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 Gospel this week is one of the most famous. It’s a litany really – a litany of holiness. In the context of our feast day today, the beatitudes are the answer to the question – how do you become holy ? how do you become a saint? The problem is, when we speak about becoming saints, we tend to think that this is just so far beyond anything we could do. We put the saints of pedestals – literally. Look around our churches, there they are lovingly surrounding us each time we enter our buildings. But does all this adulation of the saints frighten us when we hear the suggestion that we too might become saints? Should we really be fearful? Do you know that all the saints were similarly perturbed at the thought that they too might one day become saints? After all, each of the saints of the Church have been sinners. Each of them has been flesh and blood, just like us, each of them has had strengths and weaknesses, each of them have suffered disappointments, each has had desires, longings, vanities and eccentricities. All of them begun that way, none has been born a saint. Each of them has gained sanctity not by skill or intelligence, but by realising that, without God, they were nothing. The path to Sainthood begins that way always, with the acknowledgment that God knows what’s best for us better than we do. Fr John