St Peter Chanel Parish is a growing and thriving faith community which gathers in Rangiora, Kaiapoi and Oxford in North Canterbury. We are known for our large number of families. Together we seek to bring people to Jesus and form missionary disciples. We invite you to visit us.
christmas MASS TIMES
- 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
- 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
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.
Saturday – 6pm – Vigil Mass
Sunday – 10.30am
Tuesday – 9am
Wednesday – 9am
Thursday – 9am
Friday – 12pm
Sunday – 9am
Wednesday – 12pm
Friday – 9.30am
Saturday – 9.30am
Sunday – 8.30am
Wednesday – 7.00pm
(First and Third Wednesday)
No regular Mass timetable.
As I write for this, our first parish bulletin of the New Year, 2021, I do so after a great celebration of Christmas and New Year. I also write to you knowing that, since then, we have heard that +Paul is no longer the Bishop of Christchurch but has a new assignment – Bishop of the Arch Diocese of Wellington. I, like all of you were somewhat surprised when the announcement was made. I know that +Paul will do great work in Wellington – as he has done amongst us here. Lets continue to pray for him, and of course for our diocese of Christchurch, as we await now the appointment of a new chief shepherd for us. Fr Tien and I have both been away from the parish at the start of 2021. Fr Tien has been tramping with a group of friends down south, and I spent the New Year up in Marton at Hearts Aflame accompanied by a good sized group from our own parish. Hearts Aflame is an annual summer camp for Catholic Young Adults. It runs for 10 days, and it is, from personal experience, a wonderful time of faith renewal. My thanks to Fr Dan Doyle, and Fr Greg, for looking after the parish in our absence. Jesus invites us to ‘come and see’ in our gospel this weekend. Let’s pray that this new year might be a time when we take up that invitation. A time when our faith is strengthened, when we grow in our love for God the Father by coming to know more deeply His Son Jesus. This always happens at the prompting of the Holy Spirit, so, lets pray, as we now do at the start of every Sunday mass, ‘Come Holy Spirit, enkindle in us the fire of your love.’ Fr John Adams