Christmas Mass Times

Below are the Mass times and other liturgies for our parishes for Christmas.

Addington-Beckenham

Christmas Eve Mass:
Addington:
Carols at 4:30pm, Christmas Eve Vigil Mass 5:00pm
Carols at 9:00pm, Christmas Eve Vigil Mass 9:30pm

Beckenham:
Carols at 5:30pm, Christmas Eve Vigil Mass: 6:00pm
Carols at 8:30pm, Christmas Eve Vigil Mass 9:00pm

Carmel:
10.00pm

Christmas Day Mass:
Carmel – 8.30am
Beckenham – 9:30am
Addington – 10:30am

Reconciliation Rite II
Wednesday 19th – 7.00pm

New Year:
Addington and Beckenham- New Year’s Day – 9.00am

 

Akaroa

Christmas Eve Mass:
5.00pm at Little River – at Community Hall on Western Valley Road.
8.00pm at Akaora

Christmas Day Mass:
9.30am at Akaroa

Every Sunday – Mass at 9-30 am
Also at NOON when a Cruise ship is in port

 

Bryndwr

Christmas Eve Mass:
7.00pm

Christmas Day Mass:
9.30am (Children’s Mass)

Reconciliation Rite II
Friday 14 December, 7.00pm.

 

Burnside

Christmas Eve Mass:
8.00pm Mass (Carols before Mass at 7.30pm)
Midnight Mass (Carols before Mass at 11.30pm)

Christmas Day Mass:
8.00am Children’s Mass
10.00am Mass
4.00pm – Chinese Mass

Anointing Masses:
Wednesday, 12 December – 11.00am
Followed by a shared lunch in the parish centre

Reconciliation Rite II
Thursday, 20 December – 7.30pm

Reconciliation Rite I 
Saturday, 22 December – 9.30-10.30am & 4.30-5.30pm
Sunday, 23 December – 4.00-5.00pm
Monday, 24 December – 9.30-10.30am & 4.30-5.30pm

 

Cathedral (St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral)

Christmas Eve Mass:
7.00pm beginning with Carols at 6.30pm
Midnight Mass beginning with Carols at 11.00pm

Christmas Day Mass:
8.00am and 10.00am

 

Ferrymead

Christmas Eve Mass:
6.00pm – Woolston: Family Vigil Mass Outdoors, in St Anne’s School Grounds
6.00pm – St Andrew’s, Diamond Harbour: Christmas Carols; followed by 6.30pm – Christmas Mass
8.30pm – Our Lady Star of the Sea, Sumner: Christmas Carols; followed by 9.00pm – Christmas Mass

Christmas Day Mass:
9.00am – St Anne’s, Woolston

Reconciliation Rite II
Thursday 13 December – 7.o0pm – Woolston

 

Greymouth

Christmas Eve Mass:
7.30pm St Patrick’s, Greymouth with Children’s Nativity play
7.30om Patrick’s, Kumara
Midnight Mass: St Patrick’s, Greymouth (Carols with the choir from 11.30pm)

Christmas Day Mass:
8.00am – Holy Rosary, Cobden
9.00am – St Patrick’s, Greymouth
10.00am – Sacred Heart, Ngahere

 

Hokitika

Christmas Eve Mass:
6.30pm St Paul’s Church, Kokatahi
9.00pm Seaview Chapel

Christmas Day Mass:
9.00am Seaview Chapel
10.30am St Patrick’s, Ross

Anointing Masses:
Wednesday 12 December 2.00pm – Seaview Chapel

Reconciliation Rite II
Tuesday 18 December 7.00pm – Seaview Chapel

 

Hoon Hay – Halswell

Christmas Eve Mass:
Halswell – 5:30pm Carols with children’s pageant & 6pm Mass
Hoon Hay 7:30pm Carols & 8.00pm Mass

Christmas Day Mass:
Hoon Hay 9.00am Mass
Halswell 10.00am Mass

Anointing Masses:
Halswell – Tuesday 4 December 11.00am

Reconciliation Rite II
Halswell – Thursday 13 December 7.00pm

 

Hornby – Darfield

Christmas Eve Mass:
Hornby – 6:30pm Vigil Mass, 8.30pm Carols and 9.00pm Mass

Christmas Day Mass:
Darfield 8.30am Mass
Hornby 10.30am Mass

New Year:
New Year’s Eve: 8.30pm Samoan Mass @ St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral
New Year’s Day: 8.30am Mass – Darfield and 10.30am Mass – Hornby

 

Hurunui

Christmas Eve Mass:
5.00pm Hanmer Springs
7.00pm Culverden
9.00pm Amberley

Christmas Day Mass:
9.00am Amberley
9.30am Cheviot
11.00am Hawarden

Reconciliation Rite II
Saturday 15 December 4.00pm Hanmer Springs and 7.15pm Culverden after Mass
Sunday 16 December 11.45am Cheviot after Mass
Tuesday 18 December 6.00pm Amberley
Sunday 23 December 11.15am Hawarden after Mass

 

Lincoln (St Stephen’s Anglican Church, Lincoln)

Christmas Eve Mass:
Carols at 8.00 pm and Mass at 8.30 pm

Christmas Mass:
8.30am

Reconciliation Rite II
Wednesday December 19th at 7.00pm

No Mass at Rolleston and Springston

 

