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Today, the Tagalog mass was celebrated at 1:00 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.




The mass was finished at around 2:15pm and the Christmas party started around 2:30 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.


While people were getting their food or eating, the MCCIC choir together with some Toyoshiki parishioners rendered some beautiful Christmas carols.
The spirit of Christmas was really in the air.



Children and adults had a fun time during the games.
We had stop dance for children and adults, Christmas ball relay for children, newspaper dance for adults and bring me something.
The MCCIC also prepared a special dance in the tune of “ Dahil Sa ‘Yo”, performed by 3 ladies and 4 gentlemen, all in their Santa’s suit or costume. The lively dance made the crowd more entertained and joyful.




In between the activities, drawing of raffle tickets was also simultaneously done. There were 35 consolation prizes of different items and 3 major prizes of 50,000 yen for grand prize, 30,000 yen for the 1st prize and 20,000 yen for the 2nd prize. We thank the 3 communities from Toyoshiki, Ichikawa and Koiwa who had helped us in selling our 300 yen raffle tickets. Also we would like to thank our sponsors, Seven Bank and Yutaka Company, Ltd and other individuals who gave some financial donation or in kind. Thus, we would like to commend the Matsudo officers and members who had really worked hard from planning, food preparation/cooking, selling of raffle tickets, and restoration. Thank you for all your continued support.



Of course Santa Claus came to children!!





A portion of the raffle proceeds goes to our beneficiary, the CFC Gawad Kalinga Cornerstone South Sector’s educational program.
It was indeed a rewarding and a successful event. To God be the glory. The party ended at around 4:30 pm.

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Hohoho Christmas is almost here.

You can see beautiful Christmas decoration everywhere.
Last Dec 18th, 2017, a few people from MCCIC came to decorate the Maria Hall for the coming Christmas Party on December 24th 2017.


The celebration of the mass will be at 1:00 pm. The party follows after the mass. 

Please join us. Let’s enjoy the Filipino cuisine, songs and dances and have a chance to win in our raffle tickets.

(*)A portion of the proceeds of the raffle will go to CFC Gawad Kalinga Cornerstone’s educational projects and other charity projects of MCCIC.

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MCCIC Christmas Party

Let’s celebrate the Birth of our Lord Jesus Christ!!

Hohoho! 🎄🍹🎉🎁🎄🥗
Merry christmas to one and all!

On behalf of Matsudo-MCCIC, we joyfully invite you all to our annual Christmas Party. (Please see details below).
Please bring your family and friends and let’s have some fun! 🎄🎉🥗🍉🍹🎁🎄



December 24(right after the Tagalog Mass)
(*)The mass will be celebrated by Fr. Philip Ilio Bonifacio, SSC. 
Holy Mass will be celebrated 1:00PM


Please Come and Join us!!!




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November 26th, at 3pm Tagalog mass, the birthday celebrators for the month of November were called and were given a blessing by Fr. Philip Ilio Bonifacio, SSC.


A festive birthday party was held after the mass.
The foods were sponsored by the birthday celebrators.

 Thank you very much

and Happy Birthday again to all November celebrators.  


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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.