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Sunday Masses

(Basic Time for Mass)

  9:30  a.m. in Japanese

 12:00 noon in English

(Note) There will be special mass schedule for Church holidays, such as Christmas, Holy week, etc.



Parish Pastor : Father John Noboru Tanaka

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Father John Noboru Tanaka
Priest of Catholic Archdiocese of Tokyo 
Vice-Judicial Vicar of Provincial Ecclesiastical Tribunal of Tokyo 
From April 2023, appointed as a Parish Pastor of Toshima St. Patrick Parish 
 (concurrent) of Kitamachi St. Andrew Parish



 Born in Gunma Prefecture and grew up in Saitama.

1997  baptized at Sekiguchi Parish in Tokyo.

1999 Graduated from Waseda University Faculty of Science and Engineering.

2001 Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Completed Master’s Program (Department of Applied Chemistry).

2001-2004 Worked at a chemical manufacturer (pharmaceutical research and development).

2004 Entered Tokyo Catholic Seminary.

2010 Graduated from the Seminary.

2010 Ordained as a priest in the Catholic Archdiocese of Tokyo. Appointed Assistant parish pastor of Machida Church.

2011 Received a Bachelor of Sacred Theology (STB) from the Pontifical University of Urbaniana and studied abroad at the same graduate school.

2014 Received a Licenzia of Canon Law/master’s degree (JCL) at Pontifical University of Urbaniana.

After returning to Japan, he became an assistant parish pastor of Meguro St. Anselmo parish.

2016 Appointed as the parish pastor of Kitamachi St. Andrew parish. Official exorcist for individual cases.

April 2023 Appointed parish pastor of Toshima St. Patrick parish (Continued as parish pastor of Kitamachi, concurrently serving).

* Hobbies: Playing the flute.


[Member of the Society of Canon Law Society of America (CLSA)].

[Sophia University School of Theology/Graduate School of Theology, Nanzan University Faculty of Humanities (School of Theology approved by the Pope in Nagoya) Lecturer].

[Faculty of Tokyo Catholic Seminary professor].

[Qualifications such as certified administrative procedures legal specialist(national qualification), cemetery manager, cremation technology manager 1st grade, end-of-life advisor, first-class dangerous object handler].


2023 May 13