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.
Perhaps our first reading of our Gospel this weekend might lead us to conclude that this is a clever story regarding the human condition. However, if we are prepared to personalize this parable, it starts to become a more powerful tool for self-examination. Indeed the fact that you are reading this bulletin comment suggests that you are the son who has said “…yes Lord, I am prepared to work in your vineyard.” The next question then for us is ‘Do we actually make it to the vineyard ?’ It’s one thing to profess our faith, it’s quite another to live it. Our Gospel this week is surely asking this question of each one of us. This week on Thursday also gives us the opportunity to examine the life of a wonderful Catholic woman who certainly did make it to the vineyard. It’s the feast day today of St Therese of Lisieux, one of the great spiritual geniuses of our Catholic tradition. St Therese’s ‘little way’ has inspired millions since her death in 1897 at the age of only 24. On her death-bed she promised, “I will return, my heaven will be spent on earth.” She remains a powerful intercessor for those who seek her prayers. She, along with all the Saints, ought to inspire us when we see that sinful human beings – like us, have both proclaimed, and lived out their faith to an heroic degree. Let’s ask for the intercession of St Therese as we too seek to be workers in the Lord’s vineyard. Fr John