[Important] Church Closure and Masses

July 27, 2019
Yamate Catholic Church Main Priest
Parish Council

Church Closure and Masses

On March 17, 2019, a piece of the ceiling in the Sacred Heart Cathedral (Yamate Catholic Church) fell on the ground. From then on, both aisles of the Church have been closed for safety reasons but thereafter, a specialist contracted to check the building soundness has reported other weaknesses. Based on this report findings and after many discussions, the Parish Council and the Parish Head Priest have decided for the safety of the faithful and visitors to prohibit access to the whole upper part of the Church.

We are sorry for the inconvenience thus caused and hope that you will understand that this has been done for the safety of all. Masses that were celebrated in the Church are now conducted mainly in the Church’s basement Hall.

– Details –

Church closure and Masses

Reason for closure:

Safety concerns, following the fall of parts of the ceiling in the Church

Closure estimated period:

from July 20, 2019 to end of July 2020 (forecast)
(this estimate may vary according to the actual situation)

Masses:

Sunday Masses (including anticipated Saturday Masses) will be celebrated at usual time in the Basement Hall or in the Rectory. However, because of the reduced space, Masses may not always be able to accommodate all attendants. In addition, when actual repairs will start, part of the parking will be use for storage of equipment and material. It is recommended for those who can to consider attending Sunday Masses in nearby Churches.

Others:

Please understand that according to the result of investigations or due to the progress of repair works, further limitation of premises usage may happen. Information on the works progress o and premises usage will be posted on this site.

Yokohama Parish Mass Time

Language

Church

Day of the week

Time

English

Sueyoshicho Church

1st&3rd Sunday

14:00

Tobe Church

2nd Saturday

19:00

Totsuka Church

4th Sunday

13:30

Kaizuka Church

Sunday(except on 5th)

14:00

Atsugi Church

3rd Sunday

14:00

Chigasaki Church

4th Sunday

15:00

Hatano Church

3rd Sunday

14:00

Hiratsuka Church

1st&3rd Sunday

14:00

Fujisawa Church

1st&3rd Sunday

13:00

Yamato Church

4th Sunday

13:30

Yokosukamikasa Church

4th Sunday

15:00

Espanol

Kaizuka Church

2nd Saturday

19:30

Atsugi Church

4th Sunday

14:00

Hatano Church

2nd Sunday

14:00

Hiratsuka Church

4th Sunday

14:00

Fujisawa Church

2nd Sunday

14:00

Yamato Church

2nd Sunday

16:00

Ti e ng Viet

Tobe Church

3rd Sunday

15:00

Mizonokuchi Church

2nd Sunday

15:00

Fujisawa Church

1st Sunday

16:00

Yamato Church

2nd Sunday

12:00

Portugues

Atsugi Church

1st Sunday

14:00

Yamato Church

3rd Sunday

12:00

Tagalog

Yamato Church

5th Sunday

13:30

中国語

Sueyoshicho Church

1st&2nd Sunday

8:00

韓国語

Sueyoshicho Church

2nd&4th Sunday

14:00

For more information about each church, please check the website of each church.
For other churches, please see the Yokohama Diocese website.

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