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

ONE GOD – The Almighty father, the Son, the Holy Spirit, BLESS US The doctrine of the Trinity means that there is one God who eternally exists as three distinct Persons — the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Stated differently, God is one in essence and three in person. These definitions express three crucial truths: (1) the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are distinct Persons, (2) each Person is fully God, (3) there is only one God. To understand Trinitarian God with human intellect is too hard and impossible. But through our day to day experience it is too simple. The practical natures of trinity are UNITY, LOVE and MUTUAL RESPECT. These are the basic principles that we should adopt to daily life to make our life happy. When ever we apply these principles in our daily life, we are actually following and experiencing the doctrine of Trinity.  A story of a little boy who wanted to meet God. He knew it would be a long journey. So one day he got up early and packed his bag with some biscuits, chocolates and soft drinks and set out on his journey without telling anyone. He had walked a short distance and reached a garden and found an old woman sitting quietly and feeding pigeons. The boy went and sat next to her and kept watching her action.  Then he felt hungry and took out a biscuit and was about to eat. But he looked at the old woman and shared some with her. She willingly accepted it and gave him a bright smile. He too smiled.  He shared his chocolates and drink and each time she gave her a smile better than previous one.  They shared no word with each other. Evening approached and the boy was tired and wanted to return home.  He had but taken a few steps, he turned back and gave a hug to the old woman who hugged in return giving the biggest smile ever. The boy reached home and the mother asked him why he looked so happy. The boy said: “Mom I had lunch with God today.”  Before she could say anything he added, “Look mom, she had the most beautiful smile I have ever seen.”  The Old Woman too reached home and her son asked her why she was so happy. She responded saying, “Look son I had lunch with God today and I did not know he was so young.” Fr Nixon