ST PETER CHANEL PARISH

CATHOLIC PARISH OF WAIMAKARIRI

Welcome

VISION

A growing and thriving community of Christian faith, hope and love where everyone is welcome.

MISSION

We are joy-filled missionary disciples: fed by the Eucharist, growing in holiness, and taking the Gospel and love of Jesus Christ to the people of Waimakariri.

christmas MASS TIMES

CHRISTMAS EVE

  • 5:30pm Mass at St Patrick’s Church in Kaiapoi preceded by Carols at 5:00pm

  • 8:00pm Mass at St Mary and St Francis de Sales Church in the Chervier Centre in Rangiora preceded by Carols at 7:30pm

CHRISTMAS DAY

  • 8:30am Mass at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Oxford

  • 9:00am Mass at St Patrick’s Church in Kaiapoi

  • 10:30am Mass at St Mary & St Francis de Sales in the Chervier Centre in Rangiora preceded by Carols at 10:10am

NEW YEARS EVE

  • 10:30 pm – Adoration in Rangiora

    11:30pm – Mass at St Mary & St Francis de Sales in the Chervier Centre in Rangiora

 

NEW YEARS DAY

  • 9:00am – Mass at St Mary & St Francis de Sales in the Chervier Centre in Rangiora

MASS TIMES

Please follow this link to register for Mass this weekend – both for the Feast of the Assumption and the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time: https://bit.ly/3fTDP9F
 
Please note these bookings are for if we remain at Alert Level 2. If we return to Alert Level 1 these bookings will not be necessary and some Mass times may change.
 
We are limited to 100 people per Mass so you must register every individual that will be attending Mass.
 
We look forward to seeing you there

We rejoice that we have returned to Level 1 and can resume our normal Mass times from this coming weekend. 

There is no longer any need to register in advance for Mass or to sign in on entry to our churches. 

However as the government is encouraging us to continue to log our own movements, you will be able to scan a QR Code on your phone using the NZ Covid Tracer Ap at the entrance of each of our churches to record when and at what time you visited.

We will have our final Online Mass this Sunday 14 June at 10.30am. 

We look forward to seeing you soon. God bless you and your loved ones.

RANGIORA

SUNDAY MASSES

Saturday – 6pm – Vigil Mass
Sunday – 10.30am


WEEKDAY MASSES

Tuesday – 9am 
Wednesday – 9am
Thursday – 9am + 7pm*
Friday – 12pm

 *Additional Mass during Lent

 

KAIAPOI

SUNDAY MASSES

Sunday – 9am 


WEEKDAY MASSES

Wednesday – 7am* + 12pm
Friday – 9.30am
Saturday – 9.30am

 

*Additional Mass during Lent

OXFORD

SUNDAY MASSES

Sunday – 8.30am


WEEKDAY MASSES

Wednesday – 7pm 
(First and Third Wednesday)

LOBURN

No regular Mass timetable.

MASS ONLINE

WATCH VIA www.WatchPCNZ.org

 

SUNDAY MASS

Sunday – 10.30am – We will have our final Online Mass this Sunday 14 June

Parish youtube channel

We encourage you to visit and subscribe to our parish YouTube channel www.WatchPCNZ.org so that it is easy to access ongoing.

Christ Overrides the Power of Nature

Even the wind and the sea obey him (Mk 4:41). Ancient religions tell us stories that there is a god of the wind and another god of the sea, and today’s Gospel powerfully unveils that these gods obey Christ. For Christians, the wind is not a god, but it is a manifestation of the power of the Holy Spirit, who is invisible, and yet is almighty in power. To recognize that the power of Christ overrides the power of  nature is an act of intentional faith, and thus for Christians, miracles do happen. Christians believe in the power of God by the signs of a miracle. A miracle illustrates the intervention of the power of God in the process of nature, which overrides the power of nature. However, a miracle is not contrary to the power of nature, instead it completes and empowers the power of nature. Therefore, an authentic miracle normally indicates the power of God’s healing and response to our human  powerlessness and natural incapability. Unfortunately, the power of God cannot be imitated, but it can only be received by faith and humility. In summary, the Gospel today challenges us to examine our faith in Christ who is the God of gods and King of kings. At times Jesus seems to be sleeping, but if we, through persistent prayer and  contemplation, wake him up, he will intervene and calm the wind and the waves of fears and anxieties for us. For nothing will be impossible with God (Lk 1:37). Fr. Tien Cao