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Regarding Mass Registration at St. Ignatius Church from August 2020

Due to the continuous increase in the number of coronavirus infections in Tokyo, Archbishop Kikuchi has sent new directives this month of August. He shows great concern that no positive cases will come out from church communities.

Only those who have registered online will be admitted. From now on “walk-ins” will not be admitted.

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Catholics in the World

Out of the 126 million total population of Japan there are only 440,893 Japanese Catholics or 0.3% of the total population

The most number of Catholics are in Tokyo (97,656), Nagasaki,(60,933), Yokohama (55,466) and Osaka (49,438).

The least number are in Takamatsu (4,548), Oita (5,974), Naha (6,210) and Niigata (7,265)

How do these statistics ”speak” to you”?

(Sources: World Bank, 2018; Agency for Cultural Affairs, 2017; Vatican: Catholic Church Statistics 2018 Fides News Agency; Catholic Weekly, August 18, 2019)


Respect for the Planet’s Resources

We pray that the planet's resources will not be plundered but shared in a just and respectful manner.

Mission 2030 Prayer Intention: September 2020

With us are many persons who had to leave their country in search of a better future. We are called to receive them with maternal love, as brothers and sisters. Grant us Lord the courage, generosity, wisdom and insight necessary to help them.

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