May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be everywhere loved. Forever.

Catholic Center

Address: Marunouchi 3-6-43
Naka-ku, Nagoya 460-0002

Tel: 052-971-0334
Fax: 052-961-7529

Fr Joey Mission M.S.C.

Children and mothers with babies are especially welcome.
Animated Map and directions towards bottom of the page.

News Update

1 - Please take note that all religious activities at Mikokoro Catholic Center have been cancelled
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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Good morning, friends, brothers and sisters in Christ.

In last weeks Gospel, Jesus told His disciples, as He is telling us during this time, too: Do not be afraid. Through these words, the Lord tells us, that even in the midst of the challenges of our day to day life, we must not be afraid. In baptism, we have become part of His suffering, death and resurrection. Having been baptized, as Christians, we are told by St. Paul, in his letter to the Romans: . . . you too must think of yourselves as dead to sin and living for God in Christ (Rom 6:11). Here is the element of a true disciples decisive stance, of persevering faith in Jesus, no matter what happens. What is of utmost importance for us is to live as His true disciples, being dead to sin and doing good: . . . just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might live in the newness of life (Rom 6: 4). Our commitment to Him, as His true disciples, and the demands of this commitment in our daily life, supersede any other concerns: relationships, conveniences, material goods.

In the course of living our lives following Jesus, especially in our task of spreading the Good News of Gods Kingdom, we also experience the goodness of other people. We experience their support, their encouragement, their hospitality. We have the beautiful story of the prophet, Elisha, in the first reading. He was welcomed by a family in a place called Shunem. The couple, husband and wife, recognized the holiness in Elisha. And they were hospitable to him. They welcomed him and his servant, Gehazi. Elisha wanted to do something for them in return. Realizing that they had no son, Elisha promised the wife: This time next year you will be fondling a baby son.

As we celebrate the Eucharist today, we pray that, indeed, we, too, may become true disciples of Jesus, living in the newness of life. And, we pray that even in the midst of this situation of the pandemic, we may be a blessing to one another, strengthening and encouraging one another, sharing our trust and hope in the assurance of Gods Providence, as we take to heart our Lords words: Anyone who welcomes you welcomes me; and those who welcome me welcome the one who sent me. Anyone who welcomes a prophet because he is a prophet . . . anyone who welcomes a holy man because he is a holy man . . . If anyone gives so much as a cup of cold water to one these little ones because he is a disciple, then I tell you solemnly he will most certainly not lose his reward (Mt. 10: 40-42).

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."

Fr Chevalier MSC, founder of the Chevalier Family - Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (MSC) Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (FDNSC) Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart (MSC Sisters) Lay MSC

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


3-6-43 Marunouchi
Nagoya 460-0002

GPS coordinates:
(35.1767, 136.9064)
(35°10'36.2"N 136°54'22.9"E)

Local map:

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.

Photo of the church

Holy Water

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Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, pray for us.

Last modified: 28th June 2020