English

 

 Sunday Masses

 

  7:00AM in Japanese

  9:30AM in Japanese

  12:00 PM in English

 

                        

 

 

A N N O U N C E M E N T ! 

     During the Coronavirus pandemic, the 12 noon English Sunday Mass will be live streamed. Please sign up if you would like to access the live streaming of Toshima Church Sunday English Mass 

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         HOLY WEEK / EASTER SERVICES, 2021

                   

                       HOLY WEEK SERVICES 

  

 MARCH28

 (Sunday)            

   Passion Sunday
  (Palms Blessing ) 

 Masses

  7: 00 AM Japanese 

   9: 30 AM  Japanese

  12: 00 Noon  English

  APRIL 1  (Thursday)

 Holy Thursday
 Mass of the Lord’s          Supper

 Mass

  7:00 PM

APRIL 2

(Friday)

Good Friday

Celebration of the Lord’s passion (Praise and Adoration of the Cross)

 Holy Communion

 Liturgy

    7:00 PM

 *There is no Meditations for          Way of the Cross

 

                          EASTER SERVICES

  APRIL 3   (Saturday)    

  Holy Saturday

 The Easter Vigil

  1. The Service of Light
  2. The Liturgy of the Word
  3. Eucharist

 7:00 PM                

  APRIL 4   (Sunday)

 Easter Sunday

Masses

9:30 AM  Japanese

12: 00 Noon  English

  APRIL 11   (Sunday)

 Second Sunday of Easter

(Divine Mercy Sunday)

Masses

 7:00 AM   Japanese

 9:30 AM  Japanese

12: 00 Noon  English

 

 

 

 ~ N O T I F I C A T I O N ~

             (From the  Archdiocese of Tokyo, January 7, 2021)

 Re: ADVISORY AFTER THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT’S RE-DECLARATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY

 For detailed information, please see the official site of the Archdiocese of Tokyo from the link below.

     https://tokyo.catholic.jp/english/information/41098/

 

       

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2020 CHRISTMAS DAY, EVE and 2021 NEW YEAR’S DAY MASS SCHEDULES

Catholic Toshima Church (St. Patrick’s Church)

 

 

  Nov 29 (Sun) 

 

  First Sunday of Advent

 

 

  Dec  6 (Sun)

 

  General Confessions

 

 

  Dec 24 ) (Thu)

 

   Nativity Mass of the Lord

   Evening Masses:

   5:00 PM, 7:00 PM, 10:00 PM

  *There is no Christmas Carol

 

 

  Dec 25 (Fri) 

 

   Nativity Mass of the Lord

   Day Masses:

   9:30 AM (Japanese)

   12:00 Noon (English)

 

 

  2021

  January 1 (Sun)

 

   Feast of Mary Mother of God

  11:00 AM New Year’s Day Mass 

 

 

 

~ N O T I F I C A T I O N ~

 

On June 10th, the Archdiocese of Tokyo issued a guideline that “the church activities will be resumed in stages from June 21st.”
In response to this, Toshima Church will resume the public masses on the same day after taking measures against infectious diseases.

 

〇 【Resume of Masses】
  Sunday Masses will begin on June 21st (Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time).

      In addition, weekday masses will start from Monday, June 22.

〇  [Mass time]
     No time changes : 7:00 AM・9:30 AM (Japanese)・12:00 Noon (English) Weekdays 7:30 AM (Japanese)

〇 Masses will be held in the main church so please keep the following guidelines.

   *Before you enter the church, wear a mask and disinfect your hands with alcohol before entering.

   *Since there is a space between seats inside the church, please check the label on the display before you sit down.

〇  [About the use of the Church Hall]

     Church Hall is still closed. In line with parish church activity guidelines, we plan to resume the use of church facilities at the next stage.

 

▲ Please click on the link below to view the page regarding the Archbishop Kikuchi’s message released on June 10, 2020.  

 https://tokyo.catholic.jp/english/

 

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                ~ N O T I F I C A T I O N ~

 

As of May 25th, the declaration of State of Emergency has been lifted in all prefectures. However, the situation is still unstable and that there could be several waves of outbreak in the future. Archbishop Kikuchi’s message released today.  Please click on the link below for more information.

 https://tokyo.catholic.jp/english/

 

Talking about the future, we will inform you on the website and on the weekly newsletter about the implementation method as Toshima Church when we receive the instruction from the Archbishop to resume church activities.

