A growing and thriving community of Christian faith, hope and love where everyone is welcome.
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.
Saturday Vigil – 6pm
Sunday – 10:30am
Sunday – 5pm (Latin Mass fortnightly)
Tuesday – 9am
Wednesday – 9am
Thursday – 9am
Friday – 12pm
Sunday – 9am
Wednesday – 12pm
Friday – 9.30am
Saturday – 9:30am
Sunday – 8:30am
Wednesday – 7pm
(First and Third Wednesday)
No regular Mass timetable.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available at anytime by approaching a priest.
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
I met a young boy and his mum yesterday because they are hoping to gain a place in one of our very good Catholic primary schools here in our parish. He proudly told me in our meeting that he was a member of the Scouts. The motto of that movement is of course; “Be Prepared”. I think this is the advice from Jesus in our Gospel this weekend; to ‘be prepared’. What does this mean for us ? Perhaps the answer to this question might come from our natural inclinations. Imagine if for the first time, we were going to come face to face with the most important person in our lives, someone who we had tried to love and honor, someone to whom we owed our very existence. I’m guessing we would want to have ourselves ready, our clothing presentable, our conversation somewhat prepared . We would have thought carefully about our meeting – even tried to ‘second guess’ this person’s expectations of us. None of us know with certainty when we will meet the Lord face to face, but let’s be prepared. Regular reception of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, regular attendance at Mass, daily prayer, regular scripture reading, all of these things will prepare us for that wonderful day when we will finally see Him face to face. Fr John