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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


Events December 2016


2016 Dec Liturgy St. Ignatius Church Events Archdiocese and Universal Church
“Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”- Luke 2:14

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year


Pope’s Prayer Intentions for Dec 2016

  • End to Child-Soldiers
    That the scandal of child-soldiers may be eliminated the world over.
  • Europe
    That the peoples of Europe may rediscover the beauty, goodness, and truth of the Gospel which gives joy and hope to life.



God never gives someone a gift they are not capable of receiving. If God gives us the gift of Christmas, it is because we all have the ability to understand and receive it."

Pope Francis

2nd Dec (Fri) First Friday
First Friday Prayer (Hatsukin Choir) from 7:00 p.m. 
in Our Lady’s Chapel
3rd (Sat) Feast of St. Francis Xavier    
4th (Sun) Second Sunday of Advent
Blessing of Children at 12 noon Mass
Liturgy of the Word for Children in Xavier Chapel
Sacrament of Reconciliation in Tagalog from 11:30 am ~
Day for Seminarians in Mission Lands
(Collections Day)
8th (Thurs) Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception   St. Mary's Cathedral Consecration
11th (Sun) Third Sunday of Advent
Advent Recollection in English from 2 PM ~ 
at Kibe Hall Room 310
18th (Sun) Fourth Sunday of Advent
English-speaking Group Meeting at 
Room 203A-B from 1:00 PM ~
23rd (Fri)  
  • Children and Family Christmas Mass at 2:00 pm – Main Chapel
  • Candlelight and Folk Mass at 6:00 p.m. in Main Chapel
24th (Sat)

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve Masses

English Mass at 10:30 PM

(Mass in Japanese) 5:00 PM ; 7:00 PM ; 9:00 PM  
25th (Sun)

Christmas Day

English Mass at 12 noon

28th (Wed) Feast of the Holy Family    








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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