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.

 

Upcoming

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

Life in God

One thing I really enjoy visiting Hagley Park especially during Spring time is the beauty of daffodils. It is amazing that they come up from the ground and grow quickly. When the right time come, the brightness of flowers shines out and it attracts attention. No one could imagine that every year we can enjoy daffodils’ beauty without replanting them. Because they have already rooted in the ground and that enables them to live again. In today’s Gospel, Jesus is using two parables of hope and encouragement. He compares the growth of the Kingdom of God to the germination of a wheat seed and that of a tiny mustard seed. Both have very small beginnings. The wheat seeds, by gradual but steady growth, give the farmer a bumper crop. In the same way, the life principle in a tiny mustard seed enables it to grow into a large bush. God’s kingdom in human hearts and the growth of the Church also begin humbly. But under the guidance of the Holy Spirit – the Source of all life, they both flourish steadily and persistently. The gospel’s message gives us hope. As the seed of faith was planted in our heart, nothing can destroy it. Just like winter challenges the growth of daffodils and there seems no hope, but its life is still strong. Spring comes and daffodils appear. No one should say that they have no hope for salvation and that their faith is not growing. It is God’s initiative that brings forth growth. If we permit him to nurture it with tender loving care, it will bring forth to abundant life. We need to be patient and not give up, because sometimes growth takes longer than we expect. God works in ways we do not understand. Fr Do Nguyen