 

 

 

 

A Message from Fr. John Joseph Puthenkalam, S.J (April, 2020)

 
 

 Dear All,
 Blessings of the  Easter Season .
“We are an Easter People: Halleluiah is our Song!”

 

Hope all of you are keeping well.
Remembering all of you in my Daily Mass and Prayers.

 

As we follow the advisory of the Archdiocese of Tokyo, and cannot gather together for Holy Mass on this Sunday, as a precaution to avoid the spread of COVID-19, Let us remain united in prayers. Though we cannot come together as a community to sing God’s praises, or to listen to the Word of God or receive communion, etc..
I would recommend as St. Ignatius would say,

“to storm the heavens” with your fervent prayers
like Reading the Bible of today and be with Our Risen Lord as He shows himself to Mary, His Mother and His Disciples or by devotionally reciting the Rosary prayer asking Holy Mary’s intercession to protect us from all fear and strengthen us with faith, hope and love.

 

Personally, I am fully busy with Sophia University administrative work and meetings.
Our new semester classes will begin by middle of May and all our classes are going to be ONLINE classes.
Right now, preparing all my classes for Online teaching and it takes all the time, to be ready when we start..

 

Always, looking forward to seeing you all in Toshima St. Patrick’s church.

 

May the Peace and Joy and Blessings of the Risen Lord be with all of you..

 

Take care and keep well.

 

Fr. John Joseph Puthenkalam, S.J
Sophia University, Tokyo.

 

 

 

 

N O T I F I C A T I O N

 

~ A Response against the recent outbreak of the Covid-19 infections after April 12 ~

 

Please understand that it is indispensable that each and every one of us should take preventive measures to lower the risk of the novel coronavirus infections

 

 

As a response after April 12

 

 

ALL PUBLIC MASSES ON SUNDAYS AND WEEKDAYS HAS SUSPENDED UNTIL

MAY 9, 2020

  

    ●   7:00 AM    (Japanese)

    ●  9:30 AM    (Japanese)

    ● 12:00 PM  (English)

 

                                                

✿ The following events and activities are canceled or postponed due to Covid-19 outbreak:

   

▲ Toshima church is closed for public in hopes of curbing the coronavirus outbreak.

   

▲ Weekly cleaning of the church’s public areas is canceled.

  

▲ Church Hall is closed for public

   

▲ Daily Reception office is closed

   

▲ May 31, Family Day is potponed

 

The announcement will be in effect until the end of Golden Week on May 6th. We will inform any updates after Golden Week.

 

                                                         カトリック豊島教会 2020. 4.12

 

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The Archdiocese of Tokyo has canceled all public Masses and liturgies through Holy Week and Easter in response to the coronavirus outbreak

 

Along with this, the Toshima Church cancels public masses until April 11.

 

Holy Week liturgies that normally take place such us Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday are canceled.

 

This follows last week’s announcement when the archdiocese suspended mass from March 15 ~ 29 at all of its churches.

 

 

 

Please click the link below to view the page regarding the Archbishops’ Message about Holy Week and Easter   

 

https://tokyo.catholic.jp/english

 

 

 

 

 

 

▲ NOTIFICATION of EASTER EVENTS ▲

 

The following events related to Easter will be canceled to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection.  

 

・ Easter egg making  

 

・ Easter party

 

The schedule is subject to change depending on the future situation.

 

 

 

 

The following publications for March are available at the church.
 
・ Mass Liturgy (Japanese and English)
 
・ Diocesan News
 
・ Monthly Church newspaper

 

・ Weekly report
 
Please bring those who come to the church.

 

 

 

 

 

 

▲ Notification of suspension of Catholic Toshima Church Mass and events to prevent from COVID-19 infection has been extended

 

We have been notified from Archbishop Kikuchi of the Archdiocese of Tokyo “Precautionary Measures Concerning COVID-19 from 15th March and Beyond.” In response to this notification, we have extended the suspension period of the mass and various activities at Catholic Toshima Church until March 29th.

 

We will keep you informed if there is any progress.
 
We pray that those who are suffering and already been infected by the COVID-19 will recover as soon as possible, and those who have died may God grant eternal rest and peace.

