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Today, some of the MCCIC members joined the church clean up day with the Japanese parishioners.

After the clean up, they started preparing for the MCCIC Christmas Party to be celebrated on December 23th, 4th Sunday at 2:00 pm.

they decorated the Maria Hall and put up the tall Christmas tree with all the ornaments and glittery lights. They also wrapped prizes for the raffle and for the games and prepared goodies for the kids. They are all getting excited and looking forward to their Christmas Party.

Everyone is invited to join. Please bring your family and friends.

Merry Christmas to all! 🎄🎁🎅




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On December 1, 2018, Saturday, The Matsudo MCCIC had their “Advent Recollection” as part of their preparation for the advent season.

We have been doing this for few years now with different priests or lay missionaries but this time, we had it with Sr. Flor Florece of Hija de Jesus congregation who is also a dear friend of our Parish Priest, Fr. Philip Ilio Bonifacio, SSC. It was our first time to have a recollection facilitated by a sister and it was a very touching and enriching one.

The recollection started with a song prayer- Waiting for you, lectures followed and a little sharing. Just before lunch, the participants were invited to the church to talk, speak or have a dialogue with the Lord with the guided instructions by Sr. Flor. Everybody was touched and had poured some tears during this time of the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.
It was indeed a great way of having a solemn time with the Lord where we can reflect what’s going on with our life and raising our concerns, too.

 

 

break!
lunchtime!

 

 

 

Lectures and sharing continued after lunch.

 

 

 

The recollection was concluded with a celebration of the Holy Eucharist by Fr. Philip.

 

 

 

The recollection was attended by 20 people coming from Ichikawa, Toyoshiki and Narashino communities. Everybody went home spiritually energized and blessed.
We are so much grateful of having Sr. Flor and hoping to have more recollections or retreats with her next year.




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On October 28th, 2018, 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 5th 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.

 

 

 

Before Mass

The Commentator announced about St.Pio Healing Mass

 

 

 

The Introductory Rites

 

1st Reading

 

2nd Reading

 

Gospel

 

Homily

 

 

Offerings

 

 

 

The Communion Rite

 

We pray the Load’s prayer

 

And all offer one another a sign that expresses peace, communion, and charity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Individual Anointing of the blessed oil took place

 

 

 

The people did by the veneration of the relic.

 

During all that time,MCCIC choir had been singing…

 

 

 

 

We appreciate for Fr. Peter Von Essen and Members of the Center for st. Padre Pio of Philippines!




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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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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!!