June 21, 2021

 

Dear Parishioners of Machida Catholic Church

     and its Baptism Applicants

                                                                           Fr. Masato Hayashi

Parish Priest

Machida Catholic Church

 

  

 Following the lift of the Declaration of a State of Emergency of Tokyo on June 20, the pre-emergency measures to prevent the virus from spreading have come to in effect, encouraging us to continue our efforts to prevent virus infection. However, some parish activities will resume as previously planned. I also advise you about a new Introductory Class and the Mass for the Assumption of the Virgin Mary on Aug 15.

 

1.  Biblical Class will restart on Friday, June 25, after 10:00 Mass, Introductory Class at 10:00 and Saturday SchoolETamago(Egg) Gathering at 15:00 both on Saturday, June 26. Sunday School will resume on Sunday, June 27, after 10:30 Mass.

    Sunday School will be held on the window side of the first floor hall and other activities at Chapel. Sunday School pupils and parents can attend 10:30 Mass regardless what town they live in, subject to pre-measurement of their temperature beforehand. Further schedule will be announced in each activity.

 

2.  Confirmation Rite will be carried out in the 10:30 Mass on Sunday, Oct 3, and the application form for Confirmation Rite will be available this week. Applicants please fill out the form and hand it to Priest.

    Those who are eligible for the Sacrament of Confirmation should be already baptized, not confirmed yet and over 12 years old. Preparation Class will be held for applicants (See application form for the Class schedule and register in your most convenient class).

 

3.  There will be 3 (three) Masses for the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, 18:30 on Saturday, Aug 14, 7:30 and 10:30 on Sunday, Aug 15. No residential grouping in these Masses.

    In case one or two or all of Masses are overflowed with attendees, you might be asked to attend in the first floor hall. 10:30 Mass will be live-streamed through YouTube. Please utilize the service if you like to worship at home.

 

4.  Preparation Class for the first Eucharist on November 14 will start from Saturday, Sept 4. If you have not enrolled in the Class, please report to Priest.

 

Your continuous efforts in preventing the spread of the virus inside and outside the church is highly appreciated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MASS SCHEDULE

(Mass on Friday is regardless of grouping.)

 

Date

Day of Week

Time

Block (Residential Area)

 

July 3

Saturday

18:30

PCQCRCSCT

July 4

Sunday

 7:30

PCQCRCSCT

10:30

PCQCR

 

 

 

July10

Saturday

18:30

PCQCRCSCT

July 11

Sunday

 7:30

PCQCRCSCT

10:30

SCT

 

 

July17

Saturday

18:30

U-PCU-QCVCWCX

July 18

Sunday

 7:30

U-PCU-QCVCWCX

10:30

U-PCU-Q

 

 

July 24

Saturday

18:30

U-PCU-QCVCWCX

July 25

Sunday

 7:30

U-PCU-QCVCWCX

10:30

VCWCX

 

 

July 31

Saturday

18:30

PCQCRCSCT

Aug 1

Sunday

 7:30

PCQCRCSCT

10:30

PCQCR

 

 

Aug 7

Saturday

18:30

PCQCRCSCT

Aug 8

Sunday

 7:30

PCQCRCSCT

10:30

SCT

 

 

Aug 14

Saturday

18:30

No Grouping

  Aug 15

 

 

Sunday

 7:30

No Grouping

10:30

No Grouping

 

 

Aug 21

Saturday

18:30

U-PCU-QCVCWCX

Aug 22

 

Sunday

 7:30

U-PCU-QCVCWCX

10:30

U-PCU-Q

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grouping by Block (Residential Area)

 

Block

Residential Area

1

2

3

Koyama, Kamioyamada, Shimooyamada, Oyamada-sakuradai

Aihara, Tadao, Onoji, Zushi, Yabe

Tokiwa, Tsurukawa, Hirohakama, Hirobakama-Machi, Nozuda, Kumagaya, Shinkoji, Sinkoji-Machi, Okura, Kanai, Kanai-Machi, Yamazaki, Yamazaki-Machi, Yakushidai, Honmachida, Hachioji-City, Inagi-City, Komae-City, Tama-City, Kawasaki-City

4

 

5

Haramachida, Kozasaka, Minamioya, Nakamachi

Kisomachi, Kiso-Higashi, Kiso-Nishi, Asahi-Machi, Morino, Negishi, Negishi-Machi, Tamagawa-Gakuen

6-1

6-2

Naruse, Narusedai, Minami-Naruse, Nishi-Naruse, Narusegaoka

Higashi-Tamagawa-Gakuen, Miwa, Miwamidoriyama, Kanamori, Tsukushino, Minami-Tsukushino, Ogawa, Tsuruma, Minamimachida, Aoba-ku-Yokohama, Midori-ku-Yokohama

*Anywhere not listed herewith

7

8

9

Kanagawa-Prefecture excluding Aoba-ku-Yokohama, Midori-ku-Yokohama and Kawasaki-City

Sagamihara-City