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

Peace Be With You

The four gospels tell us that after the Good Friday incident, namely Jesus’ death, many of his disciples were filled with fear, uncertainties and hopelessness; they locked themselves inside. Even though Jesus rose to life on the first day of the week, his disciples were still stuck in the experience they had a few days ago. In this context, Jesus appeared to them and offered his peace: “Peace be with you.” The phrase “peace be with you” is just not merely a greeting; it also brings something else quite significant to Jesus’ disciples and also to us. 1. Jesus uses peace to address fear. John 20:19 says: “On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders.” Jesus knew that they were afraid and he gave them peace. There are many times in life, we are also fearful, anxious, worried; Jesus wants to show up and to give us peace. “Peace be with you” will transcend life’s circumstance and settles down our out of control emotions. 2. Jesus gives peace through challenges. The disciples locked themselves in, but Jesus came in and gave them peace. It was not them asking him for peace, no, Jesus was actively offering his divine peace to them. Psalm 34:18 truly expresses God’s love for us all: “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Whenever we experience any fear and anxiety, God looks to hold us close. He is waiting to give us peace, not only at that moment, but through challenges’ times. 3. Jesus uses peace to secure purpose. After strengthening his disciples with peace, Jesus encourages them to move out of the fearful environment: “Again Jesus said, ‘Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you ‘” (Jn 20:21). Jesus wanted them to understand that there was purpose and meaning of life and that life was more than the fear they were experiencing. His peace was enough to move them away from the locked door. In the same way, Jesus invites us not to stay strapped by our unrest and fear. He wants us to live a happy and joyful life. Let Jesus’ peace transform our life. Jesus offered peace to his early church, he is offering the same gift to us. Let’s open our hearts to receive it. Fr Do