Leeston (St John the Evangelist Church)

Christmas Eve Mass:
Carols at 6.30 pm and Mass at 7.00pm

Christmas Mass:
10.00am

Reconciliation Rite I
Sunday December 16th at 10.45 am

 

Mackenzie

Christmas Eve Mass:
Twizel 8.00pm
Fairlie 11.50pm

Christmas Day Mass:
Fairlie 9.30am

 

Mairehau

Christmas Eve Mass:
6.00pm in the school hall (preceded by carols)
Midnight Mass (preceded by carols at 11.30pm)

Christmas Day Mass:
7.30am, 9.00am and 10.30am

Anointing Masses:
Friday 30 November 1.30pm

Reconciliation Rite II
Friday 21 December 7.00pm

 

Mid Canterbury

Simbang Gabi (Night Worship)
Nine day novena of Masses to prepare for Christmas.
15 – 23 December, 7.00 pm. Holy Spirit Church – Tinwald.
Please note Saturday Masses will be held at 6.00 pm at Holy Name Church – Ashburton.

Christmas Eve Mass:
6.00 pm Ashburton – Carols from 5.45 pm (Family Mass)
6.00 pm Rakaia – Carols from 5.30 pm
9.00 pm Methven – Carols from 8.00 pm
9.00 pm Ashburton – Carols from 8.30pm (Choir)

Christmas Day Mass:
8.30 am Tinwald
10.00 am Ashburton

Reconciliation Rite II
Tuesday 11 December, 7.00 pm, Holy Spirit Church – Tinwald.
Friday 14 December 7.00 pm, Holy Name Church – Ashburton.

New Years Day Mass
9.00 am, Holy Name Church – Ashburton.

 

Opihi

Christmas Eve Mass:
Kerry Hall, Pleasant Point, 6.00pm, preceded by Carols from 5.30pm
St Joseph’s Church, Temuka, 8.30pm, preceded by Carols from 8.00pm

Christmas Day Mass:
Immaculate Conception Church, Geraldine, 9.00am, preceded by Carols form 8.30am.

Anointing Masses:
Tuesday 4 December, 9.15am, Kerry Hall, Pleasant Point
Wednesday 5 December, 2.00pm, Mary Mackillop Chapel, entry off Studholme St, Temuka
Friday 7 December, 11.00am, Meeting Room, Hislop St, Geraldine

Reconciliation Rite II
Tuesday 11 December, St Joseph’s Church, Temuka, 7.00pm.

 

Papanui

Christmas Eve Mass:
 5.40pm carols & pageant 6.00pm ‘Littlies’ Vigil Mass
8.00pm carols & 8.30pm Vigil Mass
11.30pm carols & Midnight Mass

Christmas Day Mass:
8.15am carols & 8.30am Christmas Day Mass
9.45am carols & 10.00am Christmas Day Mass

Anointing Masses:
Tuesday 18th December 1.30pm

Reconciliation Rite II
Tuesday 11th December, 7.30pm

 

Riccarton

Christmas Eve Mass:
7.30pm Vigil Mass

Christmas Day Mass:
Midnight Mass, 8.00am and 10.00am Masses

Note: No 7pm Mass on Christmas Day

 

Sockburn

Christmas Eve Mass:
6.00pm, 8.00pm, 11.00pm

Christmas Day Mass:
9am

Anointing Mass:
Thursday 6th December 10.30am

Reconciliation Rite II
Tuesday 11th December, 7.00pm

 

South Westland

Christmas Eve Mass:

Hari Hari – 1.00pm
Franz Josef – 5.00pm
Whataroa – 7.00pm

Christmas Day Mass:
Fox Glacier – 8.00am
Haast – 11.00am

 

Timaru

Christmas Eve Mass:
7.00pm Carols & Nativity play – 7.30 Mass St Thomas’ Church
Midnight Mass: Carols from 11.45. Sacred Heart Basilica

Christmas Day Mass:
9.00am Mass Sacred Heart Basilica
10.00am Mass St Thomas’ Church

 

Waimakairiri

Christmas Eve Mass:
6.00pm Children’s Mass – Rangiora
8.00pm Family Mass – Kaiapoi preceded by Carols at 7:30pm
9.00pm Family Mass – Rangiora preceded by carols at 8:30pm

Christmas Day Mass:
8.00am – Mass in Oxford
9.00am – Mass in Kaiapoi
10.00am – Mass in Rangiora

New Year:
Vigil: 11.00pm – Exposition and Benediction in Kaiapoi followed by Midnight Mass – Kaiapoi
New Year’s Day:
10.00am – Mass in Rangiora
10:30am – Mass in Kaiapoi

Anointing Masses:
Friday 7th December 12pm in Rangiora (ongoing)
Wednesday 12th December 10.00am in Kaiapoi
Wednesday 19th December 4.00pm in Oxford

 

Reconciliation Rite II
Wednesday 12th December, 7.00pm – Rangiora

Reconciliation Rite I
Tuesday 18th December 5:30-6:30pm in Kaiapoi and Rangiora
Wednesday 19th December 5.00-6.00pm in Oxford

 

Waimate

Christmas Eve Mass:
7.00pm Carols with children’s pageant & 7.30pm Mass

Christmas Day Mass:
No Mass Christmas Day