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

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 Vigil – 6pm

Sunday – 10:30am 

Sunday – 5pm (Latin Mass fortnightly)


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 – 8:30am 


WEEKDAY MASSES

Wednesday – 7pm          

(First and 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

  • 5:30pm 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.

I Am Going Away and Will Return

We can imagine in our Gospel this weekend that the disciples are not  convinced that Jesus’ leaving could be a good thing. Jesus says that he is telling them these things now so that when they occur, they will believe. Yes, it is only after the   resurrection, with the aid of the Holy Spirit, that the disciples begin to understand and believe the words of Jesus and are finally able to rejoice. One of the possible fruits of our Gospel this weekend is to become more aware of the Holy Spirit at work in our lives. So often we do not understand what God is up to. We do not understand how certain events could have any meaning or result in anything good. It is only with time, and prayer, and the aid of the Holy Spirit that we begin to see how God might be working for good even in the midst of terrible and confusing events. This is not to say that everything that happens is God’s will, for that would be to deny the reality of evil. The crucifixion of Jesus was clearly an act of   human evil. But God is able to bring good even out of the worst evil. John’s  Gospel sees the death of Jesus in the light of the resurrection, in the light of God’s triumph over evil and death. The incarnation, the ministry, the death and resurrection of Jesus, the sending of the Spirit — all of these events together demonstrate the depth of God’s love for the world. Above all else, it is this profound love of God that Jesus has made known to his disciples that the Holy Spirit continues to make known to us. The Spirit assures us that we are never abandoned, even in the midst of the loss, pain, and sorrow that are part of life in this broken world. Fr John