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.

 

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events

MASS TIMES

RANGIORA

SUNDAY MASSES

Sunday – 5pm Latin Mass (First & Third Sunday)

Saturday Vigil – 6pm

Sunday – 10:30am 

 

WEEKDAY MASSES

Tuesday – 9am 

Wednesday – 9am

Thursday – 9am

Friday – 12pm

KAIAPOI

SUNDAY MASSES

Sunday – 9am

 


WEEKDAY MASSES

Wednesday – 12pm

Friday – 9.30am

Saturday – 9:30am 

 

OXFORD

SUNDAY MASSES

Sunday – 5:00pm 


WEEKDAY MASSES

Wednesday – 7pm (First & Third Wednesday) 

 

LOBURN

No regular Mass timetable.

reconciliation

KAIAPOI

9am Saturdays

RANGIORA

5:15pm Saturdays 

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available at anytime by approaching a priest.

christmas MASS TIMES

CHRISTMAS EVE

  • 5:00pm Latin Mass at St Mary and St Francis de Sales Church in Rangiora
  • 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

  • 6pm Vigil Mass at St Mary & St Francis de Sales in the Chervier Centre in Rangiora

NEW YEARS 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 

EASTER MASS TIMES

PALM SUNDAY

  • 6.00pm Vigil Rangiora
  • 8.30am Oxford
  • 9.00am Kaiapoi
  • 10.30am Rangiora
 

CHRISM MASS

  • Monday 25th March at 7.30pm at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral

HOLY THURSDAY

  • 7.00pm Kaiapoi – Washing of the feet, Procession, Adoration at the Altar of Repose

GOOD FRIDAY

  • 10.00am Stations of the Cross in Kaiapoi, Oxford and Rangiora
  • 3.00pm Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at St Patrick’s Church Kaiapoi

EASTER VIGIL

  • 8.00pm Rangiora
    No morning Mass in Kaiapoi and no 6pm Mass in Rangiora on this day.

EASTER SUNDAY

  • 8.30am Oxford
  • 9.00am Kaiapoi
  • 10.30am Rangiora
  • 5.00pm Latin Mass Rangiora
Octave of Easter: Easter Sunday to Divine Mercy Sunday
An extra Mass will be said in Rangiora on Easter Monday at 9.00am

Taking the Gospel to the people of the Waimakariri

All the readings this weekend call us to be on mission. Amos in the first reading was sent by Amaziah, the priest of Bethel, to take his prophesying to his own land, Judah. Saint Paul in the second reading explains the blessings we have received through our Baptism and the responsibility we have to become missionaries. The evangelist Mark in the Gospel tells the story of Jesus’ commissioning of the twelve apostles to preach the Good News of repentance, forgiveness of sins, liberation and salvation through Jesus Christ. We are also sent out. Very often we think proclaiming the gospel is reserved for a select group of people like the Apostles and we wait for them to come to us. However, the reality is that we are all called like the apostles through the water of baptism, by name we are chosen to be missionaries. And like the apostles, we are nurtured by God’s words, by his body and blood and then are sent out to be ministers of the gospel. We are chosen to be both apostle and disciple. As apostles, we are to evangelize the world through our living and sharing our experiences of following Christ. As disciples, we are to follow and imitate Jesus. Faith is not just a private matter. It is the life of community. It is a life of receiving and giving. There is an urgency to call people back to God or in many cases these days to introduce them to a loving and forgiving God. Think of many opportunities God places before us to care for and to love one another: food bank to share to the poor, kind language to whom we encounter, the moment be in conversation with someone, or merely just being there with someone perhaps grieved or sad and in need of our consolation and support; helping someone getting out of addiction of alcohol, drugs, gambling, hatred or jealousy. Saint Paul says: “If I proclaim the Gospel, this gives me no ground for boasting, for an obligation is laid on me, and woe betide me if I do not proclaim the Gospel” (1Cor 9:15-16). Are we prepared to be sent forth? He called the apostles, he calls you and I: “Go in peace, glorify the Lord by your lives.” Fr Do