Address: Marunouchi 3-6-43 Tel: 052-971-0334 Fr Joey Mission M.S.C. Children and mothers with babies are especially welcome.
Naka-ku, Nagoya 460-0002
Animated Map and directions towards bottom of the page.
Fr Joey Mission M.S.C.
Children and mothers with babies are especially welcome.
1 - Please take note
that all religious activities at Mikokoro Catholic Center have been
until the end of May 2020.
2 - Mikokoro Catholic Center will be closed during these days.
3 - Since, until this moment, it is difficult, for us to be praying as one community at the Center, we continue to pray for and with one another, even in our homes. If you have a particular request for prayer, please use the email address above.
"Peace be with you."
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Catechism of the Cathoilc Faith
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Good morning, friends, brothers and sisters in Christ.
A blessed Pentecost Sunday!
Fifty days have now gone by since we celebrated the Passion and Death of our Lord Jesus Christ. We remember how, at the Last Supper, Jesus prepared the disciples to face the difficult days ahead. Our Lord really made them understand that these things had to happen. He wanted them to be strong so as to be able to overcome those moments of seeming hopelessness. And in order to assure them further in their faith in Him, he told them about the Advocate who will come. Jesus told his disciples: But when your Advocate has come, whom I will send you from the Father - the Spirit of truth that issues from the Father . . . (John 15:26). Jesus also comforted them: Yet you are plunged into grief because of what I have told you. Nevertheless, I tell you the truth; it is for your good that I am leaving you. If I do not go, your Advocate will not come, whereas if I go, I will send him to you. (John 16:7-9).
Thus, today, we celebrate the feast of Pentecost, the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples, as our Lord promised. While he was in their company, he told them not to leave Jerusalem. You must wait, he said for the promise made by my Father,. about which you have heard me speak. John, as you know, baptized with water but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit, and within the next few days.
This event at Pentecost was the turning point for the disciples. This was a moment of transformation, of empowerment, of a deep sense of identity and a sense of mission. We also refer to this event as the birthday of the Church. The Holy Spirit empowered them so much so that they now have the courage to proclaim the Good News despite the threat of persecution, even death. Their fearful hearts were transformed into fiery courage and unshakeable faith. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, a new world has begun. It is the Breath of new life. Todays feast marks the renewal of the world as contained in our prayer: Come Holy Spirit fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of Your Love. Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be created. And you shall renew the face of the earth.
We pray that even in this difficult time of the pandemic we may live in the cleansing and renewing presence of the Holy Spirit and be courageous in living our faith so that personally and as a community, we may share in the apostolic mission of establishing Gods kingdom of Peace and Justice, renewing the face of the earth. We pray that we may live the gifts of the Spirit in the service of the whole Church: wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety and fear of the Lord. And may these gifts bear fruits of charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness, fidelity, gentleness, and self-control. And with the whole Church, we pray: Oh God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit, we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
God bless you all - Fr Joey Mission m.s.c.
"The greatest human need,
if a person is to find meaning and happiness on earth,
is to learn to believe in the love of God for you
and to let it transform your life."
Our Apostolates in Japan with a
homepage: (more to be added soon - please check often)
Catholic Johokubashi Church, Catholic Gifu Church, Mikokoro Kindergarten Nagoya, Tenshi Kindergarten Gifu, Catholic Fukui Church, Catholic Tsuruga Church, (some Japanese text may be unreadable on non-Japanese systems - but try)
Beatified Chevalier Family Members
Blessed Petro ToRot - Papua New Guinea
Blessed Benedict Daswa - South Africa
Blessed Guatemala Martyres
Blessed Spanish Martyres
How to get there by subway:
The Mikokoro Center is less than 500 m walking from the Hisayaodori subway station on
the Sakura-dori line (red) (third
stop from Nagoya JR station) and the circular Meijo line (purple), shown below: |
Take Exit 2 of the Hisayaodori subway station of the Sakura-dori line. (Do not confuse with exits 2A and 2B, also shown on the map.) You will see an HH shop on your right and Starbucks across the street. Continue walking along Otsu Dori (north). Cross two small streets (Suginomachi Dori and Uonotana Dori; you will see Lawson 100 and Family Mart stores along the way). You will see the Mikokoro Center on your right before you reach the end of the next block. The Chapel is on the 3rd floor.
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