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On November 3, 2017, Fr. Kallarasan Gandhi, SDB was invited to conduct an advent recollection at Matsudo church by MCCIC. It was a a sunny and beautiful day.

The recollection proper started around 10:40 am. Fr. Gandhi talked about love, peace and joy. There were about 23 participants who came from different churches like Narashino, Toyoshiki, Koiwa, Ichikawa and mostly from Matsudo.

The talks were divided into three; Love, Joy and Peace. The participants were also given time for sharing to give them time to reflect on the topic based on their daily life on questions like “ How do we experience Jesus in our life?/ How do I radiate or give Jesus to others?” to mention a few.

He also gave emphasis on the importance of confession and forgiveness and that forgiveness is a must everyday.

 

 

Lunch time!!

 

 

 

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and adoration was officiated by their very own Parish Priest, Fr. Philip Bonifacio, SSC while Fr. Gandhi was hearing some confessions.

 

The recollection was finally concluded with a Holy mass at 4pm. 

 

 

The participants went home feeling fresh with love, joy and peace in their hearts.Bracelet rosaries were also given to the participants as a token and appreciation for joining the said recollection.




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The Catholic Matsudo Church holds its annual ”St. Michael Festival and Bazar”
The MCCIC joined the bazar and enjoyed selling Filipino foods. They sold turon – a kind of sweet snacks . It is delicacy made of plantain banana with sugar rolled in lumpia wrapper and fried. Another was pork barbecue marinated in sweet pineapple catsup sauce; They also sold arroz caldo – a rice porridge with chicken bits topped with spring onions and fried garlic. In addition to these foods, they also sold “ pritong lumpia” – cooked with ground beef, spices and various vegetables rolled in spring rolls wrapper and fried. This is best eaten with sour spicy kind of sauce.
It was rainy that day and we had typhoon. There were not so many people who came so, there were much of Lumpia ingredients left and some porridge left which some members happily took and brought home.
However, the turon and barbecue were sold out easily.
We thank the members who extended help for this event and especially the people who bought and enjoyed eating our food.

 

 

We thank the members who extended help for this event and especially the people who bought and enjoyed eating our food.
See you all again next year!! 😀 




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On October 14th, 2017, the Catholic Matsudo Church had a healing mass in honor of St. Pio of Pietrelcina.

 

 

Delegates from the Philippine Center for St. Pio of Pietrelcina, Inc. brought to Japan the glove relic of St. Pio.
This is the 4th visit of the group to the church.

A stampita of St. Benedict and some medals were distributed when the people started coming in the church.

 

A rite of eucharistic exposition and benediction of the blessed sacrament started at 5:00 pm, presided by the Parish Priest, Fr. Philip Ilio Bonifacio, SSC with the song “ O Saving Victim “ .

 

Fr. Philip talked about the life of St. Pio after which everybody then observed silence and focused their attention to the Eucharist and feel the real presence of Jesus Christ.

 

 

After about 20 minutes of silence, the presider incensed the monstrance and the people sang the Tantum Ergo and repeated the Divine Praises after the presider.

 

 

The people then prayed the Holy rosary lead by the MCCIC followed by the veneration of the relic.

 

People sang Salve regina…

 

 

At 7:00 pm, the holy mass started. During the communion, a blessed bracelet rosaries were distributed to the people as a small token.

 

(*)Fr.Philip blessed bracelet rosaries before holy mass

 

 

 

Individual blessing with holy oil took place after the holy mass. There were about 200 people who came and joined the celebration.

 

With so much gratitude, we thank the Philippine Centre for St Pio of Pietrelcina, Inc. for always visiting the church.




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Tomorrow,The St.Michael Festival Bazaar will be held at Matsudo Church.
A bazaar has many small shops.Of course we will open,too!!

We prepare for our famous pork barbecue.

 

Everyone is invited!
Please Join us!!




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Fr. kallarasan Gandhi. SDB will be the facilitator of the recollection.

The recollection will be in English. Everyone is invited.

 

MCCICでは、11月3日(金)に、サレジオ会のガンディ神父様をお迎えして、待降節の黙想会を行います。
午後4時からは、ミサを行います。
(黙想会・ミサは、英語で行われます)

多くの方々のお越しをお待ちしています。

 

Date November 3 ,2017
Registration (受付) 10:00am
Recollection (黙想)/ Confession (告解)  10:30 – 3:45pm
Holy Mass (ミサ)  4:00-5:00pm