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

We rejoice that we have returned to Level 2. 

We will continue to have our Online Mass on Sundays from 9:25am via www.WatchPCNZ.org 

From next week we can offer public Masses on weekdays. Our interim timetable is below.

Masses are limited to 50 people, so please register online via this link: 

https://www.cognitoforms.com/CatholicDioceseOfChristchurch/WeekdayMassRegistration

Please scan a QR Code on your phone using the NZ Covid Tracer Ap at the entrance of each of our churches, or log in, to record each time you visit.

We look forward to seeing you soon. God bless you and your loved ones.

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

Online 9:30am (See above)


WEEKDAY MASSES

Monday 20 Sep – 5:30pm (Ad orientem)

Tuesday 21 Sep – 9am

Wednesday 22 Sep – 9am & 7pm 

Thursday 23 Sep – 9am & 7pm

Friday 24 Sep – 12pm

 

KAIAPOI

SUNDAY MASSES

Online 9:30am (See above)


WEEKDAY MASSES

Tuesday 21 Sep – 7pm 

Wednesday 22 Sep – 12pm

Friday 24 Sep – 9.30am & 7pm

OXFORD

SUNDAY MASSES

Online 9:30am (See above)


WEEKDAY MASSES

Wednesday 22 Sep – 7pm              

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.

Jesus – A Companion in Loneliness

In our Gospel this week we are confronted with the loneliness of Jesus. He takes his closest companions to one side to tell them about the way he is going to suffer and eventually die out of love for them. These disciples seem not to hear Jesus and instead end up quarreling about who is the greatest among them. Jesus responds with  patience, putting aside his concern for his own destiny in favor of once again teaching and  preparing his disciples.    He does this using a little child. The goodness, the innocence, and the trust of a small child – these are the qualities that define a true disciple, not self interest and ambition. All of us have of course experienced this loneliness, the sense of being misunderstood, not listened too, a lack of intimacy. Good to remember then that Jesus has been there, and our friendship with Him can be an antidote for the isolation that we encounter in life’s journey. Fr John