small groups

Small groups are where we get together. Whether it’s around a meal, serving the poor, praying, chopping wood or a Bible study, we grow better together. Find a group and get connected.

MONDAYS

Mens Group Breakfast 

Meets on the first and third Monday from 7am at Black and White Cafe in Rangiora. For more information contact Wayne Mulqueen 021 391 110. 

St Vincent de Paul Kaiapoi

Meets the first Monday of each month @St Patrick’s Church lounge. Provides practical assistance for the needy of our community. For more information contact Maryanne Brown 03 327 5124 or visit ww.svdpchch.co.nz

Pine Acres Mission / St Vincent de Paul Spirituality

We deliver rescued food from Satisfy Food Rescue to the people living at Pine Acres Camping Ground each Monday and Thursday between 11:30am – 1:30pm. Our Mission is to welcome and engage with compassion, the people who receive the rescued food. For more information contact Michael Hickland 021 262 8384 or Jenny Carter 027 4088 535. You are very welcome and will be greatly blessed.

Youth Group Y6-Y8

Meets weekly during term time for fun, faith and food from 7pm – 8pm @Chervier Centre. Aimed at youth in Year 6-Y8. For more information contact Francesca Walker 022 065 4681.

Kaiapoi Men’s Group

Meets weekly from 7:30pm – 9pm @St Patrick’s Church lounge for sharing, prayer and worship. For more information contact Frank Malone 027 216 9059.


TUESDAYS

Oxford Prayer Group

Meets fortnightly from 1:30pm – 3pm @Sacred Heart of Jesus Church lounge. For more information contact Josie Trolove 03 312 4106. 

Chanel Open Space

Weekly from 1pm-3pm at the Chervier Centre. Hosted by St Vincent de Paul. A space for people to come along and meet others, feel connected and supported. Anyone is welcome. There is afternoon tea, chat, games, art, or bring an activity.  For more information contact Jenny Carter 027 4088 535. 

Youth Group Y9+

Meets weekly during term time for fun, faith and food from 7pm – 8:15pm @Chervier Centre. Aimed at youth in Year 9+. For more information contact Sarah Blair 027 556 1198.

Post Alpha Small Group

Meets fortnightly from 7pm – 8:30pm @70 Ivory Street, Rangiora for sharing, formation and prayer. For more information contact John Jenkins 027 604 1810 or Liz Jenkins 027 332 1546. 


WEDNESDAYS

Mothers Rosary Group

Meets weekly during term time from 10am @ various people’s homes. Children welcome. For more information contact Katie Malone 021 058 8338 or Monique Milnes 027 342 3881.  

Pine Acres Mission / St Vincent de Paul Spirituality

We deliver rescued food from Satisfy Food Rescue to the people living at Pine Acres Camping Ground each Monday and Thursday between 11:30am – 1:30pm. Our Mission is to welcome and engage with compassion, the people who receive the rescued food. For more information contact Michael Hickland 021 262 8384 or Jenny Carter 027 4088 535. You are very welcome and will be greatly blessed.

Chervier Ladies Social Group

Meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 12pm @125 Church Street, Rangiora. For more information contact Jan Grounds 03 313 3294. 

Men’s Group

Meets fortnightly from 7:30pm – 8:30pm @ various people’s homes. They reflect on the upcoming Sunday gospel reading, followed by a time of socialising. For more information contact Danny Nicholls 027 257 6855.

Post Alpha Lectio Divina Group in Kaiapoi

Meets fortnightly from 7pm – 9pm @24 Sovereign Boulevard, Sovereign Palms. For more information contact Michael Prisk 027 391 4767. 

Adoration

Weekly from 7pm – 8pm @Chervier Centre. Sometimes followed by ale at the RSA. For more information contact Dominic Hassan 022 366 7662.  

St Vincent de Paul Rangiora

Monthly meetings as advertised in the Parish newsletter. SVDP provides practical assistance for the needy of our community. All welcome. For more information contact Jenny Carter 0274 088 535 or visit www.svdpchch.co.nz

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

Meets weekly from 7pm – 9pm @Chervier Centre. For those interested in becoming Catholic. We’d love to journey with you as you explore faith. For more information contact the Parish Office 03 313 6285.


THURSDAYS

Rangiora Rosary Group

Weekly from 1:45pm @ various people’s homes. All welcome. For more information contact Donna Newman 021 058 3692. 


FRIDAYS

Men’s Breakfast and Lectio Divina

Weekly from 6:45am – 7:45am @Chervier Centre. For more information contact John Shortall 0210 264 4346. 

Legion of Mary

Weekly from 10:45am – 12pm @Chervier Centre. for more information contact Maria England 027 629 9847. 


SATURDAYS

Kaiapoi Prayer Group

Meets the fourth Saturday of each month from 10am – 11:30am @St Patrick’s Church lounge. For more information contact Trish Purtle 0210 228 2509.  

Filipino Rosary Group

Meets weekly from 7pm @ various people’s homes. For more information contact Sandra Mabazza 021 038 1700.  :15

CATECHESIS MINISTRY

From time to time St Peter Chanel Parish offers Catechesis courses in the parish centre or in parishioners homes. 

If you are interested in attending, hosting, facilitating, sponsoring or attending a series please let us know as the parish is in need to volunteers to assist with the ongoing Faith Education of our parishioners. There are many great Parish Education Courses available through the Ascension Press website.  

Becoming part of the OCIA (Order of Christian Initiation of Adults) team can be a faith enriching experience. Please contact the parish office if you are interested in supporting people through the OCIA programme.

YOUTH ministry

Year 9-13 Youth Group

Our Youth Group meets weekly in term time on Tuesday nights at the Chervier Centre from 7-8.30pm. If you have any questions contact our amazing youth group leader Sarah Blair on 027 556 1198

Diocesan Catholic Youth Events

Visit the Diocese Youth Contact Mark Currie for more information about events and opportunities for Youth across the Diocese. You can contact Mark at mcurrie@cdoc.nz 

FAITH IN ACTION MINISTRIES

St Vincent de Paul Rangiora – Colleen 03 313 6397 – www.svdpchch.co.nz

St Vincent de Paul Kaiapoi – Maryanne 03 327 5124 – www.svdpchch.co.nz

Legion of Mary Rangiora – Claire 03 310 6845 – www.legionofmary.org.nz

Home Visiting Group – Contact the Parish Office

The Church is the Body of Christ in this world, and each of us are members of it (1 Cor 2:27). As members of this Body, we truly are His hands, His feet and His eyes in our world. To be a Christian, then, is to be committed to action, to living out our faith through service to one another: Jesus said, “The Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve.” (Mark 10:45). We are Christians, we are the Church, we are the Body of Christ, not to be served but to serve and every member of our parish as something to offer towards the Mission of the Church.