 

 ● No Sunday masses and morning masses on weekdays from

    March 15 ~ 29, 2020

 

 ● The Way of the Cross and group gatherings at the church hall

    are cancelled

 

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▲ Notification from the Archdiocese of Tokyo regarding the Precautionary Measures Concerning COVID-19 from 15th March and Beyond

     Please click the link below to view the page

 https://tokyo.catholic.jp/english/information/37216/

 

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Cancellation of Joint mass on St. Patrick’s Day (March 22, 2020)

 

  ● A joint mass on St. Patrick’s Day, March 22 (Sun) is cancelled

 ● No Masses on this Day:

  ☆   7:00 AM    (Japanese)

  ☆   9:30 AM    (Japanese)

  ☆ 12:00 PM  (English)

 

 

 

 

 

        HOLY WEEK / EASTER SERVICES, 2020

 

                             HOLY WEEK SERVICES 

 April 5

(Sunday) 

 Passion Sunday
 (Palms Blessing Ceremony) 

 Masses

  7: 00 AM Japanese 

   9: 30 AM  Japanese

  12: 00 Noon  English

 April 9

(Thursday)

 Holy Thursday
 Mass of the Lord’s  Supper

 Mass

  7:00 PM

 April 10

(Friday)

Good Friday

Praise and Adoration

of the Cross

Holy Communion

7:00 PM

*There is no Meditations for Way of the Cross

 

                           EASTER SERVICES

 April 11 (Saturday)    

 Holy Saturday

Holy Vigil of the Resurrection of the Lord

  1.  The Service of Light
  2.  The Liturgy of the Word
  3.  Eucharist

 7:00 PM                

 April 12 (Sunday)

 Easter Sunday

Masses

9:30 AM  Japanese

12: 00 Noon  English

 April 19 (Sunday)

 Second Sunday of Easter

(Divine Mercy Sunday)

Masses

 7:00 AM   Japanese

 9:30 AM  Japanese

12: 00 Noon  English

 

 

Suspension of Public Masses due to the Spread of COVID-19

 

Click the link below for announcements from the Archdiocese of Tokyo

https://tokyo.catholic.jp/english/

 
 

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  Cancellation of masses from February 27 to March 14, 2020

On February 25, the Tokyo Archdiocese officially announced that the mass from February 27 to March 14 should be canceled to reduce the increase in the number of new coronavirus infections (COVID-19).

 Along with this, the Toshima Church will also cancel mass during the same period.

The following masses will be canceled.

・ Sunday Masses: March 1, March 8 (Japanese 7: 00 AM, 9:30 AM

                                                      English  12: 00 Noon)

・ Weekday Masses:  February 27 ~ March 14  (Japanese 7:30 AM)

 Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Sunday School

Catechism class for children above 4 years from 11:00AM. We will learn about Jesus Christ and learn how to pray. Summer Camp, Christmas, New Year celebration and much more fun for the children

Events

Christmas, New year, International, Bazaar events

Photo Gallery

Choir

We have very good english choir in our church, People of different nationalities singing in the church, choir practice is conducted, please join us to sing and praise Lord Jesus. During International Mass, songs from different countries are sang

Contact

For Baptism, Holy communion, Confirmation, Sunday school, Thanks giving mass, etc, Please contact or write to Fr. John Joseph : j-puthen@sophia.ac.jp

Father John Joseph Puthenkalam, S.J

Father

Present Priest: Fr.John Joseph Puthenkalam S.J is a Jesuit from Sophia University (上智大学), Tokyo. He was born in Kerala,India. He first came to Japan in 1986. He is a Professor of the Faculty of Economics and Graduate Division of Global Environment Studies. As a member of the faculty he is quite involved with the regular and extra curriculur activities like MEGUKO. We are very proud to have him in our parish. For further details please check his homepage

Parish Priest : Father Takahiro Tanaka

Father

Father Takahiro Tanaka was born in Nerima-ku, Tokyo in January 4, 1953. He was ordained Priest in February 2, 1982. On the same year, he was assigned in Machida Church as a co-pastor and then worked at the office of the Tokyo Diocese in 1986. After this, he worked for many years as the parish priest in Akitsu, Koenji, Kodaira, Kanda Churches in Tokyo. He is currently the parish priest at Toshima, St. Patrick’s church

Updated

2019 March 31