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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 February 2020

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


February 2020 Liturgy

St. Ignatius Church Events

Archdiocese and Universal Church
2nd (Sun) Presentation of the Lord
  • International Mass, 12:00 PM, Indian group, Main Church
  • Anticipated Celebration for the February Feastday of St. John de Britto (1-4 p.m. St. Joseph Hall)

3rd (Mon)

Feast of Blessed Justo Takayama
No Taize Prayer

5th (Wed)

Feast of the 26 Martyrs of Japan

7th (Fri)

First Friday
  • Prayer and Benediction, 19:00, Main Chapel

9th (Sun)

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time


11th (Tues)

Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes
World Day for the Sick

16th (Sun)

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

  • English Group Meeting, 1:30-3;00 p.m., Arrupe Hall, Rm. 301-B
23rd (Sun) Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Coffee Welcome Ministry, 1;00-1;45 in the Main Entrance of the Church Emperor Akihito’s Birthday
26th (Wed) Ash Wednesday Masses in Japanese: 7:00 12:00 19:00 Lenten Period Collection
28th (Fri)   Stations of the Cross, after the 18:00 Mass every Friday before Holy Week  



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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