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today,We pray the Stations of Cross from 3:00 PM…

  1. Jesus is condemned to death
  2. Jesus carries his cross
  3. Jesus falls the first time
  4. Jesus meets his mother
  5. Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus carry the cross
  6. Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
  7. Jesus falls the second time
  8. Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
  9. Jesus falls the third time
  10. Jesus is stripped of his garments
  11. Crucifixion: Jesus is nailed to the cross
  12. Jesus dies on the cross
  13. Jesus is taken down from the cross (Deposition or Lamentation)
  14. Jesus is laid in the tomb.



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Today, the Tagalog mass was celebrated at 2:00 pm, two hours earlier than the usual at 3:00 pm every 4th Sunday of the month.
The celebrant of the said mass was our very own Parish Priest, Fr. Philip Ilio Bonifacio, SSC. It was a delight to see that the church was filled with people up to the lobby. There were familiar faces and new faces. December is indeed the best time of the year where old friends meet.

In Holy mass, Santa Claus presented it to children who participated in holy mass.Children were pleased with an appearance of Santa very much.

 

The mass was finished at around 3:15pm and the Christmas party started around 3:30 pm.
It kicked off with a welcome address given by Fr. Philip who is also the spiritual adviser of the MCCIC after which blessing of the food followed.
There were a lot of Filipino favorite dishes which were served and enjoyed by the many like kaldereta, bihon, menudo, bopis, dinuguan, Bicol express, fired chicken, baked spaghetti, biko, Christmas cake, and many other to mention.

 

Children and adults had a fun time during the games.

 

It was indeed a rewarding and a successful event. To God be the glory. The party ended at around 5:00 pm.

 

After party,MCCIC Staff member appreciated each other.




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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!