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.

MASS TIMES

Please follow this link to register for Mass this weekend – both for the Feast of the Assumption and the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time: https://bit.ly/3fTDP9F
 
Please note these bookings are for if we remain at Alert Level 2. If we return to Alert Level 1 these bookings will not be necessary and some Mass times may change.
 
We are limited to 100 people per Mass so you must register every individual that will be attending Mass.
 
We look forward to seeing you there

What does the new COVID-19 Protection Framework mean for our Parish?

Our Parish will be providing Masses for all parishioners regardless of vaccination status. In order to comply with Government regulations and the recommendations of the Catholic Bishops Conference we will provide more Sunday Masses each weekend.

We will be offering two types of Masses: 1) Masses where no pass is required, which will be coded Yellow, and 2) Masses where Vaccine Pass are required, which will be coded Blue.

Our Sunday Masses this Weekend (4-5 December 2021):

To register for “Yellow Masses” please visit this website: https://bit.ly/3rrPfe9

Registration is not necessary for “Blue Masses”.

Due to the new and constantly changing nature of this new system, and this weekend being our first with the new Traffic Light restrictions, Mass times may need to be further amended over the coming weeks and months.

Please bear with us in grace as we do our best to navigate all of the complexities involved in this.

We also plan to instate regular Online Sunday Masses to accommodate those who are unwell or unable to attend Mass. The Archbishop has confirmed that the obligation for Mass remains lifted.

The SLT and Parish team will continue to review weekday Masses, other Parish gatherings, and make plans for the rest of the Advent/Christmas season. These will be clearly communicated through our newsletter, on our website and social media.

Please remember to stay home if you are feeling unwell.

Record keeping/scanning is still required at all Masses.

Please note that under Orange, face coverings are required for workers and volunteers. For everyone else masks remain highly encouraged, but not mandatory.

Sandra will be in touch regarding rosters. All attending and serving at Vaccine Pass Masses will need to be vaccinated. We will also need a few volunteers after each Mass to stay back and help wipe down surfaces.

Finally, if anyone is struggling, would like a visit or feels lonely, please let the Parish staff know and we can arrange a visit.

God bless you

Senior Leadership Team

 

MASS ONLINE

SUNDAY MASS – 9.30am

WATCH VIA www.WatchPCNZ.org

Join us via our YouTube channel for our livestream Mass on Sunday morning with Fr John and Fr Tien. The livestream will begin from 9:25am. 

RANGIORA

SUNDAY MASSES

Saturday – 6pm Vigil Mass (Yellow)

Sunday – 9am (Blue)

Sunday – 10:30am (Yellow)

Sunday – 5pm Latin Mass (Yellow) 


WEEKDAY MASSES

Tuesday – 9am (Yellow)

Wednesday – 9am (Yellow)

Thursday – 9am (Yellow)

Friday – 12pm (Yellow)

 

KAIAPOI

SUNDAY MASSES

Sunday – 9am (Yellow)

Sunday – 10:30am (Blue)


WEEKDAY MASSES

Wednesday – 12pm (Yellow)

Friday – 9.30am (Yellow)

Saturday – 9:30am (Yellow)

OXFORD

SUNDAY MASSES

Sunday – 8:30am – Yellow


WEEKDAY MASSES

Wednesday – 7pm – Yellow            

(First and Third Wednesday) 

LOBURN

No regular Mass timetable.

christmas MASS TIMES

CHRISTMAS EVE

  • 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

  • 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

Parish youtube channel

We encourage you to visit and subscribe to our parish YouTube channel www.WatchPCNZ.org so that it is easy to access ongoing.

Make a Straight Path

Our readings once again this week encourage us to prepare well for the coming of the Lord. When the people of Israel were in exile, one of the tasks set them by their captors was the making of roads. From the Prophet Baruch we hear that God has decreed the filling in of the valleys and the flattening of the mountains so that a ‘highway’ might be made for the Lord. We in this day are asked to walk along that Advent pathway – to make a straight highway for the Lord to enter our lives. We also know that of all the gospel writers, Luke had the strongest concern for history. He found it important to locate firstly the story of John the Baptist, and then the story of Jesus, in in the historical realities of the day. And so our Gospel this weekend begins with Luke naming the leaders who were in place at that time in Israel. After Luke has given his audience (and possible converts) a sense of place, he goes on to tell us of the mission of St John the Baptist – the patron of our diocese of Christchurch. And so, with our eyes set now on the great festival of Christmas, lets make straight the paths for the Lord in our own lives. Fr John