking place this week: his ordination as a priest. (Read More)

‘Dear sisters and brothers’ – Bishop Vincent’s homily for 29 January 2023

Bishop Vincent's Homily for the Forth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A. 'Seeing humanity through the prism of the suffering' 29 January 2023 (Read More)

Deacon Matthew hopes to be open to God’s providence in his priestly ministry

From a very early age, Matthew Dimian knew he wanted to be a priest. This week, that dream will become a reality. (Read More)

Australian Catholics prepare to welcome the most influential woman in the Vatican

This week, thousands of Catholics around Australia will be meeting and listening to Sr Nathalie Becquart XMCJ, the most senior woman in the Vatican. Here are details of how you can watch her lectures live as she travels around Australia. (Read More)

Deacon Adam hopes to be an ‘instrument of God’s love’ as a priest

Deacon Adam Carlow is at peace and feels reaffirmed in his ministry as he prepares to take the next step in his vocational journey. (Read More)

Our School

St John's Primary School

5 McCulloch Street, Riverstone 2765

Contact Us

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164 Garfield Rd E, Riverstone NSW 2765

St John's Office Hours:
Monday to Friday 9am – 2pm
T: (02) 9627 1176
E: stjohns10@bigpond.com