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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.





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

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October 14(Saturday)

5:00 p.m. Veneration of the Relic

7:00 p.m. Mass (in Japanese)

The celebrant will be Fr. Philip Ilio Bonifacio SSC



“The Philippine Center for St.Pio of Pietrelcina” comes to Japan with the Sacred Relic.

Let us feel the Loving presence of Our Lord through the “Relic of St.Padre Pio”.

Fr.Philip will bless us individually after the holy mass.

Everyone is invited,Please join us.



キリストの十字架の苦難に参与する恵みを与えられた現代の聖人の1人、聖パドレ・ピオ(1887年5月25日 – 1968年9月23日)の聖遺物を持ちフィリピンのパドレ・ピオ・センターのグループが来日し、聖パドレ・ピオへの崇敬を表すために聖パドレ・ピオの聖遺物に触れることが出来ます。私たち誰もが心身の癒しを必要としています。すべての人々のために、互いに祈りあって力を合わせましょう。


Pray,Hope,and Don’t Worry.Worry is useless.


God is merciful and will hear your Prayers.