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St. Ignatius Church, Kojimachi, Tokyo

St. Ignatius Church, in accordance with the new directives given by the governor of Tokyo(dated March 25), has decided on the following measures.


  1. All Masses and activities will remain cancelled until April 12(Sun). People with special health issues and elderly people(above 80) in particular are requested to refrain from coming to the church.

  2. All chapels(including the main church) will be closed from March 28(Sat) till April 12(Sun). All are requested to pray at home.
  3. Weddings and funerals are allowed with minimum number of attendees.
  4. There will be no public services during the Holy Week. Please spend the Holy Week at your home prayerfully and meditatively. You may watch the live-streaming of the Holy Week services by Pope Francis or Arch Bishop Kikuchi.
  5. All group activates and ceremonies(Baptism, Conversion, First Communion etc.) are requested to be rescheduled after April 12(Sun)
  6. This announcement is of March 26(Thu). We will keep you updated as and when the situation changes.
  7. Pope Francis will hold a Benediction service(Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament) which will be live-streamed on March 28(Sat) at 2 am(Japanese time). Those who recite the necessary prayers will obtain a plenary indulgence.

The situation has made it impossible for us to hold the most important Holy Week services. let us pray together in these difficult times, holding our hearts close to the passion of Jesus on the Cross and with the hope for the day when we can truly rejoice in the resurrection of Christ.

March 27(Thu), 2020
Fr.Hanafusa Ryuichiro SJ


Upcoming Schedule and
Events for January 2020

Mass in English every Sunday at 12:00 PM
see full Masses schedule here 
and Confessions schedule Here


Note: John de Britto is closed from December 26, 2019 – January 4, 2020.

January 2020 Liturgy

St. Ignatius Church Events

Archdiocese and Universal Church
1st (WED) Feast of Mary, Mother of God
  • New Year’s Mass
    12:00 Midnight Mass (Japanese) 
Usual Sunday Mass Schedule
World Day of Peace

3rd (FRI)

First Friday
No Taize Prayer

5th (SUN)

Feast of Epiphany
  • International Community New Year’s Celebration, 1:15 PM, St. Joseph’s Hall

12th (TUE)

The Baptism of the Lord
  • Coming of Age Mass, 6:00 PM

18th (SAT)


  January 18-25: 8 days of Payer for Christian Unity

19th (SUN)

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
  • Orientation for the newly baptized in Japanese, 10:00 AM, St. Joseph Hall
  • International Mass (Youth Group)
    12:00 NN
  • Sto. Niño Festival Mass
    3:30 PM, Main Church
  • SIIYM 3rd Anniversary
    2:00 – 6:00 PM, St. Joseph Hall

26th (SUN)

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

  • Church Activities Reports Meeting
    1:00 PM
  • World Day of Helping Children
  • Collection
  • Cologne (Köln) Day



Mission 2030 Prayer Intention—April

As we welcome the spring season and the new fiscal year, we pray, Lord, that you grant us the courage and strength to build a compassionate society that protects and respects all life. Through the Risen Christ, may God's love reign over all in the Church and also in new areas of opportunity unfolding in various places in the world.

Pope’s Prayer Intention—April

Freedom from Addiction: We pray that those suffering from addiction may be helped and accompanied.


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