A growing and thriving community of Christian faith, hope and love where everyone is welcome.
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
- 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 + 7pm*
Friday – 12pm
*Additional Mass during Lent
Sunday – 9am
Wednesday – 7am* + 12pm
Friday – 9.30am
Saturday – 9.30am
*Additional Mass during Lent
Sunday – 8.30am
Wednesday – 7pm
(First and Third Wednesday)
No regular Mass timetable.
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